BootCamp Windows 7 - Stuck on what to do.

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  1. ilovgoogle macrumors newbie

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    Here's the situation: I have Windows 7 ready to dual-boot with my Snow Leopard iMac. I already have Windows XP installed and would like to replace that with my copy of Windows 7 without loosing any files. Since I have a ton of games installed under XP do I just move all those files to my hard drive I'm also using for time machine then delete the partition and install windows 7? Or could I upgrade XP to windows 7 from XP itself without doing any partition work?

    Thanks for any help!!!
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    your best bet is to backup your files to an external drive. Then boot off your Win7 disc and format your current Windows partition and install a fresh copy of 7.
     
  4. almac68 macrumors member

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    What a bummer. I was planning to do the same. Doesn't windows 7 not come in upgrade version?
     
  5. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    You have to remember that XP is well over eight years old so Microsoft isn't really under any obligation to provide an upgrade for it.
     

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