Reinstalling Windows without deleting existing Bootcamp partition?

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  1. H-P., Jan 29, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016

    H-P. macrumors newbie

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    Hi there,

    I succesfully installed Windows 8.1 via Bootcamp on my macbook pro (late 2011) in the past. Now I want a clean install and re-install windows. I have windows on disk and the latest support software on a USB drive.

    Is it possible to:

    - Insert the Windows installation disk, start the installation (boot/alt), select/format the (already existing) bootcamp partition during installation and install Apple's Support software from drive when finished?

    Or do I need to:

    - Start Bootcamp Assistent, delete Windows and its partition and start all over?

    I actually prefer the first option because the partition is already in place with the right amount of space, but I don't want to mess it up. Any advice?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    yes, why not? I've done that (years ago), problem free. You will need to download the bootcamp drivers and install them afterwards but you can reinstall windows
     
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