Upgrade Win XP to Win 7 with Parallels 6

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kansassunflower, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. kansassunflower macrumors newbie

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    My MacBook Pro has Parallels 6. Next to upgrade from Win XP to Win 7. How do I do this? I have been unsuccessful at locating the instructions. The computer is a 2.33 ghz with Intel Core 2 duo, 4g ram and plenty of disc space. Thanks, I really appreciate any help.
     
  2. winninganthem macrumors 6502a

    winninganthem

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    Is your copy of Win 7 a full version of Win 7 or an upgrade?

    If the former, I'd simply create a new virtual machine in Parallels for it and not bother upgrading; much easier this way.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Well for one thing, there is no upgrade path from XP to windows 7. you need to install a fresh copy of windows 7, so back up your data.

    Here's a tutorial from Microsoft
     

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