MBA buck up and clean install OSX

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jmfel1926, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Hello to everyone ,
    i have a MBA 2012 and i have it dual boot with windows 7 and OS X ML ... i want to delete the partition of Windows and just have OS X and Windows with a Virtual program. I have bucked up in an external HDD my OSX stuff. How can i delete the W7 partition and have my MBA as it was in the start ?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe this almost click-by-click tutorial can help:
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  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    sorry forgot to say that ! that tutorial doesn't work for me ! it seems that there is not a windows partition ... i read that this is common problem .

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    it says that "the startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to its original size " or something
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    ConCat

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    The solution is simple: Boot into the recovery partition, start up Disk Utility, delete the windows partition by clicking on the disk (the disk itself, not any of the partitions) and selecting the "Partition" tab, then clicking the Windows partition (by default named BOOTCAMP), and clicking the "-" underneath the partition layout. Once that's done, you should be able to drag the bottom of your mac partition (by default named "Macintosh HD") all the way to the bottom of the Partition Layout to fill the space freed up by deleting the Windows partition.
     

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