Want to Install a fresh ML but not windows 7

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by RoastingPig, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
    I recently got a 5.1 2.8 mac pro from a friend who had it configured with a 1tb for osx and a 500gb configured purely for windows 7 in bootcamp..but now i dont like that it says his name all over ML in the menus and his home folder. My question is can i install a fresh copy of ML configured to me and still have the 500gb be a bootable windows 7 bootcamp drive? is there something tied to that copy of ML when bootcamp was installed having to be present to be able to boot into Windows 7?
  2. macrumors 6502

    Jan 3, 2012
    the Bootcamp drive should be a seperate partition, so when you start the fresh install just make sure it installs on the correct partition, without wiping the Windows drive.

    or just clean up the mac, change admin user delete the previous user, would take about same time as a fresh install. and no need to reinstall all software and such afterwards
  3. macrumors 601


    Jul 17, 2010
    Yeah. If nothing else is wrong create a new user and change the computer name and/or hostname in the Sharing prefs pane.

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