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Windows 7: Can I upgrade the RC to Home Premium

09 Oct 2009   #1
psteege

Win 7 Ultimate RC1
 
 
Can I upgrade the RC to Home Premium

I just bought the $29.99 student deal of Home Premium.
I am currently running the Win7 Eval Build 7100.

Can that be upgraded, or am I going to have to go through the process of putting XP back on, and then doing the Home Premium Upgrade install ?


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09 Oct 2009   #2
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

the best you can do is clean install (since RC was Ultimate, you cannot do an in-place upgrade to a lesser version such as Home Premium).
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09 Oct 2009   #3
Antman

 

You can upgrade. It is late and we are about to retire, so I will not search, but a careful search of this site will yield many links and instructions on the trick to doing it.

edit - just saw supersports post - I missed the downgrade aspect.
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11 Oct 2009   #4
rsvr85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why would you have to put XP back onto it to just to upgrade again? (which would probably be harder than upgrading from W7 RC)
The general consensus is that every install should be a 'clean' install. Just boot from the W7 DVD, format the drive you want it on and boom, there it is!
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11 Oct 2009   #5
Rooks

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Why would you have to put XP back onto it to just to upgrade again? (which would probably be harder than upgrading from W7 RC)
The general consensus is that every install should be a 'clean' install. Just boot from the W7 DVD, format the drive you want it on and boom, there it is!
Do you have to format each drive? or can i just click the delete button instead?
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11 Oct 2009   #6
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Format the drive, do not just delete the files...
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11 Oct 2009   #7
Rooks

Windows 7
 
 

I was looking at this tutorial on how to do a clean install on W7, Clean Install Windows 7 - Delete the Partition Windows is Installed On

Do i do it this way or do i do it like Vista where i install W7 twice? by first formatting then upgrading...
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11 Oct 2009   #8
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

What do you mean install it twice? With Vista, that was only necessary to do a clean install with the upgrade media.

If you have the full version media you will just format a partition and install Windows to it all in the same step. It doesn't require you to install it twice.
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12 Oct 2009   #9
psteege

Win 7 Ultimate RC1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sup3rsprt View Post
What do you mean install it twice? With Vista, that was only necessary to do a clean install with the upgrade media.

If you have the full version media you will just format a partition and install Windows to it all in the same step. It doesn't require you to install it twice.
I was going from past Window experiences where you would buy the less expensive "Upgrade" version , but you had to have the previous one on your system.
Like, I said, I bought the student $29.99 deal which was listed as an upgrade, so I thought I would have to go through it again, and since the RC is a Ultimate version I didn't know if that could be up/down graded to the Home Premium retail version that I bought.
I found apps to save all my pics/vids. I use Gmail so I don't have to save mail files. If the upgrade that I bought allows a full install, then I will just delete all and do a clean install.
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12 Oct 2009   #10
drevilwebmaster

 
 

you can update the rc to the final
you need to copy the dvd to the hard drive and
edit the cversion file under sources

[HostBuild]
MinClient=7077.0
MinServer=7100.0

I believe on the dvd its 7700.0 so change it to this and then run setup from the hard drive and then do the upgrade

but beware you still have junk left over from the testing, so doing a clean install is always better
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