Erasing bootcamp partition in OS X Tiger

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by mhsquire, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. mhsquire macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2009
    If I want to erase the bootcamp partition, what steps would I have to take? I opened Disk Utility under OS X Tiger as an administrator, but the options to erase or repartition are grayed out. I still have Tiger, so the bootcamp assistant is long gone. Also, does erasing the copy of XP deactivate the key, allowing me to reinstall my copy of XP onto another computer with that key? I won't be upgrading the computer to Leopard since I'm replacing it with a new Macbook Pro with Leopard already installed. I also would rather not spend much money to buy some software to do this.
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    This is probably the best way to get rid of Boot Camp beta, but you mentioned you no longer have the Boot Camp Assistant beta? As far as deactivating the XP license key, I don't have any personal knowledge of how that process works or when its considered deactivated but MS could probably answer that for you.
  3. mhsquire thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2009
    Yeah, the Bootcamp beta disappeared a while ago. Do you know if there's a way to do this with Disk Utility? I thought that was what the Bootcamp Assistant used anyway.

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