upgrading

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by fargo, May 16, 2014.

  1. fargo

    fargo MDL Novice

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    I am running windows 7 home premium sp1 using chew 7 v 1.1, if I want to upgrade to win. pro do I have to
    uninstall chew 7 first ? If so would that keep me from upgrading to pro ? thanks
     
  2. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    You're here that long and using such crappy hacktivation ... nice :cool2:. Not sure whether this will interfer with the upgrade :g:.

    Recommend to use WAT Fix - Fix your activation problems at first. Proper activation would be Windows Loader by Daz from my signature :good3:.
     
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  3. fargo

    fargo MDL Novice

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  4. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    you should be able too, if anything it would error and you would need to use watfix -> upgrade -> run chew again after. Backup an image of the system and give it a go. if it fails you got your backup. Thats what I would do anyway.

    Honestly though, you should run watfix and use the loader, loader uses no memory its not running in windows and all updates work fine without any problems. Safer, cleaner way to go. Chew is exactly that, chewing on the system lol, but your choice :D
     
  5. Daz

    Daz MDL Developer / Admin
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    Chew7 was a hacktivator designed for build 7600 of Windows 7, so you're kind of butchering your system files even if it appears to "work". If you were using a BIOS mod or Windows Loader then you could simply enter the a Windows 7 Pro OEM SLP key and it'd upgrade you easily. And an extra plus is that unlike Chew7 neither a BIOS mod or Windows Loader would have any extra processes using your CPU or memory.

    Hacktivation is unsupported and discouraged at MDL because there are cleaner solutions. Modding system files in an attempt to activate just makes it harder for us diagnose problems. Proof of that can be found within the Windows Loader's support thread as that's 1841 pages long and 95% of it is due hacktivation cleanup instructions. It's also why WAT Fix exists.
     
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  6. fargo

    fargo MDL Novice

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    just thought I'd say I took your advise and used watfix to clean out chew 7 and use windows loader by the amazing
    mr. daz !...........fargo