Upgrading to Windows 7 from Windows XP - but I haven't got XP installed...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by applemax, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    Hi

    Am I eligible to get an upgrade edition of Windows 7? I own a retail copy of Windows XP, but it isn't installed on my Mac and I've misplaced the CD - but I own the license and I have the key - so can I upgrade?

    Thanks
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  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Being that you can clean install from upgrade media, you can definitely use a retail upgrade to install on your Mac. You don't need the XP key or CD to satisfy the installer, they are only good to keep your conscience clear. As long as you believe your previous license to be currently unused and transferable to the Mac, go for it!

    http://www.winsupersite.com/win7/clean_install_upgrade_media.asp

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  3. applemax thread starter macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    So it doesn't check for previous copies of Windows or ask for the disk to be inserted? All I have is the XP box, manual and product key - the disc is lost somewhere... :mad:

    Thanks for helping! :D
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Nope. Much to Microsoft's saying otherwise pre-release, the work arounds are trivial.

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