Can Windows be removed without Bootcamp? Fairly urgent help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by media44, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Oct 13, 2009
    #1
    Okay so first off yes this is fairly urget as I keep getting messages I'm almost out of disk space and having to delete things I don't really want to be deleting.

    I'm running Mac OSX 10.4.10 and installed Windows back with Bootcamp Beta about 3 1/2 years ago now. I'm currently overseas in a third world country with no Mac store in the country.

    When I tried to get rid of Windows to get back space since I really don't use it anymore (got it for AutoCAD back when I was in Uni) my Bootcamp says its Expired. Meanwhile I went online to find a working version and it seems none exists for 10.4.10 so did the fine folks at Mac really **** me over and leave me stuck with Windows or can I get rid of it somehow.

    Oh and by get rid of I mean get rid of it without losing my Mac side.

    Thanks for help.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Jul 21, 2009
    #2
    simple.
    Fire up Disk Utility, choose your main hard-drive [1], and hit the partition tab.[2]

    choose the bootcamp partition [3] and the '-' button [4]
    accept the warning, this will erase the partition and make it free space.
    next, drag the corner of the Macintosh HD partition down to the bottom, and hit apply.

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  3. macrumors 68020

    gugucom

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    May 21, 2009
    Location:
    Munich, Germany
    #3
    He is on Tiger. The variable partitioning will not work there!

    In an emergency like that you may re enable Bootcamp 1.3 or 1.4 beta by turning your system clock back. I believe it was ending in 2006. So you have to go back to that date and it will work again.
     

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