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Windows 7: Updating to a new build

13 Apr 2009   #11

Windows 7 Build 7077


I downloaded 7077 from a torrent, and do I need to get a new serial number? If so, may someone tell me where and how? Thanks.

P.S. The OS is extracting to the hard disk right now for the installation muhahaha

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2009   #12


Answer - nope.

I have been using the same serial that I got from M$ since the day I DL'd build 7000, and it activates every single time.

Updating to a new build-7077-activated.png

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2009   #13

Windows 7 Build 7077

Thanks! also, if I choose the "Upgrade", can I just overlap the current install? Im iffy as of now since my Windows 7 partition only has 2GBs left... so I need to remove aton of crap. But would it survice with only 2-3GBs on the drive?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Apr 2009   #14


Yes, you can. Generally it is not suggested to do this as you'll be playing with fire - in that if you all of a sudden experience some weird glitch, you will never be sure if it is the new build or if it is due to the upgrade....

But plenty of folks are upgrading (myself included on my laptop as it takes way too much time to rebuild from factory defaults)....

On my desktop, with all my data on separate HDs, it is *easy* to rebuild using clean installs....
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2009   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

IMHO It takes just as much time for an Upgrade as it does a fresh install, yes the Upgrade does require less user input but doing a clean install guarantees that you will not have any of the problems you can have from upgrading from one BETA to another, which can sometimes lead to you having a fresh install anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2009   #16


ROTF - ummm, get this - my laptop has *oodles* of software pre-installed, and my laptop takes me between 4-6 hours to install all the apps and set everything up.

An upgrade took me less than 1.5 hours - with all settings intact.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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