Install Windows 7 from Boot Camp XP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Phtosynthesis, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Phtosynthesis macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Ok, so I have Windows 7 iso on a DVD and it seems to be working because when I inserted the disc while on Windows XP, a menu pops up asking me if I want to install Windows 7 and whatnot. I was wondering if I could just install this way, or do I have to through the whole boot camp process?
  2. Lara F macrumors 6502a

    May 5, 2005
    Montreal, Quebec
    You don't need to redo the Bootcamp partition, unless you're in the situation I was in and hadn't allocated enough HD space to Windows for the installation to work. So I deleted the partition and reinstalled XP with more space before running Windows 7. As you're hopefully aware you'll need to back up any XP files since W7 will be a clean install.

    What you'll also need to do is insert the OSX CD to get the Bootcamp drivers once Windows 7 is up and running. Pretty painless overall. :)

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