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How to shrink XP on my MBP


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After switching to MAC I rarely use Windows now but I do want to keep it for some Windows only apps. When I first got my MBP I was a Windows only user so using Boot Camp I divided my 300GB HD in half putting XP on 150GB. Now I want some of that real estate back.

How do I go about 'shrinking' my Windows partition without loosing any data on my OSX side? Do I just use Boot Camp or maybe Disc Utility? Thanks
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I googled "bootcamp resize partition" Top of the list was this

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you cant without paid apps. back up your windows partition, delete the partition and reinstall.

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Thanks for the quick replies!
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