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Windows 7: Can I upgrade from RC from RTM safely?

29 Jul 2009   #11
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

Upgrade from Windows 7 7264 to RTM! (My Story)


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29 Jul 2009   #12
ShaolinMilk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
Dang, so I should just do a clean install? I literally just installed everything with the RC version and that took me like 5 hours. ****.
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29 Jul 2009   #13
CPhoenix

Windows 7 7600 x86 (Upgrade)
 
 

i actually upgraded from build 7000 to 7600 quickly and with no problems..i guess im just lucky
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29 Jul 2009   #14
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShaolinMilk View Post
Dang, so I should just do a clean install? I literally just installed everything with the RC version and that took me like 5 hours. ****.
Do a clean install. M$ recommends it, as do most of the ppl here


but do a back up in case

Ken
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29 Jul 2009   #15
chuckr

XP_Pro, W7_7201, W7RC.vhd, SciLinux5.3, Fedora12, Fedora9_2x, OpenSolaris_09-06
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShaolinMilk View Post
Dang, so I should just do a clean install? I literally just installed everything with the RC version and that took me like 5 hours. ****.
Back up, then Clean install...
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29 Jul 2009   #16
ShaolinMilk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I guess I'm just really lazy to install everything again. I honestly want to just upgrade it, but Microsoft doesn't recommend that nor do you guys. I'm just being really stubborn and just want to take a quick shortcut. LOL

I'm not gonna go with the advice you guys gave me and I will "upgrade" and tell you guys what happened.
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29 Jul 2009   #17
ShaolinMilk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Okay! I just successfully upgraded to the RTM version and it took about an hour to do so. Starting up Windows seems slower than the RC version, but I'm happy with what I have right now.

I have a question. When you upgrade, does it install everything that is needed for the final version? What's the difference between a clean install and an upgrade? Clean install = no copying of files and Upgrade = copying of files?
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29 Jul 2009   #18
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ShaolinMilk View Post
Okay! I just successfully upgraded to the RTM version and it took about an hour to do so. Starting up Windows seems slower than the RC version, but I'm happy with what I have right now.

I have a question. When you upgrade, does it install everything that is needed for the final version? What's the difference between a clean install and an upgrade? Clean install = no copying of files and Upgrade = copying of files?
SM

final version? clean install means you have to re-install your apps but you dont import bloat, and any problems on the old OS. Updrade means you dont have to re-install apps but you import bloat and problems from the OS. there are other probs .

Ken
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30 Jul 2009   #19
jlj945

Windows 7, and my favrite: Windows 2K Pro :)
 
 

I have upgraded from 7 RC to RTM (ultimate) no problem, like a win xp home to pro upgrade.
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