windows partition question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by ValentinoMoonsi, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. ValentinoMoonsi macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2006
    hey this may be a dumb question but is it possible to delete a windows partition and get all your memory back?

    also if i wanted to install vista does anyone know of a step by step guide to installing with bootcamp?

    getting my 24" tomorrow :D

  2. John Inman macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2006
    Yes, you can delete the windows partition and restore the space for OS X. It is a simple process using Boot Camp.

    You don't need Boot Camp for installing Vista. Vista is EFI enabled and will boot from the DVD. Vista needs at least 2 gigs of ram for smooth operation. I have installed the 32 bit version RC 1 on my 3 GHz Mac Pro w/stock GeForce 7300 video card. It performed satisfactory. But it is totally useless at this point since most of my windows apps are not compatible.
  3. bearbo macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    wrong, you need bootcamp to install vista, unless vista is the ONLY operating system you are installing. you need bootcamp to partition the harddrive. OS X won't partition a portion of a harddrive without wipping the entire harddrive first, so if you want to keep what you have on there, you use bootcamp. (unless you are using mac pro, but that's not what the OP is doing, he's using imac, where there is only ONE internal harddrive.)

    and the best way to store partition (given you made it with bootcamp) is using bootcamp

    there are plenty step by step guide, look around in the Windows on mac forum
  4. ValentinoMoonsi thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2006
    ok thanks for the help guys ill just try to find a copy of xp for now to run games :)

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