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    Mountain Lion Clean install with Existing Windows 7
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    Mountain Lion Clean install with Existing Windows 7
    I never ask questions but helping a friend. I don't have Windows on any of my Macs so am not sure of this. If she does a Clean install of Mountain Lion and just erases her OSX partition, she is asking if Windows 7 will work. I told her it should as why would it not? Just curious as I have never do that with the last 3 OSX versions and Windows.

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    She has an existing BootCamped Windows partition? and wants to clean install OS X?

    Have not done it - but from what I've read, the Windows partition will no longer be bootable - am guessing chscag would know better.

    Perhaps with one of the 3rd party linux boot loaders?
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    Mountain Lion Clean install with Existing Windows 7
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    I figured it would work as the Windows partition will not be touched, but since I have never done it myself wanted to tell her the truth. Will see what Chscag says then. Thanks!

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    A bit late getting in to this thread, been busy all day long. The Windows partition should remain untouched as long as she doesn't wipe it or otherwise disturb it.

    A Mountain Lion clean install will be done from the Recovery partition anyway which should leave the BC partition alone. I would have her make a full backup of the BC partition using the new WinClone ($19.99) just to play it safe.

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    Fior what it is worth Mountain Lion clean install from Lion had no affect on Windows 7 under BootCamp.
    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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    good to know
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    Thanks Harry, Bob and chscag, will pass that on to my friend.

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    Just did this. Bootcamp partition is fine and working.

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