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Windows 7: Clean Install or Upgrade?

View Poll Results: What install type/what's better?
Clean Install 31 100.00%
Upgrade 0 0%
Voters: 31. You may not vote on this poll

11 Aug 2009   #11
Vocalpoint

Windows 7 Professional SP1
 
 

"To be real - you gotta wipe it to the steel" - is what I always say :)


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12 Aug 2009   #12
abuttino

Windows 7 RTM x86/x64
 
 

There are so many reasons to do a clean install, and not many reasons to do an upgrade.

Upgrades take longer than a clean install.

That includes re-installing all your software.

If you upgrade, you will be faced with a 3-4 hour upgrade process. Then you will be leaving broken registry entries for programs that aren't installed anymore, then always you will have some headaches of removing the Windows.old directory (taking ownership of the files and directories, and then maybe you can delete it.

THEN you have to deal with programs that didn't install properly when windows upgraded, and you'll have to remove them and re-install them and hope windows lets you un-install them.

If it doesn't let you un-install it, then you would have to get a program like CCCleaner.

THEN, some data corruption has been found with upgrades.

So, Why should you upgrade when the cons outweigh the pros.
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15 Aug 2009   #13
saulob

Seven
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abuttino View Post
There are so many reasons to do a clean install, and not many reasons to do an upgrade.

Upgrades take longer than a clean install.

That includes re-installing all your software.

If you upgrade, you will be faced with a 3-4 hour upgrade process. Then you will be leaving broken registry entries for programs that aren't installed anymore, then always you will have some headaches of removing the Windows.old directory (taking ownership of the files and directories, and then maybe you can delete it.

THEN you have to deal with programs that didn't install properly when windows upgraded, and you'll have to remove them and re-install them and hope windows lets you un-install them.

If it doesn't let you un-install it, then you would have to get a program like CCCleaner.

THEN, some data corruption has been found with upgrades.

So, Why should you upgrade when the cons outweigh the pros.
abuttino, I thought about it before doing the upgrade install. But it all worked fine. No problem at all, really, all the programs working.

First time that I did that without a problem in all the Windows that I installed on my PC.
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15 Aug 2009   #14
maccik

 
 

always a clean Install...
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04 Feb 2010   #15
flyerbob

windows 7
 
 

GET IT CLEAN !

I never touched Vista after reading about all the adverse experiences with it - both private and corporate. Just think how many companies have reverted to XP from Vista after various disasters.

So, I just bought a new laptop - TOSHIBA SATELLITE A500-17X - with Win 7 pre-installed...that's clean enough!
At first, I wondered what all the hype had been about before the Win 7 release, but as I'm getting to know more & more features, I'm leaving many XP-habits behind, although I still HAIL win XP as the best until '7'.
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