install Business RTM on top of Ultimate preview?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Jerry, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. Jerry

    Jerry Guest

    I just did a clean install of the Vista Ultimate preview version I
    received at last week's launch event. This is my first real install of
    Vista so I'm using it to get acquainted. I'm getting a real RTM Business
    edition soon. Will I be able to install it over the preview version,
    keeping any programs and such I may have installed or will I have to
    wipe the preview and do a clean install? I'm trying to decide how much
    effort I should put into the preview version.
    Jerry, Jan 21, 2007
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  2. No. You will have to do a clean install. You can never do a "downgrade"
    with the upgrade option in Setup. I would use the Windows Easy Transfer
    wizard to capture your files and settings, install Business, then use WET to
    restore the files and settings and then install your apps.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jan 21, 2007
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    Rick Rogers Guest

    Rick Rogers, Jan 21, 2007
  4. Jerry

    Jerry Guest

    Thanks for the quick response. I suspected that would be the answer. The
    transfer wizard sounds like it could be pretty handy when the time comes.
    Jerry, Jan 21, 2007
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