Necessary to back up hard drive before installing Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by xvrockerlouvx, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. xvrockerlouvx macrumors newbie

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    I'm asking this because I have about 60gb worth of stuff on my macbook that I really don't have any way to back it up. What are the chances something will go wrong? I don't know what else to do.
     
  2. Radio Monk33 macrumors 6502

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    Um do you need to back it up? Depends: do you care if you lose it? Just think about it reasonably...if you really don't care about the data then don't back up. If you do care, you would be stupid to not back up.

    If you can afford a macbook and windows I'm sure you an get some blank DVDs or an external HD!
     
  3. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Your data is only as valuable as your last backup.

    I played with the Boot Camp Beta back in Tiger for ages and didn't lose a single bit. I still had a backup though.
     
  4. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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  5. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    You can get an external hard drive for just over £50. You should really consider getting one for backup.
     
  6. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Really you should back up anyway, because no matter what all hard disks eventually fail.
     
  7. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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  8. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I've done it a couple of times without backing up, but i wouldn't recommend it
     

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