Installation through OEM disc

#1
I have currently on my computer Windows 7 Ultimate RC1. What will happen when I insert the OEM Ultimate installation disc. In other words will I be able to install Win 7 without having to re install all of my software?
 


reghakr

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#2
Yes, All your 3rd party software.
 


#3
You mean that under the conditions described, no clean install is required?
 


kemical

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#4
I have currently on my computer Windows 7 Ultimate RC1. What will happen when I insert the OEM Ultimate installation disc. In other words will I be able to install Win 7 without having to re install all of my software?
No..

Microsoft recommends that you do a fresh install. I would back up what you can and then re-install: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/get/faq.aspx

See attached screenshot..
 


reghakr

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#5
You can't back up 3rd party applications.

They will all need to be re-installed because there are no references to them in the newly created registry.
 


kemical

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#6
You can't back up 3rd party applications.

They will all need to be re-installed because there are no references to them in the newly created registry.
Very true..This is why I said 'back up what you can' as there are some things that just won't do it...:)
 


Saltgrass

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#7
The internet is a big place, try putting your search skills to work.
 


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