Can you add more hdd space to a windows partition with bootcamp?

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  1. Peagle08 macrumors newbie

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    I didn't want to use up a lot of space on windows (XP) so i only did a little bit, but i was wondering if i can add more space to the windows partition with out reinstalling windows?
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, just open Disk Utility and make it bigger, I think
     
  3. Peagle08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah that's what i thought but i wasn't sure if it was safe. Is anyone sure its safe?
     
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    It is safe, as long as you don't make the Mac partition smaller than the data it has.
     
  5. Ice Cream Man macrumors member

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    I thought you had to open bootcamp to change the size. I suppose it could be done in Disk Utility, never tried.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Have a look at the guide

    Dawg's Rule: never eff with a partition without a backup
     
  7. Peagle08 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It lets me modify the osx partition but it says on the win xp partition "this partition can not be modified.
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yeah, that seems to be the case. See the post above, there is link for a guide
     
  9. balamw Moderator

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    +1 to both. Never attempt to mess with partitions without at least one good backup.

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