Upgrade Boot Camp from XP to W7

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tamvly, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. tamvly macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2007
    OK, I've installed XP on a Boot Camp partition and would now like to upgrade to W7. But I really only plan on using Windows 7 under Fusion.

    Is it best to

    1) Boot under Xp to install W7, or
    2) Upgrade XP to W7 under Fusion

    Any thoughts? Anyone done an upgrade under Fusion?
  2. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    Going from XP to W7 you will need to erase and install.

    [ Backup any files you need to keep before doing so! ]
  3. tamvly thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2007
    Yes, of course, an erase and install is required. The issue is whether to install under Fusion or native Windows.
  4. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    Boot Camp, if you ever plan to use it outside of Fusion.

    I had big trouble with XP doing the SP3 upgrade inside Parallels when I returned to Boot Camp, so I won't do updates in a VM anymore.


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