Archive and Install on TIGER with Windows Partition

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jaminthejar, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. jaminthejar macrumors member

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    So, I'm running Tiger on my MBP, and I have a partition of Windows XP installed. However, as you may know, the Boot Camp Assistant on Tiger has expired.

    I was thinking of archiving and installing OSX, as I hear that it is recommended once in a blue moon (I have not done so at all, and I got my MBP in August of 06). I feel like the computer's just a tad rusty and could benefit from being cleaned out.

    Now, will archiving and installing severely screw up my Windows partition? Or can I archive and install and not worry about the Windows partition at all? I'm worried because at some point I will remove the partition (currently playing Half Life 2 for the first time), but for now I want to keep it. Does anyone have experience with this?

    Basically, will it affect the partition or not? If it doesn't, I'd be back where I am right now anyway. If it does, I won't be able to reinstall Windows unless I got Leopard, which I don't plan on doing until they iron out issues I've been hearing about.

    EDIT: I realized I posted in the wrong forum so I put a note in the other thread and posted here.
     
  2. John01021988 macrumors 6502

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    Nothing will happen to it. I just did it and the archive and install did NOT touch my Windoze partition.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    yep windows is installed on another partition that Boot Camp Assistant makes. when you select a partition/hard drive to isntall Tiger on the windows partition wont even be listed as its either FAT or NTFS format which you cant even install OS X on.

    you are 100% safe.
     

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