Reinstalling OSX While keeping Windows 7 intact.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dandubois89, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. dandubois89 macrumors newbie

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    Is there a way to reinstall osx while keeping my windows partition intact? I realized I need a fresh install but not sure how to go about doing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. DivineEvil macrumors regular

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    Just boot the OSX install DVD, Use Disk utility to erase the mac os x partition, while keeping the NTFS/Fat windows partition.

    After that do the Install on the newly erased partition. And then install rEFIt in the newly MAC OS X. Restart and there ya go, you have a beautiful dualboot startup screen ;).
     
  3. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    Do you need rEFIt?
     
  4. DivineEvil macrumors regular

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    I've always used rEFIt as a bootmanager, because Bootcamp doesn't support multiple partitions (my setup is with 2 HFS partitions and 1 NTFS). So if something happen to 1 of the OSes (Windows or MacOS) I can keep all my files on the 3rd partition and just erase/format the (corrupted) OS partition.

    So if he can manage to boot into windows without installing rEFIt... then he doesn't need it. But if he can't... I bet rEFIt will do the job...
     

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