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Can I increase the disk space of Windows from BootCamp?

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Dec 10, 2012 9:54 PM

I split my 250 GB Macintosh Drive into two parts:

 

 

Windows - approx. 93 GB

 

Mac - approx.  155 GB

 

 

 

After filling 70 gigs on my Windows portion, I need more space because it starts lagging (especially when I play BF3)

 

 

 

 

So I am planning to take files from my Macintosh portion and move it to an external hard drive, and change the Windows portion from 93 gigs to at least 130. Is that possible?

 

 

 

Thanks sooo much

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion
  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,490 points)

    This is possible. Use Paragon Camptune X, but make a backup of your data before using that program

  • ReMacs Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    While this applies to different question in Windows 8 Forum scenario (my Mac Pro with Bootcamp on its own disk), see ** items.

     

    Image Backup/Restore is available in all Windows OSs, though you find Image backup elsewhere in Windows 7 Start Menu. If Paragon saves time in Bootcamp space reassign then go for it. 

     

    Sometimes a picture helps, hope that it is not too large for forum and clickable for size-detail. The sequence of the pictures is
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    I don't want to delete D:Windows 7 (where a lot of data is) until I'm fully confident in Windows 8, but was able to shrink it by 6GB. Note: Before shrink, do an Analyze,Defrag. After deleting F:, I extended C:Windows 8 size by its space. and made the 6GB into F:WorkingVolume.

     

    **If nothing works for you, as can be done in above example, there is possibility of making "Image backup" to external disk drive with Windows 8 Control Panel's "Windows 7 File Recovery". Backup is always good to have in any case.

     

    **That backup can be "Image restored" (Booting into your Windows 7/8 Repair or - original Windows install DVD with External backup mounted ) to a space that is equal to or larger than the space it occupied on your drive. The restore is a bootable Windows OS exactly as it was when you backed it up.

     

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  • ReMacs Level 2 Level 2 (295 points)

    Collage in previous no good, singles incoming.

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