can i install win 7 on mac from product key?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Old Wembley, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Old Wembley macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2009
    i opted for an email to be sent to me with my activation it still possible for me to install this on bootcamp? My imac meets the specs, but i just dont know if i can install win 7 from an activation key.
  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    I guess that depends on the key. You'll need some media to install from too. Do they give you an ISO to download or somewhere to pick up a DVD?

    I'm still hoping the keys from the retail upgrade DVDs I pre-ordered with the ISOs I downloaded from TechNet so I can perform a clean install.

  3. Old Wembley thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2009
    they give me back up media, but thats not an actuall install disk is it? its just a backup disk correct?
  4. Nordichund macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    Oslo, Norway
    I think you will need an installation DVD to install windows. Are you upgrading Windows or doing a clean install?

    I downloaded Windows7 from Microsoft using Boot Camp with XP and then used the ISO to burn it onto a DVD disk. Then I did a new install of Windows using the key Microsoft emailed me in the process.

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