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Windows Going from Windows 7 RC to retail

Discussion in 'Software' started by Hoffs, 19 Oct 2009.

  1. Hoffs

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    I've ordered a copy of Windows 7 home edition for my main pc that's currently running windows 7 RC due to building it last month

    A few questions.
    1) Has the EU version got the upgrade option now?

    2) Can I do an upgrade style install if I'm running the Windows 7 RC?

    3) If I upgrade, will I keep all my files and programs that I'm currently using and be able to use them without backing up.

    The reason I ask this is so that I can put off buying an external HDD for a few weeks until I next get paid but still be able to install the Windw 7 Home edition that I have ordered without losing all my files.

    Thanks :)
     
  2. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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    quick answers,

    1) yes it does i believe now

    2) NO

    3) NO

    best bet is to create a partion on HDD put all the files you wanna save on it and wipe the C: drive.
     
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  3. Hoffs

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    That's actually a good idea. Why didn't I think of that first.. Thanks for that :)
     
  4. ed_456

    ed_456 The Artful Bodger

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    What I was thinking of doing was creating a backup image of the whole system, then swap over to the retail edition and copy the image back. Would this work alright?
     
  5. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Unfortunately when you put the image back... you will also be putting your current OS edition back in place ;) , so an image will not help you here.

    You will need to backup your files and reinstall your applications.
     
  6. ed_456

    ed_456 The Artful Bodger

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    Ah crap, thats annoying. Stupid Microsoft. :wallbash:
     
  7. philheckler

    philheckler Used to be a pc enthusiast

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    I agree with Adam , I've got a 2nd drive on my system so I just copy all my libraries to my second drive (don't forget game saves too!) , then wipe my main drive , install the o/s and copy them all the files back afterwards...
     

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