Update to a running Vista SP2 possible?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by foxhunter, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. foxhunter

    foxhunter MDL Member

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    Hi all,

    i'm running Windows Vista Ultimate SP2 with a bunch of installed programs.

    Is it possible to upgrade this with the Windows 7 RC without reinstalling all the programs?

    Thanks.
     
  2. stasio

    stasio MDL Expert

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    Yes,of course.Just choose Upgrade.:)
     
  3. foxhunter

    foxhunter MDL Member

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    Thanks.

    This will be a long weekend ;)
     
  4. petrossa

    petrossa MDL Novice

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    just remember that the inverse isn't possible. Once you've upgraded you can't downgrade. Seeing as even the price it not yet known you'll find yourself in a situation to or clean reinstall Vista or fork out $$$$$$$
     
  5. greyaburton

    greyaburton MDL Addicted

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    also note that when you upgrade,some programs may not work.every time i select upgrade(to a different version on 7)it says my tune up utilities wont work after upgrade but it does.however my dvd fab doesnt and have to uninstall and reinstall it.
     
  6. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    if you have iTunes installed make sure you deauth your computer prior to upgrading. Other than that the process is pretty much straight forward. If you have any apps that use the .NET Framework 1.0 they will probably not run.
     
  7. foxhunter

    foxhunter MDL Member

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    Hi all,

    of course i know all about the possible issues. I've used the beta version of Windows 7, but this was a fresh installation.

    iTunes? Never ;)
     
  8. foxhunter

    foxhunter MDL Member

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    Hi all,

    today i've found enough time to install the upgrade. It took on my DualCore Notebook with 4 GB RAM more than 2 hours :confused:

    Anyway, now it is running (Windows 7 Ultimate x64), no problems during installation and after.

    I've installed the Orion Patch to set up and activate a serial number. After several reboots the system already says:

    "you have 30 days to activate online".

    Any ideas?
     
  9. HSChronic

    HSChronic MDL Expert

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    don't use a patcher, they replace system files that don't need to be replaced. Just use one of the RC keys readily available on the internet to activate.

    The upgrade can take a while because it does a hard link migration of all your profiles and files and settings. That is one of the reasons I switched to a roaming profile with folder redirect, this way everything is on my non-OS drive on my server and my OS drive on my desktop and laptop stay clean.
     
  10. foxhunter

    foxhunter MDL Member

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    I only have one user profile. Since i'm not using a Network i have to use local profiles ;)

    But usually there is no need for a daily upgrade.

    I will change my product key later (actually i don't have access to my personal machine). I'm only wondering, because the patcher tells me, that everything went fine.