14706 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2011 8:49 AM by dwb
I have Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook Pro. However, I find that I don't need it anymore, as everything I use now is Mac compatible. My question is: When I remove the Windows partition and restore my hard drive to just OS X, is it a good idea to backup my Mac data and reformat/reinstall OS X as well?
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Use Boot Camp Assistant to remove Windows. It will not impact your OSx partition except to restore the hard drive to a single partition. But, it is always a good idea to backup your data whenever you do anything to a hard drive. Things unexpectedly happen and when they do you'll be glad you have a backup.
All you need to do is run the BootCamp Assistant again and select the remove Bootcamp option. The Windows partition will be removed and all the space will be given back to your Mac. I do recommend that you back up your Mac before doing this - although it is rare, removing a partition can cause problems.