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David C JonesPartitioning Question
by on Sep 8, 2012 at 3:35:23 pm

Hi All,

I have a 17" MacBook Pro (mid-2010) and wanted to partition the drive in it. If I do this, will I loose or mess up all the programs installed? Basically, I have Snow Leopard and want to install Mt. Lion but, I don't want to loose or mess up anything I'm currently using (like FCP 7). So, if I partition my drive I could keep Snow Leopard on half and install Mt. Lion on the other.

Any advice would be great!


Dave J

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John DavidsonRe: Partitioning Question
by on Sep 11, 2012 at 8:47:40 pm

I suppose you could do it that way. Any reason why you don't just upgrade the whole thing to ML?

John Davidson | President / Creative Director | Magic Feather Inc.

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Craig AlanRe: Partitioning Question
by on Sep 14, 2012 at 2:01:30 am

Sure. Just clone your drive before experimenting. You can try out all your stuff on the new OS and when you're happy, clone the new OS partition, wipe the drive clean and clone it back. Or you could leave your drive alone and set up the new OS on an external drive.

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