Is it possible to clean install Mac OS X 10.8.3 without damaging Boot Camp partition?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Garrod, May 11, 2013.

  1. Garrod macrumors regular

    Garrod

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    I've searched around but can't seem to find a definitive answer to this.

    I'm running Mac OS X 10.8.3 and Windows 7 Ultimate on another partition via Boot Camp. My Mac OS X partition is regularly backed up via Time Machine.

    Is it possible to wipe the Mac OS X partition, make a clean install of Mac OS X 10.8.3 on that partition then restore my files etc. via Time Machine without harming my Windows 7 partition or will I have to find some backup solution for my Windows partition too?

    Don't ask me why I want to do this; it's too complicated! However, I really don't want to have to (learn how to or be bothered to) backup my Windows 7 partition - I only really use that for games and it runs fine as it is, I just don't want the extra hassle.

    My system specs are in my signature if you require further clarification.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. Garrod thread starter macrumors regular

    Garrod

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    Thanks for that but I have already read that thread. I'm after a definitive answer though, preferably one from someone with first-hand experience.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The post by RedRaven571 in that thread is from first-hand experience and is a definitive answer.
     
  5. Garrod thread starter macrumors regular

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    My mind must've been dead when I read that the first time round...and the second!

    Thanks for the help and the link!
     

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