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

28 Jul 2009   #1
amjadali

Windows 7
 
 
Can I upgrade from RC from RTM safely?

question defines all, i wanna upgrade my current RC installation with RTM without harming it and losing data, is it possible? or a fresh install is the only way?


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28 Jul 2009   #2
rook

Windows 7 X64 RTM
 
 

I always prefer to start fresh. But you can do an upgrade if you like. Atleast I had the option to when I installed RTM.
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28 Jul 2009   #3
Frostbite

 

Quite a few people on the forum have reported problems upgrading from earlier builds to RTM. So i would recommend a fresh install.
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28 Jul 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Microsoft recommends clean, most ppl here do as well. Can you upgrade yes but you never know when, where, and how the glitches will show up

Ken
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28 Jul 2009   #5
amjadali

Windows 7
 
 

thanks, you guys are right, it is better to shed laziness and make a fresh install or would land into even bigger trouble :P
Anyone knows how to permanently activate it??
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28 Jul 2009   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amjadali View Post
thanks, you guys are right, it is better to shed laziness and make a fresh install or would land into even bigger trouble :P
Anyone knows how to permanently activate it??

Pre order your copy now and when its shipped Oct 22 you take the legit key and enter it

Ken
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28 Jul 2009   #7
Frostbite

 

https://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-120-days.html
to last you until then. Make sure you install the same version as your are planning to buy or you could see yourself having to reinstall in October.
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28 Jul 2009   #8
amjadali

Windows 7
 
 

thanks guys
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28 Jul 2009   #9
Heilmann

Windows 7
 
 

Hey

I've tried to upgrade to RTM, but there was an error, so I have to do a clean installation.

P.S.: I've read that there is trick to extend RTM up to 360 days via registry, but I haven't tested it yet. sry for my english : /
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29 Jul 2009   #10
ShaolinMilk

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Has ANYONE upgraded from RC to RTM successfully?
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