Upgrade Windows 7 Bootcamp partition to Windows 8.1 with installation disk

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JaredMW, Nov 8, 2014.

  1. JaredMW macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2014
    Hello, I have a Late 2011 15 inch MacBook Pro with a bootcamp partition containing Windows 7. My school has a website where I can get free copies of over 200 Microsoft products, Windows 8.1 being one of them. I have downloaded the Windows 8.1 .iso file, and I would like to upgrade my Windows 7 partition to Windows 8.1, keeping all of my important school files. Is there a way to do this with the DVD containing a Windows 8.1 .iso with a valid activation key? Any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

    Aug 28, 2009
    TBQH I'd stick with Windows 7 if it was me. I loathe Windows 8.

    However you should be able to direct upgrade your Win 7 installation.
  3. JaredMW thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2014
    I want to stick with Windows 7 too, but I need to use Win 8 for a certain program for a school project..

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