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#1 Meanie

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:17 PM

The wife bought a Mac Laptop and wants to install Windows 7. She has Vista on her HP laptop and I have XP on my desktop. We have the Windows 7 "upgrade" disk but not the full version. Unfortunately, I'm told the Mac will not accept a previous key number from the other Windows OP in order to install the upgrade. She contacted Apple who confirmed it must have a full version already on the drive. Since our other two systems come with the version installed, I'm assuming we cannot use the disk which was also included. Therefore, does anyone know if there is another method to install the upgrade?

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Posted 01 July 2010 - 06:58 PM

No there is no way to install it you must get a new "Full Install" DVD from microsoft to get it to work. There is no LEGAL way to do a new Full install using an upgrade disc even on a PC. Hope that answers your question. :blink:
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 12:23 AM

I probably shouldn't ask this but I'm always curious why anyone would want to install a Microsoft OS on a Mac machine. Personally I'm so glad to be rid of Gates et.al. that I cringe everytime I need to use an MS based machine.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:06 AM

I dont either, especially since they moved away from powerPC technology and are now simply intel CPUs, so you really dont get a performance upgrade, all your doing is putting a inferior OS onto it. (I know, those of you that know me know Im not a big mac/apple fan, but as far as mac goes, its only because I dont like the setup, it has nothing to do with the quality, which is superior to that of windows)

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 08:30 AM

I second some of that patriot noticed the "most" part but I use apple and I have 8 macs but they are all PowerPC and I think that they are better than any other processor they run cool and are low power, they were way ahead of their time when IBM developed them. Just my two cents. :blink:
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Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:24 PM

Oh I loved the old macs that had the PowerPC technology, its a shame they switched to intel.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 08:29 PM

Yeah I know like I said I use all PowerPC. :blink:
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