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Windows 7: Windows 7 RC To Final Upgrade Possible

11 Jul 2009   #21
quickquestion

Mac OS X
 
 

Say I have a game installed on the RC and it backs up to the "windows.old" does that mean my saved games will work?


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11 Jul 2009   #22
neowlchaz

Windows 7 7201 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
You will have to do a clean install with the upgrade disc, you just have to have an activated version of windows on the computer. It will create the Windows.old folder, you can get all of your old stuff out of it and then delete the folder after the installation.
Thanks for making that clearer than I did
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11 Jul 2009   #23
neowlchaz

Windows 7 7201 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quickquestion View Post
Say I have a game installed on the RC and it backs up to the "windows.old" does that mean my saved games will work?
You'll need to reinstall the games, but you SHOULD be able to copy the saves to your games' installed directory, and they should work fine.

Has worked for me with a few of my games, while doing clean installs from different builds of 7.
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11 Jul 2009   #24
quickquestion

Mac OS X
 
 

Alright, I guess I'll buy it... I don't like the idea of only being able to install once though.
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11 Jul 2009   #25
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by neowlchaz View Post
Thanks for making that clearer than I did
I actually was just slow to type, I didn't even see your comment yet, I wasn't trying to correct :P

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by quickquestion View Post
Alright, I guess I'll buy it... I don't like the idea of only being able to install once though.
You can install more than once, you just always have to have an activated version of Windows installed before hand when installing it from the upgrade DVD... I half wonder if you can install from an activated version of Windows 7 (if you are in a position that you wanted to reinstall Windows 7 for the fun of it / something butchered your installation)
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11 Jul 2009   #26
neowlchaz

Windows 7 7201 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fakeasdf View Post
I actually was just slow to type, I didn't even see your comment yet, I wasn't trying to correct :P
Not a problem, Was a sincere compliment.
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11 Jul 2009   #27
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I have not really been following this thread from the start, but from a the last few, it seems like you all are saying that if I get a brand new hd, and copy a windows old folder to it, I can use the upgrade disk to do an installation.
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11 Jul 2009   #28
fakeasdf

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zay View Post
I have not really been following this thread from the start, but from a the last few, it seems like you all are saying that if I get a brand new hd, and copy a windows old folder to it, I can use the upgrade disk to do an installation.
No... You need an activated version of Windows installed to use an upgrade DVD or an old Windows CD/DVD (I'm not sure how it checks this, I've never done it). If it's 2000, XP or 7 RC it will move your current installation to Windows.old folder and do a full installation and not an upgrade, but the license key will still be valid etc...
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11 Jul 2009   #29
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

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Can I upgrade from the RC to the final version of Windows 7?

When you install the final version of Windows 7, you'll need to do a clean installation. So plan on backing up your data then reinstalling your applications and restoring your data.

Windows 7 Release Candidate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

It seems that MS still says you can't. That page was updated TODAY (July 11th, 2009)

~Lordbob
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11 Jul 2009   #30
quickquestion

Mac OS X
 
 

So wait, I can't use the RC to upgrade now?
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