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Boot Camp Partition Size Problem

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Jul 2, 2013 6:19 AM

Hi there,


I've got a strange sort of problem:


Running a MacBook Pro, late 2011, with an Apple 256 SSD (installed at purchase), running latest Mountain Lion.


Currently, when I get info from my HD, I have 80+ gigs free.


I want to install Win7 in Bootcamp (I have Parallels but I want to play some heavy graphic games which respond really slowly with virtualization). So I run Bootcamp assistant, and the biggest partition it says I can make for Windows is...30 gigs.


Why? I know that Mac requires at least 10gigs free (that's fine), but that should still let me get up to around 40 gigs (which is what I figure I'll need with all the installs I want to do). So....what can I do to fix this?


P.S. I know that defragging an SSD is a bad idea, and probably dosn't work anyway, so I'm not doing that (and I know you don't need to defrag in OS X anyway)


Thanks for any input. I'm a tad frustrated at this point. I already did a full backup with time machine in case anything would go wrong, downloaded the drivers to the USB thumb drive, have my Win7 CD ready...and I just can't get beyond this.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), Time Machine, External Drive


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