Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Partition Size For XP

Mar 14, 2009

For my MacBook Pro with 320Gb hdd, I chose to do the bootcamp partition for 32Gb and not divide half for it, however, when I now realized that my disk space for bootcamp has used up more than 17Gb, and now it doesn't even have enough disk space for a single game. I do not want to sacrifice half of the disk space for windows, how am I going to deal with this problem as it only allows me to choose between 32Gb and divide equally? Any better solution beside repartitioning again

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Windows On Mac :: Trying To Increase Bootcamp Partition Size?

Nov 18, 2010

Here is my situation. So I am wanting to increase the size of my Bootcamp partition from 5gb (for some reason I didn't pay attention and it was set to 5gb as the default the first go around) to around 7 or 8gb.

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Windows On Mac :: Shrunk BootCamp Partition - Size Inconsistencies

Oct 30, 2010

I realize there's lots of info on this, including a guide on this site. I want to shrink my bootcamp partition and put it back to my Mackintosh HD partition. I've read through everything, and ended up using Disk Management in Vista to shrink the volume. I then booted OSX and used Disk Utility to allocate the free space to the Mac partition.

It seems to have worked, but there are size inconsistencies when looking at the disk size and space available in Disk Utility, Get Info, and Disk Management in Windows. Some of them show the new numbers, some show the old numbers. Additionally, when I ran Time Machine it backed up the entire HD again instead of just an incremental backup.

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OS X Mavericks :: Increasing Size Of Bootcamp Partition Without Having To Delete Or Reinstall Windows?

Sep 10, 2014

I'm using a macbook pro (late 2013 with mavericks-10.9.4 ). I installed windows using bootcamp but didn't estimate the storage I required correctly. So now I don't have enough storage in the bootcamp hard drive. 

How can I increase the Partition size between windows and mac without having to delete or re-install windows?  

Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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MacBook Air :: Finding Maximum Size Of Windows 7 Partition Size

Dec 17, 2009

i read may post about this but still do not have a solid answer. Will 20GB partition be fine with my Macbook Air SSD drive ?

I only plan on installing a antivirus software and thats about it, maybe 1 program.

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Delete Partition Via Bootcamp / After Erased Bootcamp Partition

Aug 26, 2010

I erased my bootcamp partition this morning thinking that was the same as deleting the partition - how do I actually delete the partition and combine it with my MAC OS partition now? I can't do it thru bootcamp

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OS X :: Bootcamp Partition Size Changeable?

Jun 9, 2010

I was just wondering if there's any way of changing the size of my Bootcamp partition(Windows 7) to be larger without any backing up any data or any programs? If not, then whats the easiest way? I want to increase the size of my Windows because it was mainly for school, but my Mac side sucks at playing games while on Bootcamp(Windows 7)

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MacBook Air :: Installing Win7 Via BootCamp - Partition Size?

Oct 23, 2010

Anyone install Windows 7 via bootcamp on the 2010 Air? [URL]. Be interested in hearing your comments, on disc space used, boot times into windows, memory usage, and any other things worth mentioning, does bootcamp allow you to choose the partition size?

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Work With Partition Size & Windows Size

Jun 22, 2009

I heard from multiple Youtube videos and walkthroughs that said that Windows took 4gb, so I made a 24gb partition. After installation, I go to "Computer" (c: drive), and it says 9gbs free of 24gbs.

I'm using a MBP 2.53 w/ 9600, and installed Windows 7 RC 64bit. What happened? How can I see what's taking up all that space?

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Windows On Mac :: Unable To Create Partition / Restoring BootCamp Image To Partition?

Nov 11, 2010

I recently made a clone of my Windows XP Pro SP3 installation (its roughly about 14GB according to Finder/WinClone) so i made a 80GB partition on my 320GB drive and it gives me this error message:

the WinClone came from a 500GB internal drive and ive gotten winclone images to restore to a MBP before but not sure why its giving me this error code, anyway to restore the image to the new partition (which was created with Bootcamp) as i no longer have access to the old machine it was running on.

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Windows On Mac :: Won't Work With Additional Partition / Enlarging BootCamp Partition

Aug 31, 2010

So my iMac came with a 1TB hard drive and I installed Windows 7 x64 but only gave it some 93GB. I have a two-prong question:

Can I add a third partition to my drive after I partition for BootCamp? My main partition ("Macintosh HD" by default) is over 900GB large and I'd really like to cut that up into 2x450GB, for example, in addition to the 93GB BootCamp partition.

Second, once partitioned, is it possible to resize the BootCamp partition to make it bigger after it has been set up?

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MacBook Air :: Migrating Bootcamp Image / Blackbook Bootcamp Partition Having Windows

Jan 30, 2009

Used migration assistant to move my Blackbook apps and settings to the Air using a Time Machine backup from my Time Capsule - wirelessly. Two hours later (not terrible) and I'm using my Air with all my apps and setting - fantastic.

Question: My Blackbook also has a Bootcamp partition running Windows - is there a way to take that image and migrate it to my MB Air? I'd rather not have to purchase the Superdrive and re-install/setup the Windows OS on my Air....

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Partition - Vista NOT Installed - Partition Gone

Aug 5, 2009

I have a 13" MBP with a 250 gb hd, I partitioned the HD 25gb for Windows XP shortly after I bought it. I was unable to install my copy of windows, contacted apple after exhaustive search as to why... Long story short, I now have Vista to install... When I went back to Boot Camp Assistant; partition was gone. Researched... ran disk utility, repaired and erased partition. Bootcamp HD now shows up in desktop, still not in bootcamp assistant. Since I am unable to locate in assistant; would there be any problems with just installing Vista off the install disk by restarting? Any ideas what to do if this is not a good idea (short of restoring)?

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Fails To Make BootCamp Partition

Jan 23, 2009

I want to try out Windows 7. During this process though I deleted my winXP partition. When I went to create a new BootCamp partition in The BootCamp SetUp Assisstant, it failed to create the partition on my harddrive.

I was greeted with the error, "BootCamp SetUp assistant failed to yada yada yada, please backup and reformat your harddrive."

So my question is do I really have to reinstall Mac OS X? (I backup with TimeMachine so it won't be a big deal but still thats a very long process.) Do you guys have any tips or anything to get Mac OS X to partition my main HDD?

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Mac Pro :: What Size Partition To Use For Windows

Feb 16, 2008

I just got my new Mac Pro set up and am going to install Vista via Bootcamp. I'm just wondering what size partition people use. I'm thinking 60 GB on a 320 GB drive. I would only use it sparingly. Mostly for a select few programs that I may still need to use on a PC.

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Windows On Mac :: Minimum Partition Size For OS X?

Oct 22, 2010

I'm considering getting the new MacBook Air, and using it mainly as a Windows notebook. So I'm trying to figure out if I can get away with the lower-end 64GB configuration. What's the minimum size I need to give the Mac OSX partition, just so I can boot into it occasionally for bootcamp updates and other such housekeeping tasks?

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Windows On Mac :: How To Increase Partition Size

Apr 1, 2007

I'm prepping to install Vista over XP (my friend says I'm downgrading, which I probably am). As I noted in an earlier post, I need to give more space to my Windows partition. Does this sequence look OK to you guys?

1. Boot from Mac OS X Install DVD. Check "Macintosh HD" and "NO NAME" for errors; fix if needed.

2. Defragment "Macintosh HD" and "NO NAME".

3. Use GParted or iPartition (on LiveCDs) to see how much space is left between the two partitions.

4. Boot in to Mac OS X on "Macintosh HD". Use diskutil to shrink "Macintosh HD".

5. Boot from GParted LiveCD. Use GParted to move and expand "NO NAME", remembering the buffer between partitions as determined in step 3.

6. Boot from Mac OS X Install DVD. Check "Macintosh HD" and "NO NAME" for errors; fix if needed.

7. Install Vista and pray I don't run out of space...

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OS X :: Changing The Size Of Windows Partition?

Feb 6, 2009

I recently used boot camp to install windows on my intel iMac. It all worked great, but now I'd like to give it more hard drive space on it's partition. Is there any way to change the partition size without having to erase the partition and start over?

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Windows On Mac :: Any Way To Decrease Partition Size?

Aug 17, 2009

Lets say I originally give XP 30GB. I later realize thats too much. Can I lower that to 15?

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OS X :: Determining Appropriate Windows 7 Partition Size?

Dec 24, 2009

I am a relatively new "Mac convert" -- approx 3 months. I have a MacBook Pro 13", 2.53GHz, 4GB RAM, 250GB Internal HD, two 500GB external drives and I am running OS X 10.6.2. Bootcamp is ver 3.0.1.

I am preparing to install Windows 7 so I can utilize a few of my old Windows program. The Windows programs will, most probably, be limited to Micorsoft Office Outlook, ActiveSync, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Premier Elements. What would be a recommended, or optimal, Windows partition size to accommodate the mentioned programs and still give me some "spare" space if I decide to add a couple of more Windows programs to the list.

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Windows On Mac :: Suitable Partition Size For XP?

Feb 18, 2010

I'm going to be installing it right after I finished up with a long movie I've been making. How Much of a 160GB HD Do I Partition for Windows XP?

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Windows On Mac :: VM Ware Partition Size?

Jun 11, 2010

I recently upgraded to a new Intel X-25 80G SSD on my 2007 MBP. While looking at what to move onto the new smaller SSD I noted that VM Ware had my virtual machine partitioned to 20 G. The settings in VM Ware however wouldn't let me shrink it to a smaller size. It said that 20 G was a minimum. I'm only actually using about 10G and would like to free up some more space on the smaller SSD. Does anyone know how I might do this if it is even possible?

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Windows On Mac :: How To Change Partition Size

Aug 7, 2010

Just installed windows 7 via bootcamp and did the updates and it seems like i need more HD space if i want to install some games etc (made a 32gig partition) Is there a way to increase my windows partition without having to reinstall from scratch.

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Windows On Mac :: Finding Correct XP Partition Size?

Apr 9, 2008

I am planning on using Boot Camp to install Windows XP on my MacBook. I was just wondering what the minimum size of a partition is? I am just going to be using it for watching my netflix movies because they are not supported in Mac OS X. =( Would 10GB be enough?

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Windows On Mac :: Partition Size For Installing Vista?

Aug 6, 2009

I just bought a 4GB macbook pro and need to install Windows Vista Business for school because I am an engineering Student starting this fall and my school requires it. how much space to partition for windows. I will be using Windows for school related purposes including Microsoft office and engineering programs such as Matlab but everything else i.e. my photos, music, etc. will be be on the Mac OS. How much space would you recommend I partition for Windows?

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Windows On Mac :: Reducing The Size Of A Boot Camp Partition?

Jan 2, 2011

I've checked out this link and I'm downloading GParted Live in the hope that it will allow me to reduce the size of my current 32GB Boot Camp partition that has Windows 7 installed on it.

I'm shrinking the partition because I never use Windows, I just have it installed in case I need it at some point. And I got a free copy from my University, so why not?

I just have a few questions before I dive in to this;

Will GParted be able to shrink my partition to a size of about 8GB or 16GB?

Will it corrupt any of the Windows 7 OS in the process?

Will it corrupt any of the OS X, or my data stored on my OS X drive?

Will I be able to run GParted from a USB drive?

What is the (or your personal) recommended minimum size of a partition drive?

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Windows On Mac :: Extend Partition Size On Boot Camp?

Nov 20, 2009

is it possible to extend my partition size on boot camp without re-formatting?

i'm on unibody macbook pro running 50gb of Windows 7, i'm running out of space right now and I'm thinking to extend it to 70-80gb to install more games on it.

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Windows On Mac :: How To Increase The Size Of A Boot Camp Partition

Jun 3, 2010

I want to make my windows partition bigger, but I don't want to have to delete my current one, re-partition, and then have to re-install everything. Is there a way to do this?

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Windows On Mac :: Reformating Pre-existing Win7 Bootcamp Partition And Reinstall Windows 7

Oct 12, 2010

i'm using macosx 10.6.4 and bootcamp assistant 3.1

now here is the problem my windows 7 is infected with virus (thats why windows suck big time) and i need to reformat my windows 7 and reinstall a new windows 7.

how am i supposed to do it? insert the installation disk and do like how we initially installed windows 7? just format the partition and reinstall again? i just want to make sure so i ask before doing anything.

or can i do this? i use winclone to restore? any1 have any idea? i'm new to all this i dont know how to do it. i have backup using winclone but how do i do it? do i still need to format then only use winclone?

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Windows On Mac :: Open Up Bootcamp Partition (running Windows 7) In VMWare

Sep 4, 2009

So I am trying to open up my bootcamp partition (running windows 7) in VMWare and I get this error message: Cannot open the disk '/Users/brandonquirarte/Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/Virtual Machines/Boot Camp/%2Fdev%2Fdisk0/Boot Camp partition.vmwarevm/Boot Camp partition.vmdk' or one of the snapshot disks it depends on. It was working just fine before the upgrade to Snow Leopard but I am not sure if that has anything to do with it. I had to reinstall Windows 7 after I tried installing the Bootcamp 3.0 drivers so that may be more of the issue. I didn't test to see if would work still when I upgraded to Snow Leopard.

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