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RC to Final - backup and restore RRS feed

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  • Will it be possible to restore a backup made using the RC version and restore it on a Final, clean install?
    Thursday, July 9, 2009 12:36 PM

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  • Will it be possible to restore a backup made using the RC version and restore it on a Final, clean install?

    Hi

    What type of backup are you referring to?

    If this is a full image backup, or a backup that includes all of the installed software programs, then the answer is no, this is not supported. Performing a clean install of the Final (RTM) version will require that you reinstall all of the software programs.

    You can use the Windows Easy Transfer, that will be included on the Final installation disk, to transfer all of you personal files and settings.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for testing Windows 7

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Friday, July 10, 2009 4:54 AM

All replies

  • Will it be possible to restore a backup made using the RC version and restore it on a Final, clean install?

    Hi

    What type of backup are you referring to?

    If this is a full image backup, or a backup that includes all of the installed software programs, then the answer is no, this is not supported. Performing a clean install of the Final (RTM) version will require that you reinstall all of the software programs.

    You can use the Windows Easy Transfer, that will be included on the Final installation disk, to transfer all of you personal files and settings.

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You for testing Windows 7

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Friday, July 10, 2009 4:54 AM
  • Thanks!
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 12:08 PM