Upgrading Vista in June 2007?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Poopsie, Jun 12, 2006.

  1. Poopsie

    Poopsie Guest

    Dear Mocrosoft or anyone who knows. I finally managed to put a new partition
    in my HD with a free tool in one of the PC magazines. This allowed me to
    install Vista on the laptop. It is GORGEOUS.....indeed i have no real wish
    to boo twith XP meantime, other than the fact that it will expire in just
    under a year.

    Cleverly Windows have a deal with eTrust to allow a similar 12 months of
    virus software as well sa the Windows Firewall. Is the windows firewall now
    strong enough?

    Questions:
    1) Do we get the choice of upgrading the Vista beta by BUYING a new key at
    the end of the period? Or, do we have to clean install? This would mean
    loosing the settings?

    2) What is the RC1 released in the Autumn?

    Thanks
     
    Poopsie, Jun 12, 2006
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  2. Remember that Windows Vista is a Beta, your must to install the final version in clean.

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    Dear Mocrosoft or anyone who knows. I finally managed to put a new partition
    in my HD with a free tool in one of the PC magazines. This allowed me to
    install Vista on the laptop. It is GORGEOUS.....indeed i have no real wish
    to boo twith XP meantime, other than the fact that it will expire in just
    under a year.

    Cleverly Windows have a deal with eTrust to allow a similar 12 months of
    virus software as well sa the Windows Firewall. Is the windows firewall now
    strong enough?

    Questions:
    1) Do we get the choice of upgrading the Vista beta by BUYING a new key at
    the end of the period? Or, do we have to clean install? This would mean
    loosing the settings?

    2) What is the RC1 released in the Autumn?

    Thanks
     
    Alezito [MS MVP], Jun 12, 2006
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  3. Poopsie

    Kerry Brown Guest

    You will not be able to upgrade the Beta version of Vista to the release
    version of Vista. You will have to uninstall the Beta version first. This
    means you will have to back up your data and also reinstall all your
    programs once the final version of Vista is installed.
     
    Kerry Brown, Jun 12, 2006
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  4. As a matter of course you ought to be storing your data on a different
    partition anyway in order to better protect it. This has the added advantage
    of making OS reinstalls a lot easier. :)



     
    Ian M. Walker, Jun 13, 2006
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  5. Poopsie

    Kerry Brown Guest

    I agree but when changing an OS it is sometimes better to backup and restore
    so that NTFS permissions and SIDs are set. Even if not doing the restore
    when reinstalling or changing an OS it is prudent to back everything up.

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    Kerry Brown, Jun 13, 2006
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