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Windows 7: So I upgraded from vista to 7 now . . what needs to go?

25 Oct 2009   #11
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

As Macgyvr said, save yourself the time, and do a clean install. You may not have any problems now, but down the track you will more then likely hit a wall of never-ending problems, in which you will rip your hair out, and wish you did a clean install in the first place. Do it before you regret it. (Not to sound pushy)


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25 Oct 2009   #12
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

well the problem with that is I don't want to lose my licence keys and pre-installed programs. I am satisfied with the success of the upgrade my laptop has been running solid for 3 days with no problems. I couldn't imagine what could "pop" up in the future that would be an issue. I hear people here always saying it is a bad idea but I have not heard anything definitive so until then I think I will stick with the upgrade.
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26 Oct 2009   #13
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
I couldn't imagine what could "pop" up in the future that would be an issue.
Honestly, there are many scenarios where 'remnants' can cause grief. Like some leftover/stray/wrong registry entries. The scenarios can range from the minor 'nuisances' right up to 'completely corrupt'.

And there are users who will experience zero problems. The upgrade process has been improved quite a lot over time. Whilst still not the best preference, it's not an 'automatic failure' like it used to be.

Fingers crossed it stays that way for you. If you do develop an issue, deal with it as it happens
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26 Oct 2009   #14
landozelig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have never upgraded a Microsoft operating system. It's just a bad idea, period.

I'd say the best case scenario for you would be if you could go 3-4 months before your system totally bogs down and things start to "not work correctly" anymore.

I could only go 6 months on a clean XP install, 9 months on a Vista clean install before I'd have to do a new clean install. I'm an MSDN member and I install a LOT of programming/development tools so that might have something to do with it, but I run a very clean system (no gaming, torrent clients etc). Most people that buy a computer with all the crap that the manufacturer installs on it (aol, symantec products etc) already have 2 strikes against them.

But that's just my experience.
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26 Oct 2009   #15
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

It is my opinion and that of a majority of the users here, that a clean install is the only way to go when installing a new OS... If you are concerned about losing any keys that you are using you can use Belarc Advisor .... a program that will retrieve these keys for you... Download it -=> Here

I hope this helps
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26 Oct 2009   #16
Linden5150

Windows 7 home pre
 
 

ok broke down and took your advice and clean installed windows 7 its been alot more work this morning but going smooth
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26 Oct 2009   #17
landozelig

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
ok broke down and took your advice and clean installed windows 7 its been alot more work this morning but going smooth
Smart move. You'll be happier in the long run.
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26 Oct 2009   #18
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

agreed, at least this way, you guaranted theres no reminants of your Vista lying around
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26 Oct 2009   #19
Nibiru2008

Windows 7 Professional X64 Build 7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Linden5150 View Post
ok broke down and took your advice and clean installed windows 7 its been alot more work this morning but going smooth
You'll notice your system will be snappier with more response. You won't regret doing a clean install.
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26 Oct 2009   #20
win7noob

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Hmm, the way i see it, if uve done an upgrade there more then likely will be reminants, you just won't notice till random problems start occuring one after the other.

IMO, you would be better off with doing a clean install, you would have the piece of mind, knowing that there are no reminants of any previous OS's.
i think all the upgrade install bashing is overdone.

just leave it be if it's working fine.
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