Upgrading from XP to Win 7 64bit install issues

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by marker227, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. marker227, Mar 26, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013

    marker227 macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2004
    I have a Mac Pro 2008 2.8 GHZ Quad Core.

    I just successfully installed Windows XP (had to reformat) and I am trying to upgrade to Windows 7.

    I have a full installation legit copy of Windows 7 64 bit and XP.

    I selected the Windows 7 disk via holding option upon restart, but it's booting into the XP Bootcamp partition.

    I don't remember how I got Windows 7 on my computer before, but I vaguely remember upgrading from XP to 7 after reformatting it.

    Any ideas on how to fix this?


    I just went into Boot Camp Assistant and clicked "Install Using Single Partition (Windows 7)".

    It erased the partition and made it FAT32. While in the installation window after booting into it from the disc, I was able to select "format" and it finally allowed me to install the OS onto the HD.

    I think I'm okay now.

    It's so frustrating how many steps need to be taken to install a simple OS!
  2. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    The whole one step to format the hard drive properly, which incidentally is what has needed to be done since Apple started supporting Windows 7 three years ago?
  3. marker227 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 29, 2004

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