Upgrade from XP home to Pro/Vista

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hanHans, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. hanHans macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2007
    I have got a 2,66 Mac Pro with windows XP home installed using boot camp. However, xp home won’t support both processors in the Mac Pro. Therefore I either want to install xp pro or Vista Ultimate/business/enterprise.

    I actually own a copy of xp pro, however, I wasn’t able to do a upgrade installation due to the fact that my xp home and pro verions are in two different languages.

    If I buy a upgrade version of vista; will it work with boot camp?
  2. olliebraves20 macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2007
    Lansing, MI
    I'm very interested in this as well. I have a full copy of XP Pro that I want to put on via Boot Camp and then upgrade it to Vista Business. No I don't think Vista is better but I have to have it for school :( I just don't know how well this would work. Does anybody have an ideas or has anybody tried it yet??
  3. M@lew macrumors 68000


    Nov 18, 2006
    Melbourne, Australia
    I had XP and upgraded to Vista with no problems.
  4. dvince2 macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2007
    One more quick question...
    I have a bootcamp partition with win XP on it. I also have Vista, but its on 5 CDs as opposed to 1 DVD (from school's msdnaa).
    I know you need to have a single CD to do the initial instillation, but once you have XP installed and working, can you upgrade with multiple CDs to Vista?
  5. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    The single disc limitation only exists when using the internal optical drive. Use an external drive and you can install off any number of discs.

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