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Upgrade From Xp To 7 On Macbook Pro


Upgrade from xp to 7 on macbook pro, without loading bootcamp or the apple os. I have a macbook pro with leopard 10. 5. 1, and i was running windows xp pro service pack 3 on the windows side. I updated to windows 7 , but did not do anything on the apple side. Big mistake, windows 7 works fine but! I have no apple. In order to get the apple working again, what do i need to do? Will i have to restart my upgrade, and use bootcamp with the leopard. If you could provide or direct me to someone who could, step by step instruction on this please do so.

My windows data is still on carbonite and i have no issues with having to lose my apple side memory. I have a external drive if needed i also have 37. 3gig free space common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.


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Genuine Win 7 On Macbook Pro

Genuine windows 7 on macbook pro running in bootcamp partition with vmware fusion 3. 1. I am having a problem with windows 7 ultimate 32-bit. I installed windows 7 on my bootcamp partition and until recently it worked fine as well when i ran it in vmware fusion. When i boot into my windows 7 on the bootcamp partition everything is ok. But then when i run it in vmware fusion it says my copy is not genuine. I just went through the automated phone system and entered the codes and so now while i'm running in fusion windows is genuine.

I fear though that when i go back to running from the bootcamp partition, windows will say it isn't genuine again. I only have one copy of windows 7 and can only run it either from the bootcamp partition or from vmware fusion at any one time. How can i resolve this so windows no longer says it's not genuine when i switch between bootcamp and vmware fusion?I need to be able to run windows while i am on the mac side at times.


Posted On: 2010-07-21 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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I own a macbook pro, one of the new 15 inch unibody models, and since installing windows 7, i have not been able to properly use the onboard microphone (in windows) and the sound has been acting quite odd.

The osx installation cd included with my computer is supposed to install the required drivers on the windows side, and it seems to have done that, for the most part, except i could not use the microphone in a multitude of applications. The 'sound' control panel recognizes the microphone, and shows that the microphone is receiving sound. The little green level bar next to "microphone" moves when i make noise, yet no application seems to get any sound from it.

After a little research, i gathered that the sound card in these is actually a realtek hd card, and not a cirrus logic card, which is what i had drivers for. So i tracked down the realtek driver i thought i needed, uninstalled the cirrus logic driver, and installed the realtek one. However, that realtek driver did not seem to do anything, as the driver is now just listed as high definition audio device, which is the standard windows driver.

Other issues i've been having with the cirrus logic driver - once i plug headphones in, i can't get sound out of the laptop speakers again unless i restart windows. Also, if itunes is playing, the sound in all other programs in gone and doesn't come back unless i restart the program.

I guess i need to know if a) i'm correct about the realtek driver being the right one, b) the cirrus driver is actually correct and there's another solution to the microphone and other problems or c) there is no hope.


Posted On: 2009-11-19 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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I was wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation and has a course of action to suggest. Should i install 64 bit on 3. 0, or 2. 1? Or, should i opt for the 32 bit version instead? Again, does one release of bootcamp work better than the other?

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Posted On: 2010-01-03 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-14 . View Related Posts . . View 13 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-08 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-19 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-24 . View Related Posts . . View 8 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-02-24 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Please guide, how can the windows 7 recognize the external mic. I don't want to use the internal mic (for speech recognition software).


Posted On: 2010-05-08 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-10 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-27 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-24 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-19 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-14 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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