Increase XP hard drive capacity.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by xwingsct, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. xwingsct macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2006
    I sucessfully installed XP on my Macbook.
    When I partition the hard drive I only assigned 10gig to XP.
    How do I increase the size?
    How to I repartition the hard drive?

  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    To my knowledge, there is no way to increase the size of the partition. I think you'll have to go into Disk Utility, delete your Windows partition, and start over with a larger partition.
  3. xwingsct thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2006
    I did that. Delete all the restore to one volume. All my XP partition is gone.
    When I try to repartiton with bigger size I got an error saying that some of the files cannot be moved.

    Do I need to put Mac operating in again? and choose to erase the whole hard drive.
  4. diametric macrumors regular


    Jul 4, 2006
    Yes, you may have to do that but before you do, boot from the Mac OS X DVD and open up disk utility, and try and repair the disk. If this does not work, the only way to partition your drive again is by formatting your computer first.
  5. xwingsct thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 13, 2006

    I ended up reinstalling Mac os all over again and then do the boot camp.
    Everything is working like it should be now.

    My other questions are. How do I make Mac OS is the first boot.
    I have to press the option everytimge I boot up the Macbook otherwise it will go right into windows.

    Is there a way to disable the track pad. I normally use the external bluetooth mouse. My thump keeps hitting the track pad everytime I type. Is there an on and off button that I don't know about?

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