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Windows 7: "Updating" from Win 7 RC 7100

22 Feb 2010   #1
jt83

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 
"Updating" from Win 7 RC 7100

Hi guys,

I have a question regarding the upcoming expiry of the Win7 7100 evaluation copy. I got a friendly email from Microsoft saying I have to upgrade very soon. As a student, I can get a fairly cheap upgrade copy of Win7 Pro from MS's It's Not Cheating site. My question is, can I use this copy to update from my current evaluation version?

I've done a bit of research and it seems to be a bit of a cloudy area. Some say that if I boot from this upgrade disc, then put the key in after installation, that the upgrade will work. Others seems to say that the upgrade disc will ONLY work with an already installed OS ie Vista.

I guess I could rule all this out by buying a full version of Win7, but the student discount appeals to me. Thanks for any help you can provide.


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23 Feb 2010   #2
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Yes, it will work...but do not attempt to upgrade. Follow the instructions shown many times on the forum to do a clean install from upgrade media.
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23 Feb 2010   #3
jt83

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

EDIT - Forgot to mention that I'd prefer to do a 'clean' install as opposed to updating from 7100 (pretty sure going back a version when updating is impossible anyway). I guess that makes my overall question - can I use an upgrade disc to do a clean install?
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23 Feb 2010   #4
jt83

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Cheers MacGyvr.
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23 Feb 2010   #5
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jt83 View Post
EDIT - Forgot to mention that I'd prefer to do a 'clean' install as opposed to updating from 7100 (pretty sure going back a version when updating is impossible anyway). I guess that makes my overall question - can I use an upgrade disc to do a clean install?
You sure can. Follow this: Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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23 Feb 2010   #6
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

You may want to use Windows Easy Transfer for your files & settings;


Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers[2]=Backup Restore
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23 Feb 2010   #7
jt83

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

Thanks tw33k. Fast service round here!
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23 Feb 2010   #8
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

No worries...and as Doc mentioned, don't forget to back up your data
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23 Feb 2010   #9
jt83

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

One more quicky guys, the student version is an electronic download. I'm guessing/hoping this is an ISO? I read somewhere some ppl had some difficulty because their electronic download came as something else.
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23 Feb 2010   #10
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

can you give us a link so we can look at the info ?
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