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Windows 7: Uprading from 7100 to 7260

29 Jun 2009   #1
hugo19941994

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 
Uprading from 7100 to 7260

Hi,

I want to know if it's possible to upgrade from the first RC release to the newest possible release (7260 right?).

Can I upgrade? If I can, should I upgrade directly to the newest version, or should I progressively upgrade it? What activation/serial code should I put? From which site can I download it, and know it's the real file?

Thanks, Hugo


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29 Jun 2009   #2
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Nope.

7100's (BETA) can't get to 7200's (RC1) as the upg bits have/will never be developed.
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29 Jun 2009   #3
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Your better off doing a fresh format, and working from there, upgrades reek havoc on your system further down the line, which will eventually result in a fresh format. i say back up your important files, and format.
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29 Jun 2009   #4
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Uber Philf View Post
Your better off doing a fresh format, and working from there, upgrades reek havoc on your system further down the line, which will eventually result in a fresh format. i say back up your important files, and format.

This was very true with all Downlevel's, XP/Vista and before, M$ didn't quite perfect it.

Although with the recent UPG innovations, thier' awsome in 7. (I've upgraded almost every build since 7201, and had to fresh install at 7228 for the same issue hugo is having) It takes a bit longer, but saves massive amounts of time; and are surprisingly reliable. I've yet to see any side effects of upgrading from vista, and within builds/versions of win 7, other than to get a fresh-install feeling without re-installing programs.

Philf, give it a try, and let us know if you can come across any down-turns, Im quite interested.

Thanks,
Ant
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29 Jun 2009   #5
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hugo19941994 View Post
Hi,

I want to know if it's possible to upgrade from the first RC release to the newest possible release (7260 right?).

Can I upgrade? If I can, should I upgrade directly to the newest version, or should I progressively upgrade it? What activation/serial code should I put? From which site can I download it, and know it's the real file?

Thanks, Hugo
you can upgrade from 7100 to 7260 (32bit) but it is strongly prefered to do a clean install. You need to get an RC serial number from MS. its free

Ken
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29 Jun 2009   #6
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
you can upgrade from 7100 to 7260 (32bit) but it is strongly prefered to do a clean install. You need to get an RC serial number from MS. its free

Ken

Sorry Ziggy, cant go from 7100 to 7260...

Also, have we yet found any adverse action from upgrading with 7?
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29 Jun 2009   #7
hugo19941994

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

My current version is 64 bit - even if it's possible to upgrade, could I upgrade it to a 32 bit environment?

Tomorrow morning I will try to upgrade, and if I can't I will do a fresh install - So I can use the same serial number I used to install 7100 (downloaded from M$ RC website)?
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29 Jun 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by antalgebra View Post
Sorry Ziggy, cant go from 7100 to 7260...
Well, someone posted a trick. Run setup in compatibility mode for Vista and you can upgrade from 7100 to 7260. I haven't tried it myself though.

hugo, if you want to switch between 64 and 32 bit, you will need to do a clean install. As for the product key, I'm not sure if the RC key works but I think it will.
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29 Jun 2009   #9
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hugo19941994 View Post
My current version is 64 bit - even if it's possible to upgrade, could I upgrade it to a 32 bit environment?

Tomorrow morning I will try to upgrade, and if I can't I will do a fresh install - So I can use the same serial number I used to install 7100 (downloaded form M$ RC website)?

Nope, sorry; no cross-architectures
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29 Jun 2009   #10
antalgebra

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate Build 7268.0.090701-1900
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
Well, someone posted a trick. Run setup in compatibility mode for Vista and you can upgrade from 7100 to 7260. I haven't tried it myself though.

hugo, if you want to switch between 64 and 32 bit, you will need to do a clean install. As for the product key, I'm not sure if the RC key works but I think it will.

Hmm, Ill give that a try... thanks!
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