Bootcamp Expired in 10.4 - but I want to delete my XP partition... how!?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by nick mulder, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. nick mulder macrumors newbie

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    Title should explain it...

    I installed an XP partition in 10.4 and now want to delete it and restore the Mac partition to the complete drive, bootcamp wont open as its out of Beta phase ...

    I dont have to buy leopard do I ? :confused: :apple: bites if so

    ... thing is I'm getting 10.5 with my new MBP soon but want to restore my iMac drive now ...

    Any advice appreciated - thanks chums

    ~Nick
     
  2. mroseneo macrumors member

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    Nick,

    Have you tried setting your clock back and running boot camp?

    Try setting your system clock back about a year and see what happens.

    I am not sure if it will work, but it has worked for me on some other programs.
     
  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    that will work ive done it in the past
     
  4. islandman macrumors 6502

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    lol I never thought of this in this instance, but it does indeed work!
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You can't use the restore disks from a MacBook Pro to load Leopard onto your iMac.

    And Boot Camp Beta still allows you to remove the partition after it has expired.
     
  6. nick mulder thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bootcamp beta does not allow you to remove the partition, hence this whole thread - and the other peoples suggestion at a workaround ... Which does indeed work (thanks!), I assumed that because I had 10.4.11 that the OS was stopping me as it had to be released after a certain date - but no, changing the date to an impossible one works, so its just bootcamp checking after all - Nice one.

    I cant load leopard to an iMac from MBP disks ? bummer - I remember the days when this sort of carry on was possible ...
     

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