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What's the best way to migrate from Win 7 beta RC to Win 7 Pro?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by McGrath, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. McGrath

    McGrath Flightless Bird

    It's time to get rid of Win 7 Beta.
    What's the best way to migrate from Win 7 beta RC to Win 7 Pro?
    Thanks for any advice.

    Jdr
     
  2. Bill Yanaire, ESQ

    Bill Yanaire, ESQ Flightless Bird

    Backup any data you have.

    Install Windows 7 Pro as new installation and wipe out current partition.



    "McGrath" <McGrath@uni.net> wrote in message
    news:QFDgn.127923$UQ6.73198@newsfe04.ams2...
    > It's time to get rid of Win 7 Beta.
    > What's the best way to migrate from Win 7 beta RC to Win 7 Pro?
    > Thanks for any advice.
    >
    > Jdr
     
  3. Andrew

    Andrew Flightless Bird

  4. Bill Yanaire, ESQ

    Bill Yanaire, ESQ Flightless Bird

    Said it backwards.

    Wipe out current partition during the install of Windows 7 Pro, then proceed
    with "new installation". This is the best way.


    "Bill Yanaire, ESQ" <bill@yanaire.org> wrote in message
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    > Backup any data you have.
    >
    > Install Windows 7 Pro as new installation and wipe out current partition.
    >
    >
    >
    > "McGrath" <McGrath@uni.net> wrote in message
    > news:QFDgn.127923$UQ6.73198@newsfe04.ams2...
    >> It's time to get rid of Win 7 Beta.
    >> What's the best way to migrate from Win 7 beta RC to Win 7 Pro?
    >> Thanks for any advice.
    >>
    >> Jdr

    >
     
  5. McGrath

    McGrath Flightless Bird

    "Bill Yanaire, ESQ" <bill@yanaire.org> wrote in message
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    > Said it backwards.
    >
    > Wipe out current partition during the install of Windows 7 Pro, then
    > proceed with "new installation". This is the best way.
    >


    THANK YOU!
    I'll do it after backing up my data.
    Thanks

    Jdr

    >
    > "Bill Yanaire, ESQ" <bill@yanaire.org> wrote in message
    > news:4b8307eb@news.x-privat.org...
    >> Backup any data you have.
    >>
    >> Install Windows 7 Pro as new installation and wipe out current partition.
    >>
    >>
    >> "McGrath" <McGrath@uni.net> wrote in message
    >> news:QFDgn.127923$UQ6.73198@newsfe04.ams2...
    >>> It's time to get rid of Win 7 Beta.
    >>> What's the best way to migrate from Win 7 beta RC to Win 7 Pro?
    >>> Thanks for any advice.
    >>>
    >>> Jdr

    >>
     
  6. McGrath

    McGrath Flightless Bird

    "Andrew" <yogig@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "McGrath" <McGrath@uni.net> wrote in message
    > news:QFDgn.127923$UQ6.73198@newsfe04.ams2...
    >> It's time to get rid of Win 7 Beta.
    >> What's the best way to migrate from Win 7 beta RC to Win 7 Pro?
    >> Thanks for any advice.
    >>
    >> Jdr

    >
    > http://windows7news.com/2009/07/28/upgrading-windows-7-rc-to-rtm/
    >
    > --
    > Andrew


    Thank you for the link, and I'm a way to do the job...
    Jdr
     
  7. Fishface

    Fishface Flightless Bird

    Andrew wrote:

    > http://windows7news.com/2009/07/28/upgrading-windows-7-rc-to-rtm/


    Similarly, there was a .cfg file in the beta that could be changed which allowed
    one to choose whether to install Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate.
    7-Zip was able to extract the .iso into a folder where the file could be modified.

    I had created a DVD from the original .iso and ImgBurn was able to extract the
    boot image into an .ima file and save it. Presumably, you could just extract the
    boot image from your installation disk. I then told ImgBurn to create a DVD from
    the folder. The Advanced tab has the option to create a bootable disk and has a
    place for specifying the .ima file. The Advanced tab is also where you can extract
    the boot image and save it as an .ima. It was all trial and error, but it worked.
     
  8. McGrath

    McGrath Flightless Bird

    "Fishface" <fishface@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
    news:hlv925$apj$1@news.eternal-september.org...
    > Andrew wrote:
    >
    >> http://windows7news.com/2009/07/28/upgrading-windows-7-rc-to-rtm/

    >
    > Similarly, there was a .cfg file in the beta that could be changed which
    > allowed
    > one to choose whether to install Home Premium, Professional or Ultimate.
    > 7-Zip was able to extract the .iso into a folder where the file could be
    > modified.
    >
    > I had created a DVD from the original .iso and ImgBurn was able to extract
    > the
    > boot image into an .ima file and save it. Presumably, you could just
    > extract the
    > boot image from your installation disk. I then told ImgBurn to create a
    > DVD from
    > the folder. The Advanced tab has the option to create a bootable disk and
    > has a
    > place for specifying the .ima file. The Advanced tab is also where you
    > can extract
    > the boot image and save it as an .ima. It was all trial and error, but it
    > worked.


    Would coping the "Libraries" which contain Documents, Pictures, Music and
    Video
    from drive C:/ to drive E:/ - be sufficient, then I could copy these
    Folders
    "Documents, Pictures, Music and Video" - separately to a newly and fresh
    installed
    Windows 7 Pro ?
     
  9. VistaSir

    VistaSir Flightless Bird

    "Andrew" <yogig@no.spam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "McGrath" <McGrath@uni.net> wrote in message
    > news:QFDgn.127923$UQ6.73198@newsfe04.ams2...
    >> It's time to get rid of Win 7 Beta.
    >> What's the best way to migrate from Win 7 beta RC to Win 7 Pro?
    >> Thanks for any advice.
    >>
    >> Jdr

    >
    > http://windows7news.com/2009/07/28/upgrading-windows-7-rc-to-rtm/
    >
    > --
    > Andrew


    Andrew,
    There is something on this site ??? when I click on the link the window
    freezes
    for quite a long time... and then it says "Not Responding"...
    > http://windows7news.com/2009/07/28/upgrading-windows-7-rc-to-rtm/
     
  10. Fishface

    Fishface Flightless Bird

    McGrath wrote:

    > Would coping the "Libraries" which contain Documents, Pictures, Music and
    > Video from drive C:/ to drive E:/ - be sufficient, then I could copy these
    > Folders "Documents, Pictures, Music and Video" - separately to a newly and
    > fresh installed Windows 7 Pro ?


    I imagine that would get some stuff, but...

    Click the start button and type-in the word "transfer." At least on mine, there
    is a wizard which will offer to transfer you files, asking if this is your old or new
    computer. I imagine that would work, but always have a backup. Macrium
    Reflect Free works well to save an image of your disk which you can restore
    at will. http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp
     
  11. McGrath

    McGrath Flightless Bird

    "Fishface" <fishface@invalid.invalid> wrote in message
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    > McGrath wrote:
    >
    >> Would coping the "Libraries" which contain Documents, Pictures, Music and
    >> Video from drive C:/ to drive E:/ - be sufficient, then I could copy
    >> these Folders "Documents, Pictures, Music and Video" - separately to a
    >> newly and
    >> fresh installed Windows 7 Pro ?

    >
    > I imagine that would get some stuff, but...
    >
    > Click the start button and type-in the word "transfer." At least on mine,
    > there
    > is a wizard which will offer to transfer you files, asking if this is your
    > old or new
    > computer. I imagine that would work, but always have a backup. Macrium
    > Reflect Free works well to save an image of your disk which you can
    > restore
    > at will. http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp



    Providing you have an old and a new computer. Matter
    is more complex if you have only one computer and only
    two hard drives. An old C:/ must become a new C:/.
    What you left with is just drive D:/ to do all your
    backup. But it's already been done. Almost with
    no problems..
    Thanks to ALL for your contribution.
     

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