Will Windows 7 RTM update to the retail version?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Rackerz, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Rackerz

    Rackerz MDL Novice

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    I was just wondering whether the RTM version will continue to update to the retail version that may be updated before release on Oct 22.

    Will it update or will the retail version need to be installed?

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  2. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    If you go read the Win 7 Updates thread, so far only the kernel gets a new build number but the actual build number stays the same. I seriously doubt you'll have to upgrade to a retail version.
     
  3. 1234s282

    1234s282 MDL Member

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    No Sorry

    You will have to do a Reinstallation - Most probably a clean one too!

    Microsoft have stated that users will NOT be able to upgrade from the RC to the final , so I would have a guess that the same applies with the RTM version.

    The RTM version will always update. If its working and activated fine , you will continue to get updates for it
     
  4. Reign_Of_Freedom

    Reign_Of_Freedom MDL Expert

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    He was referring to the RTM not the RC. It's been known you'd have to do a reinstall if you wanted Win 7 retail - no upgrade from RC.
     
  5. Everilda

    Everilda MDL Senior Member

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  6. Stormcrow

    Stormcrow MDL Junior Member

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    The boxed retail versions which will go on sale *are* the RTM version.

    OEM versions on pre-installed PCs will also be the same, but the OEMs may have included some updates that became available between RTM and them shipping boxes.

    All that you need to do with your existing RTM is keep it up-to-date via windowsupdate.

    No re-install required.

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  7. burfadel

    burfadel MDL EXE>MSP/CAB

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    Althought the sound of the mod to upgrade from RC to RTM may be good, the actual practicality of it isn't. A fresh install would be a much better option!
     
  8. Voiture Lumiere

    Voiture Lumiere MDL Member

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    What's on MSDN will probably be those on shelves as well, since the hash on MSDN matches the leaked RTM 7, it's the same thing.
    The bottom line is the leaked RTM is what will be on shelves later on, just without the activation code.
     
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  9. Everilda

    Everilda MDL Senior Member

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    I agree that a fresh install is the best option, but I tried the upgrade purely out of interest to see if it worked and it was fine.

    If anyone has a frankenbuild i.e. RC activated with Toolkit 1.8 then a fresh install is definitely advisable.