Making Bootcamp Partition Larger...?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by nman040, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. nman040 macrumors member

    Sep 6, 2008

    About half a year back, I installed Windows 7 on my MBA with a 128GB SSD using Bootcamp. At the time I thought 20GB would be big enough considering I don't use Windows much. However over a period of time I found that Windows took up more and more space for some odd reason even when I did not install any other applications or add files (might have been Windows Update).

    Whatever it is, I've decided to increase the bootcamp partition size to around 30GB (I'm currently sitting at 1GB free space in Bootcamp).

    I'm definitely going to have to delete and create a new Bootcamp partition right? What would be the best way to restore all my data and settings exactly the way it was on the Windows partition?

    Thank you for your time
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    The method above is the one that I always recommend, because it just works

    Use WinClone to clone your Bootcamp Partition
    Run Boot Camp Assistant and delete your current partition
    Run Boot Camp Assistant again and create a new partition
    Restore your clone

    However, you can check the Extend or Resize Boot Camp Partition guide for more options

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