Getting rid of boot camp partition

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  1. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    I am working on my friend's MacBook and he has a 10 GB Windows partition created with Boot Camp, but his Boot Camp beta expired and he doesn't want the Boot Camp partition anymore anyway... but we can't figure out how to remove the partition and he could really use the extra 10 GB on his main partition. I don't know anything about Boot Camp or working with Windows so any help would be appreciated.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    I've also run into this problem, and it's really annoying me. I don't want to upgrade to leopard just yet, and i really don't want to have windows on my mac anymore.

    I could really use my 10gb back as well.
     
  3. milk242 macrumors 6502a

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    i believe you can just roll your calendar back to pre-leopard and then use the bootcamp assistant to remove the partition
     
  4. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Actually we eventually figured out the simple solution.

    In Disk Utility, we simply clicked on the disk, clicked the "Partition" tab, selected and deleted the Windows partition, then increased the partition size of Macintosh HD to cover the rest of empty space left by the Windows partition, and clicked "Apply."

    Amazingly easy!
     
  5. ebouwman macrumors 6502a

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    Do you need to open disk utility from the boot disk? Or can you just do it from within OSX?
     
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  7. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    I would guess you need to do it from the install dvd since you are resizing macintosh HD...but I might be wrong.
     
  8. dpaanlka thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yeah we did it while booted up from Macintosh HD. Maybe it's a new Leopard trick?
     
  9. mrrob macrumors newbie

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    Getting rid of boot camp partition

    Hi everyone,

    I've got a similar situation - I've got boot camp installed on my mac mini and have discovered VMWare's Fusion, which I really prefer over boot camp (especially since there isn't any support for it anymore). I'd like to get rid of boot camp and utilize some of my 300 GB ministack hard drive with Fusion using Windows, and some of it for my mac. Can anyone out there tell me what it is I need to do to accomplish this?

    Thanks in advance for your help!
    MrRob
     

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