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    Boot Camp and windows 7
    Hey guys, I have been having problems ever since I installed Lion on my macbook 13 inch unibody and was going to try and clean the hard drive and restore from my external, but I have to have a windows 7 partition for my class at school and was wondering if that would erase as well.

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    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Formatting the drive will erase the Windows Bootcamp partition. Lion does seem to work best when setup on MacBooks as a clean install. What problems have you had? Maybe running Lion Recovery may help. Also consider a cleaning utility such as Onyx.

    Exactly what are these problems?
    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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    It shouldn't as long as you're careful to erase - reinstall only OS X. However, to be sure, make a backup of your Windows 7 installation first.

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    All I know is i downloaded it from the internet and all of my apps take minutes to open safari crashes lion and it takes about 15 min to start up. I am repairing permissions right now and if that doesn't work i will try repairing the hard drive the thing on windows i need is only online, but i had to completely defrag the hard drive to install the permission and i do not want to have to go through that again.

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    Good luck. Keep in the back of your mind the suggestion about a clean install of Lion. You can go into the App Store, hold down the Option key and hit Purchases. Selecting the lion icon will download again f.o.c. and you can then make a USB thumb 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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