How to remove Windows partition in Lion?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ohla313, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. ohla313 macrumors 6502a

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    I am running Lion (10.7.1) right now and need to uninstall Windows and reinstall it. How would I go about removing the Boot Camp partition? Would setting up a new Windows install be the same as the initial install of Windows?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    If you used Boot Camp Assistant to partition for Windows in the first place you should also be able to use it to remove the partition and start over.

    Otherwise it's Disk Utility...

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  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe this almost click-by-click tutorial can help:
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  4. ohla313, Oct 17, 2011
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    ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for nothing. I figured it out myself.

    Edit: sorry for being bitter.
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Care to share, bear?
     
  6. ohla313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i went to boot camp assistant and followed what it said. I read somewhere people were using Disk Utility but this wasn't the case for me in Lion.
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    Then I don't understand the "thanks for nothing", as both posts advised you to use Boot Camp Assistant, one post was short, and the other post was a wee bit longer.

    Though the replies were a bit late, though there are dozens of threads about the proper removal of a Boot Camped Windows partition on here, and many articles and guides also exist outside of MR.

    Anyway, good that you found the right way.
     
  8. BarkingGhost macrumors regular

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    I wondered about that comment, too. I found the results of benefit, and I have not yet bought my first Mac, and in the learning stages. I learned something!
     
  9. Nick McEnjoy macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tut.

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