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#1
Ok, my beta version of windows 7 is about to expire and i have no clue what OS i want to use. So, is there anyway to get around my problem? if not, XP or vista? Thanks :)
 
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#2
Go with whatever one is cheaper and then buy 7 when it comes out. If you want to keep your OS for a while though, then I'd say go with Vista because it rocks.
 

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VISTA!!
that's it...
 

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#4
haha ok ;D

il go vista, 32 or 64 bit?
oh, punkbuster, it has 64 bit support?
 
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you could just get the windows 7 release candidate which is giood until march next year
 
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Yeah you could go for the rc of Windows 7 or Vista home premium 64bit.
 

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vista x64, or a newer build of 7.

only 7000 is expiring atm, 7100 and up last til next year.
 

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#8
really? so il download that. can i just burn it onto a DVD and install it over my old version, so i wouldnt need to back up anything?
 
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#10
you could just get the windows 7 release candidate which is giood until march next year
+1 ... I also think it's faster and more stable than Vista..

It's fully functional till March 1st 2010 and will expire June 1st 2010..

Get it free from M$ site (you'll need a M$ hotmail account to get the activation key)

It's best to install to a clean partition then you could move your files over... failing that you could install to your original partition BUT your original OS will be shoved into a folder called windows.old (you can still copy your files from it)
 

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you cant just upgrade, you need to format and fresh install between builds of 7.

wetbehindtheears: you do not need a hotmail account to get it. i got mine and i use Gmail.
 
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#13
thanks :) im downloading now ;p
i just remember a "upgrade" option when i was originally installing windows 7 so i thought i could do this without backing things up.
 

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upgrades are very buggy in win7 atm - it is still beta for a reason.
 

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I suppose, so create a partition on my HD and install it there, then copy everything over?
 

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I suppose, so create a partition on my HD and install it there, then copy everything over?
i would reccomend against that. back your data up on the second partition, then format and reinstall windows on the primary.
 

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Ok :D

thanks guys :)
 
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i would reccomend against that. back your data up on the second partition, then format and reinstall windows on the primary.
that assumes that he already has two partitions. if he just has one big partition right now, he can proceed to do it any way he desires without ill effect.
 

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Yeah i have one big partition. ;p
 

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that assumes that he already has two partitions. if he just has one big partition right now, he can proceed to do it any way he desires without ill effect.
he implied he has two partitions.

"ObSo-1337 I suppose, so create a partition on my HD and install it there, then copy everything over? "


there are three options:

Format and fresh install: reccomended.

Upgrade install: only available from some builds to other builds (EG 7000 to 7100 doesnt work, but 7100 to 7127 works)

Over-the-top install: would work, but he'd still need to reinstall all programs. his data is backed up, but none of the programs will run til they're reinstalled anyway. Takes the same amount of time and effort, but wastes HDD space with leftover duplicates of his last install. why bother?
 

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Im using 6801 when was that supposed to be cut off ROFL

I don't think they are going to be kicking me off this copy from some time to come. Yes, I am still getting updates too LOL.
 
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#22
you cant just upgrade, you need to format and fresh install between builds of 7.

wetbehindtheears: you do not need a hotmail account to get it. i got mine and i use Gmail.
it works to upgrade 7 builds but is NOT recommended hehe
fresh install ftw
 

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#23
Yeah il just do a fresh install :)
i just love the feeling ;D

computer feels brand new :)
 

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#24
Yeah il just do a fresh install :)
i just love the feeling ;D

computer feels brand new :)
yep!
After reinstalling it feels smooth again;)
 

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i'm formatting my media PC from build 7000 to 7127 as we speak :)


Mmmm fresh... even after removing everything of value, there was still 25GB of stuff on the C: drive :S