Removing Bootcamp partition when windows was never installed

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    Removing Bootcamp partition when windows was never installed
    I was messing with my computer a few years back and i encountered BootCamp. Not knowing what i was doing i partitioned my hard drive without owning a windows disk. After my partition it asked me to insert a windows software disk (I still dont have one or intend to buy one). I closed boot camp and never looked back. Now i need the space on my hard drive but its being wasted by this partition. Ive tried reopening bootcamp and tried finding a way out but it continues to say i must finnish my original session. What should i do!!
     
  2. macrumors 68030

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    You will need to do this from within disk utility - you should see a second partition on your hard disk, you can delete this, then re-size your "Macintosh HD" (or whatever you called your Mac OS disk) partition to utilize the space you just freed up by removing the bootcamp partition.
     
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    Worked for me. I guess your options are:

    - Genius bar
    - backup/wipe disk/reinstall
     
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    Have you tried using the "Boot Camp Assistant" in your Utilities folder?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, i know that if i had completed the partition i could easily do it that way but since i dont have windows the bootcamp assistant will do nothing
     

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