How to erase a partition?

nightlong

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The hard disk on my late 2007 iMac is partitioned. I was running Windows in the smaller partitioned area, but since upgrading OSX to ML the Fusion software for Windows no longer works and I don't need it now anyway.

So I want to erase that partition and return that disk space to OSX use. I've looked up Mac help on partitions, and I've looked in disk utility, but it's not clear to me whether I can erase that partition and that disk space would then be available, or do I have to erase the whole hard disk and reinstall OSX and everything else?
 

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You could try Boot Camp Assistant first:

Maybe this almost click-by-click tutorial can help:
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nightlong

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Thanks. I didn't think of Bootcamp as I thought that was for running Windows native rather than on OSX with Fusion.
 
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Thanks. I didn't think of Bootcamp as I thought that was for running Windows native rather than on OSX with Fusion.
Since you installed Windows via Boot Camp and then used Fusion to use that partition for its VM, it is only natural to use BCA again for removing the *****.
 

nightlong

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It was so long ago, and I didn't actually do it myself, so was confused about it. Thanks so much for your help.