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Windows 7: Make recovery disk windows7 upgrade from Vista

29 Oct 2009   #11
Kari

 

About the key: I have quite a lot experience installing different language versions of Windows Vista and now even with Seven. I have never managed to use a key from a different language version i.e. IMO the keys are language dependent.

Just last week a Finnish Seven Ultimate clean install didn't accept a legal key for the German Seven Ultimate.

Sorry to say but I think OP's only possibility is to buy a key to an English version and upgrade with that because the Dutch version can not be used to upgrade an English Vista.

Kari


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29 Oct 2009   #12
eezdva

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
About the key: I have quite a lot experience installing different language versions of Windows Vista and now even with Seven. I have never managed to use a key from a different language version i.e. IMO the keys are language dependent.

Just last week a Finnish Seven Ultimate clean install didn't accept a legal key for the German Seven Ultimate.

Sorry to say but I think OP's only possibility is to buy a key to an English version and upgrade with that because the Dutch version can not be used to upgrade an English Vista.

Kari
Ok thank you for your response. That's bad news . But well it will safe me the hassle i guess. So no need for me to try?
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29 Oct 2009   #13
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eezdva View Post
Ok thank you for your response. That's bad news . But well it will safe me the hassle i guess. So no need for me to try?
You are free to hassle I'm interested to hear about your mixed language upgrade experience. Please don't forget to tell how it went.

Kari
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29 Oct 2009   #14
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eezdva View Post
So I can't make a DVD with just the fresh installation of the Windows 7 upgrade?
Yes, one step is to choose which drives you want to back up:

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29 Oct 2009   #15
eezdva

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eezdva View Post
Ok thank you for your response. That's bad news . But well it will safe me the hassle i guess. So no need for me to try?
You are free to hassle I'm interested to hear about your mixed language upgrade experience. Please don't forget to tell how it went.

Kari
I will probably try anyways :-) Can't resist. lol

But ok I can do a fresh install with my dutch upgrade on an English Vista . Ugh so many questions . :-)
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29 Oct 2009   #16
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eezdva View Post
I will probably try anyways :-) Can't resist. lol

But ok I can do a fresh install with my dutch upgrade on an English Vista . Ugh so many questions . :-)
Yes to that.

When doing a clean install, previous version and language have no difference.

Kari
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29 Oct 2009   #17
eezdva

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eezdva View Post
I will probably try anyways :-) Can't resist. lol

But ok I can do a fresh install with my dutch upgrade on an English Vista . Ugh so many questions . :-)
Yes to that.

When doing a clean install, previous version and language have no difference.

Kari
Ok awesome . Well I will be sure to let you know how things work out.
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29 Oct 2009   #18
DWillens

Win7
 
 

One thing I have noticed is that the Win7 system image utility will not image a hidden Linux partition, while most of the third-party utilities like Macrium will do so. Just keep that in mind if you dual-boot with a Linux distro and expect the Win7 system image to take care of your entire HDD image.

Damon
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29 Oct 2009   #19
eezdva

Windows 7
 
 

I am a Linux noob. Don't think I will get into that soon .

I am very happy with all the info guys. Was super helpfull.
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06 Dec 2009   #20
eezdva

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ahriman View Post
Quote:
Is there a way to make a bootable DVD or something of my laptop once I upgraded to windows 7 and I take kind of a snapshot of that moment. or something else'
You could take an image of your drive using a disk imaging program such as Macrium Reflect (free) or Paragon (paid). Some imaging programs allow saving the image to DVDs, some will only save to another hard drive. In any event, the image can be restored,
so you don't have to go through the process of reinstalling.

As Greg mentioned, the built-in imaging in windows will work too. I haven't used it so I don't know if the image is available if windows goes to never-never land. I would be annoyed if I needed to re-install before I could use the image.

I usually keep a set of images of my disk, the first one right after the install with minimal programs added.
Ok I did my thing. Installed windows again. Made the image on my Lacie. But Windows doesn't see my Lacie for some odd reason.

It asks me to install the drivers from the CD but Lacie didn't give me any :-) Cause it ain't needed.

Anyways. I think I want to just put the image on a CD/ DVD. My image is about 17 GB. That would mean I will need a lot of DVDs to copy the image on right?

About 5 ?? Or does it shrink it while backing up ( sorry for the noob questions )

And Macrium Reflect do I still need to use windows image recovery or does this programm do it seperatly from windows?
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