Upgrading to Windows 7 from XP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dukeofism, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. dukeofism macrumors member

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    I just got my release candidate of Windows 7 and want to upgrade from XP to Windows 7 on my MBP. How do I go doing so?
     
  2. prodigee macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to break it to you, but upgrading to Windows 7 from XP is impossible, unless you upgrade to vista and then 7. But really the best thing to do when it comes to Windows is do a clean install, backup the documents and what not you want to keep and then just go for it, format the partition of the drive you have and install Windows 7.


    THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT
    HOWEVER, because you only have the RC you will NOT be able to upgrade it to a full version of Windows 7 when it is released. So the best thing to do in my opinion is to wait until you can get the full version of 7 so to avoid having to do 2 clean installs.

    Technically there is a way to upgrade from the RC to the full version but it doesnt always work, so the risk is really up to you, but I say its really not that good of an idea.
     
  3. dukeofism thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm sorry, I made a mistake, the version of Windows 7 I have is not the RC, it an early access copy given to me by my University.
    Is it still true that I can't upgrade directly to Windows 7?
     
  4. DivineEvil macrumors regular

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    Yes it's true no matter what version you have. YOU CANNOT UPGRADE TO WIN7 FROM XP. Directly I mean...

    And why bother for about 2hr. you can do a clean install of Win7 and all the additional software needed (office, antivirus, firefox etc...).
     
  5. dukeofism thread starter macrumors member

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    Because its cheaper to buy an upgrade version than the full version...
     
  6. DivineEvil macrumors regular

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    I bet the upgrade version will be the same as the retail version. It's just cheaper. I think it should be the same as SL up-to-date program... I have the upgrade DVD, but I can make a clean install with it...
     
  7. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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  8. dukeofism thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for this information
     
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