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How Do I Use the Upgrade Version on My Windows 7 RC?

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October 25, 2009 4:42:44 AM

I'm running the windows 7 x64 Release Candidate edition on my computer, and it is the only OS that has ever been on here. I ordered the upgrade version, but I'm afraid to open it because it might not work (I can't get a definite answer). Can someone please explain what I should do? If it helps, I'd rather do a clean installation but I don't mind an upgrade either.
a c 215 $ Windows 7
October 25, 2009 6:11:23 AM

There is a way to make the upgrade version work going from the RC to the RTM build, but I wouldn't bother. Clean installs are always a safer idea.
a b $ Windows 7
October 25, 2009 2:48:43 PM

Do a clean install - will save you a lot of trouble
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October 25, 2009 7:34:14 PM

So I'm able to do a clean install without any hacks, correct?

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a c 215 $ Windows 7
October 25, 2009 7:44:58 PM

Yes. Clean installs never need hacks.
October 26, 2009 4:15:48 AM

I installed it fine, then went back and formatted, then installed again and no problems. I'm very happy that I didn't pay $200 for the full edition.