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    Aug 21, 2009
    HELP with restoring my bootcamp partition
    I am encountering a problem in restoring my bootcamp partition into the mac side.

    I previously erased the boot camp partition with disk utility and its now empty.

    Now i want to reinstal windows onto it but then bootcamp assistant says that the must be formatted as a single Mac or partitioned by boot camp assistant (which it is).

    Now i want to restore the bootcamp back to one disk - the mac side without deleted everything.

    is there a way? can anyone help me?

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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
    The proper way to remove a Boot Camp partition is with the Boot Camp assistant not Disk Utility. Your hard drive is probably fragmented so there is not enough contiguous space to create a new partition for Boot Camp.

    What you need to do is erase the hard drive making sure it's all one partition, reinstall OS X and during the reinstall use your Time Machine backup to restore. Then run the Boot Camp assistant again. It should work this time.

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