Upgrade from Beta2 x64 to RC1 x64 successful

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Larry Hodges, Sep 8, 2006.

  1. Larry Hodges

    Larry Hodges Guest

    Just an update...

    I upgraded from Beta2 x64 to RC1 x64 without issue. The upgrade has to be
    started from within Beta2, not from the CD. And your Beta2 key will be
    needed, so don't forget to print out that email before you start! Like I
    didn't. Who keeps a hard copy anymore?

    Still no Adaptec 39320 RAID drivers, however. Also no DAT support in

    Larry Hodges, Sep 8, 2006
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  2. Or Alt-Tab, during install, copy and paste!!!!
    Mark Gillespie, Sep 8, 2006
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  3. Larry Hodges

    Larry Hodges Guest

    If I remember correctly, you start the upgrade from within Beta2, RC1
    restarts the system and begins the install. You are no longer in Beta2 when
    prompted for the key.

    Larry Hodges, Sep 8, 2006
  4. Mine asked me early on, I could still cut and paste from my original email.
    Mark Gillespie, Sep 8, 2006
  5. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Sep 8, 2006
  6. Larry Hodges

    Guest Guest

    Latecomers to Vista Beta like me will have activated over the phone. I
    certainly didn't write down my key - just entered it as it was dictated to
    me. if I do an upgrade to RC1 (which I'm painfully downloading now) will I
    need to activate again?

    I had to do it verbally because the automated system got many many errors -
    probably because the Guatemalan broadband is pretty rough.

    Guest, Sep 9, 2006
  7. Colin Barnhorst, Sep 9, 2006
  8. Larry Hodges

    - Bobb - Guest

    Andre ,

    Should I take that Nutrislim ad banner personally ?

    To confirm, to NOT wipe out my previous install, I'll start RC1 from x64
    Vista Beta2 and then it will reboot.
    Can I then leave ( and have it finish on its own) or do I need to answer
    any questions ?
    I read :
    " my clean install of Vista took around 42 minutes (others have reported
    20 to 30 mins), while the upgrade took a lot more, nearly 5 hours. " (
    for XP)

    Can I expect it to be 5 hours to go from Beta 2 to RC1 ( in which case I
    cannot put off yard work!) or if not what's typical for just this
    upgrade from Beta 2 - any feedback from those that have done it ?

    Thanks for the help
    - Bobb -, Sep 11, 2006
  9. Larry Hodges

    - Bobb - Guest

    Sorry - I was in the wrong group - I found the answer over in Vista
    - Bobb -, Sep 11, 2006
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