How to uninstall of bootcamp & parallel desktop and restore back the partition?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by hidehide, May 8, 2007.

  1. hidehide macrumors 6502

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    I installed both of them..
    And I would like to make another bigger partition for the winxp..
    And I would also like to try the windows vista..

    Can I uninstall bootcamp, then install winxp + vista, so I will have 3 OS in my laptop??

    Btw.. im new to Mac OS.. I dont even know how to uninstalling a program...
     
  2. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Use Boot Camp utility to repartition Boot Camp, but I don't know why you would want to triple boot XP and Vista.
     
  3. hidehide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Because I want to try out vista.. while I want to keep XP so I can continue to use my programs..

    Boot Camp utility to repartition boot camp? do i need to uninstall windows xp first??
     
  4. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Yep, if you want to make Boot Camp larger you'll basically have to format Windows. I think this'll be a good chance to try Vista and if you won't like it, just revert to XP by starting over since you will have to anyway.
     
  5. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    You don't need to uninstall XP, just power up boot camp, and tell it to restore the drive to one partition. Then you're back where you started. One partition.
    I don't think boot camp will partition your drive into three partitions though. You might have to use disk utility on your install disks, and as far as I know, it will require a complete reformat the entire drive, meaning you'd loose your OS X partition as well.
     
  6. cbougher macrumors member

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    Use Parallels

    If you have Parallels why don't you use that to try out Vista. You won't get all the cool Aero features but you will be able to get the main idea.

    btw, to uninstall most programs on the Mac you simply drag it from the Applications folder to the Trash. You will also need to delete the VM's you created manually. For a complete wipe of the program you will need somthing like AppZapper which will also get rid of an support files.
     
  7. hidehide thread starter macrumors 6502

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    First all, thanks for the 3 person who answered me above.

    Does restoring to a single volume in bootcamp deleted the windows xp and restore back to originally that there will be only Mac OS?

    I got AppDelete, do you think it works too?
    I dont understand what you mean.. you say simply dray the program in application folder.. then it will delete the whole application?
    And to delete the VM I created, where can I delete it??
     
  8. NJuul macrumors 6502

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    Yes

    First, read the Parallels manual to be sure how delete a virtual machine.

    Normally, to delete an application, just drag it to the trash. In OS X, (almost) all applications are (almost) entirely contained within the application icon, which is actually a package containing all the relevant files. You can look a the package content by right (control) clicking on the app icon and click "show package content". This is why dragging an app to the trash will entirely delete it from your hdd. Most applications, however, create preference files of just a few kb in your library folder. You don't need to delete these, as they are very very small, and they don't interfere with other apps. On the other hand, if you re-install the deleted app later, you will still have the preferences from when you last had it installed. If you want to have these preference files deleted anyway, you can use spotlight to search for them, and then drag them to the trash. Alternatively, use AppZapper, it does the same thing (it actually uses spotlight as well), just costs a few bucks.
     
  9. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    If you want to delete and later restore XP/Vista than definitely check out Winclone. I have used this multiple times and worked perfectly, it enables you to image the partitions (from OSX) works with NTFS.
     

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