Upgrading from Windows 7 RC to Retail – easily!

Well, being the cutting edge kinda guy that I am, I had the Windows 7 release candidate (RC) on my system from the first day it was released. Of course, that means that I was enjoying all the Windows 7 goodness on my system, with the knowledge that I’d eventually have to upgrade to the full retail version some time in the future.

That day hath cometh!

Like many of you, I’m sure, I’d put off installing the retail version until the last possible moment. And Microsoft forced my hand. As of tomorrow, March 1st, the RC of Windows 7 will start shutting down every two hours. Damn inconvenient, but hey, we’ve had the RC to play with for the last 4 months or so, we can’t really complain.

So tonight I’ve taken the plunge and installed the full retail version on my system. Not without minor challenges, but it’s done. I’m writing this on a full retail Win 7 install.

Which means that, yes, I will be documenting my upgrade process in the very near future! From WinXP to Win7 RC to Win7 Retail, the whole enchilada.  But not tonight.

Tonight I relish the last 2 weeks of Olympics, of Canadian Pride (what a weird concept) and of Pilsner, ‘eh!

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