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I need to give more space to my windows partition... is there any way to do this without reformatting?

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Nope no way

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partition magic?
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partition magic?
I'm not sure that Partition Magic is geared toward Macs. I wouldn't want you to corrupt your disk structure.

I Googled "Partition Magic for Mac" and found the following products:

VolumeWorks & iPartition

I can't attest to either of them, but they seem to allow for on-the-fly repartitioning.

EDIT: On second thought, it seems that VolumeWorks doesn't allow you to resize Bootcamp partitions. iPartition doesn't say either way, but it does mention Linux partitions. Hard to say... sounds like it might be risky business.
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I don't think you will find any program that will nondestructively remove some of an HFS+ partition and add it to a FAT or NTFS partition

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Sorry to bring back an old post, but when you do this, does it delete everything on both your mac and windows partition, or does it only wipe your windows partition clean?

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The only apparent way to resize you're bootcamp partition is to completely delete it from OSX and start again.

So yes your windows partition will be blown away.

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yes, it is possible and here are the step-by-step instructions on making your bootcamp partition smaller or bigger:

http://www.twocanoes.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=515
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yes, it is possible and here are the step-by-step instructions on making your bootcamp partition smaller or bigger:

http://www.twocanoes.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=515
And if you do try this, make sure you have backed up your OS X partition as they suggest. It is possible that it could be blown away also.

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Sry man, but i recommend backing up your data, remove the windows partition, and redo the whole setup. Its the best thing 2 do. If you have a big hard drive like i do (500GB on my Imac) i suggest giving a few extra gigs to windows so you don't have to do this again. good luck
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evolution,

I just installed XP on Boot Camp yesterday and decided to install Partition Magic so I could have an extra partition on my XP rig for my XP programs. I was able to install PM, but it couldn't read the OS X/Boot Camp partitions so it couldn't do its thing. Sorry, but that method won't work.

BTW, I un-installed PM from XP...

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Sry man, but i recommend backing up your data, remove the windows partition, and redo the whole setup. Its the best thing 2 do. If you have a big hard drive like i do (500GB on my Imac) i suggest giving a few extra gigs to windows so you don't have to do this again. good luck

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