Upgrade Win XP to Win 7 with Parallels 6

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

  1. kansassunflower macrumors newbie

    Dec 2, 2010
    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


    Jun 10, 2008
    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


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    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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