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ok here it goes

awhile ago I tried partitioning my hhd for duel boot with boot camp. deleted or thought I deleted partition because I never installed windows and didnt want to deal with it at the time.

now I want windows. try partitioning and get this:

"this disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved"

"Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again."


If it helps I have wine running already but I need visual studio for a class and that wont run on wine.

should I back up and reset my computer or is there a different way?

if time machine just adds a partition to my external hhd then I will just do that, otherwise I have couple hundred gigs of photos on that I don't want to lose.

Thank you. shouldn't have bought a mac for a programming class
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That message is telling you that you do not have enough contiguous space to create a BC partition. In order to get Boot Camp going you'll have to erase and reformat or buy a third party app like iDefrag to defragment the drive.

I suggest going with VM software instead. The free VirtualBox should be able to run Visual Studio. Make sure you download the correct version.
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Thanks never heard of this one, sounds promising, plus I have no issues with Sun Microsystems!
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