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Old 02-23-10, 09:42 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 02-23-10, 09:47 AM   #2
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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...?
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Old 02-23-10, 09:56 AM   #3
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Yeah I was able to upgrade from RC to Final by altering the file on the disc. No problems here.
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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.
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Old 02-23-10, 05:52 PM   #5
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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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