Archive and Install on TIGER with Windows Partition

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

  1. jaminthejar macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2008
    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

    May 11, 2007
    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


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    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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