Newbie- Windows on Mac questions (maybe silly ones)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jittu, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. jittu macrumors newbie

    Dec 5, 2010
    I bought an 21.5 inch, 8GB, iMac 4 months back, was super excited, thought installing windows would be easy- but 4 months of trying weekends, partitioning etc, I still have not been able to install windows. Following are my questions:

    1. Is there any way to install Windows XP Dell OEM with SP2 on Bootcamp/Parrallels?
    2. If I purchase a new download upgrade version of Windows 7 (upgrade from my Dell XP OEM), can I install that on Bootcamp/Parrallels?

    Obviously I am trying to save money here, I desperately need Windows, I am an architect and the software I have is Windows based.

    Thank you all in advance.
  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2003
    Gone to the Beach
  3. BittenApple macrumors 6502a


    Nov 29, 2008
    Yes it will install fine, as far as OEM it should't really give you a big problems as you have XP SP2 and will be updating to Windows 7. All in all you should be fine.

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