BootCamp Win 7 Pro user wanting to upgrade

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  1. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

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    I would like to take advantage of Windows offer to upgrade to Windows 10 when it is released.

    Would this update be done while I am in Windows 7 via BootCamp so I do not have to repartition my drive again.

    Just hoping the update will be painless but have my doubts.
     
  2. KdParker macrumors 601

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    Should be able to just update windows. Worked fine for 8.1 and Windows 10 technical preview.
     
  3. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

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    I installed Windows 8.1 on top of my Boot Camped 7 Professional, and the process went much more smoothly than I expected. The only changes needed were a reinstall of Apple's Windows support software and up-to-date GPU drivers.

    I hope and expect the upgrade to Windows 10 to be as smooth, but it won't be something I will do until Apple updates its drivers. Unfortunately, that might not happen for at least 6 months after the new OS launches.
     
  4. Newtons Apple thread starter macrumors P6

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    THANKS to both of you! Hate to see Windows & Pro go as to me it is the last real Windows OS. Spent a few days with Windows 8 on a Surface Pro 3 and did not like it but I guess I did not give it a chance.

    I knew Win7 Pro on BootCamp would not last for ever but AutoCad and PhotShop demanded it for me. Guess I will make the move but only when Apple gets it ready to do so.
     
  5. KdParker macrumors 601

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    Windows 10 (technical preview) is working fine with the drivers from 8.1 so far.
     

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