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Blade 02-23-10 08:42 AM

W7 Beta closing - now what?
 
Hi all,

looks like i have a matter of days before the beta starts to close down.

MS tell me i need to purchase a full version which i'm happy to do, however i really dont want to do a fresh install & lose the way i have the rig running now.

What are my options, cant i just purchase the full release & use the product key?

Am i really going to have to do a fresh install?

Any tips/help appreciated, thanks.

DiscipleDOC 02-23-10 08:47 AM

Re: W7 Beta closing - now what?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blade (Post 2194096)
Hi all,

looks like i have a matter of days before the beta starts to close down.

MS tell me i need to purchase a full version which i'm happy to do, however i really dont want to do a fresh install & lose the way i have the rig running now.

What are my options, cant i just purchase the full release & use the product key?

Am i really going to have to do a fresh install?

Any tips/help appreciated, thanks.

You should be able to do an upgrade...?

|MaguS| 02-23-10 08:56 AM

Re: W7 Beta closing - now what?
 
Yeah I was able to upgrade from RC to Final by altering the file on the disc. No problems here.

Blade 02-23-10 08:57 AM

Re: W7 Beta closing - now what?
 
Thanks Doc, i hope so, going to bite the bullet next week & purhcase, strange as i thought MS would have implemented something simple for beta testers rather than a complete reinstall.

Magus, Nm: found it.
Thanks again.

nekrosoft13 02-23-10 04:52 PM

Re: W7 Beta closing - now what?
 
Blade just be aware that altering that file might work, or upgrade might fail

In most cases it works fine. Just backup your important files.


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