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#1 Typhoon859

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:42 PM

Will it be possible to update Windows 7 to it's final release from one of the free current versions (obviously after payment), or will it need to be a fresh install?

**Also, uh, when does it officially come out?
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:57 PM

no you cant update the rc to the retail but how ever you can do a clean install or upgrade from xp or vista to windows 7 when it come available to retail stores i have heard that if you buy a pc after july you will get a free upgrade and it should be available around the holiday season but dont quote me on it

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 11:58 PM

MS says a fresh install.
Final release is to be for the 2009 Holiday buyers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_7
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:53 PM

no you cant update the rc to the retail but how ever you can do a clean install or upgrade from xp or vista to windows 7 when it come available to retail stores i have heard that if you buy a pc after july you will get a free upgrade and it should be available around the holiday season but dont quote me on it

By upgrade, you don't mean "update" by any chance right? You just mean that it will cost less than if you didn't have a version of Windows at all right?
Also, uh, when you say buy a PC, you mean if I, for example, buy Windows Vista during August, I will possibly be able to get a free upgrade to 7 when it comes out?

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:33 AM

sorry i meant upgrade and to answer the question about the free upgrade go here;http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/02/12/microsoft-to-offer-free-windows-7-upgrade-for-vista-computers-purchased-after-july-1/

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 11:24 AM

Nice! I was going to wait until the release of Windows7 to upgrade my XP box, but now all I have to do is wait until July :huh:

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:33 PM

sorry i meant upgrade and to answer the question about the free upgrade go here;http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/02/12/microsoft-to-offer-free-windows-7-upgrade-for-vista-computers-purchased-after-july-1/

Wow. I'm feeling insanely dumb right now.

"32-bit to 64-bit upgrades not supported, but clean install will be allowed."

Ok... So it said upgrades will be allowed from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium and so on, which I already knew. But when it got to that, and it said that a clean install will be allowed, I got confused again. UPGRADE, UPGRADE, UPGRADE!! Does that mean I will be able to do a massive UPDATE from my Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit OS to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit when it comes out for a certain price? I don't think so... But what do they mean by that quote then (and others that said similar things), upgrade not supported but clean install is...
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 12:37 PM

One will have to buy the Product. Methods of upgrades will vary.
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Posted 22 May 2009 - 01:16 PM

sorry i meant upgrade and to answer the question about the free upgrade go here;http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/02/12/microsoft-to-offer-free-windows-7-upgrade-for-vista-computers-purchased-after-july-1/

Wow. I'm feeling insanely dumb right now.

"32-bit to 64-bit upgrades not supported, but clean install will be allowed."

Ok... So it said upgrades will be allowed from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium and so on, which I already knew. But when it got to that, and it said that a clean install will be allowed, I got confused again. UPGRADE, UPGRADE, UPGRADE!! Does that mean I will be able to do a massive UPDATE from my Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit OS to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit when it comes out for a certain price? I don't think so... But what do they mean by that quote then (and others that said similar things), upgrade not supported but clean install is...


You will not be able to switch from 32bit to 64bit without wiping your drive. You should be able to do it in your case though as you are going 64bit to 64bit. You would probably be better off just doing the clean install anyways so that you have a fresh system to work with.

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Posted 22 May 2009 - 01:22 PM

sorry i meant upgrade and to answer the question about the free upgrade go here;http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/02/12/microsoft-to-offer-free-windows-7-upgrade-for-vista-computers-purchased-after-july-1/

Wow. I'm feeling insanely dumb right now.

"32-bit to 64-bit upgrades not supported, but clean install will be allowed."

Ok... So it said upgrades will be allowed from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium and so on, which I already knew. But when it got to that, and it said that a clean install will be allowed, I got confused again. UPGRADE, UPGRADE, UPGRADE!! Does that mean I will be able to do a massive UPDATE from my Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit OS to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit when it comes out for a certain price? I don't think so... But what do they mean by that quote then (and others that said similar things), upgrade not supported but clean install is...


You will not be able to switch from 32bit to 64bit without wiping your drive. You should be able to do it in your case though as you are going 64bit to 64bit. You would probably be better off just doing the clean install anyways so that you have a fresh system to work with.

Now that I think about it, you're right. I thought that maybe it was some kind of magic that would leave everything but my installations and files. Alright, uhhh, no price has been reveled yet for this upgrade right?
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Posted 27 May 2009 - 12:39 PM

sorry i meant upgrade and to answer the question about the free upgrade go here;http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/02/12/microsoft-to-offer-free-windows-7-upgrade-for-vista-computers-purchased-after-july-1/

Wow. I'm feeling insanely dumb right now.

"32-bit to 64-bit upgrades not supported, but clean install will be allowed."

Ok... So it said upgrades will be allowed from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium and so on, which I already knew. But when it got to that, and it said that a clean install will be allowed, I got confused again. UPGRADE, UPGRADE, UPGRADE!! Does that mean I will be able to do a massive UPDATE from my Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit OS to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit when it comes out for a certain price? I don't think so... But what do they mean by that quote then (and others that said similar things), upgrade not supported but clean install is...


You will not be able to switch from 32bit to 64bit without wiping your drive. You should be able to do it in your case though as you are going 64bit to 64bit. You would probably be better off just doing the clean install anyways so that you have a fresh system to work with.

Now that I think about it, you're right. I thought that maybe it was some kind of magic that would leave everything but my installations and files. Alright, uhhh, no price has been reveled yet for this upgrade right?


I haven't seen any pricing, but I am sure that Microsoft will make a killing just from the people fleeing from Vista alone.

I have to go with the 64bt version anyways as my new laptop will be running 8 GB of ram. 32bit only supports up to 3GB.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 03:51 PM

As a follow-up, here's a post I just did about the Windows 7 general availability date (which Microsoft just announced):

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;#entry1285815.

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