Is it possible to upgrade Boot Camp XP to Vista directly?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by VincentPun, May 1, 2008.

  1. VincentPun macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2007

    I would like to upgrade my Boot Camp Windows XP to Windows Vista. One thing is that I really don't want to delete and re-create the partition. Is it possible to put in my Windows Vista disc and then directly upgrade it from XP?

    Thank you.
  2. TBi macrumors 68030


    Jul 26, 2005
    As long as you have the retail or upgrade disks then yes you can. I don't think the OEM disk allows this though, mainly because the OEM version is sold only for new systems.
  3. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    After you use the Boot Camp utility to make a partition, installing Windows (or upgrading it) is EXACTLY the same as on any other PC. All Boot Camp does is make the partition for you, that's it. There's nothing else special about it.

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