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Windows 7: What is the Difference?

21 Oct 2009   #21
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bibbster View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
There is some confusion between the Upgrade disk and the options which are on the Upgrade disk, which are also called "Upgrade" and "Custom" for clean install.

You can buy the Upgrade disk and use it to "Upgrade" Vista which will transfer all of your files and reinstall your programs, starting up pretty much like your Vista left off. Or you can choose the "Custom" install option and clean install over the Vista (files go into windows.old for later access), install to a formatted partition, or to a primary formatted second hard drive.

As far as portability, Upgrade disks supposedly inherit the lock (OEM) or portability (retail) of the underlying qualifying operating system, however MS has no mechanism to check whether it is migrated to other hardware, only that it is not used on more than one machine at a time.

so if i buy the new win7 Ultimate to upgrade from my win vista home premium i could click on custom install everything would go into a windows.old folder and i could bassicly delete all that ? :)
Exactly. Or keep what you need from it.

~Lordbob


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22 Oct 2009   #22
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Save your windows.old folder long enough to know you got everything you need from it.

Then delete it because it contains the entire old O.S. and is a big mofo.

In fact, there are reports that sometimes it can come alive and start running old programs from the dead.....usually around..........Halloween!!
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22 Oct 2009   #23
Bibbster

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks LordBob :), Lol greg :L
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22 Oct 2009   #24
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
In fact, there are reports that sometimes it can come alive and start running old programs from the dead.....usually around..........Halloween!!


Nice.

~Lordbob
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23 Oct 2009   #25
Deception

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Save your windows.old folder long enough to know you got everything you need from it.

Then delete it because it contains the entire old O.S. and is a big mofo.

In fact, there are reports that sometimes it can come alive and start running old programs from the dead.....usually around..........Halloween!!
You just made my day Haha.

Sean
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