Upgrade to 64bit Windows 7 from 32bit Vista?

noobman

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Hey,

I hear that Windows 7's public beta supports the "upgrade" option. I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade from a 32bit Windows Vista Ultimate install to a 64bit Windows 7 install.

I'm not in the mood to format my HDD and re-download all of my games and what-not.
 

bigdogchris

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You know, I had 32 bit 7 on my experimental disk and when I put 7x64 in it and booted it presented me with the upgrade option.

I would not run 7 as a primary OS yet, too much stuff doesn't work yet (application wise).
 

noobman

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You know, I had 32 bit 7 on my experimental disk and when I put 7x64 in it and booted it presented me with the upgrade option.

I would not run 7 as a primary OS yet, too much stuff doesn't work yet (application wise).
Thanks!

I have two PCs... I'm keeping my laptop (all my work stuff) on Vista/Ubuntu, and installing 7 to go w/ Ubuntu on my desktop =)
 

DeaconFrost

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Why does everyone insist on dual-booting an OS that will time out shortly? Why not take the eaiser route and run it in a VM?
 

Arainach

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Why does everyone insist on dual-booting an OS that will time out shortly? Why not take the eaiser route and run it in a VM?
Because VMs don't have 3D Acceleration and so you won't get any of the new graphical beauty.
 

Joe Average

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Because VMs don't have 3D Acceleration and so you won't get any of the new graphical beauty.

Actually, VirtualBox and VMWare both support 3D acceleration now, if you have the hardware support to base it on. If you're doing testing of Aero, obviously, having 3D acceleration for that aspect of Windows nowadays is a definite plus. Right?

As for Windows 7 timing out, it won't do that for 5+ more months, that's a considerable amount of time - and we could have another beta, and perhaps one release candidate, so people that are actually beta testing the OS won't continue running the same Beta 1 build. As soon as a new build is released, most if not all of us will wipe the old installation and install the new one clean and start out testing on it.

That's how this stuff works, yanno, this beta test thing. It's not just a chance for everyone to kick the tires and bitch about what they don't like. It's a bit more complicated...
 

Jon55

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Actually, VirtualBox and VMWare both support 3D acceleration now, if you have the hardware support to base it on. If you're doing testing of Aero, obviously, having 3D acceleration for that aspect of Windows nowadays is a definite plus. Right?


No no, he was talking about 3D acceleration that doesn't suck. :p

But for what it is, it is good. I mean for productivities sake. They've come a long way.
 
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