How to unpartition hard drive

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  1. musicfan88 macrumors newbie

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    I'm running snow leopard, and a few months ago I partitioned my hard drive following the gizmodo post on how to dual boot with windows 7. I wanted to run windows 7 because I needed to use the music software Pro Tools, and I only had the installation disk for windows. Anyway, everything went fine, but i'm not able to use pro tools because when i try recording it comes up with errors because I have partitioned the drive and it cannot allocate the correct space.

    Long story short, I'd like to unpartition and get it back to the way it was before when I was only running OSX. I have pro tools on the mac side now, but it won't work there either because of the partition.

    I did backup using time machine before I installed windows, but I haven since added new files that I don't want to be deleted if I restore to back then..

    I'm not sure at all how to go about this, so I hope you all can help. It's much appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Dozerrox macrumors 6502

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    Firstly, I don't think your problems are due to the partition... I expect you'll see the same problems afterwards.

    But, I believe you can delete the partition with Disk Utility.
     
  3. itommyboy macrumors 6502a

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    You can also simply run Boot Camp Assistant again (it's in Applications ~ Utilities) - hit continue - and follow along it gives you the option to blow away your partition.
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    correct, but it cant "merge" the partition back with your OSX partition.
     
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    +1

    Of course if throws errors you'll need to defrag it but hopefully that won't happen.
     
  6. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    or deleting some stuff off of your osx partition works as well i think.:confused:
     

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