changing size of bootcamp partition

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  1. sheldon77

    sheldon77 Notebook Evangelist

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    hey guys i have vista bootcamped on my mbp and have given it ~40gb of the hdd and am looking to get rid of vista and put xp on there and maybe change the partition to ~20gb. is there any easy way of doing this, i dont mind formatting my windows partition but reallllly dont want to have to partition my os x partition. damn this little 160gb hhd.
     
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    ageezee Notebook Consultant

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    just use boot camp assistant to restore your hard drive to 1 partition and then repartition it and install xp...your OS X installation will be fine.
     
  3. Khris

    Khris Yes I am better than you!

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    Use the Boot Camp Assistant to first remove the existing Windows partition, and then run it again to create a new one.
     
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    sheldon77 Notebook Evangelist

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    hmm sounds easier than i thought it was going to be. nice. i'll message back again when im done to let ya know how things went.
     
  5. sheldon77

    sheldon77 Notebook Evangelist

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    hmmmm so i think i may of hit a bit of a problem, my "boot camp assistant beta has expired" so does this mean my only way is to upgrade to leopard just to do something that has nothing to do with leopard?
     
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    bigspin My Kind Of Place

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    Leopard is the only way mate..:)
     
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    download winclone. Image the Windows partition to an external drive. Use bootcamp assistant to restore to single partition. Re-bootcamp to selected size. Use winclone to restore the image.

    simple, and works wonderful.
     
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    hmmm great. ^ thats a nice way of doing things so that you dont lose everything, although i dont have a external drive and also requires me getting leopard. this is poor by apple, i dont have any need for any of the new features in leopard except for the boot camp utility, which was available to 10.4.11, and now im stuck with 40gb of my drive permanently taken up. i dont think apple will be getting my money for leopard.
     
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    Xander Paranoid Android

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    sheldon77 Notebook Evangelist

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    im going to take it that i can still re-partition it doing the above way, anyway great find. thanks xander
     
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