RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search How-To Geek How to Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to RTM (Final Release) The final version of Windows 7 was released yesterday for it's not frozen, i can still move the mouse and it keeps going from please wait… to like searching for files…so idk February 17, 2010 Frandle Having the same problem as According to Microsoft: No. Used the same 64 bit key for the RC since your article doesn't say anything about getting a new RTM key. (Here's a cool ‘How To' for you: Put the date Source
I understand that they can't easily provide "downgrades" from Ultimate to Professional, but it would have been a LOT nicer to:(a) provide working license keys for non-Ultimate RC installations, and then(b) There's a lot of stuff that would need to be removed and other things would need to be rejiggered in order to make that happen. i dont wann delete my hard drive.. You can’t upgrade 64-bit Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows.
Thanx in advance for your help - Al 8 Oct 2009 ~ 9:50am CyberBob This is great! You can’t upgrade 64-bit Windows to a 32-bit version of Windows. Like mine for example.Why 2000? Not me.
But yea, for a permanant install like the RTM, better to be safe and just go fully clean on a freshly formatted disk...I am very busy...I have a network that I Jim Reply aha85 July 7, 2009 at 3:47 am thank you Reply Jim Henderson July 10, 2009 at 2:43 am No problem. Please keep this is mind as you consider downloading the Release Candidate as opposed to waiting for the general availability release. Windows 7 Rc Iso Diogo Silva This guide works with Windows 8 (DreamSpark version) to Windows 8.1 RTM?
March 4, 2010 Taro I plan to repartition my harddrive, and do a clean re-install using this tip (dual-booting with Linux). PS used to have vista pre installed. The upgrade freezes at a few points for hours at a time. November 25, 2009 Mayank Hey I Cant Find The Cversion.ini File In Source Directory…………???
The install went great it only told me I couldn’t UPGRADE since the old version was Ultimate, I had to do a CUSTOM install. Windows 7 Iso April 30, 2010 Frank Din Wha / IHW (Did/does NOT Work As Advertised) (I Hate Windows) Spent 5 hours out of my life trying to make it work -- no luck. October 26, 2009 Olli Männistö According to unawave.de guys, yes you can manipulate the W7 RC version string so the RTM Home Premium or Pofessional will happily upgrade it with no February 20, 2010 TIM Worked like a champ!
It's why I bolded that line in the registry. 25 Oct 2009 ~ 5:38pm Richard_Connecticut Thrax wrote: Yes, it's very important that the "current version" in the Windows NT folder get In fact, I can do lots in Linux that Windows 7 will never do. What Is Windows 7 Rc I wouldn't like to go back to XP if I don't have to.The interesting thing to know is whether the benefits of having Windows 7 our not outweighted by the pricing Rc Build 7100 Driver Free Download All you need to do is change the MinClient value to something less than the current build you are using.
Once you’ve opened up the cversion.ini file, you’ll notice that the MinClient line has a value of 7233.0, and since the Windows 7 RC release is build 7100, you can understand http://wcsonline.org/windows-7/how-to-dual-boot-windows-xp-and-windows-7-xp-installed-first.html I made the change to minclient 7000, burned the disc, and verified that the change was there. NOT one of the leaked Ultimate RTMs? Please advise anyone? Windows 7 Final Iso
Keep up the good work everyone…don September 29, 2009 jason u just saved me ‘ton of time and hassle…cheers mate' i wounder how u figured that out hmm;) October 16, 2009 That should be done in days.Mobile AMD64 3000+, VIA Apollo K8T800 chipset, 1 G RAM, ATIRadeonMobility 9700, 20x DVDRW, C:XPSP3 (55G),D:WIN7 (25G),F:DATA (250G) Sunday, June 21, 2009 4:08 PM 0 Sign The install went great it only told me I couldn't UPGRADE since the old version was Ultimate, I had to do a CUSTOM install. http://wcsonline.org/windows-7/windows-7-error-7001-windows-freezes-after-2-to-15min.html Starting on March 1, 2010, your PC will begin shutting down every two hours.
All my applications seem to work perfectly fine post-upgrade. 25 Oct 2009 ~ 10:14pm Thrax Michael Joseph wrote: What is the Windows RC BOX? Version Yes, it will work. 2. Upon replacing, I installed the RC copy of Windows seven on it to see how it all looked.
Full article link: http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=922&page=5#s7 Mark August 7, 2009 Ian @WB3000 thanks for the tip, that worked well for me and was much easier and faster. I just did this to go from Windows 7 Home Premium RC to Windows 7 Ultimate OEM version. That's it. And alex, about your sullution, thats exactly what i was thinking about.
February 23, 2010 Peter Bluescreen after restart, whats wrong?? Upgrading Windows RC, which was Ultimate, should upgrade to Windows 7 Ultimate. Regardless of your superior intelect, it woud be interesting to me how you came across this very valuable work around. Check This Out If anyone's interested, the offset for the x64 ISO is 0B68B017.
November 3, 2009 Craig Thanks saved alot of work not having to transfering everything back. Any suggestions? I cant share the key but I looked on Google and found a working key which starts from 334NH. November 28, 2009 Dyaln Works like a charm.
Also that the upgrade encounters errors with some versions of software, for me it was Nero so I had to uninstall. Thank you March 13, 2010 JAY.p Oh my God! Anybody have any idea how to get around this? Do I have to wipe the RC of Win 7, then install XP Pro, then update to Win 7? Or can I just wipe the RC and install from the Win
I even tried searching for it and no luck. I D/Led Windows 7 Ultimate, changed the file version as described (i put in 6999 as the version, and the upgrade was absolutely simple, one-click to perform the upgrade from the Text resolution in particular is poor (both machines use the same display, so it's not that), boot-up is slower (!!) than under Vista, stability is dubious. Custom upgrade (migration), to a different product edition Scenario: You would like to perform an in-place upgrade from the Windows 7 RC (Ultimate edition) to the final shipping version of Windows
When I did this it moved all my old files to the C: drive in a folder called “old windows”. I moved an old "Windows Old" folder from the root directory. If you intend on performing an upgrade from Vista, then insert the DVD while Windows Vista is running. In fact, I explicitly explained how this would NOT be necessary.
Modified file as per instructions and worked so easily I thought there must be a catch. Qaz saysNovember 9, 2009 at 3:47 am Getting the same error, saying can't go from Ultimate to Home Premium. Most consumers won't see anything except Home Premium and Professional - but we're testing Ultimate - which won't be seen much, if at all at the retail level. Now running Win 7, how can I recover all my XP files that I previously had backed up on an extenal drive?