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How to Upgrade from Windows 7 Beta to RC Build?

epk

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#5
well, i'd say the same

but since these are betas/rc and shouldn't be consider'd 100% reliable anwyways, u could go either way


random note.. woohoo! 1100 posts :D
 

Electronic Punk

willalwaysbewithyou
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#10
I would generally agree but have pretty much upgraded from every build since the first beta I got and have had no issues other than a few which were easily resolved.

When I do finally migrate my main rig I will however do a clean install.

Plus, either upgraded from Vista or XP will really help the MS guys pick up any issues, upgrading from the beta will not really reproduce a real world scenario.
 

Bman

OSNN Veteran Original
#11
Yea I will be upgrading to RC, i have always done clean installs, but this seems different to me, just beta and rc, and my files and programs are how I want them. So too much work to reinstall and format and all that.
 

Sazar

F@H - Is it in you?
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#12
I am waiting till May 5th to grab another x64 OS for my Media Center :D

Already backed up all my movies and songs (I HATE iTunes :( damn thing will likely forget all my settings :( )
 

American Zombie

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Staff member
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#13
According to the email I received from Microsoft about the RC:
IMPORTANT: If you are running Windows 7 Beta you’ll need to back up your data (preferably on an external device) and then do a clean install of the Windows 7 Release Candidate. After installing Windows 7, you will need to reinstall applications and restore your files. If you need help with the installation process, please see the Installation Instructions.
Also:
Please note: All users of the Windows 7 Release Candidate (including Windows Vista users who have upgraded to the Release Candidate) must do a clean installation of Windows 7 RTM. Please keep this is mind as you consider downloading the Release Candidate as opposed to waiting for the general availability release.
 

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