Can Windows 7 RC be converted to Windows 7 Home Premium?

srini March 31, 2010
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Is it possible to convert Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 Home Premium?

  1. Anonymous
    April 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Taty has that correct, but I'd like to add some hard-earned advice. If you have the time, it's well worth collecting all your backups, making sure you have what you need, and starting again. You'll have a faster, tidier, more stable system as a result.

    • Urza
      April 5, 2010 at 4:05 am

      I second this advice. Windows as a platform is quite convoluted and prone to instability. Attempting to rewrite a new install over the old as the default Windows Upgrade application does is never the right path to take. Always start clean.

  2. Taty
    April 1, 2010 at 5:01 am

    srini, you can't upgrade on it's original format. There is a workaround though. Requires a few steps, but you can find it here:
    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/3075/how-to-upgrade-the-windows-7-rc-to-rtm/