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Windows 7: Installing Windows 7 over Windows 7

31 May 2009   #11

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

I have just installed RC build 7137 on top of RC build 7000 using the "upgrade" rather than the "clean install" option (or without needing to use any of the stuff in the "here" link in YupYup's post above) and I am happy to report that it went through with no problems at all. My settings and programs all came through the upgrade unscathed -- with one minor firewall issue on my ESET Internet Security program, which I am workingto resolve.

So, in my opinion, don't bother with a clean install to move from one RC to the next: choose the upgrade option!

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31 May 2009   #12

Win 7

I never looked at 7137 but it does make sense that only 7100 would have that limitation, as it is the only build higher than 7000 that was officially released.
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31 May 2009   #13

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
I never looked at 7137 but it does make sense that only 7100 would have that limitation, as it is the only build higher than 7000 that was officially released.
Sorry, I made a mistake, I installed build 7137 over build 7100 not over 7000. If any future RC builds, and the RTM, can be installed over the top of the current RC build, that will be great because I now have Windows 7 configured just as I want it.
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