Removing dedicated Hard Drive from bootcamp!!!!!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by billyfoil, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. billyfoil macrumors member

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    I used to have boot camp on my machine and now I reinstalled everything like brand new. But it still shows that dedicated space as windows hard drive. I wish to eliminate this and just let my original be the only one.

    anyone know how to do this thanks.......:confused:
     

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  2. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    You can use the Boot Camp App to erase the Partition.
     
  3. billyfoil thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! It worked but still shows missing space on original hard drive?
     
  4. Cynicalone macrumors 68040

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    Use Disk Utility to "Erase Free Space" on your HDD.
     
  5. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    What do you mean by you "reinstalled everything like brand new"? Did you erase & install Mac OS on the system? That will not get rid of Boot Camp, it will only have overwritten the HFS+ formatted partition. To get rid of Boot Camp you must re-run Boot Camp Assistant in your Utilities folder to remove the partition and reunify the two sections.
     
  6. macuser154 macrumors 6502

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    Just open up the Boot Camp Assistant, and it should ask you if you want to remove the Windows partition and you will get your space back.
     
  7. alwaysrunnin macrumors newbie

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    Thank you, that was a piece of perfect information! :D
     

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