Which format to use to erase Windows partition

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by grastafaram, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. grastafaram macrumors member

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    I have a 2009 15" MBP running 10.6.8. I partitioned the drive a while back because I had to run some windows software, but now I want to delete it. If I go to disk utility, click the partition and then click erase, I have to select which format I want (Mac OS Extended (journaled), Mac OS Extended etc...) and I am unsure what to choose. I just want one drive with all the memory on it, functioning like when I bought the MBP. Also I am not sure if using this workflow will create two mac drives, or just a single unified drive. Lots of thanks...
     
  2. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    you can just launch the bootcamp app and ask for it to delete the windows partition
     
  3. grastafaram thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, Thanks, I might try that. If I still want to use disk utility, which format would I use?
     
  4. Mr MM macrumors 65816

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    HFS+ journaled, its better to use bootcamp app, its quite easier
     
  5. grastafaram thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok, I can't find the bootcamp app on my computer or when I search on the web. Where can I download it, or access it if it is already on my computer?

    Thanks
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    It is called "Boot Camp Assistant" and is located in the Utilities folder inside the Applications folder. To access that folder, switch to Finder and press CMD+SHIFT+U if have trouble finding that folder.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Or "Command+space" then type "boot camp" should bring it up.
     

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