How to delete Boot camp?

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  1. Jamesl94 macrumors regular

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    Hi guys, think this may be in the wrong section. Sorry if it is.

    I have a couple of questions,


    I installed Bootcamp on my mac, I installed it, it used 32gb of the HD and I was stupid and thought deleting the icon in finder would sort it, but it didn't and now I dont know how to get it off my system so i can have my 32gb back!

    Also, the HD for my mac is 160gb, I know they install printer drivers and such so it sucks it down before you even use it, but is there anything that I really dont need?




    Cheers,

    James
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    1. SEARCH.
    2. Go back to Boot Camp and follow the directions.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Run the Boot Camp Assistant again, it will give the option to merge the partition.
     
  4. Jamesl94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know this sounds a little dumb, but could someone walk me through step by step please?


    James
     
  5. Jamesl94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I went:
    Finder > Applications > Disk Utility > BOOTCAMP > Mount > Erase.


    Does anyone know if that will be it then or will I need to do something else to get my 32gb back?



    James
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Go to Applications > Utilities > Boot Camp Assistant ...

    Follow the directions from there.
     
  7. Jamesl94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    cheers for that.

    Although, I have deleted the bootcamp bit from the utilities but thinking it would delete it.


    Silly me.:eek::eek::eek:
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You really need to stop randomly deleting things ... you will get into trouble that is not easily repairable.
     
  9. Jamesl94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know I should.

    I wont do it again, promise.:):D


    Hmm. But is there any way to get that memory back?



    cheers for your help.


    James
     
  10. HLdan macrumors 603

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    The hard drive space restores when you remove the partition. Did it not?
     
  11. Jamesl94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope :(
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Post a screenshot of Disk Utility ... Command-Shift-4 then space and select the window.
     
  13. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

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    1) open Disk Utility
    2) click on hard drive on the sidebar. the actual drive, not the partitions that say "Macintosh HD" or "BOOTCAMP" or whatever you named them. for example mine says "298.1 GB Hitachi....."
    3) select Partition tab
    4a) in the "Volume Scheme" box, select "1 Partition"
    -OR-
    4b) click on your boot camp partition, then click the "-" button to delete it. then click on the bottom right corner of the Macintosh HD partition and drag it down to fill the entire space
    5) click Apply
     
  14. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are both those methods non-destructive to the main partition?
     
  15. Jamesl94 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I still cant find these things that you are giving me guys.


    Thanks,

    James
     
  16. allan.nyholm macrumors 6502a

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  17. VTECaddict macrumors 6502

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    it should be. but OS X isnt going to let you erase the partition that its running on, so if for some reason it cant do it non-destructively then it will just error out and not do anything.
     
  18. bradenwh macrumors 6502

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    It's honestly not that hard if you don't go into Disk Utility and begin erasing things.

    You should've use Boot Camp Assistant. It's sort of the right way to do it.
     
  19. Jamesl94 thread starter macrumors regular

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