Two quick questions about upgrading to Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Winter Charm, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Winter Charm macrumors 6502a

    Winter Charm

    Jul 31, 2008
    I already have snow leopard and a bootcamp partition.

    1. Do i have to worry about Lion messing up my bootcamp partition during the install?

    2. Can I do a clean install of Lion and move my files over manually?
  2. boshii macrumors 68040


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Not sure about the first one but for the second, you can manually move over any files from a time machine backup or any other backup for that matter.
  3. stillmatic macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2010
    1. Nope. You may have a temporary issue where your Boot camp partition isn't available when you first get in Lion, but if you reboot into your Boot camp partition for the first time, it'll be sorted out next time you boot Lion.

    2. You could, but you really don't need to. Since Lion is downloaded from the App Store, I feel Apple has taken into consideration that clean installs won't be as common so they made sure the upgrade process was as clean as possible. If you're really concerned, run some apps like Onyx, Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner, and CleanMyMac before you upgrade to make certain your system is clean as possible before hand.

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