Windows 7 Professional Upgrade + Virtual box??

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sportguy0913, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. sportguy0913 macrumors 6502

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    Will the upgrade version of Windows 7 Professional work with virtual box? Or would I have to get the retail version? I am a student at a University and would be able to download Windows 7 Professional for 29.99 and just wanted to see if it would work or not. Thanks!
     
  2. masse macrumors 6502a

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    the key is all you need. your better off using the key and borrowing the install disc from a friend. There are other ways to do it though.

    Here's what I did: Used a friends windows 7 home premium disc, installed on my machine but did not activate windows. Used this to download the W7 professional student upgrade (can't download in osx). Used a tool to make it into an iso (google it), then burned the dvd, installed W7pro over the home premium and used the key I purchased.

    All is well and I'm in windows right now actually.
     
  3. sportguy0913 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cool thanks!
     

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