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Windows 7: For everyone concerned about buying the upgrade disk

29 Jun 2009   #131
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zakdoc89 View Post
So does this mean the upgrade is out? How can I got hold of it in South Africa. MS website only allows for shipping to the US.
Edit: Ignore my post, only refreshed the browser an hour later. Didn't see the answers were already there. Apologies....
OT:

Well hello! I've been on the Windows 7 forums for awhile now, and even longer in the Vista Forums.

You're the first member I've found also from South Africa. Do you have any friends that work in a computer shop? Technically, retailers should have access to either the retail or oem versions prior to October 22, to allow for building and marketing computers in time for the official release date.

Me, I work at just such a place, so I can likely get Windows 7 x64 Ultimate at least a month before everyone else here...


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29 Jun 2009   #132
bobgay

win 7 7600-16385
 
 

A clarification is needed for senile old farts....I am running win 7 build 7232. I have my world on it. It was upgraded from vista ultimate. I ordered win7 professional upgrade. How do i upgrade my current os and keep all my files. I know this is a dumb question, but their must be a way to get around having to reinstall all my programs. What do i do? PM me if you feel the answer might be outside legal bounds
Many Thanks
Bob
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29 Jun 2009   #133
xan K

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I have Windows XP Home Premium 32bit in Spanish (it comes in a CD), I just pre-ordered Win7 Home Premium in English and plan to install the 64bit version. will everything go fine (doing a clean install, of course), despite the change of language?
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29 Jun 2009   #134
K3VL4R

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobgay View Post
A clarification is needed for senile old farts....I am running win 7 build 7232. I have my world on it. It was upgraded from vista ultimate. I ordered win7 professional upgrade. How do i upgrade my current os and keep all my files. I know this is a dumb question, but their must be a way to get around having to reinstall all my programs. What do i do? PM me if you feel the answer might be outside legal bounds
Many Thanks
Bob
Someone called M$ about upgrading form Windows 7 RC and they said it is ok to do. They did state RC though so I am not sure what if any problems may come about from upgrading from another build. If you are more worried about keeping your apps then the installation itself then you will just have to try it out and see. Best bet is to back up your important data and be prepared to reinstall your apps if you have to.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xan K View Post
I have Windows XP Home Premium 32bit in Spanish (it comes in a CD), I just pre-ordered Win7 Home Premium in English and plan to install the 64bit version. will everything go fine (doing a clean install, of course), despite the change of language?
Quote:
  • Running earlier versions?
  • If you have Windows XP or Windows 2000, you can purchase Windows 7 Upgrade versions. But you must back up your files, clean install, and reinstall your applications.
Nothing listed there is language specific so you are good to go with the upgrade.
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29 Jun 2009   #135
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobgay View Post
A clarification is needed for senile old farts....I am running win 7 build 7232. I have my world on it. It was upgraded from vista ultimate. I ordered win7 professional upgrade. How do i upgrade my current os and keep all my files. I know this is a dumb question, but their must be a way to get around having to reinstall all my programs. What do i do? PM me if you feel the answer might be outside legal bounds
Many Thanks
Bob
I have wondering the same thing. but as an old fart also, I think buy the lesser version. Clean install on a NEW or different HD, then try the transfer thing. from old computer to new computer.
I am not use to that SORT OF STUFF.
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29 Jun 2009   #136
K3VL4R

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

@ grouchpunk08

The
Windows 7 Help & How-to page has been added to M$ and contains a lot of good info if you want to add it to the OP to help out the SF community.
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29 Jun 2009   #137
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by K3VL4R View Post
@ grouchpunk08

The
Windows 7 Help & How-to page has been added to M$ and contains a lot of good info if you want to add it to the OP to help out the SF community.
Thanks I'll check it out
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29 Jun 2009   #138
DJG

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
I have wondering the same thing. but as an old fart also, I think buy the lesser version. Clean install on a NEW or different HD, then try the transfer thing. from old computer to new computer.
I am not use to that SORT OF STUFF.
As yet another old fart (man this place is starting to stink a bit ) I'm in the process of checking what exactly Windows Easy Transfer (WET???!!!) does. My experiment will be from my current 7232 x64 to 7260 x86 (currently downloading).

Check out this thread ...

DJ
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29 Jun 2009   #139
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DJG View Post
As yet another old fart (man this place is starting to stink a bit ) I'm in the process of checking what exactly Windows Easy Transfer (WET???!!!) does. My experiment will be from my current 7232 x64 to 7260 x86 (currently downloading).

Check out this thread ...

DJ
Thanks. that would be very useful information to have. Feel free to post your finding here once they are complete.
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30 Jun 2009   #140
DJG

 

Well, the bad news is you can't use WET to transfer across x86-x64 systems, they need to be the same either x86 or x64.

The good news if you can use it is it lets you add pretty much any folder hierarchy to the transfer file it creates, which BTW seems to be pretty efficient in creating. It took about 9 minutes to create a 14GB transfer file in my environment.

If I can get a new x64 leak I'll actually perform the transfer - how about it SoLoR, anything like a 7265 in the horizon ?
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