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Default Dual boot do I have to reinstall Windows 7 - 11-11-2009, 09:55 PM

Hi all. I know this may be somewhere else, and I've read several guides. I just haven't seen this answered exactly. I was wondering if I can boot SL onto my mini 10v that already has Windows 7 on it, and keep Windows 7 on. I was hoping to avoid having to reinstall Windows since I don't have a disk (just the version that came installed on the system), and don't really want to go buy one since I've already paid for a license. Sorry if this is an annoying question, but I'd appreciate any helpful responses.

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Default 11-11-2009, 11:41 PM

My guess would be yes, sadly. I don't think Snow Leopard will install on an MBR partitioned disk. It would have to be wiped and repartitioned as a GUID first .

Before you did anything, however, I would backup your Windows 7 activation (to avoid the hassle later on) and preferably image your entire hard drive. I used Acronis True Image to backup my original XP installation just in case and it worked like a charm. This way, no matter what happens, you can always go back to how it is now intact.
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