Upgrade from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 6801


  1. Posts : 1,009
    Windows 7 RC 7100 32bit/64bit
       #1

    Upgrade from Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 6801


    Just a success story I wanted to post here, anyone who thinks to upgrade instead of a clean install (I don't know, I was quite reluctant...) , it all works fine!

    Applications were checked for compatibility, the compatibility report showed what is NOT going to work after the upgrade, (and so it didn't) and except that , all drivers/software worked fine afterwards.Ofcourse you can install the updated drivers from Windows Update in Windows 7 afterwards.

    Only thing, after the first compatibility check, it asked my Vista to be restarted in order to be able to proceed. I thought it was going to loop-asking that, but on the next restart, I was able to proceed with the upgrade.

    A few incompatible software I noticed:

    Daemon Tools:
    Windows 7 found out the Virtual SCSI controller installed by Daemon tools (SPTD.SYS I think) was incompatible and reported it might not work properly. Indeed upon the first boot, errors came out about Daemon Tools, and I had to remove its startup entries manually from the registry.
    However, it's not quite needed, cause to my surprise , when you right click an ISO file, Windows 7 gives you the option to Load this as a virtual drive!

    Antivir Personal Edition:
    Blocks write access to many folders/blocks IE file downloads!

    Compatible/verified software:

    Photoshop CS3
    Office 2003 (duh)
    Firefox 3
    Flashget 1.96
    Auslogics Registry Defrag
    F.E.A.R. Combat
    VMWare 6
    Winrar
    Avast Free antivirus



    Regards,

    Limneos
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  2. Posts : 137
    Windows 7 Build 7277
       #2

    Yes. I was VERY well impressed with 7 being able to mount images. I really hope that feature makes it to the final version.

    I have a long list of stuff to still install:

    K-Lite CCP including Media Player Classic
    Microsoft Office 2007 (Hopefully Office Ultimate if I can find it)
    Convert X to DVD, I will play around with Windows DVD Maker a bit more though
    LimeWire Pro
    iTunes
    (also I have to check compatibility with Home Server 2008, since I will be setting up a spare machine with it)
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  3. Posts : 617
    windows 7 RTM
       #3

    antivirus kaspersky 8 worked like a charm power iso worked like a charm 2.
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  4. Posts : 47
    Windows 7 Build 7057 x64/7068 x86
       #4

    hmm, windows 7 have an integrated virtual drive to mount for ISO?

    is there any screenshots? cuz i dont see anything that lets me mount, on the context menu.

    im using build 6956 btw.
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  5. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 11 21H2 Current build
       #5

    Same - I never saw an integrated ISO mounter without installing one myself....

    Also, a new version of DT has just been released...but it still uses the same 1.56 version of SPTD so that is probably not going to make a difference....
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  6. Posts : 3
    windows 7 (formerly windows vista home premium)
       #6

    photoshop CS3


    limneos said:
    Just a success story I wanted to post here, anyone who thinks to upgrade instead of a clean install (I don't know, I was quite reluctant...) , it all works fine!

    Compatible/verified software:

    Photoshop CS3
    Office 2003 (duh)
    Firefox 3
    Flashget 1.96
    Auslogics Registry Defrag
    F.E.A.R. Combat
    VMWare 6
    Winrar
    Avast Free antivirus



    Regards,

    Limneos

    when i try to open an image or a PSD file in Photoshop CS3 it crashes the program. any thoughts?
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