I apologies if this has been covered here, I am typing this JUST before rushing out to work and was wanting to get windows running when I get home tonight......(I will be searching the forums later ) I have a new MBP 15" i7 I have the family pack windows 7 upgrade discs, (has 32 and 64 bit versions), and I have Parallels somewhere in the postal system. I am mainly wanting to bootcamp, (for gaming), but do have some software that I would like to use without having to restart - so Parallels will be handy. I believe there is a work around when doing a fresh install of windows 7 upgrade - Install without entering serial, reinstall using serial. I didn't have to do it with my gaming desktop, so cant be sure it will work. I am tempted to install 64bit, but am still somewhat confused whether some of my software will work - I will probably be installing 8GB ram at some point so this is the way to go. Blah, blah, blah....... Since I have no idea what I'm doing could you please point me to some relevant topics or guides so I can get this done. Are there any problems I may have? , etc, etc. Anyway, you can stop saying "**C*IN' Windows users, coming here and filling our forums full of stupid posts, crying for help". Thanks for any help, btw.