7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2012 1:53 PM by Pat-Man Levy
Pat-Man Levy Level 1 Level 1

I tried installing Windows 7 using Boot Camp, but it didn't work.

Although it didn't work, the memory is still divided. So I looked for Boot Camp in aplications, but it literally vanished...

So I tried downloading it again, but I only found EXE files... they don't work on my MacBook Pro...

It's very new... Bought it recently...

Please... I need help to unparticion memory back to original Mac HD and install Boot Camp...


Boot Camp, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Boot Camp vanished
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6



    Run Bootcamp Assistant again. It is located in your OSx Utilities Folder. Select the menu item to Intall or Remove Windows. Select Remove Bootcamp and return your hard drive to a single OSx partition.

  • Pat-Man Levy Level 1 Level 1

    You don't understand... Boot Camp literally VANISHED from my mac... it's like it never existed...

    And the one that you can download from apple.com is an EXE file.... I can't open it... EXE files don't work on my Mac...

  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4

    Below is the paragraph from the instructions. Follow it exactly and then report what happens at each stage.


    How you remove Windows from your computer depends on whether you installed

    Windows on a second disk partition or on a single-volume disk.

    If you installed Windows on a second disk partition:  Using Boot Camp Assistant as

    described below, remove Windows by deleting the Windows partition and restoring

    the disk to a single-partition Mac OS X volume.

    If your computer has multiple disks and you installed Windows on a disk that has only one

    partition:  Start up in Mac OS X and use Disk Utility, in the Utilities folder, to reformat it

    as a Mac OS X volume.

    To delete Windows and the Windows partition:

    1  Start up in Mac OS X.

    2  Quit all open applications and log out any other users on your computer.

    3  Open Boot Camp Assistant.

    4  Select “Remove Windows 7,” and then click Continue.

    5  Do one of the following:

    a  If your computer has a single internal disk, click Restore.

    b  If your computer has multiple internal disks, select the disk with Windows on it,

    and then select “Restore to a single Mac OS partition” and click Continue.

  • Pat-Man Levy Level 1 Level 1

    I dont have boot camp any more!!! it vanished!!!

  • dalstott Level 4 Level 4

    CampTune should get your partition back. 




    In the past, to reallocate free space on your Mac, you’d need to back up the Boot Camp partition, delete the partition, recreate an NTFS partition with a new size and, finally, restore the Windows partition backup to the new NTFS partition, a process that could take anywhere between two to five hours. Fortunately, Paragon Software has developed Camptune X, which achieves the same result in a matter of minutes!

  • crisbotero Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same problem and unplugging a USB stick I had connected solved it. After that, the partition labelled "Bootcamp" did let me format it when I selected it for the windows installation.

  • Pat-Man Levy Level 1 Level 1

    Sorry... but there isint anything connected to the mac...