Removing XP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by AirborneAngel, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. AirborneAngel macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Alright, so I just tried to install Windows XP SP2 gave me a disk error when I booted, so I held down option and booted off of the OSX hard disk, how do I go about completely removing the entire XP partition (including the OS:XP), is all I have to do is open boot camp and click restore to restore my hard drive? Will that uninstall XP too? Or just remove the partition? Thanks in advance.

    Sorry guys, I just realized I posted this in the wrong section (I was looking at the Windows on the Mac section and this one at the same time...)
  2. Stopsignguy macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2007
    Well, why did u have to boot off the OSX disc? Couldn't you have just booted into OSX itself? From there you can go into Applications/Utilities/Bootcamp assistant and combine your OSX partition with the one created for Windows. Recombining them will wipe the anything the Windows partition has on it as OSX need the partition to be formatted as HFS+ as opposed to Window's FAT32 or NTFS.

    I think you can still put in the Windows Install CD and boot from it on startup to try to reinstall Windows if you still want it, don't know why your giving up already...
  3. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    All you need to do is open bootcamp assistant in mac os x and hit restore to one hdd. This will delete the windows partition completely and merge the space with the mac os partition (on the fly re-partitioning). Worked like a charm the two times I did it.

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