Install Yosemite and keep BootCamp partition?

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  1. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Is it possible to upgrade my OS on my MBA 13 to Yosemite and keep my BootCamp partition with Windows 7? Hate to loose it all.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    I have and it was fine. I recommend that you back up your bootcamp partition with WinClone. Its well worth the price, and saved my bacon a number of times.
     
  3. macenied macrumors 6502a

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    ^

    Does this mean you needed to restore BootCamp this time, due to updating to Yosemite ?
     
  4. Newtons Apple thread starter Suspended

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    SO you are saying that you upgraded and all went well.

    What procedure did you use to update?

    How do you like Yosemite?
     
  5. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

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    I installed all of the public betas and the final release and my Bootcamp partition was completely unaffected.
     
  6. macenied macrumors 6502a

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    Good to know, thanks for the info. I had 3 partitions on the hard drive ( OS X, BootCamp Windows 7 and BootCamp Windows 10 - Technical Preview ) and the Yosemite installation did not work "out of the box".

    However, by having 3 partitions I did not have the recovery partition and it seems to me that Yosemite did not install because of this.
     

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