Performing a clean install and having Bootcamp

Discussion in 'macOS' started by c073186, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    Simple question:

    Here is my setup:

    Hard drive 1: Mac OS
    Hard drive 2: Windows (installed via Bootcamp)

    If I do an Erase and Install of Mac OS on drive 1, will my Windows drive still show up if I go to System Preferences > Startup Disk?

  2. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    Is it 2 separate HDs or 1 HD with 2 partitions on it? If it's the latter,

    Yes, just make sure you click on the Macintosh HD partition when you erase it. That will just erase the the Macintosh HD partition. If you click on the full HD it will erase the entire HD.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yes it should because it scans your disk for bootable partitions. It will see the windows partition.

    If all else fails you can always reboot with the option key being held and select the windows partition then.
  4. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    I have two separate physical drives. There is only one partition on either (each drive is fully dedicated to the operating system).
  5. LoganT macrumors 68020

    Jan 9, 2007
    Well then I think you could just fully erase the Mac HD.

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