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Question: Boot camp gives only limited space for partioning

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So when I CMD+I my SSD in finder, it gives me around 70 gb free (as highlighted). In disk utility it says about 50 gb free. And lastly, I only get the option to split up 37 gb for Windows in boot camp. My plan was to go around 50-55 gb for Windows. Any thought on how to fix this and allow boot camp to use the fully space available?

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Dec 14, 2017 8:54 AM in response to Almufid In response to Almufid

50GB is not enough for Windows and associated data and programs. I recommend 256GB if you want to install any apps or create any data. Look at it this way, how large a drive would you get if you were buying a Windows computer? Not many would even think of buying a computer with a small 256GB.

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Dec 14, 2017 9:09 AM in response to Almufid In response to Almufid

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm only using my mac for office programs, nothing heavy, and I am installing windows for one program only, nothing else. So I get that 50 gb is not optimal, but I figured that it would be enough to run one program that takes up 5-10 gb besides the operating system.


Loner T, would a format with a clean install have the same effect? Is it a software problem or? And is it guaranteed that it would free up space?

Dec 14, 2017 9:09 AM

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Dec 14, 2017 10:18 AM in response to BobTheFisherman In response to BobTheFisherman

I ment installing windows on the internal SSD. That is 50 gb solely for the operating system. I only need to install one program, and that would go on the USB. So that I run windows normally with it on my internal ssd, and when installing the program, choose for it to be installed on a plugged in usb

Dec 14, 2017 10:18 AM

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Dec 14, 2017 10:58 AM in response to Almufid In response to Almufid

Almufid wrote:


would a format with a clean install have the same effect? Is it a software problem or? And is it guaranteed that it would free up space?

A backup/erase/restore does not provide additional disk space, but makes the space contiguous.

Dec 14, 2017 10:58 AM

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