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I have XP running beautifully on a 150 GB Raptor (via bootcamp). I'm thinking of adding Vista, but I'd like to avoid formatting the drive and creating two partitions for XP and Vista.

Can I slice off some of the 150 GB for Vista leaving XP intact?

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I know I can just create a backup of the macintosh HD, another image of the bootcamp disk, and format the disk and start over, but I am hoping there is an easier way to go about this; considering there has been a method engineered such that I can just drag that corner of the mac HD and voila I have instantly more storage after applying, it seems viable that there is something that can be done rather than formatting my disk, unless the necessity for that of course was overlooked.  

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My current hard drive is partitioned as follows: 

Name:  Macintosh HD
Format: Mac OS Extended (journaled)
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Format: Windows NT File System (NTFS)
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When I was partitioning the new drive I did so as follows: 

Name: Macintosh HD
Format: Mac OS Extended (Journaled)
Size: 973.51 GB 

Format: MS-DOS (FAT) ---  This was the only option that I was given that I thought would work.  I did not have the option of "Windows NT File System (NTFS) to choose from.  Question # 1: is that going to be a problem?  I only run 1 program on Windows and that is the only reason I have BOOTCAMP on there at all.  However, I do HAVE to have that program.  Like I said it didn't give me the option to choose Windows so I didn't know where to go with this.  Any help with that would be awesome.

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Oct 12, 2010

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I had been ignoring the problem, simply holding option on startup and choosing the "EFI Boot" volume. This was working fine until today, when I finally came around to updating OS X. I ran Software Update, which told me I had to restart my computer. When I did, it went through the whole updating progress bar screen for a while, and then restarted the computer. When the computer restarted, it restarted in Windows XP, so I shut down the computer, booted it up, and held option. I chose "EFI Boot" when I was given the choice, and it started booting to my OS X partition. About a minute or two after I chose "EFI Boot," the computer unexpectedly rebooted into Windows XP again. I restarted the computer, again holding option and choosing "EFI Boot," and again it unexpectedly restarted. How can I get back into my OS X partition? Is there a way I can clone my OS X partition and replace it like I've done in the past? (Note: I have MacDrive 7, and have seen an option for backing up drives on there in the past, but have never used it.) Why is my OS X partition showing up as "EFI Boot"

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