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How do I upgrade from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM?

How do I upgrade from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM?

I want to install Windows 7 RC. I know about the time bomb in June of 2010, where it will cease to work, and that a few months before that it will shut down every two hours.

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bert [Entry]

"Brandon LeBlanc on this Windows 7 Team blog post states you need to do clean install from the RC versions.

Brandon is the Windows Communications Manager at Microsoft"
bert [Entry]

"The How-To Geek has a write-up on exactly how to perform an upgrade from RC to RTM.

How to Upgrade the Windows 7 RC to RTM (Final Release) :: the How-To Geek

EDIT: FYI, in the linked article the How-To Geek explains exactly what build number you must specify in the cversion.ini file to make this way of upgrading work."
bert [Entry]

It seems to be working per Sam Gentile using technique described here.
It seems to be working per Sam Gentile using technique described here.
bert [Entry]

"Yes, and no. You can keep your existing install, but it will be moved to a Windows.old folder.

See Engadget:

Users running an activated version of Windows 7 Release Candidate will not have to ""reinstall an older version of Windows before using a Windows 7 upgrade disk."" Unfortunately, those who choose this path will see all of their files and such ushered into a folder labeled ""Windows.old"" when the final version of Win7 is installed"
bert [Entry]

When my copy of the Beta expired, it started BSODing with an expiration reason. Now that's an effective way to enforce it :)