How do i merge 2 partitions on Lion os x?

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  1. lisiac macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook pro with lion, and another partition with w7 i don't want to have w7 'cause i have another pc with it.
    I don't know how to merge the partition that had w7 with the one with lion.
    Help me if you can, please.

    Thanks:eek:
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The Bootcamp utility you used to create the partition can also remove it.
     
  3. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    delete the windows 7 partion in disk utility by highlighting it and hit the minus symbol onces its deleted it will just be a grey area, than you can drag the bottom corner of your OSX partion to fill the entire drive than hit apply

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  5. simsaladimbamba, Aug 8, 2012
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    Removing the BootCamp partition

    Open Boot Camp Assistant (Applications / Utilities /) and remove the Windows partition.
    Here is a guide in images (which have to be clicked in order to see the full resolution, as they are too big for this thread):

    Open Boot Camp Assistant via Spotlight (or any other means you prefer)

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    Press Continue

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    Select the shown selection

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    Select the shown selection

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    Select the disk with the Boot Camp partition if you have more than one disk inside your Mac and then select the shown selection

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    Press Restore

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    Enter your admin account password

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    See the partitioning progress, it can take some minutes depending on the size of the Windows partition and if you have an SSD (faster) or HDD (slower)

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    Boot Camp partition has been successfully removed, you can quit Boot Camp Assistant if you want

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  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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  7. lisiac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This worked very well.

    Thanks!!:)
     

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