Best and Safest way to remove Windows Partition on Boot Camp

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  1. spamurai macrumors member

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    #1
    So I have my 500GB HD divided equally between OS X 10.10.5 and Windows 7.
    It was installed using Boot Camp.

    How do I go about removing Windows and everything installed on the windows side of OS/removing the partition?
    And how do I set the partition back to the OS X side?

    Thanks.
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    #2
    It's easy.
    Boot to OS X
    Launch the Boot Camp Assistant.
    Follow the links to remove the Windows partition.
    And - that's it for the Windows partition - gone.
    While booted to OS X, you can go to System Preferences/Startup Disk pane, and make sure that your OS X drive is selected as the boot disk.
    And - done.
     
  3. spamurai thread starter macrumors member

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    Does this remove all the software installed as well? Sorry, probably noob question.
    I'm running out of memory and never use Windows anymore...
    Unless I resize the partition? Is that easy to do as well?
     
  4. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    It deletes the whole partition and reassigns the space to the OSX partition, so everything.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Yes, exactly. If you remove the Boot Camp partition, using the Boot Camp Assistant (which is the best method to do that), then everything Windows, and everything that you have installed in Windows will be gone. The partition is removed, and your OS X partition will be resized to include that deleted Windows partition. So, you won't have to manually do anything. The Boot Camp Assistant takes care of everything about removing that partition.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    I typed in "remove bootcamp partition" and got this as the very first hit.

    https://support.apple.com/kb/PH17861?locale=en_US

    It contains answers to all your questions. Aople's support site is quite useful. I suggest you give it a search whenever you have a question, chances are it has the answer.
     

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