I recently lost the hard drive in my 2008 MacBook Pro which had OSX 10.5 and Vista (dual boot). A friend helped me replace the hard drive and install the original OSX and I took the opportunity to upgrade from Vista to Windows 7. I didn't use Time Machine correctly to restore the OSX partition and now I would like to try again.
Can I "wipe" my OSX partition and reinstall OSX using Time Machine without reinstalling Windows 7 on the other partition? I can reinstall Windows 7 from scratch but I don't want to do it if I don't have to.
Some background info:
2008 MacBook Pro 17" (10/2008) with Mac OSX 10.5 Leopard
Before: 320M Hitachi drive with 200Gb for OSX partition and 100Gb for Vista
After: 320M Western Digital drive with 100Gb for OSX partition and 200Gb for Windows 7
The drive crashed on 1/2010. This laptop spent 99% of it's time on the desktop. When I carried it to clients it was turned off (because Vista's "sleep mode" is really "coma mode" i.e. you have to reboot it if it goes to sleep under Vista). I am not impressed with the hard drive.
thanks in advance!