Question about clean install (with Bootcamp)

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Marty!, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. Marty! macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2012

    I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014) 4gb/256gb. I am currently running Yosemite (which came loaded new) on one partition (170gb) and Windows 7 Pro on a Bootcamp partition (80gb).

    I would like to do a clean install of El Capitan on the OS X partition while leaving the Bootcamp partition intact, but not sure how to go about it. I have come across instructions on how to do a clean install, but there are no mentions of doing so with a Bootcamp partition.

    A second question, my Yosemite install came with iMovie, iPhoto, Garageband, Keynote, Numbers, and Pages. If I do a clean install of El Capitan, will these apps come with it? If not, I am thinking I would need to do a clean install of Yosemite and then install El Capitan as an upgrade over top.

    Thanks for any help!

  2. Falcon16, Oct 5, 2015
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2015

    Falcon16 macrumors member


    Sep 26, 2015
    doing a clean install of El Capitan should have 0 effect on your Bootcamp install whatsoever. El Capitan includes Photos which is a superset of iPhoto. Pages,Numbers and Keynote are all part of iWork and are paid apps same as Garageband and iMovie and such are now paid apps. With that said if you had them linked to your Apple ID previously you could go through the App store and redownload them and it should be free
  3. Marty! thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2012

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