Hi, Im triyng to upgrade my RC to Profesional RTM, but it seems I dont have the WindowsNT in the regedit.. What can I do?
P.S. M?y release version of Win7 is one that I bought through the Microsoft company store.
If there was a religion of Windows 7 Updates, you'd be the one true god. All hail the mighty thrax!
(No, seriously, that was one of the best tweaks I've ever used. Worked flawlessly. Thanks so much!)
@ Daniel make sure that the version you upgrade to is the same as your RC. E.G. I had a german x86 RC thus I needed a german x86 retail to upgrade. Thx Thrax and rock on
Thanks for the great post Thrax! I downgraded to Home Premium and it is working like a charm, with a ton of software (I am a DBA and developer).
I normally wouldn't hack an upgrade like this, but I just assumed that by installing the RC, it would be upgradeable using my previous XP license. That's fair. I had an upgrade path. It would have taken days to reinstall XP and then set up all my applications and settings without the use of the transfer tool MS normally supplies with upgrades. MS dropped the ball. Thank you for staying on top of it Robert!
The system has been running RC 32-bit for months and is working like a champ. I have copied the contents of the disc to a hard drive, modified the regedit as recommended, started install and selected update. It seemed to run fine and restarted. It never asked for a serial number. When it came back up it still stated Windows 7 Ultimate and not Windows 7 HOMEPREMIUM as it should. I attempted the change license and it failed. Any ideas?
Is there a confirmation that I am not seeing on reboot?
I then get a Windows is starting... screen, and then a cmd box with these lines:
What should I do???
Did you find a work around for the no WindowsNT Joel? I have the problem no WindowsNT in the regedit.
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How can i stop the reboots?
I'm wondering if windows 7 would detect XP if I were to try to use the Windows 7 upgrade edition (the one that requires XP or vista already installed) with this trick.
I was concerned about maintaining by dual boot with XP and Windows 7.
Fortunately I found this guide before I wasted too much time and aggravation.
I had 2 computers with XP and RC dual boot--upgraded the RC to Home Premium using two XP upgrade versions of Win7 Home Premium (full version not required, as many anal retentive "that won't work" geeks are saying on the net)--no problem--still got my dual boot and Windows 7 Home Premium is working perfectly, registered and updated fine.