Windows 7 7077 due today/tonight

Discussion in 'Windows News' started by blackroseMD1, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Dangerously Overclocked

    Feb 2, 2009
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  2. nishi100

    nishi100 New Member

    Mar 10, 2009
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    Good, so i guess it's time to start backing up everthing.
  3. jimbo45

    jimbo45 New Member

    Jan 20, 2009
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    Hi there
    In general -- yes


    These scenarios could be a reasonable reason for doing an "Upgrade" rather than a "Clean install"

    1) You have some old programs installed

    on your previous OS but you no longer have the Install disks -- if you want to continue to use these programs then "Upgrade" is the only solution.

    2) Some programs like Photoshop CS4 will probably require a "Re-activation" of the product on a re-install.

    If you haven't "Transferred" activation before wiping your old OS you might get problems with "Number of activations allowed has been exceeded" or "Program is already activated on another computer" or similar.

    The Final release will probably have enough code in it to appear to your application that you've made a major change to your system and activation will kick in - The pre-RC builds avoid this. A lot of people are also adding memory / disks / video cards at the same time so if you have a product that requires activation ensure you can "Move" it from one machine to another (even if it's the SAME machine).

    3) You've installed products from the web plus their updates. Website no longer available -- same problem as 1).

    4) You have some VERY complex programs say like SAP etc installed which have an incredibly complicated process of applying "Hotpacks" and fixes. A complete re-install of this type of software is a major issue. -- This problem won't normally be seen by typical "Home" users but it does exist.

    5) Some programs just REFUSE to work on W7 even with correct drivers etc etc. These just might work if an Upgrade is done rather than a complete install.

    So there ARE genuine reasons as to why an upgrade rather than a complete install can be done - however if you CAN then go for a complete re-install rather than an upgrade.

    Note you *might* have to have XP HOME (not PRO) or VISTA installed if you wish to purchase an "Upgrade" version of W7. You can still do a Clean install however -- the old os will be renamed to WINDOWS.OLD which you can then delete. You need to have the old OS installed to start the installation process (although this might change by Retail W7).

    The Upgrade W7 version will be a lot cheaper than the full retail version.

  4. DRFP

    DRFP New Member

    Apr 13, 2009
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    Hi new

    Hi new here installed win 7 as an upgrade from Vista SP1
    it took 4.5 hours! A lot longer then vista did.

    So far its working fine, I downloaded 7077 from Demoniod and it was altered so I could use what ever X86 version I wanted and I chose Home premium

    I did not use a key
    It says its an evaluation copy
    It will not accept any beta keys I have even the one I made last night.

    What should I expect?

    Since I used no key will it all of a sudden "stop working" at some time?


    I do not like the new larger bottom tool bar BTW
  5. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

    Nov 16, 2008
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    Please, no names! As for the key, Windows 7 won't stop working, it will simply have limited functionality. I'd suggest getting the RC once it's released and doing a clean install... ;)

    The new taskbar can be changed to look like the one in Vista.. ;)
  6. New Member

    Mar 2, 2009
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    It's a lot of work upgrading to the new build. The RC is rumored to be two weeks away. I'll wait for that instead.

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