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    How do I get rid of partitioned drive?
    I rarely use my iMac anymore since I've had my MacBook and am considering selling it. However, my iMac has Windows running on the partitioned drive. How do I get rid of this drive and Windows XP?

    I researched the Disk Utility and and clicked on the drive that has Windows and there was an Erase option. Will erasing that drive automatically make it a part of the drive that has OS X or do I need to take an extra step after that to make this happen?
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    Assuming you used Bootcamp Assistant to create the partition, use Bootcamp Assistant to delete the partition.
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    Good point. Have you tried this?
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    Yes.

    Here is the manual online. Or open it up from the first screen of BCA on your computer. Read the section "Removing Windows from Your Computer".
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    I tried to leave you some good feedback for your reputation but Mac-Forums said that I must "spread some reputation around" first.
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