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

    Oct 9, 2011
    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 Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If you are just trying to make the Windows partition smaller I think you can do that without formatting.
  3. Quackers macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2013
    Manchester, UK
    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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