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Windows 7: Microsoft blames Windows 7 upgrade mess on .....

27 Oct 2009   #11
F1FAN

Windows 8 Pro 64 bit
 
 

its allways best just to clean install with a new os. i found that out when going from vista to the RC with upgrading then did a clean install with the RTM from the RC and noticed a big start up time difference.


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27 Oct 2009   #12
DeWire

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrDeviance View Post
Upgrading is the most useless feature microsoft has ever put in their windows oeses.
I never used it.
I rather format drive C and install anew.
Who doesn't have at least 2 partitions, one for windows and one for the other things, deserves to lose every file!
+1`on that mate

Dave
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27 Oct 2009   #13
lnxtinman

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MrDeviance View Post
Upgrading is the most useless feature microsoft has ever put in their windows oeses.
I never used it.
I rather format drive C and install anew.
Who doesn't have at least 2 partitions, one for windows and one for the other things, deserves to lose every file!
the multiple partition crowd is getting smaller....most people back up files and what not to external usb hd's now. you can get a 1 tb for 110.00 now. i like my one partition 700gb hd just the way it is,,,,,,,,
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27 Oct 2009   #14
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

The Digital River customers should be given a direct MS link and proof of purchase for a clean/functional .iso...
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27 Oct 2009   #15
muzicman61

W7RC1
 
 

Does anyone think Digital River might have simply distributed what Microsoft gave them?
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27 Oct 2009   #16
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muzicman61 View Post
Does anyone think Digital River might have simply distributed what Microsoft gave them?
That is certainly possible. It is also possible for MS to step up and make it right. Blaming the problem on users is certainly not the answer.
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27 Oct 2009   #17
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
From what I have observed over the last few days, I think MS really should stop Digital River giving out the download in the current format as that alone has been the only stain on an otherwise perfect launch.
That summed that up correctly! For a novice user the concept of creating a bootable image or just a simple iso image to be made bootable later is unfamiliar to them. Plus the instructions as well as caution about cross platform installations obviously wasn't provided.

As far as the option to upgrade from a previous version the business world takes advantage of this option even more then simply seeing each machine down for a clean install of "everything" losing work time and even inconvenience for clients, customers, etc.. The novice unfamiliar with software/OS clean installs along with drive partitioning and formatting gets to keep existing programs intect while seeing the next new version go on.

The experienced user "with the time" always prefers one thing being a clean install. The next person to come along however doesn't always have that option especially when not working with a custom build but upgrading with preinstalled softwares on a premade system. They don't separate software disks for each program in order to start off fresh all over again.
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30 Oct 2009   #18
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN View Post
its allways best just to clean install with a new os. i found that out when going from vista to the RC with upgrading then did a clean install with the RTM from the RC and noticed a big start up time difference.

Hi there
I think you have missed the point here.
The OP's problem was that since he had a 32 bit OS he couldn't run the 64 bit install (clean or upgrade) from his computer.

The ONLY way to do this is to have a 64 bit bootable media and do the install from the boot device.

Digital river as I and others have pointed out should have made the downloads available in the form of an ISO or supplied software to create an ISO from their download.

MS must take part of the blame - although they admitted they were surprised at how many people wanted to upgrade from 32 to 64 bit systems.

I'm surprised -- since nearly all PC type laptops (not netbooks) and work stations come with at least 3GB RAM now and are 64 bit capable so really MS should have looked on the 64 bit OS as the "default" version. To get the 32 bit version people should have to ask for this specifically rather than the other way around.


Incidentally on these forums there are tutorials on how to create an ISO and also how to make a bootable usb stick for installing W7 so if you did download from digital river you can still upgrade your 32 bit system to 64 bit by creating bootable media and installing.

Cheers
jimbo
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30 Oct 2009   #19
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by F1FAN View Post
its allways best just to clean install with a new os. i found that out when going from vista to the RC with upgrading then did a clean install with the RTM from the RC and noticed a big start up time difference.
Actually I find that statement moot. one is an upgrade with multi other things installed. One is a Clean Install with nothing else installed.

That is like comparing Apple to Oranges.
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30 Oct 2009   #20
Snufffed

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by muzicman61 View Post
Does anyone think Digital River might have simply distributed what Microsoft gave them?
That is certainly possible. It is also possible for MS to step up and make it right. Blaming the problem on users is certainly not the answer.
I feel the difference is "How many of these people really have the knowledge to understand or read. "YOU CAN NOT UPGRADE FROM X86 TO X64 VERSIONS." You must Do a CLEAN INSTALL.
The Forums are full of "people who do not understand that fact."
I would appreciate a posting of the actual download site, and all related references. DID THE COMPLAINING PPL READ ABOUT UPGRADE FROM X86 TO X64.
This is from the
BEFORE YOU BUY:

This product includes both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

Make sure your computer is ready for Windows Anytime Upgrade. Download the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. This small software tool will scan your computer and create an easy-to-understand report of all known system, device, and program compatibility issues, and suggest ways to resolve them.

Note: You can use Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade from one 32-bit version of Windows 7 to another and from one 64-bit version of Windows 7 to another, but you can’t upgrade from a 32-bit version of Windows 7 to a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or vice versa.

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I don't think they the complainers have a leg to stand on.



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