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vista RC2 to RTM Upgrade supported?

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Tom Ziegmann

#2
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
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> new HD.. format Clean install of RC2
> Then do an update to RTM .. is this supported by Microsoft..
>
 

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Richard Urban

#3
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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If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

"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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John Barnes

#4
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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John Barnett MVP

#5
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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Kerry Brown

#6
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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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
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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J
#8
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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Kerry Brown

#9
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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J
#10
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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Robert Moir

#11
Richard Urban wrote:
> 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.
>


You're thinking "Supported - Licence"
I think the OP is thinking "Supported - will this work at a technical
level".
 

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Richard Urban

#12
Right you are Robert. Took the different fork in the path to knowledge.

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Richard Urban
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Quote from George Ankner:
If you knew as much as you think you know,
You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!

"Robert Moir" <robspamtrap+msnews@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Richard Urban wrote:
>> 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.
>>

>
> You're thinking "Supported - Licence"
> I think the OP is thinking "Supported - will this work at a technical
> level".
>
 

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