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Windows 7: Upgrade to full product.

13 May 2009   #1
Tomahawk

 
Upgrade to full product.

Hiya,

Fairly new to this, and this is my first post here. I'm loving Windows 7 at the moment, but was wondering when the "full" product is released, do I need to do a fresh install, or will I be able to buy a key to activate the full product? Many thanks!

Ady


EDIT, Ignore me, found the answer!




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13 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi Tomahawk, welcome to the forums. Hope you enjoy your stay

Microsoft will no doubt have several little tweaks & updates that they will have in the RTM. I would not be supprised if you will need to buy the RTM, i for 1 will to finally show my support for M$...






Jeff
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13 May 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Id doubt a beta key would work with the RTM.
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13 May 2009   #4
imprtkid04

windows 7
 
 

Im also new at this, however if i remember right on the download page threw microsoft it says that the RC will expire june of 10. After it expires it said that we will have to do a clean install of another operating system. Im sure being its the Rc we will have to get a fresh copy being we dont have the perfected system.


Just my two cents
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13 May 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Windows 7 will be on the shelves long before you have to worry about another OS.
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13 May 2009   #6
iBlizz

Windows 7 RC
 
 

The OP is asking if he can simply upgrade to the RTM version when he buys it, or if he'll have to do a clean install.

When the gold version is released, I'm pretty confident an upgrade will be available as not much will change from the RC.
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13 May 2009   #7
G2gCya

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

when u do an upgrading, let's say when u play a full screen, any popup will just hinder u in the game state as it show the windows cursor forcing u to click on it. Hasnt anyone with this issue?
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