how can i expand my windows 7 partition ( bootcamp)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TrueNoob, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. TrueNoob macrumors newbie

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    HEllo all, this will be my first post but definitely not the last. I recently bought the 2011 macbook pro 17". i love it. and i love using windows 7 on it. I didnt think i would use it as much as i do, now i have a problem, i only gave 100gb for windows and i need much more! what can i do to expand the partition?
     
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Delete and re-make it. There is no other sure shot way of doing it. Messing with a partition table is asking for trouble.
     
  3. TrueNoob thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how can i backup the data? for both mac and windows
     
  4. eron macrumors 6502

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    Use winclone to backup your partition to an external drive.
    Using Bootcamp assistant, delete bootcamp.
    Using Bootcamp assitant, recreate partition to desired size.
    Stop when they ask you to insert disc.
    Use winclone to restore partition from your external drive to the new bootcamp partition.

    There's a few tutorials on this on the net, do a search if still unsure.
     

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