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Backing up here refers to an external hard drive and using Time Machine. To erase the internal drive, pop in the Snow Leopard disc, reboot and hold down 'C'. Leave the Installer and go to Utilities in the Menu bear, Disk Utility and choose Erase, format Mac OS Extended (Journalled) into Partition and leave as one partition and select as GUID under options, back to Installer and proceed.

With the external hard drive connected run Time Machine to restore all your files and updates, then go into Utilties > Bootcamp Assistant, print guidelines and proceed from there.

Backing up on your internal hard drive is not a solution. What happens when the drive fails, and it will given sufficient time, or you wish to do a clean install formatting the hard drive?

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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