Reformatting Partitions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by martin.krastev1, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. martin.krastev1 macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2010
    Hi, I have a bootcamp partition on my mbp. Recently, my partition got infected with several viruses. I was wondering how I would go about reformatting the partition, also would you guys recommend installing windows 7. Secondly, I was wondering if it would be possible to increase the partition size without having to reformat my OS X partition.

    Thank in advance,
  2. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    Yeah, it's easy to format the Boot Camp partition which can be done when reinstalling Windows from the install disc. However, if you want to increase the size of your partition anyway, fire up OS X, erase your Boot Camp partition with Boot Camp Assistant (which will get rid of the viruses too) and then resize using that.

    What version of Windows were you using? Did you know how you got infected?

    I've been using Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro for nearly a year now and I have been very happy with it. It's more secure than previous versions and I find it easier to use at the navigation elements are similar to the ones found in OS X. It's probably the highest quality of Windows that Microsoft have done, in my opinion anyway. :)
  3. balamw Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
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  4. martin.krastev1 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 29, 2010
    Ah sick!!, thanks guys I never knew I could reformat using boot camp assistant, Ill give windows 7 a go, how much space do you reccomend, would 50 gigs be enough for the OS and 1 or 2 games?
  5. Grannyville7989 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 2, 2010
    I would say 50GB should be enough. What games are you going to install? If they're faily old-ish kind of games then you should be fine. I have 100GB allocated for Windows 7 and I have used up around 30GB of space which consist of the OS, a few applications like Office 2010 and iTunes, and a couple of hundred of megabytes that make up documents that I use for university.

    If you wish for more specific details on the storage that I use, I'll be happy to fire-up my laptop and give you the figures :)

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