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

    Apr 22, 2015
    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


    Apr 21, 2015
    Install Windows 8.1, Install Boot Camp Drivers, and then upgrade to Windows 10
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I think the issue is he doesn't own windows 8.1 and wants to install windows 7
  4. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    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.

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