Hidden Windows Partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by llamamagicman, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. llamamagicman macrumors newbie

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    Hi, so I need to put a windows partition on my iMac downstairs instead of this macbook because I need to use the graphics card for PS and some games, but my parents won't let me. So morals aside, is there a way for me to make a hidden partition on bootcamp? Like make it so the only way you can know it's there is if you went to disk utility, or to hold option at start up? I would need to hard it on all accounts of the computer. Is this possible? thanks!
     
  2. GFSarah macrumors regular

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    Would they be savvy enough to notice the diminished HD capacity? If not, you could always just set it to not display the Windows HD on the desktop or (I think) even Finder window. As long as you set the Mac HD as the boot disc, you should be good to go.

    Another option might be if you are able to rename the Windows drive. i.e. instead of calling it "Windows XP" or whatever, change it to "Bob's School Stuff" or something like that. Unless they're curious enough to investigate that, of course ...

    Just throwing some ideas out there ...
     

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