#1
I bought the student discounted edition of Windows 7 and partitioned my Macbook Pro. I've partitioned my hard drive before and nothing went wrong with that process. The only issue came when I went to put in my product key. It said the key was invalid (which it wasn't, I checked both my print-out and my confirmation email and I had the correct key). I later found out on the Microsoft site that the issue was that the version you get with the student discount is an upgrade. To have it work properly, I need to have a previous form of Windows installed and then use the Win7 upgrade. Is there a way around this or do I need to somehow get a version of XP or Vista and try to do the upgrade?
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#2
Get Vista from a torrent site, ot take Windows 7 back and get that from a torrent site
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#3
Just borrow someone's windows xp disc install it and then install windows 7. Doubt there is some fix for that problem.
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#4
Looks like you bought an upgrade and not the whole package. You have three options

1. Buy the full version

2. Borrow a copy of XP or Vista

3. Find your own copy of XP or Vista (legally or illegally)
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#5
So would I just remove the Windows 7 partition and redo the partition with XP or Vista?
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So would I just remove the Windows 7 partition and redo the partition with XP or Vista?


yes
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#7
Alright, thanks for all your help. Hopefully this works.
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#8
I'm in the exact same position.

Keep your upgrade copy, and just borrow an XP disc (quicker install, but Vista will work fine too) to use.

Install XP on the Mac through Boot Camp then when on XP run the installer for 7 that you have.

Easy.
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#9
Basically, Windows 7 is smart enough to know it's on a Mac, and has gone on strike until you buy a PC.
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Basically, Windows 7 is smart enough to know it's on a Mac, and has gone on strike until you buy a PC.
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#13
if you bought the student edition of Windows 7, then you ought to be able to also buy student editions of XP/Vista as well. I know at my school we can still purchase these as well as buying the upgrade to 7. If that's the case at your school too, then it would be as simple as buying that, installing it, and then using your 7 upgrade disc.
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