View Full Version : Clean install of lion without removing w7 partition?

Jul 31, 2011, 09:42 PM
Late 09 27 iMac w/ Lion and W7 installed.

I'm going to give this 27" to my wife and daughter when my new 27" 3.4 w 256sd arrives late this week.

On the 09 I would like to do a clean install of Lion and migrate all of my wifes and daughters settings from a Mac Mini. I already have a CCC copy of that sitting on a hard drive. I do not want to delete the windows partition as I dont have anymore "uses" left on my copy of W7. Also WinClone is not working with Lion.

Any help is appreciated!

Jul 31, 2011, 10:08 PM
I am too interested in this. Subscribed.

Jul 31, 2011, 10:35 PM

Jul 31, 2011, 10:41 PM
Look more then half way thru that thread. Someone claims it won't effect your windows partition.

Aug 5, 2011, 08:44 PM
I did a clean install of Lion on the late 2009 27". Had no issues at all with the windows partition and all works well.

Aug 5, 2011, 11:51 PM
As long as you don't touch the Boot Camp partition in Disk Utility, you shouldn't have any issues clean installing Lion.

Aug 6, 2011, 12:51 AM
they are in different partitions. Clean installing osx on one partition will not affect the other. Just make sure you don't format the whole drive or something before you install.