Resizing Bootcamp Partition?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by AlphaBoy85, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. AlphaBoy85 macrumors regular

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    Hello,

    I recently installed Windows 7 on my MBP running Mavericks, I'd like to know if there is ANY way to increase Windows partition space without reinstalling?

    Thank you all!
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Unfortunately not. I had a similar issue and did a number of things to try manually resizing. To cut a long story short it bricks your Windows partition. Uninstall/reinstall through Boot Camp Assistant is the only way to do it safely and reliably.
     
  3. AlphaBoy85 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, that's a bummer ;(
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    The easiest way I found was to buy Winclone to back up your partition, delete/re-create it in the Bootcamp assistant and restore the backup back to the newly created partition.
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Camptune may be the one you want. This app is exclusively designed for changing boot camp partition without reinstalling it, although you still need to backup your windows partition just in case.
     
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    Thanks a lot! Camptune X did it for me in 5 minutes :D

    Now when I backup through Time Machine, does it also backup my Windows OS and it's files?
     
  8. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    No
     
  9. AlphaBoy85 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Do you recommend any apps to do so?
     
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    Windows does have a system built in for doing periodical back ups that you can recover from. But I would advise using WinClone to make full disc images that you can restore to any drive.
     
  11. AlphaBoy85 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you very much Soy, I really appreciate it.
     
  12. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    Didn't know about this app. Thank you for the info Shirasaki.
     
  13. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Windows version of "time machine" does can be recovered to any drive. But there should be some additional hack and fix when recovering system partition.

    I didn't try to do so, though.
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    As I mentioned above backing up the partition can be done by winclone.

    On my Surface Pro 3, I use Acronis True Image, if that helps you.
     

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