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    Install Win 10 Tech Preview

    Can I run th Preview as an upgrade (inside Windows 7) or must it be installed by booting from the DVD?

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    Hi Chuck & Welcome, too,

    Short answer/best advice, NO. Here are the options for Windows 7:

    1. Dual-boot from DVD or other bootable media.
    2. VHD from DVD or other bootable media
    3. Using Microsoft VPC create a Virtual Machine; this can use the ISO w/out needing to burn a DVD.
    4. On a "Spare Box"

    These are the available choices. IF running Windows 7 SP1 an in-place Upgrade can be done once the GA is released and only then, not before that or while betas.

    I trust this clarifies the matter for you.

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    An in-place upgrade is the default, but does require booting from USB or DVD: Windows Technical Preview Install Guide: Upgrade from Windows 7 or Windows 8

    Bruce

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    As long as you recognize that there is no guarantee that you can upgrade the final version of the preview to the release version even though it is the intent you can do an upgrade install as Bruce indicates. It is highly recommended that you do an image backup prior to a Windows 10 upgrade install as that is the only way you can go back to your previous OS.

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    I did a custom install of W10 over W7 but that required booting from the W10 media, I used a bootable USB pendrive.

    I wasn't worried about creating an image backup as the W7 was a clean install minutes before simply to allow me to install W10, I didn't want affect my W8.1 partition.

    I'm pretty certain though that that gave a multi-boot option. ie Windows 10, Return to previous OS & Windows 8.1.

    ETA Windows Rollback was the option.
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    Sure does. Thanks.

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    Thanks Bruce. I'm off to the link.

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    Jerry, just finished a full image backup, and would in fact do a "clean" install on release anyway.

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    I'll take a look there.

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