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Win7 Ultimate RC to Win7 Home Premium Upgrade.

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#1 Chaoticflame


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Posted 12 December 2009 - 05:02 PM

This may seem like a stupid question but I'm just curious. Would it be possible to upgrade from Windows 7 Ultimate RC to Windows 7 Home Premium using the Upgrade version disc? I mean, it is two different 'versions' and I can't really afford the full (OEM) version of Win7 HP. Is it possible or do I have to buy the full version?
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 12:34 PM

It's my generally semi-educated idea that, In order to get the RC you had to have a earlier MS OS on your rig. So now you want to down grade to a different version of 7 that has less to it, but all you need? From my readings of the proper install of upgrade versions, you would need to reinstall you original MS OS. Then apply the new upgrade version you require.
This would remove your ultimate and give a fresh start to apply the 7 prem.(upgrade) to.
Back up any and all you'll want to bring back into the new OS environment, and you should be good to go. This all assumes that you have a previous version of a Microsoft OS that you own?
I would go that rout just so that the time exspired version(ultimate) would be removed and no orphaned files left to mingle with new install of the upgrade.
But again, I'm no Tech, and I hold great reverence for those that know much more than I.
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 09:31 PM

I don't think RC versions are able to be upgraded. You will need to upgrade via one of the upgradable operating systems that MS allows on their list.

If you do a clean install I think all you have to do is insert the original install disc of that previous op sys to upgrade to whatever version of win 7 you want.

#4 WalkerA_WinTeam


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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:57 PM

Is it possible or do I have to buy the full version?

Unfortunately, you cannot upgrade from any edition of the Windows 7 RC to the final release of Windows 7 directly. You'll have to revert back to your previous OS and then perform a clean install. If you started with XP or Vista, you can purchase a Windows 7 Upgrade, but if you started with an earlier version than XP or Vista, you'll have to purchase the full version of Windows 7. Check this out for more clarification: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...asked-questions

This may seem like a stupid question

No such thing :huh:

Good luck and let us know if you're successful!


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