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Topic # 42558 6-Oct-2009 23:18
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I'm starting to see this being requested at numerous levels.

SME,
Small business,
Home Users.

Is there actually a way to do a clean Upgrade rather than a backup / clean install. It also appers that Microsoft aren't offering upgrade pricing from XP. People I'm speaking to don't want a clean install, they want an upgrade.




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  Reply # 261897 6-Oct-2009 23:55
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no not even google is able to do it :(
silly m$!



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  Reply # 262136 7-Oct-2009 16:36
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I agree. I already know someone who rather than face the XP -> 7 transition bought a new Macbook with Snow Leopard.




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  Reply # 262149 7-Oct-2009 16:46
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Only clean install is possible.




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  Reply # 262166 7-Oct-2009 17:13
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well actually - i've just thought of it: it's possible.
upgrade to vista (but that may need a crack code, temporarily ...) then upgrade to windows 7.

disclaimer: this is for educational/debate/brainstroming purposes and i do not suggest that anyone should do anything that is against the law

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  Reply # 262167 7-Oct-2009 17:15
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well i dont know about needing a key for vista upgrade. in fact you might be able to upgrade without a key, but i havent had time to google sorry

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  Reply # 262176 7-Oct-2009 17:27
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You couldn't upgrade from NT4 to XP.
You couldn't upgrade from 2000 to Vista.
You can't upgrade from XP to '7'.
Don't see the problem here...
Having said that however, '7' is effectively Vista SP3 (otherwise the build number would have been 7.0 not 6.1 (Build 7600)) so an upgrade should be possible, just not easy...

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  Reply # 262242 7-Oct-2009 21:05
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You can't go straight from XP -> 7, but what you could do is go XP -> Vista -> 7.

I did something similar to this on my friends PC and it worked flawlessly.




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  Reply # 262249 7-Oct-2009 21:27
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Use the Windows Easy Transfer, which should be available in Windows 7's media under Tools I think (a.k.a. Files and Settings Transfer, F.A.S.T.) to get all the documents and settings all packaged up and stored aside. Do clean install then run Windows Easy Transfer once installed to restore the files and settings.

This should work.

Of course, you'll have to reinstall all applications.




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  Reply # 262309 8-Oct-2009 08:53
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HiK1000716: You can't go straight from XP -> 7, but what you could do is go XP -> Vista -> 7.

I did something similar to this on my friends PC and it worked flawlessly.


Yup, this worked for me also.  Just upgrade to windows vista then from vista to 7.

The ideal method would be to install the machine from fresh for the user and migrate their data/settings from the old machine.  That way the user will have a fresh clean install without any upgrade niggles left behind.

Where possible I will try to use this approach (of course there will be users who have heavily customized machines where this may not be possible).

I have been running Windows 7 Enterprise since it was released as RTM and haven't had any issues running programs written for XP running on Windows 7

I recently installed Nokia PC Suite 7.1.30.9 on my machine and it ran fine. Windows 7 has loads of compatibilty options (http://www.symbian-guru.com/welcome/2009/01/how-to-install-nokia-pc-suite-v71-in-windows-7.html) Although this is for the Beta, it works fine in the RTM.

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  Reply # 262363 8-Oct-2009 11:36
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jaymz: I recently installed Nokia PC Suite 7.1.30.9 on my machine and it ran fine. Windows 7 has loads of compatibilty options (http://www.symbian-guru.com/welcome/2009/01/how-to-install-nokia-pc-suite-v71-in-windows-7.html) Although this is for the Beta, it works fine in the RTM.

Did you see my thread here?  I also had no problems with PC Suite (followed the same instructions you did) but I haven't been able to get the Wireless Presenter tool to work.  Have you tried that?

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  Reply # 262386 8-Oct-2009 12:44
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jaymz: I recently installed Nokia PC Suite 7.1.30.9 on my machine and it ran fine. Windows 7 has loads of compatibilty options (http://www.symbian-guru.com/welcome/2009/01/how-to-install-nokia-pc-suite-v71-in-windows-7.html) Although this is for the Beta, it works fine in the RTM.

Did you see my thread here?  I also had no problems with PC Suite (followed the same instructions you did) but I haven't been able to get the Wireless Presenter tool to work.  Have you tried that?


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  Reply # 262485 8-Oct-2009 18:30
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chiefie: Use the Windows Easy Transfer, which should be available in Windows 7's media under Tools I think (a.k.a. Files and Settings Transfer, F.A.S.T.) to get all the documents and settings all packaged up and stored aside. Do clean install then run Windows Easy Transfer once installed to restore the files and settings.

This should work.

Of course, you'll have to reinstall all applications.


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  Reply # 263564 12-Oct-2009 20:46
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Laplink have a product that claims to be able to do it.
Have not tried it so do not know if or how well it works.

http://www.laplink.com/pcmover/pcmoverupgradeassistant.html

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