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Fresh OSX install

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by Neodite, 9 Apr 2010.

  1. Neodite

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Sep 2008

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    Location: Grendon

    Right so im duel booting Snow and Windows 7 on my iMac.

    I want to do a nice clean install of OSX, but i don't want to touch my Windows 7 boot.

    Is there a way of doing this? Is it just as simple as choosing the current OSX partition on install? And thats it?

    Or will i have to do something else after the install so i can still switch between the 2?
     
  2. Vonhelmet

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

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    I think I've done this before... I think when you boot from the install disc it will ask which partition you want to install to. Once you boot into the new OS X install, I think it figures out the Bootcamp stuff without any further intervention needed.
     
  3. Neodite

    Mobster

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    Perfect :D God i love it when things are simple :D
     
  4. Vonhelmet

    Caporegime

    Joined: 28 Jun 2005

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    Like I say, I'm pretty sure that's how it works. I think the install pretty much ignores the Bootcamp install, and you shouldn't need to reconfigure at all. Hell, I think you could boot the Bootcamp install without even having OS X on there at all.

    PS Your sig is animated and I think those are banninated.
     
  5. Neodite

    Mobster

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    Yeah they removed it :(
     
  6. Fillado

    Wise Guy

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    That's all correct. Boot Camp just creates a hybrid MBR/GUID partition table and makes room for & creates the other partition.

    Yes, you can even format the HDD and just install Windows/Linux on there if you want without ever touching OS X or Boot Camp.