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Question: how do I fully delete boot camp

My 2007 Macbook Pro has been running terribly since I loaded boot camp, how do I delete it completely

Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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May 15, 2012 8:39 PM in response to Mortgage Train In response to Mortgage Train

It's very simple:


  1. Launch the Boot Camp Assistant by going to your Applications -> Utilities ->Boot Camp Assistant.
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  3. Click Continue on the initial Boot Camp Assistant Introduction window.
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  5. Select Create or remove a Windows partition and then click Continue
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  7. Click the Restore button to remove the Windows partition and restore the disk to a single-partition OS X volume.
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  9. You’ll be prompted to enter your password – do so and then click OK.
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  11. The Boot Camp Assistant will start partitioning…
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  13. and then you’ll be back to a single OS X volume. That’s it – Windows is gone.


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Aug 16, 2015 7:24 AM in response to coander15 In response to coander15

I tried to load windows 10 on my bootcamp, however I couldnt downlaod all the new apple drivers so decided to delete boot camp. I followed the instructions you wrote but it gave me an error. wanted to try again but the bootcamp disappear and I get only one partition but the storage capacity that was on my bootcamp was not added to the single disk. please help, what to do???

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Question marked as Apple recommended

May 15, 2012 8:39 PM in response to Mortgage Train In response to Mortgage Train

It's very simple:


  1. Launch the Boot Camp Assistant by going to your Applications -> Utilities ->Boot Camp Assistant.
  2. User uploaded file
    click to enlarge
  3. Click Continue on the initial Boot Camp Assistant Introduction window.
  4. User uploaded file
    click to enlarge
  5. Select Create or remove a Windows partition and then click Continue
  6. User uploaded file
    click to enlarge
  7. Click the Restore button to remove the Windows partition and restore the disk to a single-partition OS X volume.
  8. User uploaded file
    click to enlarge
  9. You’ll be prompted to enter your password – do so and then click OK.
  10. User uploaded file
    click to enlarge
  11. The Boot Camp Assistant will start partitioning…
  12. User uploaded file
    click to enlarge
  13. and then you’ll be back to a single OS X volume. That’s it – Windows is gone.


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May 15, 2012 8:39 PM

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Sep 9, 2014 6:36 AM in response to Mortgage Train In response to Mortgage Train

Hello, it s not the first time that i ve come across this kind of bootcamp problems but its the first that i ve "done" it in mavericks. Well, first of all I share your complaints and looking forward to solve all kind of bootcamp problems.

before i start to remove the bootcamp partition I wanted to clone it with the third party software "winclone" and progress went smoothly. but after I started the op from bootcamp a new window prompted that i ve no bootcamp partition to remove. So i started disk utility to verify and maybe a repair the disk needed but the all results were ok. well now i ended up with 50 gb hdd and dont know what i m going to do.? So any of you have a sort of solution I will be more than happy. If any specs required i will post at the next one.

Sep 9, 2014 6:36 AM

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Sep 10, 2014 7:51 AM in response to LowLuster In response to LowLuster

LOwLuster Thank you for your much appreciated help. But I came across another problem while repartition process. now while I was in recovery hd --> disk utility and partition tab selected "1partition" and named it, then pressd apply. But another window prompted which says "PARTITION FAILED WITH ERROR : couldn't unmount disk" so i suspected unmounted "Macintosh hd" and make it mount again then apply same process from partition tab. But again same error.


Now I noticed that even I change the volume I needed, the situation is not progressing. i am sure that I verified and repaired the disk. So now what is my problem. And how can we solve it?


FYI still have my backups...

Sep 10, 2014 7:51 AM

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Sep 10, 2014 10:37 AM in response to kerozi58 In response to kerozi58

kerozi58 wrote:


LOwLuster Thank you for your much appreciated help. But I came across another problem while repartition process. now while I was in recovery hd --> disk utility and partition tab selected "1partition" and named it, then pressd apply. But another window prompted which says "PARTITION FAILED WITH ERROR : couldn't unmount disk" so i suspected unmounted "Macintosh hd" and make it mount again then apply same process from partition tab. But again same error.


Now I noticed that even I change the volume I needed, the situation is not progressing. i am sure that I verified and repaired the disk. So now what is my problem. And how can we solve it?


FYI still have my backups...

If you are starting the system from the built in Recovery HD partition it won't allow you to Re-Partition the drive as you are still booting the system from a partition on that drive.

Some will say you can do it but I have never had any luck doing it when starting a Mac from the Recovery HD partition.


You need to use the Online Internet Recovery System. To get there at startup hold down the Command + Option/Alt + r keys and keep them held down until you see a spinning globe on the screen. It is best to have the system hard wired to your router. That will load an online version of the Recovery HD from across the internet.


If it again fails then you have some type of drive, hardware, problem.

Sep 10, 2014 10:37 AM

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Sep 10, 2014 10:49 AM in response to LowLuster In response to LowLuster

I started from Time Machine Backup just as you said in order to overcome "unmounting error". (Just in case that time machine is another brand beside apple, connect it with USB port. Recovery mode does not recognize Firewire connection as i experimented). After started from time machine the progress went smoothly, Partition went smoothly now im waiting for the backup to b e insalled. Thank you for all your help. you saved a lot of anger oriented keyboard controls.

Sep 10, 2014 10:49 AM

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Aug 16, 2015 7:24 AM in response to coander15 In response to coander15

I tried to load windows 10 on my bootcamp, however I couldnt downlaod all the new apple drivers so decided to delete boot camp. I followed the instructions you wrote but it gave me an error. wanted to try again but the bootcamp disappear and I get only one partition but the storage capacity that was on my bootcamp was not added to the single disk. please help, what to do???

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