Windows 7 upgrade disk and bootcamp

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  1. Lightningr1 macrumors newbie

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    So I bought a copy of windows 7 ultimate for 7 dollars at my school store I didn't realize at first it was an upgrade copy. When I did realize this I thought damn I won't be able to install Windows 7 on my Mac now but i decided to just go a head and try it anyways and it worked! It didn't even ask me for a product key
     
  2. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    how did you manage to get that done? I have a full copy of vista ultimate and upgrade to windows 7 ultimate. However, everytime I do a clean install I will need to install vista first then w7! Am I doing something wrong?
     
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    There is a little-known trick that lets you install Windows 7 Upgrade as a full install. I wonder if the OP knows about this. Anyway, here's what you do:
    1. Install Windows 7 normally - activation will NOT work
    2. Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 7 (weird, yes, but activation will work this time)
     
  4. Lightningr1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I simply made a bootcamp Paritition in bootcamp then exited out of bootcamp restarted comp put in windows 7 ultimate upgrade and booted from it. I then clicked clean install next I clicked on bootcamp Paritition and hit format. The install went from there never asking for my product key or for a preexisting windows os on my system.
     
  5. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    ok so now wat do you see when you go I into info about your laptop? Do you see the windows product key and can you get all update without microsoft telling you enter a product key?

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    is this trick work on mac only or both pc and mac?
     
  6. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Both Mac and PC work just fine.
     
  7. Lightningr1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Im not home to check right now but I do know I installed updates without a problem yesterday
     
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  9. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    really on pc? How any guide? I have not seems that happened yet!
     
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