I have a macbook pro with version 10.8.5. But now I have some problems and I cannot upgrade any SW. Any updates I do fail, including upgrade to Mavericks, LibreOffice, Adobe Flush player etc. So I figured I need to do a fresh OS X Mavericks installation. I do not have a Mac external drive that I can use with TimeMachine for backup. I have 2 partitions on my HD - one for Windows 7. This is an OEM version so I cannot re-install it.
Can I do a fresh OS installation, that will effect only my Mac partition and leave the windows untouched? What about Itunes files -how can I backup so that I will not loose all my pictures. videos, music etc. on my iPad when I synchronize it after the new installation?