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Need to install Windows for work related tasks. I will use Bootcamp to partition my iMAC's HD. I just bought Win7 Home Premium. I've watched several YouTube video's on how to do the partition and install seems so easy a Caveman could do it. But I still have some questions:

1. Should I discover down the road I need to increase the size of the partition, can I go back and re-size the partition?

2. Should I ever want to fully uninstall Win7 can I delete or resize the partition like it was never there?

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Need to install Windows for work related tasks. I will use Bootcamp to partition my iMAC's HD. I just bought Win7 Home Premium. I've watched several YouTube video's on how to do the partition and install seems so easy a Caveman could do it. But I still have some questions:

1. Should I discover down the road I need to increase the size of the partition, can I go back and re-size the partition?
Yes. Paragon makes a product called "CampTune", that makes this relatively simple. Otherwise, it will require some backing up with a program like WinClone and rebuilding the partition.

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2. Should I ever want to fully uninstall Win7 can I delete or resize the partition like it was never there?

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Yep. Boot Camp Assistant will revert it back to a single partition with ease.

But before you go through this, I would strongly recommend you look at installing Windows via a virtualization product like VMWare Fusion, Parallels Desktop or VirtualBox (each has their pros and cons). But it makes it far more flexible and you don't have to reboot.

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