Adding more space to my Windows partition

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  1. BlindSoul macrumors 6502

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    #1
    Hello.

    I currently have 2 Partitions. One of them is of the Mac OSX And one of the Windows 7 through Boot Camp. Now i've been wondering if it's possible and how, To add more space to my Windows 7 Boot camp partition.


    Thank you very much.
    :)
     
  2. BlindSoul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I Got the application iPartition but i don't understand how to do it with it. Can you explain me? Also, What you've sent me is pretty much confusing.
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Step 1: Get something else to boot from. Create a boot DVD using iPartition, or install OS X on an external (USB) drive.
    Step 2: Boot from that something else, then run iPartition
    Step 3: Use iPartition to change the sizes of the partitions on your internal drive.
    Step 4: Reboot.

    EDIT: I forgot Step 0: Before doing anything with your partitions make sure you have a recent/valid backup or two.

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  4. BlindSoul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I really didn't understand Step 1. o_O And i don't really know making back-ups. I'm a new Macer, I started only a week ago and never really needed these kind of things.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    So you bought a $45 piece of software without any idea of what you'd do with it?

    I'm afraid that it will be easier and safer for you to erase Windows and start again then. Did you install it yourself the first time?

    I'd still expect you to have a backup before doing any of that.

    Read:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1553
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/time-machine.html
    http://www.bombich.com/
    http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html

    Then user Boot Camp Assistant to restore your drive to it's original single partition state, and start installing Boot Camp all over again.

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  6. BlindSoul thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I guess i will just try first with Winclone:
    1. Backup Windows partition with Winclone.
    (if the new Windows partition is smaller than the old one make sure you set the preferences in Winclone to save the image as an uncompressed dmg)
    Resize Mac OS (HFS+) partition
    Delete old Windows partition
    Create new Windows partition as MS-DOS (FAT) in free space after Mac OS partition.
    (If the new Windows partition is smaller than the old one an additional step is required: shrink the filesystem on the image by selecting Tools->Shrink Windows (NTFS) Filesystem)
    Restore Winclone partition over new Windows partition
     

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