How to Reinstall W7 on BootCamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rekhyt, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. rekhyt macrumors 65816

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    How should I reinstall Windows 7 on BootCamp? Right now I have the beta version of W7 installed and I want to install the RC version.
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Just pop in the disc and do a clean install. Erase and format the current partition that has the Beta W7 and install it there.
     
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Just burn the iso file of the RC to a DVD and then do a clean install on the bootcamp partition. An upgrade doesn't work so you have to do a clean install, its as simple as just installing windows and then re-installing the bootcamp drivers.
     
  4. rekhyt thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Ahhh ok, but I don't really know how to do a clean install too... Do i turn on my Mac, press alt to have the two partitions appear, then go into W7 and then press F8 and run from the disc?

    Or do I select the disk when I press alt on the startup?
     
  5. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Have your W7 CD in the drive, turn on your Mac and hold option key. Then chose to boot off the CD and the install begins. Select the W7 partition and erase and format an install.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Might I also suggest that before you do anything... that you have a backup of your important data

    As simple and as straightforward as these processes seem, it is always a good idea to keep your backup up-to-date

    Yes, a clean install will be necessary to use Windows 7 RC

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