Reinstalling clean mavericks while having bootcamp partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jonasdamn, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2013
    Hello, i would like to ask about reinstalling mavericks. I have faced up with some issues and going to reinstall mavericks clean. However i have bootcamp partition with Windows 7 installed and I don't want to touch it. So if I would go to recovery, format only Macintosh HD, then reinstall os x from internet will be it ok? clean install and formatting macintosh HD won't affect my bootcamp partition?
  2. murphychris macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2012
    As long as you use erase, and you don't change the partition layout in Disk Utility, this should work. However, I don't trust Disk Utility when it comes to "bootcamped" drives, as there are many instances of Windows being rendered unbootable when modifying the disk with Disk Utility. Therefore do yourself a favor and update your Windows backup before starting, in case Windows gets damaged in the process. If you're not prepare to lose Windows, then don't proceed with your plan.

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