Can you lower your partition amount?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Boesky, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

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    Lets say I originally give XP 30GB. I later realize thats too much. Can I lower that to 15?
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    You should be able to resize the partition using disk utility.
     
  3. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    As long as the partition holds everything you have on it, it should be fine. Macs try to make partition resizing simple.
     
  5. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    You can't easily shrink it and keep your Windows installation intact.

    You'd have to reinstall or restore it from a backup.
     
  6. Stridder44 macrumors 68040

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    +1

    OP, your best bet is to back up, delete the Windows partition with Boot Camp, and start from scratch.
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Agreed

    Use WinClone to clone your Windows partition
    it is free

    Clone your Windows partition
    Delete it using Boot Camp Assistant
    Create a new partition with Boot Camp Assistant
    Restore your clone

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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