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
    Zim Babwe, Feb 13, 2007
  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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