Installing/Removing Windows 7 RC

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  1. gamerw00t macrumors member

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    If I install Windows 7 RC with Bootcamp, can I remove it once the real version comes out? How easy would this be?
     
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  3. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    When you buy the final version run Windows Easy Transfer and backup to an external HDD or network location. If you're using the former make sure you deselect and exclude it's drive letter during the selection process.

    Once it's done boot off your new W7 CD, click more options in setup instead of upgrade, reformat the bootcamp partition and install. Once you've loaded the bootcamp drivers and updates run Easy Transfer again restoring your files and settings - voila.
     
  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Or you could just enter the CD Key given to you when you buy the W7 CD in the RC1. Micro$oft will most likely provide an update to update RC1 to 7, but you need a valid CD Key.
     
  5. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    There will no doubt be a hack in a similar method to 7 Beta to RC previously but even that caused far more problems post upgrade than the time saved by clean installing and restoring files by backups. For a stable setup it's by far the best way.
     
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    But why on Earth would you update from an RC to an official release? Clean install is always the best option.
     
  8. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't even consider it either - period. I was only trying to tell SHADO that nicely :)
     

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