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Windows 7: Do not do upgrades!

24 Apr 2009   #11
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I believe so, Ive seen these dates mentioned:

RC (7100) May 2009
RC2 (7200) Aug 2009
RTM (7300) Sep/Oct 2009
Public release Jan 2010


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24 Apr 2009   #12
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Ok you all persuaded me

Just finished my fresh install all seems ok so far .

Decided that as I intend running this build for a while I might as well stat fresh
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24 Apr 2009   #13
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If this leak is going to be exactly the same as the May 5th official release, then Ill likely stick with this one for a while yet.
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24 Apr 2009   #14
rkellogg9

Windows 7
 
 

So if I use the file and setting backup feature, I still have to reinstall all of my software, correct? Any advice on what is the fastest method to not have to deal with finding all of my programs and drivers for a clean install?
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24 Apr 2009   #15
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I believe so, Ive seen these dates mentioned:

RC (7100) May 2009
RC2 (7200) Aug 2009
RTM (7300) Sep/Oct 2009
Public release Jan 2010
Where does this info come from, Microsoft earlier had stated there would only be 1 beta and 1 RC.
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24 Apr 2009   #16
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I cant remember where, I think it was one of my rss feeds.
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24 Apr 2009   #17
YupYup

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
I cant remember where, I think it was one of my rss feeds.
If you could hunt that down it would be great, as the news sites such as cnet are still reporting this is "expected to be the last public milestone before Microsoft finalizes the code".
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24 Apr 2009   #18
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
There are countless reasons not to do an upgrade from a beta OS to a beta OS but people seem to think it's still ok.

I can't stress how bad upgrading these beta versions is. Stop doing it, or risk losing or corrupting our data.

Don't believe me, just ask "cw-kid" over at "thegreenbutton" having all his mp3's corrupted.

It probably didn't end there.

Just get a backup program like Acronis and do an image of your HD then restore from that.

Just for the record, I did a full restore in less than 2 hours. Most of that was just moving things back onto the HD from the image.
IMO, anyone that is using a beta OS as their main OS is a goofball to start with, they're going to time out, what are they going to use then?

Just my two cents!


Later Ted
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24 Apr 2009   #19
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

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24 Apr 2009   #20
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
IMO, anyone that is using a beta OS as their main OS is a goofball to start with, they're going to time out, what are they going to use then?

Just my two cents!


Later Ted
That has been discussed several times on these forums and there will be further releases (including rc and possibly rc2) before then. As mentioned X-86 Expiration date ? 03 Mar 2010 the expiry date isnt until next year for later builds by which time windows will be fully released.

I dont think anyone should worry about the possibility of having to go back to Vista.
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