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Windows 7: no RC to Retail?!

05 Oct 2009   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you have it set up to your liking now, then take down any notes on the configuration and do a fresh install to remove any beta code. It shouldn't take that long to get the new install set up to your liking either.


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05 Oct 2009   #12
Snufffed

 

The suggested method, and it does work...
chose Clean install, and this will move your Beta to what is called Windows.old
The next method is to move via Easy Transfer what you want from Beta to Clean install.

If done properly the major of your programs will work. some might need a repair install.
requardless of which version you will use as CLEAN INSTALL - RTM.
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05 Oct 2009   #13
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Snuffy View Post
chose Clean install, and this will move your Beta to what is called Windows.old
The next method is to move via Easy Transfer what you want from Beta to Clean install.
Snuffy, do you have to run the Easy Transfer tool on RC before you get rid of it, or will the contents of windows.old be equivalent to that?
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05 Oct 2009   #14
Perrybucsdad

Win 7 Ultimate x64 & x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you have it set up to your liking now, then take down any notes on the configuration and do a fresh install to remove any beta code. It shouldn't take that long to get the new install set up to your liking either.
Deacon, do you have any automated tips for recording those configurations?
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05 Oct 2009   #15
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Aside from a notepad and paper, not really. Some things, I do with a screen capture. For example, I switched e-mail providers, and I keep a screen shot of their server names and port numbers. There are others I do automatically, like setting the option to disable automatic reboots if I would happen to BSoD.
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05 Oct 2009   #16
Perrybucsdad

Win 7 Ultimate x64 & x86
 
 

No, no, no, that's not the answer I wanted to hear.
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05 Oct 2009   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't really have much configuring to do, once Windows 7 is installed, so I don't have much to keep track of. Aside from setting my power options, theme, and views in Explorer, that's about it. Oh, and editing the start menu to remove and clean up shortcuts, so they are organized.
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05 Oct 2009   #18
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Perrybucsdad View Post
No, no, no, that's not the answer I wanted to hear.
Perry

What answer do you want to hear?
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05 Oct 2009   #19
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Perrybucsdad View Post
No, no, no, that's not the answer I wanted to hear.
:| We can let you hear whatever you want, but the truth is the truth.

A lot of users that used Windows 7 Beta/RC didn't want to re-install a newer version (Beta > RC or RC > Final), many are mad at Microsoft for not making it easy to do an in-place upgrade.

Most do not consider the fact that both the Beta and RC were for testing purposes only.
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05 Oct 2009   #20
Perrybucsdad

Win 7 Ultimate x64 & x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Perrybucsdad View Post
No, no, no, that's not the answer I wanted to hear.
Perry

What answer do you want to hear?
I'm just being stupid. No, what I meant was I was looking for something that would document all of my configurations for me. Actually, there is a tool that I stumbled upon System Information for Windows. I think it will do what I am looking for.
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