Forum Question: Boot Camp and Windows Upgrades

When I get my first mac, I realize that it would probably be in my best interest to have a copy of Windows 7 installed on the computer. Through my University I can purchase discounted copies of Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit). The website states that “Operating system for PCs based on Intel or AMD processors. 64-bit (32-bit). A license for Microsoft Windows must already exist on the machine to be upgraded.”

With the issue of the license, will this mean that I cannot use this software since the mac does not have a current license on the computer?

Thanks for everything. I greatly appreciate it!

— Stephen

Comments: One Response to “Boot Camp and Windows Upgrades”

    6/4/10 @ 10:59 am

    You must purchase a new copy of Windows 7, not an upgrade. After all, you aren’t upgrading from any previous version of Windows. So you need to buy the non-upgrade version. Hopefully your school has those for sale as well.

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