Your best and maybe only approach is to reformat your disk and do a clean install of Win7. I think you can not upgrade from a beta to the final version.
Simply reformat your system partition while installing Win7, then install CS4 products.
No need for XP or CS3.
Less upgrading - less problems.
I agree with the above. When Win7 comes out, you'll have to do a clean install. So you may as well just load up CS4 and leave CS3 out of it.
It's what I did.
Here are my PPBM scores for all three OS's under identical hardware conditions, as you can see below. Win 7 is a definite win for Premiere Pro CS4! These numbers shown are averages of many (>10) repeated runs. For these benchmarks of course lower means faster--better.
I understand your point here BUT.....
....your method that you are describing sounds to me like I have to purchase a FULL CS4 version rather than an upgrade version....correct? Or does the upgrade version just need the serial / registration / activation number, code or whatever from my current CS3 and not necessarily be installed?
So here's what I was thinking that I could do:
- Buy Win7
- Install on new HDD
- Install CS3
- Buy CS4 (UPGRADE Version)
- Install it
- Start using it!!
No need to install CS3, just have the serial number ready or the original disk when asked for it.