changing win.partition size without starting from scratch.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by alecmcmahon, May 18, 2007.

  1. alecmcmahon macrumors regular

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    ive got bootcamp running winxp smooth right now.

    problem is, i only selected myself 20 gigs of space for my windows partition.... And quickly ran out of space after installing some games..

    I'd like to make the partition bigger without having to format it and start from scratch reinstalling all my stuff...

    i dont see an option in bootcamp to do so? does anybody know the way?
     
  2. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    AFAIK starting from scratch is the only way to go.
     
  3. cbrain macrumors 65816

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    I think you may be able to use gparted but I'm really not sure.
     
  4. bigandy macrumors G3

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    You can't do it - the option is erase the bootcamp partition and start again.

    Of course you may be able to save your bootcamp stuff and apply it to the new partition when you're done... But then again, maybe not :rolleyes:
     
  5. finger11 macrumors member

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    couldn't you use iPartition (mac) or Partition Magic (Win) to resize? Or is there something inherent with bootcamp partitions that doesn't allow this?
     

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