Restoring iMac to Factory Settings, Wipes Bootcamp Partition?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by crovali, Jul 30, 2013.

  1. crovali macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2011
    I have a problem with my new Late 2012 iMac. I keep getting this pop-up every day only for a split second then disappears. I've had to record my screen while I worked to find out what it says, and it turns out to be a Java issue. I've called Apple Care and they have failed to help me with this issue so my last resort is to do a factory reset and hope that this pop-up pops no more.

    I have a Windows 7 bootcamp partition as well, mainly for gaming, and I need to know that if I go through this process will the bootcamp partition get wiped as well? I think it probably will, but nonetheless...If it does, should I do anything with my windows partition before I start the restore?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    If you use the installer, it will only (should only) affect the Macintosh HD partition.
    Unless you erase the entire disk volume including both the Mac HD and Bootcamp Partitions.
  3. MagicThief83 macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2012
    Only Mac partition will be affected; Bootcamp remains unaffected.
  4. crovali thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 16, 2011

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