Deleting Windows

Discussion in 'macOS' started by JLEW700, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. JLEW700 macrumors 6502

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    Hey, so i installed windows using bootcamp on my macbook, I really dont use it that much and id rather have the space free to use for my macintosh HD. How do I go about deleting it, so that it will get rid of everything associated with it? Do I eject the windows HD? Do I move it to the trash? Is there something else I should do? Thanks
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Go back to Boot Camp. Follow the instructions. Pick the appropriate thing.
     
  3. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    - Back up your OSX partition
    - start the computer from the install disk
    - start disk utility once boot has completed
    - select the drive
    - set the number of partitions to one
    - erase the drive
    - restore the drive from the back up
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Wow, that's uselessly complex. Just go back to Boot Camp and get rid of it.
     
  5. JLEW700 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, I see, it gives me the option to "create or remove window partition", so i just remove the windows partition and it will give me back all the HD space for my mac?
     
  6. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Hey Jlew700...
    Ignore my previous post... this looks much simpler.
     
  7. JLEW700 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok, thanks anyways
     
  8. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    You're right. Learn a new bit of info everyday.
    Cheers.
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Yes, sir. That's exactly what you do. Quick, painless, easy! You can re-partition at any time.
     
  10. JLEW700 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Alright, Thanks a lot
     

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