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  1. #1

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    Sep 07, 2010
    Boot camp back up/whatever
    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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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    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.

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Sep 07, 2010
    Thanks never heard of this one, sounds promising, plus I have no issues with Sun Microsystems!

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