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23 Jul 2012   #141
rraod

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

After the factory reset, if your windows 7 has SP1 or not, just go ahead with Upgrade process by entering the anytime upgrade key before you install any other software. I have tested the upgrade process on windows starter edition in VMWare with 1MB and it was successfully converted to HP and Ultimate. The Upgrade process is very simple and straightforward.

If your factory install is Windows Starter x86 edition and you have only 1MB of RAM, you better stick to x86. X64 needs atleast 4GB for satisfactory performance. Anyway, Windows Anytime Upgrade will not change the x86 to x64.


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23 Jul 2012   #142
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

There is NO DIFFERENCE in the hardware requirements for any edition of Windows 7 to work - although some of the benefits of the higher editions do require higher-spec hardware to work properly (such as a decent set of speakers<g>), all other functions will still work.
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23 Jul 2012   #143
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Wow. Okay then. Uhm, how do I create the Windows.old folder? And I'm going to start a clean backup today, so I'm going to delete files and stuff, along with reorganizing them and stuff, ultimately leading to the factory reset to be tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
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23 Jul 2012   #144
derekimo

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thepivotstudent View Post
Wow. Okay then. Uhm, how do I create the Windows.old folder? And I'm going to start a clean backup today, so I'm going to delete files and stuff, along with reorganizing them and stuff, ultimately leading to the factory reset to be tomorrow or the day after tomorrow.
I don't know why you want a windows.old, that is from a repair or upgrade install, windows creates it you don't.

Just move the items you want to keep to your external, do the factory restore, then the anytime upgrade.

I don't understand why you are dragging this out so long... the water is fine, dive in.
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23 Jul 2012   #145
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
I don't know why you want a windows.old, that is from a repair or upgrade install, windows creates it you don't.

Just move the items you want to keep to your external, do the factory restore, then the anytime upgrade.

I don't understand why you are dragging this out so long... the water is fine, dive in.
I'm soaked already

It's amazing how much procrastination people can get up to when they really try.
A full system backup to external media on a Starter machine should probably take an hour or two at most (there won't be much in the way of media files, presumably), unless it's done by burning CD's.


pivotstudent.
Just back everything up, and worry about tidying it up when you bring it back in!
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23 Jul 2012   #146
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

As the two before me have said, just back everything up, and do the factory reset. Tidy up later!
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23 Jul 2012   #147
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Alright. I will do so. Time to back up then.
Also, could someone tell me how to do the restore? I cannot find the post Noel made that shows how to do it.
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23 Jul 2012   #148
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

...that because I didn't tell you how to do it - I told you to read your manual
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23 Jul 2012   #149
AC

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Look at your manual to find out how to restore.
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23 Jul 2012   #150
Cyanide

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Oh..oopsies. My bad. I'll go check.
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