Originally Posted by Tr1cK
Can I install over top of 7000 or would a fresh install be the only option?
7000 is getting kind of long in the tooth and has a few annoying quirks that I'm tired of.
PidginPortable takes forever to load and hangs on exit. UAC quirkiness with gadgetry. Takes forever to read a folder sometimes. Has hickups when accessing my new terabyte drive that replaced a 320 as storage (not OS). A few more issues I can't think of right now.
upgrade technically will not work, but if you really want there is a way to do it.
Just do this
2.Burn the Windows 7 ISO image to a DVD, and then copy and whole image to a storage location that you wish to run the upgrade from (can be either any directory/folder on any partition/drive on the machine running the pre-release build, or a bootable USB/FireWire flash drive).
Alternatively, itís possible to directly extract the content of the ISO to a desired folder using file extraction tool such as WinRAR.
3.Browse to the sources directory.
4.Open the file cversion.ini in a text editor such as Notepad.
5.Modify the MinClient build number to a value lower than the down-level build. For example, change 7100 to 7000.
BUT REMEMBER, DOING THIS CAN POTENTIALLY CAUSE A LOT OF ISSUES