I am about to attempt my first windows 7 repair install. I have read
several explanations and everything seems straight forward but one
thing. I have several full disk versions(retail?) of Home Premium that
I purchased for different machines all of which but one I have
upgraded online to Ultimate so I have to ask how this will play out in
the end. What is the procedure to restore this install from the Home
Premium disk I will be using to the Ultimate version I downloaded? Do
I need to find the Ultimate key before I start and have it ready to
type in of will the repair install know which version I will be
restoring from/to? One explanation tells me to back up drivers and
another says I don't need to.
Which is true? I have downloaded and used a driver backup app called
Double Driver and have them saved so will I need to have a CD ready to
use and need to go through the whole "found device" procedure again?
I have a clone of this system drive in case there are any
difficulties so the only thing I will lose is time but that is worth
more than money to me these days.
I was hoping to have some human contact before I do the deed rather
than read different versions at sites.