Windows 7 Upgrade on Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by reese.reimers, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. reese.reimers macrumors newbie

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    So I tried searching for this and I couldn't get a definitive answer so sorry if this is redundant.

    I am looking to take advantage of the Windows 7 Student Discount but the offer is only good for an Upgrade version of Windows 7. I currently do not have a previous version of Windows. Is it possible to just use an Upgrade disk to install via bootcamp? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. pknoot macrumors newbie

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    AFAIK, you'll need a full version of Windows 7 (or Vista, XP) to install under Boot Camp.
     
  3. elit3nemesis macrumors regular

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    I am in the same boat. I got a 13 macbook pro with no Windows OS on it. Will I be able to install Windows 7 through boot camp and parallels? thanx.
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    As long as you are not looking for support from Microsoft you can get a full OEM version of Windows 7 (32 or 64 bit) at NewEgg for $99 ($109 after 10/20).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116752
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    It is intended for preparation for resale of new systems, but should work just fine on Macs without previous licenses.

    If you do have a previous license, so you can qualify for upgrade pricing, you should still be able to perfrom a clean install from the Windows 7 Upgrade disc, especially since this will be the only way to install if you only have is XP.

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  5. BradenG macrumors regular

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    Students can get Windows 7 for $30 here: http://www.win741.com/

    I think non-students even can as long as you have a .edu email that still works :)
     
  6. balamw Moderator

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    As the OP pointed out, the $29 is an upgrade version only (as is snow leopard for $29). If you don't already have a license to upgrade, you don't qualify even if you have a .edu address.

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