Will I lose my Bootcamp partition if I reformat the OS X side?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by blasto2236, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. blasto2236 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2012
    Newb question: If I reformat to do a clean ML install, will that cause me to lose my Bootcamp partition? Or will it stay completely separate? Honestly, this feels like a stupid question as "partition" should imply in itself that it's kept completely separate. But I want to be absolutely sure before I go for it.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

    Stooby Mcdoobie

    Jun 26, 2012
    If you reformat the drive, you will lose both partitions. If you just erase your OS X partition and reinstall, your other partition(s) will remain untouched. I'd clone the BC partition just in case before attempting this.

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