1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Windows 7 Release Candidate: Rumors and Such

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by LarryFlowers, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Lee L

    Lee L Hall Of Fame

    3,134
    0
    Aug 15, 2002
    Everything I have read says no upgrade install from XP. They did have some KB article I think about how you could use the user state tool to somehow bring some pertinent info into 7, but I have no idea what the complete process will be. My guess it would be easier to start from scratch anyway.
     
  2. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    4,290
    1
    Sep 22, 2006
    What do you mean by a clean install? Insert the disk in the disk drive and boot the computer or are you talking about the type of clean install you can do in Vista?


     
  3. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    5,945
    40
    Feb 18, 2007
    Insert the disk in the disk drive and boot the computer
    I have had no success on installing windows 7 on my XP machine this way.
     
  4. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

    4,785
    5
    Feb 5, 2009
    Arghhhh! My Technet sub expired about 7 days ago.
     
  5. MIAMI1683

    MIAMI1683 New Member

    2,570
    0
    Jul 11, 2007
    Format your HDD then put the disk in. Then boot from Disk. It worked for me on an old laptop. The Pc says "Designed for XP" but runs W7 better :D
     
  6. MIAMI1683

    MIAMI1683 New Member

    2,570
    0
    Jul 11, 2007
    I wish I could get a copy of the 64 bit version too
     
  7. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    5,945
    40
    Feb 18, 2007
    OK, will try now.
     
  8. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    5,945
    40
    Feb 18, 2007
    Me too! I have 3 machines on the beta now, maybe 4 if I get this old laptop to take.
     
  9. MIAMI1683

    MIAMI1683 New Member

    2,570
    0
    Jul 11, 2007
    I hear that. I have 3 here also. I like it sooo much that on older P4 with 2gb's of ram runs it. I put a new graphics card in the machine and it looks awesome on a 26" LCD.
     
  10. Hansen

    Hansen Hall Of Fame

    1,344
    0
    Jan 1, 2006
    I found the same thing on an old laptop. Runs W7 very nicely overall.
     
  11. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    5,945
    40
    Feb 18, 2007
    ...and probably won't run vista at all.:)
     
  12. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    23,041
    148
    Aug 22, 2006
    Lower...
    Agree. A bit "snappier" than Win XP SP3. Definitely runs as well, if not slightly better, in as little as 512 MB memory on machines that can't run Vista.

    Had Microsoft waited a bit and introduced 7 first, we would never have seen those Mac vs. Vista commercials, IMHO, and corporate America would have had no "hardware upgrade" reasons to stick with XP. /steve
     
  13. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    21,331
    246
    Nov 15, 2005
    "Desktop Wars: The Empire Strikes Back"
     
  14. dave29

    dave29 New Member

    5,945
    40
    Feb 18, 2007
    Just installed it on my old XP laptop, sorry for hijacking the thread Larry.
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    37,060
    287
    Jun 18, 2006
    I would argue that such a thing would be impossible, that Vista was the only thing that it could have been given its release date being so delayed, and that the only reason Windows7 is better than Vista is the extra effort put forth by the programmers due to the issues with Vista. Add to that, performance issues notwithstanding, compatibility issues tend to be a bit less pervasive when it's two years later.
     
  16. drded

    drded Godfather

    380
    3
    Aug 22, 2006
    Tucson, AZ
    Everything Microsoft has posted indicates you cannot upgrade from XP to W7, only do a clean install. That means reinstalling all your applications and settings. To me, a serious blunder by MS. Who wants to go through all that trouble?

    Dave
     
  17. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    21,331
    246
    Nov 15, 2005
    Especially with so many computer being shipped without disks so the pre-installed software is impossible or very difficult to re-install.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    37,060
    287
    Jun 18, 2006
    Yes but on the other hand, I really advise people not to upgrade OS's, just to stay with what you have and if it won't run your program of choice, perhaps a hardware upgrade is just the thing.

    I'm still bruised from the upgrade from MS-DOS 3.3 to MS-DOS 4.0 ...
     
  19. LarryFlowers

    LarryFlowers New Member

    4,290
    1
    Sep 22, 2006
    Upgrading an OS is a bad idea... it always has been. You are dragging along all the bad baggage in the old OS. A Clean install of a new OS insures that you haven't brought along anything from the old OS. Besides, the time you will save with a clean install vs an upgrade may well offset much of the time necessary to reinstall everything.

    I have for years used a 2 drive system in my PC's. Drive C is strictly OS and software. Drive D is everything else. I can do a full rebuild in short order and just reconnect my files to the new system.


     
  20. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    23,041
    148
    Aug 22, 2006
    Lower...
    Exactly what I do as well. Works like a charm. What's especially nice is any network or other hardware drivers you may need that are not part of Windows are immediately available on your "D" drive.

    You just have to remember before wiping "C" to grab any bookmarks or desktop items you may want to save.
     

Share This Page