- 10-21-2009, 07:47 PM #2
- 10-21-2009, 09:08 PM #4
- 10-22-2009, 10:02 PM #5
I would think if you really wanted to upgrade you could upgrade to vista and then to 7 but that would depend how badly you wanna upgrade. I love it I've been running it on my MB Pro through fusion forever. I just bought two copies for my work and home machines
- 10-22-2009, 11:30 PM #6
- 10-24-2009, 06:40 AM #7
- 10-24-2009, 10:48 AM #8
PCMover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant from Laplink and it worked quite well. So far, I haven't found any programs not functioning. It kept my settings, favorites, iTunes library, email (from Incredimail) all in tact.
- 10-24-2009, 12:25 PM #9
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- 10-25-2009, 01:42 AM #11
- 10-25-2009, 04:28 AM #12
No, I didn't have to reinstall anything. I did the upgrade, but if your disc is the full version, you have the ability to do a clean install. Depending on how old your Vista installation is and how borked it might be, doing a clean install to Windows 7 will be a good idea. Then, yes, you will have to reinstall everything. Just backup your stuff first.
- 10-25-2009, 05:43 AM #13
- 10-25-2009, 07:46 AM #14
Just do the clean install right out the gate. If you have everything backed up why not? I know it's a pain to re-install all your apps but if you have all their info I say do it. Sometimes we use little progs and plugins for one time needs that are just taking up space and littering your registry why not do a clean sweep.
- 10-25-2009, 09:14 AM #15
If you have Vista home anything, when you try to do an update, it will tell you that you have to do a clean install and cannot upgrade from the home version. (That makes life simple for you.)
As I've mentioned before though, it will still take all your old files and move them nicely to a new folder called WindowsOld unless you actually slick your hard drive first (which is the best idea).
- 10-25-2009, 09:31 AM #16
- 10-25-2009, 10:47 AM #17
- 10-25-2009, 11:29 AM #18
I upgraded my wife's from Vista Home to 7 Home without a glitch. And, as I stated earlier, I used PCMover Assistant to upgrade my XP machine to 7 Enterprise without having to reinstall my apps. So far, only three days, all is working well on both machines.
- 10-26-2009, 03:02 PM #20
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- 10-27-2009, 10:44 AM #22
- 10-27-2009, 11:16 AM #23
I'm really digging Windows 7. I only got the Home Premium as I have no need for domain or XP Mode at home. I did a clean install since I was going from XP and it took all of about 40 minutes or so to install off a USB drive ( which was a pain in the arse to get working from XP...grr ).
But it's all up and running, most of my apps are installed ( just need to install Visual Studio 2008 still ) and then I'll be back where I was, with a more responsive computer
- 10-27-2009, 12:37 PM #24
I was in Mac OS and opened ZDnet article about Windows 7 in Safari and as soon as it loaded Safari quit unexpectedly Is Apple monitoring my surfing habits? is it a built in Mac preservation mode? LOL obviously not but it was so ironic you have to admit.
I think it was a really good idea to start out suggesting that users do a fresh installation this time. I think that was also one of the things they did wrong last time was to allow users to think that upgrading would be a seamless effort. So people who had shaky XP installations that weren't exhibiting signs made Vista even worst. I'm loving the feedback and I fully agree because it has been nothing but rock solid since I've been running it. Then again so was Vista for me
- 10-29-2009, 11:26 AM #25