Please help me migrate to windows 8 !

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Sabrina2000, Mar 31, 2014.

  1. Sabrina2000 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2011
    I've only just discovered that I need to instal a New OS on my mac and I'm very nervous about how to go about doing this as I use the windows side on my imac for work and I'm so used to how it runs with XP, and so settled in outlook express (not outlook). I'm not sure where to start with this.
    I currently have XP with office 2007.
    I have an imac 27 inch, iMac10,1
    IntelCore 2 Duo
    Processor speed 3.06GHz
    Processors 1
    Cores 2
    L2 cache 3MB
    Memeory 4GB
    Bus Speed 1.07 GHz
    Boot Rom version IM101.00CC.B00
    SMC version/system 1.52f9

    Not sure which version of bootcamp we have
    Not sure whether to go for win7 or win 8, if win8, which one? pro or basic?
    Not sure whether to go for 32 bit or 64 bit
    Not sure where to start and what to expect
    Not sure which IE to instal on upgrade
    Not sure how to get OE back
    Not sure which anti virus to instal - currently using free MSE

    Do I decide which windows, then buy it, then run in bootcamp?

    Guidance would be much appreciated.
    Thank you.
  2. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2012
    According to this link when you click the iMac tag in the middle of page, your 2009 iMac can only install Windows 7 32 or 64 bit officially. So you need to get a Windows 7 DVD installer and use your internal DVD drive to install Windows using the Boot Camp Assistant. Read and follow the manual instructions here to install Windows under Boot Camp.

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