Reformatting the main partition

Discussion in 'macOS' started by pmkenny1234, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. pmkenny1234 macrumors newbie

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    I've got a Mac Pro (early 2008 edition) and I installed Windows 7 via boot camp. I no longer use the OSX on the main partition because I boot OSX on this computer from an external drive.

    I would like to format the main partition (where my old OSX is) so I can use it for file storage from both OSX and Windows, but I'm afraid I might screw up the boot capabilities by doing so. Can anyone confirm that my Windows 7 boot camp partition will still boot successfully after formatting my old OSX partition to FAT32 (or whatever makes the most sense)?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If you just format the OS X partition, there won't be any issues. It can still boot into Windows just like before
     
  3. pmkenny1234 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That worked! Thank you for the help. I'm always nervous when I'm messing with bootable drives. Now to actually use all that previously wasted space. ;-)
     

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