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    The_Prodigy1982's Avatar
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    Exclamation Question about Boot Camp

    Next week I'll get my very first iMac (I have absolutely no experience with OSX), and I have a an urgent question;
    I'm planning to keep using Windows every now and then, in case certain apps don't run on OSX...

    One of the main reasons I'm switching to OSX, is that I had many many issues with stability under Windows over the years.
    Windows seem to crash sometimes, and it happened a few times that my complete bootsector was ruined.

    - So now my question is; what happens if I run Boot Camp, and install both OSX and Windows, and the Windows bootsector gets ruined?
    Will that affect my OSX installation as well??

    It might be a wise option to just keep using Windows, both on a different system, away from OSX???
    My current Windows 10 laptop is still able to run like 2/3 more years...

    * Of course I prefer running both on the same system, but I don't want to risk ruining my OSX, only because Windows becomes unstable again...
    Last edited by The_Prodigy1982; 08-24-2015 at 06:09 AM.
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    Default Re: Question about Boot Camp

    It shouldn't mess with your OS X section if your bootcamp section goes bad. But if your are just doing this for an occasional Windows-only program, I'd recommend just running virtualization software like Parallells or VMWare. There's also VirtualBox which is free but has fewer features.

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