Questions about adding 7 upgrade

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ramw5p, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. ramw5p macrumors member

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    Hi I have the current version MBP...want to add windows for those few programs that dont run in macs :(. Few questions

    1. I have a student account, can i use the download version and install with it, or do i need the cd/dvd?

    2. Is bootcamp all i need, it will guide me through??

    3. Without a cd/dvd will time machine backup my copy of windows to? I am thinking about going to a bigger HDD, will time machine mirror my entire drive, and when i install new drive make it like the current, including windows?

    thanks for the help
     
  2. ramw5p thread starter macrumors member

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  3. zeemeerman2 macrumors 6502

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    You can download a .iso and burn it to DVD if you'd like, you need a DVD to install Windows.
    Bootcamp splits your hard disk drive into two: one part for Mac and one for Windows.
    You can install windows by entering the Windows DVD and reboot while holding ALT/Option when the startup chime plays.
    Then you can select the DVD and install Windows.

    One tip: install Windows on the part where it says BOOTCAMP if you have to select a location or disk. If you choose the other, you'll basically overwrite Mac OS X.
    Lastly, at Time Machine. I don't know; I don't use it. Sorry 'bout that.
     

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