Bootcamp Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blurb23, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. blurb23 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
    So I had a 32gb Windows XP partition that I want to upgrade to Windows 7.

    I removed the partition via Boot Camp assistant, and when I tried to make a new partition, it's telling me that I have to "Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try again."

    What does that mean? Do I have to reformat (and subsequently erase) everything on my harddrive? If I have Time Machine set up, will I be able to bring everything back to how it was originally?
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    It means you likely do not have enough contiguous space available for the Boot Camp partition. You have total space, just not enough space together.

    Yes, you can erase the disk and use Time Machine to restore, and this should give you the contiguous space you need.
  3. blurb23 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2007
    Ok great. How would I
    A) Go about restoring my harddrive to default as needed
    B) Putting it back to the way it is (was) via Time Machine?

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