WOW! I was receiving quite a few emails asking about the ability to perform an in-place upgrade from Windows 7 RC to Windows 7 RTM so on July 8, 2009, I put up a nice post on my blog on that. OMG! I did not realize I had stirred up an angry ant hill. I received a few comments on my blog and a boat load of emails in my inbox referencing that post and asking me even more questions.
Rather than post another set of comments to the original post, I thought I would put up a new post with some clarification points.
I’ll start with the easy items first and then work down the list to the “tough” ones.
That pretty much addresses all the questions I’ve received regarding this topic. Not all were stated exactly as I asked them, but when I break it down, they fell into one or more of the seven items I just addressed above. Item 7 is kinda the “catch all” for the ones related to folks who don’t have the original installation media but have already wiped out their systems and installed Windows 7 RC onto it. Until I know the actual requirements for using the Upgrade Media, I don’t know what to tell you in terms of what you’ll have to do to get to RTM.
I hope this helps to clarify things other than item seven. I am keeping an eye out on the Windows team blog so as soon as I see an update, I will also post an update on my blog. Thanks for your patience.