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Windows 7: How do I upgrade from the trail version?

16 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit RC
How do I upgrade from the trail version?

k I have the 7100 build and I would like to know if I can upgrade it to win7 Home Premium and if so how?

And would I need to buy the upgrade disc or the full one.


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16 Feb 2010   #2
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Most all of us would recommend a clean install, and yes you can use the Upgrade version. When you boot the DVD, it will scan the HD to see a prior OS and allow use of Upgrade version key.

However, many have reported fine performance using a workaround to do an in-place Upgrade from the RC to another retail version of Win7. Let us know if trying this would interest you and we will link you to it.
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