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Windows 7: Want to upgrade but missing my XP disc

12 Nov 2009   #1

mac osx
Want to upgrade but missing my XP disc

Hi. I want to upgrade my XP to Win7 but I found out that the upgrade versions need the XP discs for verification. Unfortunately my disc is missing so will I not be able to upgrade from XP?

If not, can I buy the full retail version and be able to upgrade without my XP disc?

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12 Nov 2009   #2


You can Upgrade to Win7 without the previous qualifying OS being installed.

Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version

Afterward keep your qualifying XP/Vista key with your Upgrade key for the life of the upgrade. And use Win7 backup imaging to save an image so that reinstalls are never again necessary.
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12 Nov 2009   #3

mac osx

can you still upgrade a computer with windows xp with full retail version?
im using a mac with boot camp and im not sure if it has the features pc has
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12 Nov 2009   #4


Yes, you can upgrade with full retain version for quite a bit more money.

Bootcamp compatibility can be determined by running the compatibility tool, or calling the MS store.

Or someone here should know, though you might need to ask about bootcamp upgrade in the title of a new post.
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