ok so i've been trying to do the beta upgrade of windows 7 and after the check up it does it says i cannot complete because of windows mail and parental controls are preventing me from furthing the upgrade, it tells me to download new programs, but i'm not quite sure what and how to detele the orginal ones. If someone can give me some directions that would be awesome, thanks!!
Windows 7 upgrade help(15 posts)
Yes, you can do an upgrade install from Vista Home Premium (or Home Basic) to Windows 7 Home Premium, provided both are 32-bit or 64-bit versions.
As for the Windows Mail and Parental Control issue, I think that your best option is to install the follow-on products that are in the Windows Live Essentials suite. The successor to Windows Mail is Windows Live Mail and the successor to Parental Controls is Family Safety. You can download any or all of the Windows Live applications at http://download.live.com/
If you install these updates before Windows 7, you can make sure that your settings are transferred over to the new apps -- e-mails, contacts, and parental settings. Once the new apps are running, the Windows 7 upgrade install should go smoothly.
Oh, OK. So the Upgrade Advisor is giving you that warning about Windows Mail and Parental Controls so that you are aware that these facilities, which are built-in to Vista, will not be built-in to Windows 7. That way, anyone who relies on these programs will not be shocked to find they are not pre-installed in Win7 and, as the guy at cnet says, if you click on the link the Advisor will tell you about Windows Live Essentials. I expect the reason that the warning doesn't go away when you install apps from the Windows Live suite is that they can never be 100% certain that you installed them and are aware of the need to install them again in Win7.
I put together a summary of Windows 7 Upgrade paths that is now a sticky thread in this forum. The Upgrade Advisor is mentioned along with many other concerns. I also tried the upgrade install and will report on that in a new thread.
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