How to get rid of Windows partition???

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  1. ied0135 macrumors member

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    I DL'ed boot camp, installed windows XP and all of that, partitioned my hard drive to give 32GB to Windows.

    Now, I am not using windows and want to get rid of it, but do not have boot cam anymore, which I understand you need to have running to get that partition back. I have tried DL'ing many cracks of boot camp which all never install correctly as they are betas.

    So, does anyone have a boot camp install file I can use, or know another way to get my hard drive space back, and windows of my machine? I am tired of having to hold option during boot-up every time and selecting to load mac, not windows.

    Thanks for any help guys!
     
  2. p.luik macrumors regular

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    Boot camp should be available on your OS X partition. Boot it and run it.
     
  3. JNB macrumors 604

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    If you are running 10.4, the BC Betas will not function as long as the system thinks the date is after September or October of last year (I can't recall the specific expiration date). If you have the Beta, set the system clock to sometime last summer, it'll work fine.

    If you have 10.5, BC (released) is included with the basic install; it's in your Utilities folder.

    Also, for booting, you can set the OS X partition as the startup disk in System Preferences, you won't need to hold the Option key.
     
  4. ied0135 thread starter macrumors member

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    Where do I do this? Have had my iMac since June, but still learning it as I have never used mac prior to that.

    And thank you JohnNotBeatle, I figured out the start-up disk problem.
     
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  6. The Flashing Fi macrumors 6502a

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    So. You're running Leopard?

    Go to your Utilities folder. Or, type in spotlight "boot" and you should see "Boot Camp Assistant." (It should be the first hit)

    If it's not in there, then you deleted it for some reason.
     
  7. ied0135 thread starter macrumors member

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    No, OS X

    Ya, as I said I deleted it accidentally, and now I am trying to re-install it so I can delete the partition. BUT, I cannot find a download of boot-camp that will work so I can get that partition back. I know you have to have bootcamp installed to have this deleted. So is there another way, or does anyone have a file that may work for me?

    Every time I DL one, install fine, then try to run it and it says the Beta will not work or something rather...
     

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