Reduce BootCamp Partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by digglesworth, Apr 26, 2014.

  1. digglesworth macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2013
    After I install and setup Windows 8.1 I would like to reduce the bootcamp partition a bit. Is there a way to do that so I can recover some space back to the Mac?
  2. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    why don't you just pick a smaller size BEFORE installing and setting up windows, or have you already installed it?

    if so, camptune is the only option. if you try to manually do it, chances are very good that you will no longer be able to boot one or both OSs
  3. digglesworth thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2013
    My plan was to install Windows 7 into Bootcamp and then install my Windows 8 upgrade. Unfortunately to do the upgrade it wants more space than I want to give. Just before you replied I found out how to install my upgrade as the main OS instead of going through all the crap. Thanks for the software suggestion.
  4. jenzjen macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Definitely, you should just clean install all the way to 8.1
  5. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

    Aug 10, 2006
    Another way (I have done it a few times) is Winclone.

    Make Winclone image, delete Bootcamp partition with BCA, recreate new BCA partition, restore Winclone image.

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