Windows and Snow Leopard

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

  1. ydaf macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2009
    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

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    You should be able to erase your current Leopard installation and then install Snow Leopard without Windows being touched.
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    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

    Sep 22, 2006
    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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