Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2011 7:51 AM (in response to Stef)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2011 8:01 AM (in response to The hatter)
I am thinking that sometime in the next year I'll likely replace my Macbook Pro (late 2008) with the new one that comes out in the autumn.
Since OEM version is tied to a single machine, would that lead you to recommend that I buy the full retail version of Windows 7?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2011 8:14 AM (in response to Stef)
Tea leaves are rather cloudy today, but if you see a new computer in your future, and want to transfer the license, my thoughts:
2 x $95 vs $195 is a total wash ! :-)
Maybe by then it will be SP2 and I prefer a more current full install - personally.
Maybe the new owner can use the Windows DVD and get $25-50 for it.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2011 10:03 AM (in response to Stef)
Here's a way to use Winclone. Run Snow Leopard and Lion both, on your machine. Install Winclone to the Snow leopard partition. It will work. I've done this same thing on my MBP. Lion will run well if installed clean on a separate partition. Once SL is up and Winclone is installed, you can image the Boot Camp drive easily, just as before. You can do the Windows restore via Winclone before or after the install of Lion - as long as the Boot Camp partition is set up. You can also restore it the same way. So, you have SL installed as a way to run old PPC programs and Winclone, etc. I don't know if it matters, but this is the order I installed (I tested this out on a new hard drive before touching my existing drive):
1) Snow Leopard
2) Boot Camp
I ope this helps you as well as it did me.
MBP 13, 2.3, 8 GB, 500 GB
Currently Being ModeratedJul 31, 2011 10:06 AM (in response to Stef)
Stef, if you install the Windows upgrade a second time, it activates just fine. Install Win 7. Restart and install a second time, right over the first install, same partition, etc. MS tech made me aware of this trick. Totally legit.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2012 10:14 AM (in response to Duplic8tor)
I tried and the disk was not recognized.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 15, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to tom pernal)
This is a year old thread.
the issue lies elsewhere as to why - and we are not mind readers.
Upgrade DVDs work, your method of burning and other things did not.
Windows 8 Preview is free for next 5-6 months.