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Windows 7: Is 7264 worth upgrading from 7229?

View Poll Results: Is it worth it?
Yes 37 57.81%
No 27 42.19%
Voters: 64. You may not vote on this poll

03 Jul 2009   #11
SuperiorBeen

Windows 7 x64 :)
 
 

For me absolutely yes! I was getting BSODs all over the place with the 7232 build! So far win 7264 runs perfectly! PowerISO is lightning fast, not like in the older builds!


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03 Jul 2009   #12
SuperiorBeen

Windows 7 x64 :)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolZone View Post
Tried updating from 7229 X64 and it does not let me!

"You can’t upgrade this prerelease version of Windows 7. Go online to see how to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings. "

I have been upgrading since 7100 and now it does not work.
You have to modify the cversion.ini file from the image (SOURCES folder) to something like this to be able to upgrade:

[HostBuild]
MinClient=7077.0
MinServer=7000.0
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03 Jul 2009   #13
ambrose

vista Ultimate 64bit/Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CoolZone View Post
Tried updating from 7229 X64 and it does not let me!

"You canít upgrade this prerelease version of Windows 7. Go online to see how to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings. "

I have been upgrading since 7100 and now it does not work.
one simple solution is to run setup.exe in compatabilty mode (vista SP2)
you will get some rubbish about losing your ultimate extras and have to re-start, then all will work fine from there on.....
Ps you will prob have to mount the image or copy the files to your hard disk for it to work properly.
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03 Jul 2009   #14
gizbug

Windows 7
 
 

So you have to modify files to UPGRADE to this version from 7229 64?
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03 Jul 2009   #15
SuperiorBeen

Windows 7 x64 :)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gizbug View Post
So you have to modify files to UPGRADE to this version from 7229 64?
Yes! One tiny text file! If you remember to upgrade from the beta to the RC you had to do the same thing!
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03 Jul 2009   #16
mtp

Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 , W7 ultimate x64
 
 
No

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gizbug View Post
So you have to modify files to UPGRADE to this version from 7229 64?
I upgraded from 7229x64 just by running in SP2 compatibility mode without changing files.

Mark
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03 Jul 2009   #17
abuttino

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

I wouldn't ever do an upgrade via the software.. Only a clean install for me.

Looks like I am gonna do it...

If it looks good on the lappy, I'll do it on the media server.
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03 Jul 2009   #18
harpua

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Retail)
 
 

Upgrade installs from prior builds of 7 to later builds have been working quite excellently for me on my rig. Having done several of them by now, I'm quite happy with the results and the ease.

I do have to clean up a few little things after each upgrade is completed, such as reinstalling a couple of security apps, and a driver or two, but it's far easier than doing a clean install. MS has really improved the upgrade outcome, imo, and upgrades now work very well indeed.

That said, I'll probably still clean install the final golden RTM version, although I'm now not convinced it's really necessary if upgrading from a prior version of 7.
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03 Jul 2009   #19
gizbug

Windows 7
 
 

Flawless upgrade from 7229. Only thing I have to reinstall after each upgrade is my Auzentech Prelude drivers for soundcard.
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03 Jul 2009   #20
abuttino

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

The fresh install on my laptop went so well that I am going to do it on my media center tonight..

Thanks guys, good call!

Tony
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