Upgrade from 7 virtual machine to fresh non virtual boot? HELP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bixizero, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. bixizero macrumors regular

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    Okay, so I snagged a cheapo copy of Windows 7 off amazon so I could get a legit copy of 10 on my Mac Boot Camp on the cheap. Didnt realize however that Boot Camp only supports 8+ ... so I'm going to try and install 7 in a VM, then upgrade to 10, find serial somehow, then do a fresh install of 10 with bootcamp .. somehow.

    Any ideas guys?
     
  2. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    Install Windows 8.1, Install Boot Camp Drivers, and then upgrade to Windows 10
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    I think the issue is he doesn't own windows 8.1 and wants to install windows 7
     
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    If you install windows 7 in vmware without installing much of the applications, and vmware tools, you may have a chance to bring it outside your vm in order to use it for boot camp.

    Here is a link, introducing how to install windows 10 on older Macs. You may use it as a reference or, if possible, tutorial.
    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads...allation-no-bootloaders-or-efi-hacks.1905564/
     

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