boot camp question about resizing the partition

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  1. italiano40 macrumors 65816

    italiano40

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    Can you resize the windows XP partition in boot camp
     
  2. chscag macrumors 65816

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    Yes, you can. Here's how:

    First, you need third party software to copy your Boot Camp partition to an image file = "WinClone". Read and download from here:

    http://twocanoes.com/winclone/

    Next, use the Boot Camp assistant from OS X to remove the Boot Camp partition. Re-create it with your new specified size. Use WinClone to restore your original Boot Camp installation.

    NOTE: You can not resize a FAT-32 partition to make it smaller. And, resizing FAT-32 is not really safe. Make sure your partition is formatted to NTFS. You can use the Windows disk administrator tool to change your drive from FAT-32 to NTFS if necessary.

    Regards.
     
  3. italiano40 thread starter macrumors 65816

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