Upgrade xp to windows 7 in Boot camp

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by BrenMyster, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2007

    I have a boot camp partition of windows xp but have just got a copy of windows 7, can I just upgrade straight from my XP, or do I have to delete and start over.

  2. macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    You shouldn't have any trouble upgrading in place, just be aware that upgrading to 7 requires you to erase the XP partition; this isn't because of Boot Camp, it's what any XP user has to do because 7 utilizes a different file system. You do not need to delete the partition and re-run Boot Camp Assistant. Just be sure to run your 10.6 install DVD to put on the basic drivers and then run Apple Software Update (while booted into Windows) to install the relevant 32- or 64-bit Boot Camp 3.1 update.
  3. macrumors 68000


    Mar 14, 2010
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    Here's a webpage that explains, in detail, on what happens and how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7.


    I hope you like Windows 7. Personally, I love it and I believe that it works best on Apple hardware :)
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 22, 2007
    cheers guys

    very helpful :)
  6. macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2010
    Upgrade Disk

    So will the upgrade disk of Windows 7 work if I already have XP installed?
    I know it has to be a clean install and have no problem with that but don't want to buy this: http://bit.ly/bY81l0 and have it not work.
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    Yep. It will work.

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