Ask the Doctor: 32 to 64

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LogicGate

I've Beta tested XP x64, Vista, and now Win 7. All RC installations in the past have required a clean install of the retail version; not an "upgrade" per se. My understanding is Win 7 will be no different. The RCs expire when the retail is released. I am of the opinion that M$ should offer at least a discount to beta testers, but, alas, it is not to be. You can save critical data from your RC before moving to retail, but that's the extent of your "upgrade".

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atrainxc

Just wait for Windows 7 RC 64bit to come out next month and install that.  Then you can simply upgrade to the retail version once it is finally released.  I'm in the same position and that's what I'm planning on doing.

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