Will RTM Ultimate (full Version) Install on top of RC Beta without

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Jonathan Schwartz 2, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Is it needed and/or absolutely necessary for re-formatting RC Beta before
    Installing RTM Ultimate?
     
    Jonathan Schwartz 2, Feb 13, 2007
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  2. Richard G. Harper, Feb 13, 2007
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  3. Richard,

    Thank you, your opinions are valued...

    Just for the experience, kinda think I'll attempt an on top install, will
    only require about 30-minutes for determing the outcome, and just a few more
    minutes for reformat if not satisfied with the outcome.
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    Jonathan Schwartz 2, Feb 13, 2007
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    Zim Babwe Guest

    Remove any doubt that misc files will be left on your system. Format from
    scratch.
     
    Zim Babwe, Feb 13, 2007
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  5. Hey, if you're up for the possible "fun" then by all means go ahead! As you
    said, worst comes to worst, you format and start over again. :) Let us
    know how it comes out.

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    Richard G. Harper, Feb 14, 2007
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    Stirling Guest

    I haven't been able to figure out how to reformat my hard drive. I'm getting
    fed up with it all. I bought the Ultimate upgrade but then found I can't
    upgrade from RC-1. So, I bought the full version. Now, Vista goes through
    the clean install (shorter than it should) and says I cannot install it.

    I haven't been able to boot from the DVD, either. So, how do I access the
    hard drive to do a complete reformatting and start from scratch? Thanks.

     
    Stirling, Feb 21, 2007
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    joseph2k Guest

     
    joseph2k, Feb 25, 2007
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    dev Guest

    /Jonathan Schwartz 2/ said:
    Not absolutely. I installed Ultimate over RC2. The sound card and modem
    were not carried over, but returned after their drivers were installed.
    Otherwise went well.

    Nonetheless, as Richard and others recommend, a clean install is
    desirable if you can stomach the customization required to get back to
    where you were with the Beta. And you can always do a clean install if
    not satisfied.
     
    dev, Feb 25, 2007
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