HT5639: Boot Camp 5.1: Frequently asked questionsLearn about Boot Camp 5.1: Frequently asked questions
Currently Being ModeratedMar 21, 2013 5:35 AM (in response to boklan)
Start Bootcamp Assistant and select the option to remove Windows and return your drive to a single OSx partition.
Do not use Disk Utility.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 3:35 AM (in response to BobTheFisherman)
If one, mistakenly, had used Disk Utility to remove the partition and now was stuck with a useless partition, how would one go about erasing that partition?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 3, 2013 6:35 AM (in response to Partitioning)
By erasing the entire disk and starting again, there is good reason why Disk Utility is not recommended.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2013 4:59 AM (in response to Csound1)
I have kind of the same problem: I installed Windows 8 on a partition (which previously contained Windows 7) but removed it again; Windows 8 was for some reason booting automatically; now it is removed, I still have to press alt at startup to select OS X, because otherwise nothing is booting up at all; I also used Disk Utility to remove the partition instead of Boot Camp itself, so maybe that's the problem?
If I try to make Mac OS X the default startup disk using system preferences, that doesn't work either.
So, might it be a good idea to indeed erase the entire disk and start all of it again? And if so: can I do that just by using Time Machine?
Thanks in advance!
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2013 6:42 AM (in response to lmeekers)
Yes, start over, do it right (which means no disk utility) or do it properly by buying a Windows machine and forgetting about this nonsense.
Test your backup before erasure.