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    i have a legal copy of XP but my copy doesnot contain SP2 , I have that on a separate disk. So I cannot load XP into a bootcamp partition. I have an upgrade copy of windows 7 , so can I install this on a fresh partition which has never seen XP? How to I activate it?

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    Paul Thurrott's site is much more complete and preccise. I did the Clean (Custom) install on 5 seperate PC's (3 - 64 Bit and 2- 32 Bit) using the upgrade media and all were successfull using method one. The other nice feature is that if you do the Clean (Custom) install directly over your existing Win OS, a folder is created in your root directory called windows.old that holds the old OS. You can open this folder and drag data to the new OS. I used the Easy Transfer method on 3 of the PCs listed in this post then used the windows.old folder on 2 of the PCs. Both worked equally well. I did find the Easy Transfer in my case was very slow. I would only use this for data and user settings. I found setting up my PC without Easy Transfer worked just as well and was actually quicker for me. Once you finish, Paul Thurrotts site has a lot of other useful info to customize your installation. I also use How To Geek for heavy duty customizing. Check it out.
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    Here is a good article about using Bootcamp to install Win 7.
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