Cannot make Bootcamp partition more than 32 GB

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Red Cube, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Red Cube macrumors member

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    #1
    For some reason, when I installed windows using boot camp, it would not let me make a partition that was more than 32 GB. Because of that, I have very little available space on my windows partition, and I have had to use an external drive. I have freed up over 20 GB on my Mac partition, and I want to resize the two partitions, though whenever I try to resize them using disk utility, it fails because of an error. I know there is software out there for this, but I do not want to waste money on something as trivial as this.
     
  2. NectarMBA macrumors newbie

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    How did you notice you could not partition to more than 32GB?

    Hello Red Cube,

    Can you tell me how did it inform you that you could not make a partition that was more than 32 GB??

    I ask the question because I have problem while trying to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp (new MBA 2013). When I try to partition with 90 GB for Windows, Boot Camp hangs and does nothing.

    Reading your post I was thiniking that it is maybe because the partition size I try is above 32GB..

    (However, Apple helps says that for Windows 8 the size of the partition should be 30GB minimum...)

    Thanks in advance
     
  3. Count Blah macrumors 68030

    Count Blah

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    Same question, how do you know this? It freezes, it tells you?

    I recently made a bootcamp partition, and had to restore my whole machine from a time machine backup due to disk fragmentation. It must have a contiguous block of your requested size in or to successfully make the partition of the requested size.
     

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