Windows 7 Upgrade on my ThinkPad T60

by | Jan 22, 2009 | Beta Testing, Fun Stuff, Practical Tips

This afternoon I was able to successfully upgrade my Lenovo ThinkPad T60 to Windows 7 Beta (build 7000).

The upgrade took forever (about 2 hours). This was contrary to my experience installing a clean copy of Windows 7 on a virtual machine.

My ThinkPad T60 is my production laptop. I use it about 30% of the time during any given week – mostly at when I am away from the office.

So far, all of my applications that I had installed previously are working. All of the drivers I had installed previously are also working (no red X’s in device manager).

I decided to do an in-place upgrade to save me the trouble of downloading and installing drivers. I may try a clean install in the coming weeks if I feel that my system is acting up because of the upgrade.

For the record – I never recommend doing an in place upgrade of an OS – clean installs are the way to go. But I am making an exception here simply because things like driver compatibility with a beta is sketchy at best. If there were published Windows 7 drivers – I would have gone directly to a clean install.

As I have more time to play with this I’ll keep you updated.

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