Reinstalling Mac OS X: Will it erase bootcamp?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hdsalinas, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. hdsalinas macrumors 6502

    hdsalinas

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    Hi,

    In case I need/want to reinstall the mac OS on my MBP, will it erase or disable the windows XP partition/instalation that I currently have under bootcamp?

    Will I have to reinstall bootcamp to access windows or will I have to reinstall both OSes from the ground up?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    good question i don't know but that would be great if you didnt or had the option as it takes forever to load osx and then xp lol
     
  3. kainjow Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

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    As long as you don't erase your entire disk and only re-install OS X onto the same volume on your disk, you'll be fine.
     
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    As long as you don't re-partition the HDD and you only touch the HFS+ (Mac) partition, you're fine. You don't need to reinstall Boot Camp either, since you already have Windows setup.
     

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