Bootcamp question, Windows 7 Upgrade version

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  1. SiMBa37 macrumors regular

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    Quick question,

    I will be ordering my iMac after the update. I have a copy of Windows 7 ultimate UPGRADE. Can I install a basic version of windows 7 or vista via Bootcamp on my iMac, and then upgrade the OS via my Ultimate upgrade DVD? I don't see why it wouldn't work, but I figure I'd ask the experts since i'm new to Mac.
     
  2. SiMBa37 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Bump

    If this is the wrong forum to post this question please redirect me.
     
  3. JoelMarcey macrumors 6502

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    If you really have a full version of Vista or Win7 Basic, then you can install the Win7 Upgrade w/o installing those other ones first. Just follow these instructions:

    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

    I usually have to do the registry hack to get it to work.

    Note this is a perfectly fine and legal way to do this, assuming you actually have a physical copy of the full version media that allows the upgrade.

    Now if you don't feel comfortable doing this, then I believe your inclination is right that you can upgrade in place within the BootCamp partition. You may have to do this first, I don't know though.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/dl977
     
  4. SiMBa37 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply, very helpful links. I think I'll try the "double install" method that was outlined, another user on the Apple support forums recommended that as well.
     

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