delete bootcamp partition

Sikazzg35

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First of all, I'm a newbie to mac os and just picked up an air couple of weeks ago. Anyways, I manage to install Windows 7 by using boot camp without a problem. And then a friend had told me about VMfusion so I decided to give it a try and really like it. When I installed fusion, I direct it to use boot camp as an image. To make story short, I want to delete the boot camp partition and join it back to the lion partition. What is the easiest way of doing this? I think if I delete the boot camp partition, my fusion will no longer work since it is using boot camp right? Please advise. Thanks in advance
 
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Maybe this almost click-by-click tutorial can help:
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But I don't know, if you can use Fusion afterwards. For that, you have to search further:

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theSeb

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You can still use fusion afterwards, but you have to make sure to convert the bootcamp partition into a fusion vm. It will be in your documents folder.
 

Sikazzg35

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You can still use fusion afterwards, but you have to make sure to convert the bootcamp partition into a fusion vm. It will be in your documents folder.
I thought that if I do the steps above, it will restore the boot camp partition to a single volume. Sorry but I'm still new to this. Can you be a little more clear?
 
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I thought that if I do the steps above, it will restore the boot camp partition to a single volume. Sorry but I'm still new to this. Can you be a little more clear?
Do you mean theSeb or me?
Have you looked at Macintosh HD / Users / YOU / Documents / Virtual Machines for any VMWare Fusion document, that is 5 to 20 GB or even bigger in size?

And the procedure I embedded, is for deleting the Boot Camp partition and adding the deleted space to the Mac OS X partition.
 

theSeb

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I thought that if I do the steps above, it will restore the boot camp partition to a single volume. Sorry but I'm still new to this. Can you be a little more clear?
Yes, it will. The point I was making was in reply to this:

But I don't know, if you can use Fusion afterwards. For that, you have to search further
If you have not imported your bootcamp partition into a virtual machine via Fusion, then if you follow simsa...'s steps, you'll have to reinstall windows via Fusion.

When I installed fusion, I direct it to use boot camp as an image.
I just want to confirm. When you did this it asked you if you wanted to make a VM file from your boot camp partition for better performance or did you just tell it to use bootcamp. In other words, do you currently have bootcamp and your windows 7 vm available in Fusion?
 

Sikazzg35

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I just want to confirm. When you did this it asked you if you wanted to make a VM file from your boot camp partition for better performance or did you just tell it to use bootcamp. In other words, do you currently have bootcamp and your windows 7 vm available in Fusion?[/QUOTE]

Below is the screenshot from my fusion. Thank you for all the help I got so far.
 

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