> On 2015-08-15 2:06 AM, Brian K wrote:
> > Alan,
> > Any help here?
> > [
> > http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/
> ](http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/ ... st-2454980
> Brian, thanks, but
> sorry,the first link was dead end.
> Second link does not pertain to my concerns, which are related to:
> 1) potential "loss" of WIN 7 Bootcamp partition when upgrading the Apple
> OS ( I am now three versions behind, and some newer programs will run
> only on the 'latest' OS). Considerable anecdotal evidence to this
> occurrence is all over the message boards. While some have no problems,
> others complete loss of the WIN 7 partition.
> 2) this then brings up second lesser concern, in that I have never
> 'Tested' my full disk images of my Apple_WIN 7 (plus two other
> partitions) hard drive, and I am not anxious to be forced into that
> So, I am looking for some 'real-life' chronicles among our group.
> Maybe no one on board is crazy enough to even attempt to deal with
> appleworld and windows on the same boat.
I received Brian's notification and here I am...
About your concerns
1) What is your OSX version? If it is 10.7 (Lion) you will certainly lose you Bootcamp... if you are on 10.8 (Mountain Lion) and later it is a gamble but could work.
2) On the Mac I rarely use IFW (most of the time I use IFL) so I can only guaranty for images made outside from the Windows Bootcamp Enviroment. They do work fine but with some versions of IFL sometimes the Bootcamp hybrid MBR got deleted after the restore and needed to be fixed with BootIt BM's partition Manager. If you own a BootIt licence I can describe how to fix in case this happens. If not... perform the following steps:
1) Boot to your OSX partition and use "Disk Utility" to create an image of the windows(bootcamp) partition (also remember to write down the exact size of the windows partition, since you'll need it later).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDr-bgVNlrI
2) Before upgrading remove the BootCamp partitioning to avoid encountering any weird bugs of the upgrade procedure.
3) Upgrade OSX or perform a clean install of the new version.
4) After you upgraded or clean-installed the new OSX create a bootcamp partition (same size of the one you had previously). This will recreate Bootcamp's Hybrid-mbr.
5) Use OSX's disk Utility to restore the Image of the windows partition you have performed in step (1) and you are ready to go.