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Remove Mac OS X and install Windows?

I got a Macbook Air from work, but I only need Windows programs. I use Bootcamp to create a Windows partition and installed W7 on it. I never boot to Mac OS, but the Mac partition uses up 16GB that I would love to use from Windows but can't.

So here is my question: Can I format the Mac partition to NTFS or FAT32 from W7? I understand that Mac OS will be gone completely, but as I said, I never use it, so I don't mind. I am just concerned that the laptop will not boot to Windows any more for whatever reason (e.g. deleting boot files).

Thanks for the help!

BJ

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The apple website has documentation that explains how to do this. –  Ramhound Jun 28 '12 at 12:43
    
Thank you, but unfortunately, I can't find anything using the search. Everything I found was about formatting the windows partition, which is not what I want to do. –  BJ Ulrichsson Jun 28 '12 at 13:10
    
Not really. My question is if I can safely format the Mac partition, not if I can install W7 only without OS X. –  BJ Ulrichsson Jun 28 '12 at 15:46
    
Ok, I tried it myself. Luckily, it worked. I did not format the partition in Windows, but went to the Recovery partition, used DiskUtility and formated the Mac partition to FAT (loosing 650MB, apparently). Then I booted W7 (it worked!) and formated the partition to NTFS. No problems so far. –  BJ Ulrichsson Jun 28 '12 at 15:59

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I did not format the partition in Windows, but went to the Recovery partition, used DiskUtility and formated the Mac partition to FAT (loosing 650MB, apparently). Then I booted W7 (it worked!) and formated the partition to NTFS. No problems so far.

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