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Installing Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro

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Hi everyone, I'm in need of a bit of advice on installing Windows 7 on my MB Pro. I hope this is the right section; the description mentioned "upgrades".

I'm currently dual-booting OS X Leopard and Win Vista Business 32-bit, but I'd like to upgrade that Vista to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. I understand that this would require me to perform a clean install, which I am perfectly okay with. However, I would also like to upgrade both my RAM (it's currently 2GB) and my hard drive (200GB). Altogether, this seems like it will cost quite a bit of time with the file transferring to an external hard drive and then back onto my machine, so I'd like to do it all at once if that's possible!

I have not yet purchased any hardware/software, so I guess the first thing I need to know if Bootcamp will support my laptop and Windows 7. I'd also like to know if any of you can help me by letting me know what hardware will be compatible with my laptop, as I've never upgraded RAM or a hard drive, and I've heard that Apple computers tend to not be very compatible with hardware from 3rd parties etc. I'm not quite sure of the hardware specifics, so if you could show me where to find this information on my computer so I could share it with you, I'd be very grateful. All I know is that it is the version of 15.4 inch MB Pros that was just previous to the current silver/black color schemed Pros.

I know I'm asking a lot, so I'd like to thank you guys in advance!
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Yes, bootcamp supports Windows 7. You can take a look at this guide on how to do it.


I am not sure about upgrading Macs though. You would have to do some googling if no one else has any opinions.
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