To format the entire disk to reinstall bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ventuss, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. ventuss macrumors 6502

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    What really happens to the OS X partition when I delete the Boot Camp partition and "restore the disk" to a single volume? Is performance wise safe?

    I want to reinstall bootcamp (right now it takes 60% of my main disk), and I want to know it it is safe to just reinstall it later, or if I should format the entire disk and clean install OS X and later bootcamp.

    What would you do?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    If you are just trying to make the Windows partition smaller I think you can do that without formatting.
     
  3. Quackers macrumors 6502a

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    If you use Bootcamp Assistant's "remove Windows" option then all disc space is returned to your OSX partition.
    If you subsequently want to re-install Windows you can just start again with B.A. and allocate what space you want for it.
     

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