Reformatting Macbook, Bootcamp Partition

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Phish30, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Phish30 macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    Here's the deal,
    A while back i decided to get bootcamp up and running on my macbook. that's all and good except i made it a 20gig partition, which is good for practically nothing. i would like to increase it to 50 gigs or so and my computer wont let me do that. So i've decided to go with a back up on a 500GB western Digital Elements and start over new.

    So my question is, how do i go about doing this? (backing up EVERYTHING and reformatting) and possibly if i don't have to reformat id prefer not to.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    The simplest way I know to increase the size of your boot camp partition is as follows:

    1. clone your windows partition using WinClone, it is free.
    2. delete your windows partition using boot camp assistant
    3. create a new (larger) partition using boot camp assistant
    4. restore your clone to the new partition

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
  3. Phish30 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 4, 2009
    the problem is it will not let me delete the partition. it is "sectional" or something of the sort, i dont remember. so im thinking the only thing to do is combine the two drives into one and start from zero. ill go get the specifics...

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