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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #75 on: May 29, 2009, 11:00:33 am »
I don't know if you should upgrade, but if you do, you can't keep your programs. You'll have to reinstall them inside Windows 7.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #76 on: May 29, 2009, 12:14:52 pm »
No I shouldn't upgrade? No I can't keep all my programs? No, but actually yes? What?
No you shouldn't upgrade. At least unless you have an actual reason for it.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #77 on: May 29, 2009, 03:44:11 pm »
I don't know if you should upgrade, but if you do, you can't keep your programs. You'll have to reinstall them inside Windows 7.

Actually it does. It moved all of my files to a folder called Windows.old when I upgraded. I didn't have to reinstall anything, I just moved it back to Program Files.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #78 on: May 29, 2009, 06:28:00 pm »
I'm duel booting Win7 with vista.
It's easy to re-size a partition in Vista so I gave my self about 100 gigs to play with.

That might be the best route since it the beta will go away next year unless you pay up. Would suck if you couldn't buy the OS, and you were committed.

Oh, and you can only upgrade from vista. No Xp to Win 7 unless you do a clean install.

Read these for more info:

Lifehacker's Guide to Upgrading to Windows 7 RC


Windows 7: The Complete Guide (Now With RC1!)

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #79 on: May 29, 2009, 07:44:47 pm »
Cool, I have vista so it sounds like I'll be able to upgrade without losing anything.

Edit: I had plenty of room so I decided to try dual booting. Install went well and now I'm running Windows 7! Neat!
« Last Edit: May 30, 2009, 01:42:20 pm by MetallicDragon »

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #80 on: May 30, 2009, 02:02:48 pm »
Wait this is out? Or is this still a Beta?
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #81 on: May 30, 2009, 02:29:34 pm »
You can download the "release candidate" (a full-featured beta with some bugs, basically) for free, and it'll work until June next year.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #82 on: May 30, 2009, 08:45:29 pm »
Oh, and you can only upgrade from vista. No Xp to Win 7 unless you do a clean install.

I had XP and I had to do a clean install to get Windows 7.

It still keeps your files. While installing it, it asked me if I wanted to keep all of my files in a "Windows.old" folder in my C: drive.

Once again, I had XP, went to Windows 7, and kept all of my files.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #83 on: May 30, 2009, 11:05:41 pm »
Yeah, but then you had to reinstall everything and set all the settings for everything again. Keeping your files isn't that big of a deal because most programs need stuff in the registry to work.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #84 on: June 02, 2009, 12:15:09 pm »
It copied all my files. Even the windows ones (for some reason).

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #85 on: September 20, 2009, 11:53:10 am »
Aaaah... I installed Windows 7 Professional on my Computer and Laptop (no, not the RC).
It's awesometastic! I really like the new desktop management.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #86 on: September 20, 2009, 11:55:29 am »
If not the RC, then which version DID you install? It's not out yet...

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #87 on: September 21, 2009, 01:04:16 am »
If not the RC, then which version DID you install? It's not out yet...

Yes it is. The RTM (release to manufacturing) is out for MSDN members (which my school happens to be).
http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/08/06/windows-7-rtm-available-today-for-msdn-amp-technet-subscribers.aspx
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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #88 on: September 21, 2009, 08:30:54 am »
If not the RC, then which version DID you install? It's not out yet...

Yes it is. The RTM (release to manufacturing) is out for MSDN members (which my school happens to be).
http://windowsteamblog.com/blogs/windows7/archive/2009/08/06/windows-7-rtm-available-today-for-msdn-amp-technet-subscribers.aspx

Ah, neat.

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Re: Windows 7
« Reply #89 on: October 24, 2009, 08:21:17 am »
Ok so, is it worth the HD format to upgrade from XP to 7?
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