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vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

  1. #1


    kevin forsythe Guest

    vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

    new HD.. format Clean install of RC2
    Then do an update to RTM .. is this supported by Microsoft..



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  2. #2


    Tom Ziegmann Guest

    Re: vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

    It is not recommended. Best shot is going to be to clean install.

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    "kevin forsythe" <kevinfor@noemail.postalias> wrote in message
    news:%23R0on0VBHHA.4864@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > new HD.. format Clean install of RC2
    > Then do an update to RTM .. is this supported by Microsoft..
    >




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  3. #3


    Richard Urban Guest

    Re: vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

    I sincerely doubt that a release candidate (which is free and contains a
    time bomb) is in the upgrade path. You need a legal "qualifying" operating
    system, either presently on your computer or the readily available media (in
    your possession) for an upgrade.

    If it were to be any different than this I would be much surprised.
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    "kevin forsythe" <kevinfor@noemail.postalias> wrote in message
    news:%23R0on0VBHHA.4864@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > new HD.. format Clean install of RC2
    > Then do an update to RTM .. is this supported by Microsoft..
    >




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  4. #4


    John Barnes Guest

    Re: vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

    Agree with both the above, though different interpretations of what you are
    asking. Use Windows Easy Transfer and then clean install. RC2 won't
    qualify you for a lower cost upgrade version.

    "kevin forsythe" <kevinfor@noemail.postalias> wrote in message
    news:%23R0on0VBHHA.4864@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > new HD.. format Clean install of RC2
    > Then do an update to RTM .. is this supported by Microsoft..
    >



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  5. #5


    John Barnett MVP Guest

    Re: vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

    I would much prefer a clean install than an upgrade from RC2 to RTM

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    "kevin forsythe" <kevinfor@noemail.postalias> wrote in message
    news:%23R0on0VBHHA.4864@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > new HD.. format Clean install of RC2
    > Then do an update to RTM .. is this supported by Microsoft..
    >



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  6. #6


    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

    They way that Vista installs (from an image) rather than like previous
    versions of Windows that may work better than with previous versions. With
    previous versions it was not recommended or supported to upgrade from a beta
    release to the RTM release. I haven't seen an official position from
    Microsoft yet. As they specifically asked beta testers to test upgrading
    from one beta version to another it seems like they were at least thinking
    about supporting it.

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    MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/



    kevin forsythe wrote:
    > new HD.. format Clean install of RC2
    > Then do an update to RTM .. is this supported by Microsoft..




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  7. #7


    JW Guest

    Re: vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

    As I recall the RC2 download screen or installation instructions stated that
    it might not be possible to upgrade to the RTM release from RC2 implying
    that the intention was that it would be possible. I believe that the RC1
    material contained the same statement as to future RC releases and the RTM
    release.
    "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
    news:Oy9wgZaBHHA.2328@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > They way that Vista installs (from an image) rather than like previous
    > versions of Windows that may work better than with previous versions. With
    > previous versions it was not recommended or supported to upgrade from a
    > beta release to the RTM release. I haven't seen an official position from
    > Microsoft yet. As they specifically asked beta testers to test upgrading
    > from one beta version to another it seems like they were at least thinking
    > about supporting it.
    >
    > --
    > Kerry
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >
    >
    >
    > kevin forsythe wrote:
    >> new HD.. format Clean install of RC2
    >> Then do an update to RTM .. is this supported by Microsoft..

    >
    >




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  8. #8


    Jeff Guest

    Re: vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

    Kerry,
    Lookin like it's supported.
    Saw someone do it.

    :-O

    Jeff

    "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
    news:Oy9wgZaBHHA.2328@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    > They way that Vista installs (from an image) rather than like previous
    > versions of Windows that may work better than with previous versions. With
    > previous versions it was not recommended or supported to upgrade from a
    > beta release to the RTM release. I haven't seen an official position from
    > Microsoft yet. As they specifically asked beta testers to test upgrading
    > from one beta version to another it seems like they were at least thinking
    > about supporting it.
    >
    > --
    > Kerry
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >
    >
    >
    > kevin forsythe wrote:
    >> new HD.. format Clean install of RC2
    >> Then do an update to RTM .. is this supported by Microsoft..

    >
    >



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  9. #9


    Kerry Brown Guest

    Re: vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

    Because it works doesn't mean it's supported :-)

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    Jeff wrote:
    > Kerry,
    > Lookin like it's supported.
    > Saw someone do it.
    >
    > :-O
    >
    > Jeff
    >
    > "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
    > news:Oy9wgZaBHHA.2328@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >> They way that Vista installs (from an image) rather than like
    >> previous versions of Windows that may work better than with previous
    >> versions. With previous versions it was not recommended or supported
    >> to upgrade from a beta release to the RTM release. I haven't seen an
    >> official position from Microsoft yet. As they specifically asked
    >> beta testers to test upgrading from one beta version to another it
    >> seems like they were at least thinking about supporting it.
    >>
    >> --
    >> Kerry
    >> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >> http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> kevin forsythe wrote:
    >>> new HD.. format Clean install of RC2
    >>> Then do an update to RTM .. is this supported by Microsoft..




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  10. #10


    Jeff Guest

    Re: vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

    ok

    "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
    news:eQMiwzaBHHA.3536@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    > Because it works doesn't mean it's supported :-)
    >
    > --
    > Kerry
    > MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    > http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >
    >
    >
    > Jeff wrote:
    >> Kerry,
    >> Lookin like it's supported.
    >> Saw someone do it.
    >>
    >> :-O
    >>
    >> Jeff
    >>
    >> "Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
    >> news:Oy9wgZaBHHA.2328@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
    >>> They way that Vista installs (from an image) rather than like
    >>> previous versions of Windows that may work better than with previous
    >>> versions. With previous versions it was not recommended or supported
    >>> to upgrade from a beta release to the RTM release. I haven't seen an
    >>> official position from Microsoft yet. As they specifically asked
    >>> beta testers to test upgrading from one beta version to another it
    >>> seems like they were at least thinking about supporting it.
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> Kerry
    >>> MS-MVP Windows - Shell/User
    >>> http://www.vistahelp.ca/phpBB2/
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> kevin forsythe wrote:
    >>>> new HD.. format Clean install of RC2
    >>>> Then do an update to RTM .. is this supported by Microsoft..

    >
    >



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