Windows and Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ydaf, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. ydaf macrumors member

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    If I want to install Windows via Bootcamp now and in a month or so want to install Snow Leopard (I would like to do a clean install for that as I don't like upgrading over an older OS), would I be forced to lose my Windows installation partition when I do that or would OS X recognize there is a Windows partition and leave that alone when i reformat and delete the older Leopard?

    If that's the case then I don't want to install Windows now and end up having to reinstall it again with all my programs in a month's time. Thanks.
     
  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    You should be able to erase your current Leopard installation and then install Snow Leopard without Windows being touched.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    I believe that to be correct as well
    Just be sure to select the proper partition for installation :)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  4. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    You do it yourself.

    When you boot from the disc go to "utilities > disk utility" then select the Leopard partition and erase it. Then close Disk Utility and choose that partition to install on. It doesnt touch anything on the other partitions.
     

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