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xp64 trial version & xp64 beta version install

Postby TWF0dGhldyBXZWJzdGVy » Sun, 08 Jan 2006 16:22:01 GMT

Hi there,

I recently had a problem where I downloaded Windows Update on the Beta 
version, which I've now discovered is a nono.

So I'm downloading the xp64 trial version and will install that.

Is it possible to install the trial version without deleting personal files? 
Do you...

you will have to erase the windows install (not everything from the disk, 
just the windows folder and the My documents folder if you create a user with 
the same name) 

is this done during the install of the trial xp64 OS?

TIA,Matthew.

Re: xp64 trial version & xp64 beta version install

Postby BSchwarz » Sun, 08 Jan 2006 17:10:42 GMT

Matthew Webster Wrote: 
When I went from trial to full it was an upgarde and I didn't lose
anything. I would think it would be the same from beta to trial.


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Re: xp64 trial version & xp64 beta version install

Postby Tony Sperling » Sun, 08 Jan 2006 18:06:32 GMT

The only 'good' option in this case, is to do a 'Repair Install'.
If you boot from the Trial CD, and ask it to install, then the install 
routine is seing that 'other' Windows System and it will give you an option 
to repair it.This re-installs the complete system and leaves everything else 
alone.

This is in fact what is happening when you use the upgrade method, you open 
the CD inside Windows and Windows then re-boots and effectuates the repair 
install behind the curtain. Just a bit more cumbersome.


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Re: xp64 trial version & xp64 beta version install

Postby Andre Da Costa » Sun, 08 Jan 2006 22:16:00 GMT

Matthew, please do a clean install, since an upgrade scenario is not 
supported from the BETA version to the RTM. Unknown glitches can take place 
with drivers and software that will make difficult diagnose and determine 
problems if you encounter such issues after upgrading from BETA to RTM. Back 
any necessary data you might have on the BETA version do a clean install of 
XP RTM Trial.
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Re: xp64 trial version & xp64 beta version install

Postby John Barnes » Sun, 08 Jan 2006 22:27:00 GMT

Andre is correct.  Save your personal files, but do yourself a favour and do 
NOT do anything but a clean install.










Re: xp64 trial version & xp64 beta version install

Postby Tony Sperling » Sun, 08 Jan 2006 23:12:53 GMT

Me too! I fully agree. I am sitting here, happily typing away at the 
specific keywords - Beta; Trial; Install; Upgrade - I am answering the 
question, this is how you do it, but do NOT do it!!!

Tony. . .













Re: xp64 trial version & xp64 beta version install

Postby TWF0dGhldyBXZWJzdGVy » Mon, 09 Jan 2006 08:48:02 GMT

Hi,

I am happy to do a clean install, but how do you back up your files if you 
can't get to a DOS prompt, or into the OS itself?

TIA,Matthew.












Re: xp64 trial version & xp64 beta version install

Postby John Barnes » Mon, 09 Jan 2006 10:29:59 GMT

s I said, I would install another drive and install the OS on it and then
you can read the current file and copy any of the files you need. Drag and
drop them if you want.
You can get to a prompt with the Recovery Console on the install disk if you
want to go that route. Just would seem very time consuming and I don't
think you have write ability to a CD there anyway, but I don't know that.

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