Upgrading from XP to Win 7, is this method possible?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JLUGO35, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. JLUGO35 Guest


    Jul 14, 2009
    Inman/Columbia, South Carolina
    I go to the University of South Carolina and they have a deal with Microsoft where I can get Windows 7 for free. I was thinking hey why not. The issue is instead of sending the DVD to install it they allow you to download it on an .iso file. I was wondering if I could boot into XP on my macbook download the iso and run the Windows 7 installer inside windows and then insert my Snow Leopard cd for the drivers afterwards or will I have to burn the .iso file to a disc and follow boot camp normally? Also where do I download the Boot Camp 3.O drivers or are they already on the Snow Leopard disc? Thanks.
  2. EOC macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2009
    That wil not work. 1st you cannot upgrade from xp to 7, you must do a clean install. 2nd You'll need to burn the iso to a disk: http://www.freeisoburner.com/

    run bootcamp from osx and it'll guide you the rest of the way (backup whatever is important from the windows partition first though)

    the drivers are on sl disc.

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