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When I got my MacBook Pr I partitioned the HDD to install Windows via Bootcamp later. Now I wanted to do this. But it seems like I have to partition it using the Bootcamp installer.

Now I'd like to remove the Windows partition from the disk without losing the Mac one. Is there a solution?

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If you start /Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant, you should be able to select your Windows partition for removal. Your Mac OS X partition will be automatically resized to use the then unused disk space. This will not remove your Mac OS X partition. This is how I did it a while ago, IIRC.


I don't have two partitions on my Macs at the moment, but when you select the disk in /Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility, and select the Partition tab, can't you select the Boot Camp/Windows partition, click the button to remove it, and increase the size of your Mac partition afterwards? It should look a bit like this:

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If you cannot select the Windows partition for formatting, make sure it's not configured as the startup disk.

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When starting the Bootcamp Assistant it says something like "start volume can't be partitioned nor recovered from single partition" in german. –  dantz Feb 25 '11 at 19:28
    
@dantz Did you actually install windows in the second partition? Is it formatted? What's the actual message (in German)? Which is your startup disk (in System Preferences)? –  Daniel Beck Feb 25 '11 at 19:35
    
No it wasn't formatted. After changing that it was no problem. Thanks. If you submit this as a solution I can accept it as the solution for this topic. –  dantz Mar 3 '11 at 11:38
    
@dantz Edited (I assume you needed to change the startup disk). –  Daniel Beck Mar 3 '11 at 11:54

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