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Windows 7: Love the system - just one question.

22 Sep 2009   #1
cscott5288

Windows 7 (booyah!)
 
 
Love the system - just one question.

Just installed the evaluation copy, build 7100 (is that the latest?), which I got from a friend. I absolutely love the performance. The tab layout is brilliant, and I have yet to find something I dislike about it. It's basically everything Vista should have been.

My one concern is - will I have to re-install the operating system when the evaluation version runs out? Or will I be able to just upgrade from the purchased version (keeping all my files and settings)?

Thanks!


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22 Sep 2009   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome cscott5288,

I have done it both ways already on several machines.

Read the tutorials section here at SF. They are great.

Please help us out with your info.

What build # & Version of the Win_7 ? Where did you get the iso file from ? How did you burn the DVD ? slow x4 speed ?
Any Over Clocking of ram or cpu ?


Check out Windows Easy Transfer Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers

for moving files, programs, & documents, to the upgrade or new computer


" Doc "


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22 Sep 2009   #3
cscott5288

Windows 7 (booyah!)
 
 

Windows 7 Ultimate - 32 bit
Build 7100
No overclocking

Don't know how fast the DVD was burned, how does that matter? I got the CD from a friend who I believe got it off a web site, don't know which.

So is that a Yes or a No on being able to just upgrade it when the full version comes out, keeping all me files and settings on here?
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22 Sep 2009   #4
ken9122

Win7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

cscott,
Your best bet wiil be a a clean install. Use easy transfer to transfer your settings but who will need to reinstall your programs like office, firefox ect. Easy transfer will then reset all you settinds and links. After about 6 installs on all types of systems this seems to give me the best results.

Good Luck
Ken

Note, take doc's advise and fill in your specs.
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22 Sep 2009   #5
cscott5288

Windows 7 (booyah!)
 
 

That's surprising ... You'd think it would be hassle free to upgrade to the purchased version.
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22 Sep 2009   #6
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cscott5288 View Post
Windows 7 Ultimate - 32 bit
Build 7100
No overclocking

Don't know how fast the DVD was burned, how does that matter? I got the CD from a friend who I believe got it off a web site, don't know which.

So is that a Yes or a No on being able to just upgrade it when the full version comes out, keeping all me files and settings on here?
Welcome to Seven Forums.

According to MS, no, you will have to do a Custom or 'Clean' install. Upgrade-in-place is not an option with any of the pre-release builds.
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22 Sep 2009   #7
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cscott5288 View Post
That's surprising ... You'd think it would be hassle free to upgrade to the purchased version.
It is (relatively) hassle free to upgrade from a stable operating system. However, release candidates, betas, alphas, etc, don't really fall into that category and rarely support an offical upgrade path.
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