Bootcamp: How do you install win7 when XP is already installed

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by legendp201, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. legendp201 macrumors newbie

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    Bootcamp: How do you install win7 when XP is already installed, but keep the XP partition untouched. I Have 2 partitions, a 320gb windows xp setup and a OSX snow leopard 320gb partition. I want to take 60gb from preferably the OSX partition (or maybe even the xp one) and create a windows 7 partition (total HDD 640gb). does anyone know how do to this or if it is even possible
     
  2. MJL macrumors 6502a

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    How is your hard disk partitioned, MBR, or is XP installed under bootcamp and are you using GUID partitioning for OS X? If the latter then no joy, if MBR then you can "massage" some stuff and add perhaps Windows 7.

    I suppose that you might go one step further and run VMware or Parallels (starting to get a nasty taste in my mouth about the latter but that is a different story) and import XP into that one and then just make a new Windows 7 installation under bootcamp.
     

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