BootCamp Windows 7 - Stuck on what to do.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ilovgoogle, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. ilovgoogle macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2009
    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


    Feb 2, 2007
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  3. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    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


    Oct 8, 2009
    What a bummer. I was planning to do the same. Doesn't windows 7 not come in upgrade version?
  5. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    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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