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Windows 7: no RC to Retail?!

05 Oct 2009   #21
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That app just gives information on your existing hardware. That isn't going to help you with your system configuration, or any OS settings you've changed.


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05 Oct 2009   #22
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Perrybucsdad View Post
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.
Perry, I think the suggestion The Schaft had a few posts behind would do it for you, wouldn't it? I have nto used it, maybe he can elaborate
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05 Oct 2009   #23
Perrybucsdad

Win 7 Ultimate x64 & x86
 
 

Wally, thanks for the tip, but when I looked at the software and it said it could even backup the reg, well, I don't think that will work going from 32 to 64. I know how to backup the reg manually. I'll take a look at it though.
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05 Oct 2009   #24
Perrybucsdad

Win 7 Ultimate x64 & x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
That app just gives information on your existing hardware. That isn't going to help you with your system configuration, or any OS settings you've changed.
I'm not so sure about that Deacon. It looks like it will show me quite a bit about the OS and that is what I'm looking for. Scheduled tasks I have setup, how I have configured my services, autorun, etc. I'm sure it won't give me everything I want, but it seems to be a nice little configuration documentation tool.
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05 Oct 2009   #25
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Perrybucsdad View Post
Wally, thanks for the tip, but when I looked at the software and it said it could even backup the reg, well, I don't think that will work going from 32 to 64. I know how to backup the reg manually. I'll take a look at it though.
What configurations are you looking to save? E-mail can be backed up and the settings there saved, different ways to do it depending on the client. Your favorites can be exported from the browser(s). Wallpaper and scrensavers can be backed up also.

I'll bet if we knew what stuff you wanted to grab, we could come up with a way to do it, maybe have to use a couple of programs, but it should be do-able.
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05 Oct 2009   #26
TheSchaft

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Perrybucsdad View Post
I'm not so sure about that Deacon. It looks like it will show me quite a bit about the OS and that is what I'm looking for. Scheduled tasks I have setup, how I have configured my services, autorun, etc. I'm sure it won't give me everything I want, but it seems to be a nice little configuration documentation tool.
Maybe something like an audit program would help - WinAudit v2.27 - Free Computer Audit Software ?

From the site:
"...The programme reports on virtually every aspect of computer inventory and configuration. Results are displayed in web-page format, categorised for ease of viewing and text searching. Whether your interest is in software compliance, hardware inventory, technical support, security or just plain curiosity, WinAudit has it all. The programme has advanced features such as service tag detection, hard-drive failure diagnosis, network port to process mapping, network connection speed, system availability statistics as well as Windows® update and firewall settings.

WinAudit is free, you can use it in your commercial applications and distribute it freely to anyone. The programme requires neither installation nor configuration. Its small size and ability to create formatted emails means you can audit just about any Windows® based personal computer."
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05 Oct 2009   #27
andych

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Perrybucsdad View Post
Wally, thanks for the tip, but when I looked at the software and it said it could even backup the reg, well, I don't think that will work going from 32 to 64. I know how to backup the reg manually. I'll take a look at it though.
It is really quite simple....yet you don't seem to want to listen.
As Snuffy said....use Easy Transfer....it will copy all your files and settings...it is configurable and it will work between 32 bit and 64 bit.
You will still need to re-install your programs (make sure you do this before transfering back all you files and settings) and you will need to back-up saved passwords etc for Firefox (use Mozbackup or something similar).
Same goes for E-mail...back up the pst and make sure you have all your e-mail configuration settings.
It really doesn't take long to back up all the items you need...and you should already have the main items backed up anyway.

Simply create a new partition and save all the backup items there and simply transfer it all back once you have done the clean install.
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05 Oct 2009   #28
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Perrybucsdad View Post
Scheduled tasks I have setup, how I have configured my services, autorun, etc.
Scheduled tasks I could see, but services should be left alone (this type of thinking really needs to be left on the shelves, or in the computing history books), and autorun doesn't really need anything saved. You would simply disable the same apps as before...not really anything that needs to be saved or remembered. Install CCleaner, and use it's built in start up config tool.
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05 Oct 2009   #29
gregrocker

 

RC is upgradable to RTM using cversion.ini edit. I notice no difference in performance on machines I upgraded this way vs. those I clean installed RTM.

For those who like their RC, I can only say that you have some improvement coming your way in the RTM if you haven't already experienced it!

How would the RTM be upgradable with the pre-order upgrade which will require a Vista or XP license confirmation?

We bought Premium upgrades anyway, which would technically be a downgrade tho it has everything we need/want.
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05 Oct 2009   #30
Clintre

Win7
 
 

Good post on how easy it is to upgrade from the RC version of Windows 7 to RTM. Did this myself and it works quite well.

Note: If you are using a customized version of a Windows 7 it will probably fail.

Upgrade Windows 7 RC to RTM | FettesPS
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