Bootcamp Reinstall

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tony4s, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. tony4s macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2012
    I installed Bootcamp with a 16 bit copy of Windows 7. I've been thinking about reinstalling Bootcamp with a 32 bit copy of Windows 7. Would I need to reformat the Bootcamp partition before installing the 32 bit software or can I just reinstall over the existing partition by re-running the Bootcamp installation? I have Time Machine backups for OS X. And I have backups saved for Windows.

  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

    Jul 28, 2011
  3. tiwizard macrumors regular

    Jul 12, 2010
    If you somehow got ahold of a copy of 16 bit Windows, yeah, I'd reformat the partition and reinstall it.

    Otherwise, if you have *64bit* Windows, don't bother. You gain virtually nothing by going to 32 bit at this point, unless you are using old software that is truly incompatible with 64 bit Windows.

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