Will you need to re-install Win7 after Snow Leo?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by rgarjr, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. rgarjr macrumors 603

    rgarjr

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    Just wondering if you will have to re-install Windows once Snow Leopard is released and installed on your Mac.
     
  2. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    That's unlikely as it wasn't necessary when Leopard came out. When Windows7 comes out, expect to download updated bootcamp drivers for it, which won't require a reinstall either.
     
  3. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    My guess is no mainly due to them being on two different partitions. But whenever I reinstall OS X (which is rarely) I always completely wipe/reformat the entire disk. Peace of mind I guess. I don't mind fixing settings and whatnot, I love the feeling of a clean install. It's like an organized desk. Refreshing. :)
     
  4. theLimit macrumors 6502a

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    You may not need to when Snow Leopard is out, but the final release of Windows 7 will require a re-install.
     
  5. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure M$ will put out an update that updates RC1 to 7, but will require a valid CD Key to continue using 7. Therefore I don't think it will require an re-install.
     
  6. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    No, you'll be required to do a clean install (which is good because upgrading is a stupid idea in the first place).
     

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