Startup disk doesn't have enough space to be partitioned

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  1. becauseoftacos macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have been trying to use boot camp but I just keep getting this error message.

    The startup disk doesn't have enough space to be partitioned: You must have at least 10GB of free space available.

    Well, I do. I have 456.19GB remaning. But I can't run it!

    Can anyone help me?

    -becauseoftacos
     
  2. Stooby Mcdoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Can you open up Disk Utility and take a screenshot of the window? Also when you say Boot Camp, are you talking about the Boot Camp Assistant app?
     
  3. becauseoftacos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yep, boot camp assistant.

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  4. scuba156 macrumors newbie

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    There's files sitting on the disk in the sectors that your trying to create a new partition on. You can either use a HFS+ defragmenter to shift the files to the front of the drive or backup and reformat your whole drive.

    Its always best to use boot camp assistant after a clean install to avoid this issue.
     

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