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Dirthead
10-19-09, 07:03 PM
For those who have preorded win 7 has anyone received shipment notification? For example if you order from newegg.com ? Would they ship it today where it show up on the 22nd? (three day shipping) Or will it be sent on the 22nd?

|MaguS|
10-19-09, 07:12 PM
For those who have preorded win 7 has anyone received shipment notification? For example if you order from newegg.com ? Would they ship it today where it show up on the 22nd? (three day shipping) Or will it be sent on the 22nd?

It will either ship on the 21st or the 22nd.

lee63
10-19-09, 07:43 PM
I'm curious...can you upgrade from RC ???

|MaguS|
10-20-09, 02:32 PM
I'm curious...can you upgrade from RC ???

I think its a full install only but it backs up the data.

nekrosoft13
10-20-09, 02:44 PM
I'm curious...can you upgrade from RC ???

yes, but you have to edit one file on the dvd to remove restriction.

|MaguS|
10-21-09, 09:19 PM
yes, but you have to edit one file on the dvd to remove restriction.

and that file is? Would it be better to do a clean install?

nekrosoft13
10-21-09, 09:57 PM
and that file is? Would it be better to do a clean install?

in the iso, sources folder there is a file called cversion.ini

content of the file in RTM version looks like this

[HostBuild]
MinClient=7233.0
MinServer=7100.0

only part that actually matters is MinClient=7233.0, this basically means that any build older then 7233 can't perform upgrade.

if you have windows 7 RC, then your build is 7100. change that line from 7233 to 7100, and it will allow you to perform an upgrade

give it a shot, see how it goes.

betterdan
10-22-09, 03:52 AM
I preordered through Newegg and yesterday I got the shipping notice. According to the tracking number it is supposed to arrive to me via UPS tomorrow on the 23rd.

Dirthead
10-22-09, 09:19 AM
ya im stuck waiting till the 26th for my copy,

|MaguS|
10-22-09, 09:29 AM
My copy should be here when I get home from work. 2 day shipping ftw!

nekrosoft13
10-22-09, 11:02 AM
so magus will you try the upgrade?

|MaguS|
10-22-09, 11:29 AM
so magus will you try the upgrade?

Maybe... I don't have much to lose if it doesn't work out.

nekrosoft13
10-22-09, 11:31 AM
Maybe... I don't have much to lose if it doesn't work out.

my htpc was upgraded from rc to rtm, not a single issue.

|MaguS|
10-22-09, 05:25 PM
UPS sucks... Wont be getting it till tomorrow, they "rescheduled" it.

betterdan
10-22-09, 05:28 PM
My copy should be here when I get home from work. 2 day shipping ftw!

UPS sucks... Wont be getting it till tomorrow, they "rescheduled" it.

Free 3 day shipping from Newegg via UPS scheduled to be delivered on the same day as your 2 day shipping ftw!

:D

|MaguS|
10-23-09, 08:52 AM
in the iso, sources folder there is a file called cversion.ini

content of the file in RTM version looks like this

[HostBuild]
MinClient=7233.0
MinServer=7100.0

only part that actually matters is MinClient=7233.0, this basically means that any build older then 7233 can't perform upgrade.

if you have windows 7 RC, then your build is 7100. change that line from 7233 to 7100, and it will allow you to perform an upgrade

give it a shot, see how it goes.
So how would I go by doing this? Just copy the files from the CD to my HD and edit the files, then reburn it? Or can I install it from the HD? How about a thumbdrive?

nekrosoft13
10-23-09, 12:57 PM
So how would I go by doing this? Just copy the files from the CD to my HD and edit the files, then reburn it? Or can I install it from the HD? How about a thumbdrive?

if you are doing an upgrade, you don't have to reburn, you can run it from the hdd.