Upgrade Path from SL/XP 32 to ML/Windows 8 Pro 64

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Tanda, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Tanda macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2012
    What is the best path to upgrade my iMac from Snow Leopard / XP Pro 32bit to Mountain Lion / Windows 8 Pro 64bit?

    I almost made the mistake of buying Windows 8 Pro upgrade from Microsoft online through the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant when I learned that I won't be able to install the 64bit version of Windows 8 if I go this route.

    Before I purchase the retail box with both 32 and 64 bit DVDs, are there any other caveats I should be aware of?

    Should I upgrade to Mountain Lion first before upgrading my XP Bootcamp partition to Windows 8 or is it better to upgrade to W8 and than upgrade to Mountain Lion?

    I have 2011 iMac running Snow Leopard 10.6.8 and Windows XP Pro 32bit SP3.

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