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 PostPost subject: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 12:37 am 
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Can I do it? I'd like to put 7 onto my laptop for everyday use, just upgrade from Vista Home Premium to 7 Ultimate, but I'm not sure if I can do it - does anyone know?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 1:40 am 
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:07 am 
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I think most Windows 7 ISOs are for standalone installs not upgrades

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:22 am 
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@Thlump: the standalone ISO is perfectly capable of upgrading an existing system, it was that way for Vista to.

@marktuson: While it is possible, I would recommend against it, there are some reports of some weird bugs and data loss in the MS Connect newsgroups right now. Quite a few of these are being closed as resolved (in later builds) so I would wait for the RC to perform this kind of upgrade.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:20 am 
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I would strongly recommend a clean install as there are so many issues with upgrading, especially with beta operating systems.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:16 am 
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install a new copy it's more reliable rather then having upgraded one, you may face some problem after upgrading best option get 7 with dual boot

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:00 am 
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Something to also bear in mind is that you will then not be able to upgrade from this build to RC or RTM or some other build.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 4:44 pm 
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marktuson wrote:
Can I do it? I'd like to put 7 onto my laptop for everyday use, just upgrade from Vista Home Premium to 7 Ultimate, but I'm not sure if I can do it - does anyone know?

I upgraded my OEM Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7.
The process was excellent, really, excellent, except for the fact that it took two hours. Other than that, it was awesome.
Everything everything everything was on it's place. I didn't have to move a single driver.
I think the process was wonderful (If you wanna wait the two hours). The system makes my computer faster!
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:13 am 
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I tried upgrading an X61 tablet laptop and I got a blue screen. Then Windows 7 just said "Install was unsuccessful, starting automatic restore". I had no option of canceling the restore... That was after waiting 2 hours!! I'm pretty irritated but that's what you get for trying to upgrade. I'm just going to do a full reformat.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:07 pm 
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flashstar wrote:
I tried upgrading an X61 tablet laptop and I got a blue screen. Then Windows 7 just said "Install was unsuccessful, starting automatic restore". I had no option of canceling the restore... That was after waiting 2 hours!! I'm pretty irritated but that's what you get for trying to upgrade. I'm just going to do a full reformat.


How bad. When something goes wrong while updating you do need to clean-install. Yet, it's worth it! :) Good luck

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Yes,you can only upgrade Windows Vista SP1 English Version to Windows 7


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I upgraded from 6801 to 6956 to 7000.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 2:00 pm 
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clean install is the only way during beta stages.

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I upgraded from 6801 to 6956 to 7000.

i thought it was impossible to upgrade with the different builds. do you mean you installed over each one?


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rws7 wrote:
clean install is the only way during beta stages.

Of course you can do it.
I did with my own everyday laptop and have no problems at all. Not even one.
The updating process took a long long time. About 3 hours, Setup will seem to be stuck at some points, becasue by ex, mine said "Copying files 350,453 of 460,435" and it would do about 100-500 files per second. Yet, sometimes it would take HALF AN HOUR to copy a _Single_ file. I imaginte it did sthg else because after such it rebooted, yet, you have to be ready to wait.
In case you do a clean, it won't take long. About half an hour atm.
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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 4:57 pm 
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I thought that it was impossible in the betas of windows 7 to upgrade from another windows version.

Is it only possible with vista?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:05 pm 
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zeehonden_3 wrote:
I thought that it was impossible in the betas of windows 7 to upgrade from another windows version.

Is it only possible with vista?


You may not upgrade XP to Seven.
It has to be Vista SP1 in order to upgrade.
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I upgraded from 6801 to 6956 to 7000.

i thought it was impossible to upgrade with the different builds. do you mean you installed over each one?


No, I did successfully upgrade. I'm using my upgraded copy right now.


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So the upgrade feature works between builds, anyone know if the roll back feature works?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows Vista upgrade to 7        Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2009 8:33 pm 
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Windows OCManage wrote:
zamadatix wrote:
Windows OCManage wrote:
I upgraded from 6801 to 6956 to 7000.

i thought it was impossible to upgrade with the different builds. do you mean you installed over each one?


No, I did successfully upgrade. I'm using my upgraded copy right now.


Indeed it does work.

6956 to 7000 for me, and it went fine, it took ages for the upgrade (3-4hours) but everything seemed to work out fine and I haven't had a reinstall since 6956 was leaked.

Stable.

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