Allocating more space to the Windows side of the hard drive.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by spaceboots06, Jul 14, 2009.

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    spaceboots06

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    #1
    Is it possible to allocate more hard drive space to the windows side of the partition without having to reformat?

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Does this mean anything?

     
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    taeclee99

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    Use winclone to make a image backup of your bootcamp volume.
    Resize your bootcamp volume using bootcamp assistant.
    Restore your image to new boot camp partition using winclone.
     
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    spaceboots06

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    I searched the forum and came across what you just wrote. Do you have an estimate on how long it would take?
     
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    cloning takes a few hours if your disc is large. Then copying it back takes awhile too. I would say at least 3-4hours per copying image.
     
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    taeclee99

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    It is fairly quick to image using winclone. But it really depends on how big your windows partition is. My 30 gig partition about ten minutes to create an image.
     
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    create another partition using fat32. you'll be able to see it on both partitions. i would recommend backing up though. i once tried to do a third partition to install snow leopard and it ended up messing up my windows partition. it could have been something else i did because when i created a fat32 partition for this exact purpose my windows partition remained intact.
     

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