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KMoA
27-02-2010, 02:29 PM
I am installing a retail ultimate version of win7 over the evaluation version. It gets to the 'expanding files' part, reboots and then I get this [ attached] cmd win and thats as far as I can go.
Is this normal and how do I continue the install or should I format the whole drive and start with a clean one ?
TIA.

feersumendjinn
27-02-2010, 02:49 PM
Windows 7 RC expiration
Effective June 1, 2010, Windows 7 RC will expire.

To continue using your computer, you should prepare to install the retail release version of Windows 7 or install an earlier version of Windows before the June 1, 2010 expiration date. You will be unable to upgrade from Windows 7 RC to the retail release version of Windows 7. However, you can back up or transfer your data to your next or previous operating system.
From here (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971767).

It is not really possible to upgrade from Win7 Release Candidate (or Beta) to retail version, save your data and wipe the drive and do a clean install (you could try the method in post#3)
http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/59252-installing-retail-upgrade-oem-over-rc-xp-vista.html