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Windows 7: I'm So Teed Off With My Windows 7 RC "Upgrade"

30 Apr 2009   #11
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Yes, Vista is an up note. It's the only system that works without any hitches....so far.

Thanks guys for all the help.


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30 Apr 2009   #12
Cactus

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 

Personally, I'd disagree there - Seven has had fewer problems that Vista Ultimate for me, even runs games faster, and remember that officially, Seven is pre-release / beta software and is not guaranteed to work flawlessly when compared to official released software.
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30 Apr 2009   #13
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Until now Win 7 had been fine with me too, apart form the odd weirdness such as the 59hz business.
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30 Apr 2009   #14
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Did everything I should have done to enable a smooth upgrade from 7000 to 7100 but assume it's because I install from my C: XP partition (to preserve the disc lettering throughout my various boots) that it wouldn't upgrade and ended up giving me a "Windows.old" which I am not sure what to do with.

To piss me off even further I've forgotten the password to my Easy File Transfer so can't make that work.

So now I have to setup Win 7 from scratch all over #@%^&*!! again.

At setup I got the option to Upgrade or Custom. If I chose Upgrade it told me it couldn't upgrade XP, I know that already, I wasnh't trying to do that.

So I chose custom thinking it would give me an option to upgrade the existing N:Win 7 partition. Instead it threw everything into a windows.old and installed a fresh Win 7.

I'm so teed off I could throw my machine out of the window. But, as it's the only machine I have, I wont.

I'll just pour a really stiff drink and grit my teeth.

And to think, if you had taken the clean install route you could have saved yourself a lot of time and frustration. What's the upside of "upgrading" again?

Upgrade = rarely ever a good idea.
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30 Apr 2009   #15
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jon55 View Post
And to think, if you had taken the clean install route you could have saved yourself a lot of time and frustration. What's the upside of "upgrading" again?

Upgrade = rarely ever a good idea.
I was hoping to preserve all my files and folders and settings etc.
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30 Apr 2009   #16
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

You can still do that with a clean install.

Simply copy your appdata and programdata folders to another partition/drive.
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30 Apr 2009   #17
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Well they are already copied aren't they - as part of windows.old?
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30 Apr 2009   #18
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

In your particular case yes, but not for a clean install which is what I was referring to.
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30 Apr 2009   #19
scaramonga

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
Yes, Vista is an up note. It's the only system that works without any hitches....so far.

Thanks guys for all the help.
I guess I'm on another planet?

LOL!
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30 Apr 2009   #20
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

rofl. me too!
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