Need help with bootcamp!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by risherwood, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. risherwood macrumors newbie

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    So i have a 2011 iMac and I've installed bootcamp before. When i tried to do it this time it says it cannot partition disk because some files cannot be moved. I defragged my hard drive but no luck. Any ideas on why this won't work and how I can fix it??? Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    As the error dialog window probably suggested, you need to backup your data, reinstall Mac OS X onto a freshly formatted HDD and run Boot Camp Assistant again.

    Faster would be cloning your Mac OS X partition onto an external HDD, booting from that external HDD, formatting the internal HDD and cloning back the contents from the external HDD to the internal HDD.


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  3. risherwood thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have an external HDD and I'm not buying one just for this...ive already paid 30 bucks to defrag this stupid iMac and it didn't help
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Don't you have a backup of your current system?
     

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