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Old 10-22-09, 10:33 AM   #13
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my upgrade to 7 is due to ship tomorrow.

on the second day of a national postal strike...
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Old 10-22-09, 10:54 AM   #14
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Oh and to ViN and Nekro. I told you we'd see it in 2009. I win
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Old 10-22-09, 11:16 AM   #15
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What's surprising is that the "clean install" offered no option to format the hard drive, though fully installed the system has no fragmentation and tons of extra space...I'm really impressed so far, all drivers and software are working fine. Looking forward to learning the new UI features, this is my first time using Windows 7.
So what exactly did a clean install do? Are all of your files gone? How would we install this copy down the road? Are we allowed to download it again or do we have to back it up somewhere?
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been running the final RTM since july 14th
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Old 10-22-09, 11:23 AM   #17
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been running the final RTM since july 14th
+1. Newegg did ship my pre order of the Windows 7 Home Upgrade yesterday and should be here by Monday! I should have selected next day but oh well next week no biggie.
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Old 10-22-09, 11:26 AM   #18
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So what exactly did a clean install do? Are all of your files gone? How would we install this copy down the road? Are we allowed to download it again or do we have to back it up somewhere?
Not sure if the download is available forever, but you can back up the files you downloaded easily. It removes all program, user, and windows related files and moves them to a "windows.old" folder which you can delete at your discretion. As far as I can tell, it basically automatically cleans up your primary system disk. During installation, it will restart a few times and you'll see multiple boot options, but they're removed after completion.
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Not sure if the download is available forever, but you can back up the files you downloaded easily. It removes all program, user, and windows related files and moves them to a "windows.old" folder which you can delete at your discretion. As far as I can tell, it basically automatically cleans up your primary system disk. During installation, it will restart a few times and you'll see multiple boot options, but they're removed after completion.
did you play any securom games? have fun deleting that folder
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did you play any securom games? have fun deleting that folder
No kidding. I had to download a program called "DelInvFile" (which is a trial copy and only removes 3 files total) to get rid of the Securom files. It was fairly easy though. Google ftw!

Oh and mojoman to answer your other question about reinstallation - You can install it again but you do need an activated and installed copy of Windows XP or Vista (or possibly Windows 7) to do the installation. I don't know if the Vista Upgrade trick works or not.

I didn't format the partition or anything, and the installation was on the drive before it "cleaned" all of the old software off. You will have all files from your User and Program Files folders on the drive still after installation (though they will be stored in Windows.old). They can be easily removed though and as far as I can tell, the clean install worked perfectly fine.
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hm I would like to just format my hd and do a clean install but I wonder if that would work. I wish this were an iso
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hm I would like to just format my hd and do a clean install but I wonder if that would work. I wish this were an iso
Thing is, it's an upgrade version so you can't just install on a formatted drive. Honestly though there's nothing left on the drive from the old windows installation; formatting would really not accomplish anything.
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Old 10-22-09, 01:20 PM   #23
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Just booted up my laptop on RTM expecting a slew of W7 updates but none are to be seen. Considering they didn't release many updates since RTM release I was expecting quite a few more finishing touches to be added between RTM and public release but it seems this isn't the case. Maybe next patch tuesday.
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yap, november 11 probably

you should have had few updates even now

like this for example, quite big important update
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=140090
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