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Can you upgrade Win7 beta to Win7 Retail?

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October 21, 2009 8:53:13 PM

If I'm running windows 7 beta, will I be able to Upgrade to windows 7 retail tomorrow, or do I have to downgrade to Vista first?

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October 21, 2009 10:00:58 PM

Microsoft has provided a method to upgrade from Beta/RC to Windows Retail but it is not recomended.

Do so at your own risk.

http://blogs.msdn.com/e7/archive/2009/04/07/delivering-...
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October 21, 2009 10:40:07 PM

Thanks, if I understand that correctly. It means I can still do a Clean install just not a upgrade. right?

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October 21, 2009 11:23:19 PM

No, you can do an upgrade from the Beta and RC to the RTM version, it's just not supported by Microsoft, nor is it recommended by very many people at all (myself included). Clean installs are always a better idea. If you REALLY NEED to upgrade from the Beta or RC though, it can be done.
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