2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 16, 2010 11:32 PM by VietBrad
VietBrad Level 1 Level 1
Hello mac users

I need to reinstall Windows 7 Professional 64-bit on my bootcamp partition.

Can I simply reformat my Windows bootcamp partition and reinstall Windows 7 without effecting the mac partition?

Any tech docs out there on best methodology?

Thanks in advance

iMac i7 Quad Core 7200RPM 16GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), with Windows 7 64bit Bootcamp Partition
  • The hatter Level 9 Level 9
    I'd ask why, but if you want to just boot from DVD and format/install, what's so hard about that?
  • VietBrad Level 1 Level 1
    I was unwittingly sold an illegal OEM Windows 7....I'm going to buy from a more reputable source and install Windows 7 Retail version (buying software in Vietnam is a nightmare).

    I was planning on using Mac Disk Utility to do one of two things to reinstall Windows 7:
    a) Restore to single Mac Partition
    b) Erase the disk and create a single partition for Windows (not sure I want to use this option as I'm not sure if it affects the Mac partition).

    After running one of these options I was just going to run the Bootcamp Windows installation like I did the first time....

    So are you saying I don't have to do this?

    Can I simply log into my Windows Bootcamp Partition and boot from DVD and format/install? I assume this erases everything on Windows Partition and installs Windows 7 over the old illegal version?

    Of course I will back up all data (windows and mac)

    Thanks for your help (just bought Mac a month ago for first time).