Help with removing Windows XP from Mac Book Pro

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bluebug, Jul 26, 2006.

  1. bluebug macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,
    My well meaning mother got me a new MacBookPro with Windows installed (which I don't need or want). I would like to have my hard drive space back so I can install the rest of my mac programs, but windows is taking up too much of the partition.

    Is there a way to remove Windows and get that partition back to OSX? I have tried installing Bootcamp to uninstall Windows, but there is not enough hard disk space for the installation!

    Any ideas?
     
  2. projectle macrumors 6502

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    What you will want to do is first boot into OS X Install Disc, delete the Windows Partition with the Disk Utility and note the Disk ID, then go into your terminal.

    # resizeVolume <diskID> <size>

    Problem solved.
     
  3. bluebug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Thanks so much! I don't know why that didn't even occur to me...
     
  4. iCeQuBe macrumors regular

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    You could also just re-run bootcamp and then select revert to original and it should delete the windows partition and reclaim the space.
     
  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Getting rid of Windows, my favorite thing to hear bluebug. Congrats on your new MacBook Pro. :)
     
  6. iCeQuBe macrumors regular

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    True... It is a good choice if you can do without windows completely!

    :)
     
  7. Bulldog69 macrumors newbie

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    I need to remove windows xp also, but in mi case the macbook does not have mac os installed, I tried to boot from the mac os disk but wont boot. Please help.
     
  8. HLdan macrumors 603

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    How is it that the Mac OS is not installed?
     

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