Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Preferred way to upgrade??

28 Jul 2009   #1

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
Preferred way to upgrade??

Ok so it took 2 days and now i have finished downloading windows 7 build 7600.16384(yes my internet sucks).
So is there a Preferred method of upgrading it?
I m currently running 7600.16384 and now i want to upgrade it to 7600.16385(RTM). I know a clean install is always recommended but i just did a clean install with 7600.16384 a week ago, So i dont want to bear that pain to reinstall it again.

Help appreciated,

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2009   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

i assume you know about the cversion.ini editing?

you can extract the iso files onto a different partition and run them from there - you can even run the setup.exe from your current os. that will be quicker than booting off dvd or usb.

the installer is smart enough to take it from there.

the upgrade process is a bit slow compared to clean install, as it has to analyse your current programs, then put them all back - but it probably won't be as slow as your internet!

happy upgrading and enjoy your new OS!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jul 2009   #3

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

i did a clean install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Jul 2009   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

you know it makes sense!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Preferred way to upgrade??

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Preferred wireless connection
I have a wireless router that has both a 2.4G and 5G radio.. My notebook works very well with the 5G radio, while the other computers work best with the 2.4G (not sure why that is).. However, when I turn on my computer, it always connects to the 2.4G radio first.. I have to manually connect to the...
Network & Sharing
Are Primary Partitions Preferred?
Is it better to make all partitions on a disk primary partitions, even if they do not contain an operating system, i.e., they are data partitions? (Presuming that you don't need more than 4 partitions on a disk.) This is the way I'm setup now - all my partitions are primary partitions - and it's...
Hardware & Devices
Help is making win7 start with preferred user
I built a new profile and made it an administrator account. Then I deleted the old profile and stored the files on my desktop. Now when I restart windows it keeps wanting to login as the deleted old profile. How do I force windows to start with my new profile ?
General Discussion
Preferred SSD for OS Drive
Hey guys, I am looking at adding a SSD to my rig as my OS drive, although i have many to choose from. I am going threw a local dealer in the city I live in, they have pretty much everything you could possibly need and will order anything you want to buy. Here is the link: Canada...
Hardware & Devices
best twitter client? (non-adobe air,portable preferred)
Best I know of for now is Seesmic Desktop. Would love Tweetdeck features in non-adobe air and portable version. Anyone found better alternatives?

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:44.
Twitter Facebook Google+