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Windows 7: Upgrading from Vista

25 Jan 2010   #1
helijack

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Upgrading from Vista

If someone upgrades from Vista to W7, do the programs from Vista remain intact? Or must they all be reinstalled after the upgrade?


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25 Jan 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

well it is generally recommended on here you do a clean (custom) install rather than an upgrade, but to answer your question, they will reain in place after an upgrade
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25 Jan 2010   #3
helijack

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thank you for that quick answer! Much appreciated. I'm in the process of converting a friend who uses Vista to come over to the "Bright" Side!
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25 Jan 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

glad to hear it, make sure the data is backed up before you do the upgrade, we see numerous problems with upgrade installs on here, and its best to be safe than sorry
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25 Jan 2010   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

If you decide to do an in-place upgrade, here's a few points to remember.

Kari
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25 Jan 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
well it is generally recommended on here you do a clean (custom) install rather than an upgrade, but to answer your question, they will reain in place after an upgrade
It may seem easier to do the upgrade, as to not have to reinstall programs. Just about everyone here, agrees, long term it will cost you time if you do not do a clean install now.
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