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    How can I reformat, use bootcamp and retain image?

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    How can I reformat, use bootcamp and retain image?
    Ok so I have a white macbook about a year old now. I have a Time Capsule from around the same time 500 gb. What I would like to do so that I can do some pc gaming (as Crossover sucks) is to utilise bootcamp to install Windows, and I would of course like to retain all of my data on my current OS X partition, what is the best way to go about this using the Time Capsule, or not, what is the best way? Thank you.

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    How can I reformat, use bootcamp and retain image?
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    There is no reformat required. Open the BootCamp Assistant found in your Applications / Utilities folder.

    Use the option right there on the first screen to print the directions.
    Read through them. I don't believe the directions could have been made any more easy and simple to understand and follow.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    How can I reformat, use bootcamp and retain image?

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    Well I screwed up, I clicked to begin the partitioning, then about 10 seconds after I did that thought I should close everything else first and do a restart, now it has partitioned away the 20 gb of my hard drive space but I don't know how to delete that partition... help!!

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    How can I reformat, use bootcamp and retain image?

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    never mind, it just restored it automatically.

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