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Windows 7: install or upgrade to 7100 from 7068

26 Apr 2009   #1
dpham

Windows XP
 
 
install or upgrade to 7100 from 7068

Hi All
currently I am using the 7068 version. I would like to try the 7100 version since the 7068 have problem with the mp3 file and audio with too much background. Anyways, my question is simple, should I do the upgrade to 7100 or fresh installation? Thanks


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26 Apr 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Dpham, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I have always found it best to do a clean install with beta versions of a OS to avoid having any issues from a previous build in the new build.

Shawn
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27 Apr 2009   #3
zach21uk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have 7068 x64 too - I know its better to do a fresh install, but does an upgrade actually work?
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27 Apr 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Zach.

Yes, upgrade installations usually work just fine, but I would recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose to be safe though.

Upgrade Install with Windows 7
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28 Apr 2009   #5
zach21uk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I popped the disk into the computer this morning and clicked on the upgrade option, and it chugged away for a second or two and then said

You can’t upgrade this prerelease version of Windows 7. Go online to see how to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings.

Any ideas?
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28 Apr 2009   #6
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I agree with Brink, its always best to full install. You get a nice clean system that way and hopefully no problems.

So put the disc in again and this time when you get to chose which drive to install on, hit options and format the partition. Make sure you back anything up you want to keep before you do anything with install.
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28 Apr 2009   #7
dpham

Windows XP
 
 

thanks a lot for input...

is there any freeware or way from windows 7 to do the driver backup before a fresh installtion?
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28 Apr 2009   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It's best to just reinstall the drivers from their installation files. I have all my device drivers saved to a USB key and on a extra partition to make it easier to do.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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28 Apr 2009   #9
dpham

Windows XP
 
 

Thanks a lot Brink
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28 Apr 2009   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.
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