Hi my windows 7 evaluation copy is running out in the next few days does anyone know if I would have to purchase windows 7 and start from scratch or could I download windows upgrade. Alternatively is there any other way
You can only install the upgrade version if you have a qualifying OS installed & activated already. These are Win2000 / XP / Vista only - see click here. The link also explains which OS can be upgraded directly, & the ones that will require a fresh isntall.
Btw, Win7 RC doesn't count as a qualifying OS.
If you're a qualifying student as well, you can get the Upgrade version at a very good price - see click here. Are you eligible click here?
'Alternatively is there any other way'
You can still continue using the Win7 (RC) evaluation copy even after it 'expires'.
That's if you don't mind rebooting every 2 hours & can put up with the nag screens/pop-ups - see click here. G
Don’t confuse the RC version with the RTM Evaluation version!
If your Evaluation version expires soon, I suggest you reinstall it and get another 90 days use out of it. The original download is available until 31/03/2010. So if you reinstall now, you will be able to reinstall again right up until March 31st.