what happens if you delete the HFS partition?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rgarjr, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    Has anyone using only Windows deleted their MAC partition off their hard drive and only have their Windows (NTFS) one?

    Would it boot fine into W7?
     
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  3. balamw Moderator

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    There are plenty of folks who run Windows exclusively on their Macs, and about as many threads about it.

    It is generally preferable to keep OS X around in some form, as it is the only way you can apply any firmware updates. If you don't want an HFS+ partition on the internal drive, at least consider using CCC or SuperDuper to clone it off onto an external HDD and make sure it boots.

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