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Windows 7: Differences between basic and ultimate

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15 Jan 2010   #131
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Your Welcome.


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15 Jan 2010   #132
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Your Welcome.
Sorry, Thanks! Dont mean to be rude.
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15 Jan 2010   #133
waldie77

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I would back up your settings and do a clean install.
Please explain precisely HOW and WHERE I should back up my settings. Once you start the clean install for Win 7 Ultimate, you lose control of the process. Windows will be installed on Drive c, and I would expect there to be an "Old Windows" entry in the new Windows directory. From that, one would have to fish out what he wished to re-use.
The idea of a clean install bothers me, in that it usually means everything before it is wiped out, including the registry.
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15 Jan 2010   #134
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waldie77 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Frostmourne View Post
I would back up your settings and do a clean install.
Please explain precisely HOW and WHERE I should back up my settings. Once you start the clean install for Win 7 Ultimate, you lose control of the process. Windows will be installed on Drive c, and I would expect there to be an "Old Windows" entry in the new Windows directory. From that, one would have to fish out what he wished to re-use.
The idea of a clean install bothers me, in that it usually means everything before it is wiped out, including the registry.
Clean install eliminates all problems, cookies, viruses, files, everything. There will not be a old.windows dir, since its a clean install. You can choose on which drive you want to install the OS on. Backup files by copying them to an extrernal HDD, or an internal 2. one, or a diffirent partition on the disk, if youre not going to format the entire disk, but just the partition you had the OS on.
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16 Jan 2010   #135
waldie77

 

Hello Coolness. Can I preserve the Registry from the present system and then restore it, replacing the newly created registry?
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16 Jan 2010   #136
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waldie77 View Post
Hello Coolness. Can I preserve the Registry from the present system and then restore it, replacing the newly created registry?
Well havent tried that, but if you'd get it to work, that would be awesome
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17 Jan 2010   #137
waldie77

 

I don't want to experiment wityh something new and experimental. I am hoping that an expert here in the forum will tell me:
1. IF it can be done
2: how to do it.
My bottom line is to try to preserve the programs I already have running under Win 7 Home Premium, and then be able to run them under a clean install Win 7 Ultimate done with clean install.
Any help from anyone on this goal?
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17 Jan 2010   #138
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by waldie77 View Post
I don't want to experiment wityh something new and experimental. I am hoping that an expert here in the forum will tell me:
1. IF it can be done
2: how to do it.
My bottom line is to try to preserve the programs I already have running under Win 7 Home Premium, and then be able to run them under a clean install Win 7 Ultimate done with clean install.
Any help from anyone on this goal?
Well youre gonna have to install all of youre programs again, after a clean install. You cant keep the programs in the case of a clean install, only by upgrade.
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17 Jan 2010   #139
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello waldie77.


If you do a clean install you will have to reinstall all of your progs/apps.
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18 Jan 2010   #140
waldie77

 

Thanks. I guess I will have to bite the bullet.
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