As expected, Win7 upgrade not the greatest…

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 11:26

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Those of you hoping for a rather seamless and smooth transition from Windows 7 RC to the full blown retail edition might come to find your fairytale world a little more gloomy than once thought. While Microsoft is being somewhat nice and giving us mortals the ability to “upgrade” from RC to the retail edition without first downgrading, after taking a deeper look one will notice it’s not really an upgrade at all. For example, upon using a Windows 7 retail upgrade disc, all of your old data, files, and programs will be stored in a folder called Windows.old meaning you’ll have to reinstall all of your stuff if you want to continue using it. Kind of defeats the purpose of an upgrade doesn’t it? Second, if you ever need to install from scratch somewhere down the line you’re going to have to pony up for the full blown copy. Sucks I know. But that is the way of the digital world all too often. Come October 22nd it would be a great idea to be a student, book store software discounts are might sweet.

Source: Gizmodo, Tech Blog

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