Upgrading to Lion from Snow Leopard... will Boot Camp partition be okay?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by MythicFrost, May 15, 2012.

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    MythicFrost

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    Title sum's it up. Will my Boot Camp partition be fine? Or will it be erased? Just doing an upgrade, not a clean install.
     
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    cpuguy18

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    your boot camp partition won't be erased if you upgrade to lion.
     
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    Since the bootcamp partition is formated with NTFS...even if you did a clean install with Lion I'm thinking it should only effect the partition with OSX. I'm not sure but wondering since I'll probably install Mountain Lion clean and then eventually Windows 8 clean on the bootcamp partition.
     
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    MythicFrost

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    All right, thanks!
    That may be true, but I'm not so sure. I always thought doing a clean install would cause problems with a Boot Camp partition, so I've either erased it and then done it, or cloned it first and then cloned it back. Cheers.
     
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    While the partition will stay intact it will more than likely break the boot record. I had to reinstall windows when I updated.
     
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    MythicFrost

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    Updating... or clean install? Just to be clear? I'm assuming the former :eek:
     

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