How to rid a partition

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kristofer, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Kristofer macrumors member

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    Hi - I bought a macbook tonight but it has 50% of its HD set up with a Vista partition. I would like to axe that partition. I see I can erase the volume in Disc Utilities, but will that leave an empty partition on my HD or will it get rid of the partition so I have the full 100GB for mac os? I am hoping for the latter. How do I make the latter occur if erasing the partition does not give me the vista owned space?
     
  2. chilipie macrumors 6502a

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    Removing a partition will give you back the space. It might be simpler to do so through Boot Camp Assistant rather than Disk utility - just depends on what you are comfortable dealing with.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I would suggest using Boot Camp Assistant.

    That's what it is there for.
     
  4. Kristofer thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not comfortable with either. I was just planning on clicking the erase button with DU, after selecting the windows partition... No good?
     
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