clean install vs upgrade

Posted: 01-17-2009, 02:24 AM
We have XP in our school's labs. I'd like to upgrade a few to Vista
(business edition).
Any opinions about clean installs vs upgrades?

clean install vs upgrade


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Re: clean install vs upgrade
Posted: 01-17-2009, 02:32 AM

"Jeremy Schubert" <jscc@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> We have XP in our school's labs. I'd like to upgrade a few to Vista
> (business edition).
> Any opinions about clean installs vs upgrades?
A clean install is always better. Of course, that's a personal opinion. Make
sure you back up all your important files. You will undoubtedly need to find
new drivers for your programs.

C.B.


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Re: clean install vs upgrade
Posted: 01-17-2009, 02:44 AM
If you need to keep files from several computers, I'd recommend you to use
usmt (User State Migration Tool):

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../cc722032.aspx

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> "Jeremy Schubert" <jscc@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:EC9193AD-F0C7-40BB-B32B-E6298EE988B2@microsoft.com...
>> We have XP in our school's labs. I'd like to upgrade a few to Vista
>> (business edition).
>> Any opinions about clean installs vs upgrades?
>
> A clean install is always better. Of course, that's a personal opinion.
> Make sure you back up all your important files. You will undoubtedly need
> to find new drivers for your programs.
>
> C.B.
>
>
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> It is the responsibility and duty of everyone to help the underprivileged
> and unfortunate among us.
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Re: clean install vs upgrade
Posted: 01-17-2009, 03:50 AM
Do a full backup and then an upgrade install. Many will tell you without
thinking that you should always do a clean install. The fallacy of this is
that there is nothing to lose and a lot to gain by trying the upgrade. It
usually works out fine (assuming the machine is clean, malware free, and
stable) and there is no real downside if, for some reason, it doesn't. Then
you simply do the clean install and have lost nothing but a little time.
When it does work out, as is usually the case, you can save many hours of
reinstalling software, reconfiguring settings and preferences, and restoring
data.
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"Jeremy Schubert" <jscc@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> We have XP in our school's labs. I'd like to upgrade a few to Vista
> (business edition).
> Any opinions about clean installs vs upgrades?
JerryF
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Re: clean install vs upgrade
Posted: 01-17-2009, 07:41 AM
Yep,
I backup with Acronis then did the upgrade.
Worked fine so eventually deleted the backup.


In article <OrTfUbFeJHA.4124@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl>,
x@y.net says...
> Do a full backup and then an upgrade install. Many will tell you without
> thinking that you should always do a clean install. The fallacy of this is
> that there is nothing to lose and a lot to gain by trying the upgrade. It
> usually works out fine (assuming the machine is clean, malware free, and
> stable) and there is no real downside if, for some reason, it doesn't. Then
> you simply do the clean install and have lost nothing but a little time.
> When it does work out, as is usually the case, you can save many hours of
> reinstalling software, reconfiguring settings and preferences, and restoring
> data.
> --
>
> "Jeremy Schubert" <jscc@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:EC9193AD-F0C7-40BB-B32B-E6298EE988B2@microsoft.com...
> > We have XP in our school's labs. I'd like to upgrade a few to Vista
> > (business edition).
> > Any opinions about clean installs vs upgrades?
>
>
RalfG
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Re: clean install vs upgrade
Posted: 01-17-2009, 03:01 PM
There may be preconditions for doing an upgrade install. Things like
installed software or drivers that may need to be removed before installing
Vista, or upgraded for compatibility. The Vista upgrade advisor should list
those if there are any. An upgrade install may be desirable if the computers
have OEM software and drivers in them that could not be reinstalled if you
replaced the OS with a clean install of Vista. Also a clean install may
require that you acquire required drivers before you start, including
motherboard chipset drivers.

You do have the option of testing out a dual-boot on one of them to see
whether a clean install of Vista would be the more desirable route in your
particular circumstance.

"C.B." <notreallyc.b.mullen@windowslive.com> wrote in message
news:64D00324-CC18-4D27-808B-A31D8A9C3AD6@microsoft.com...
>
> "Jeremy Schubert" <jscc@nospam.hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:EC9193AD-F0C7-40BB-B32B-E6298EE988B2@microsoft.com...
>> We have XP in our school's labs. I'd like to upgrade a few to Vista
>> (business edition).
>> Any opinions about clean installs vs upgrades?
>
> A clean install is always better. Of course, that's a personal opinion.
> Make sure you back up all your important files. You will undoubtedly need
> to find new drivers for your programs.
>
> C.B.
>
>
> --
> It is the responsibility and duty of everyone to help the underprivileged
> and unfortunate among us.
 
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