Will downgrading back to Snow Leopard erase my Boot Camp partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by dba415, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. dba415 macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
    I've read the guide on how to downgrade and each of them says that you need to wipe out your entire hard drive, my windows partition is on the hard drive.

    Will downgrading wipe it out too?
  2. RedRaven571 macrumors 65816


    Mar 13, 2009
    If you want to get rid of the Lion backup partition, then yes; if you don't care, then you can reinstall SL over Lion and retain your boot camp partition.

    I wiped everything clean when I went back to Snow (boot camp, too).
  3. dba415 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 18, 2011
    I don't see a lion recovery partition on my Mac, all I see is the Macintosh HD and the bootcamp one I made when I open up disk utility

    Could it be that it didn't create a backup partition since I installed Lion over Snow Leopard (upgrade)

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