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Old 01-08-13, 05:03 PM
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Mac Operating system and Partition Question

Hi all, I am planning to sell my Macbook Pro to a buddy of mine. Would prefer not to do a restore since he wants many of the already installed programs and I didn't keep any personal info on the HD. Two questions:

1. I purchased OSX Lion from the app store and installed it (the computer came with Snow Leopard). If I deactivate the computer from iTunes, will that cause any issues with the OSX Lion install?

2. The laptop currently has Windows 7 installed via bootcamp and the partition is 250GB Mac 250GB Windows. He doesn't want Windows and wants access to the full 500GB on the Mac side. Can I delete the Win 7 bootcamp partition without affecting the Mac partition? If so, how can that be done?

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Old 01-08-13, 05:25 PM
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Re: Mac Operating system and Partition Question

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Hi all, I am planning to sell my Macbook Pro to a buddy of mine. Would prefer not to do a restore since he wants many of the already installed programs and I didn't keep any personal info on the HD. Two questions:

1. I purchased OSX Lion from the app store and installed it (the computer came with Snow Leopard). If I deactivate the computer from iTunes, will that cause any issues with the OSX Lion install?

2. The laptop currently has Windows 7 installed via bootcamp and the partition is 250GB Mac 250GB Windows. He doesn't want Windows and wants access to the full 500GB on the Mac side. Can I delete the Win 7 bootcamp partition without affecting the Mac partition? If so, how can that be done?

Thanks in advance!
1. No, that won't affect your OSX install at all, it just clears that PC from Apple's servers.

2. Yes, you can. A friend just did it recently. I'm not sure how actually, but I bet if you run the OSX boot camp software there is an option to clear the partition.
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Old 01-08-13, 08:43 PM
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Re: Mac Operating system and Partition Question

Thanks, I checked in Boot Camp and there is an option to Remove Windows! Is it that easy??
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Re: Mac Operating system and Partition Question

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Thanks, I checked in Boot Camp and there is an option to Remove Windows! Is it that easy??
Yes, because it's not a real partition.
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Old 01-09-13, 11:04 AM
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Re: Mac Operating system and Partition Question

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Yes, because it's not a real partition.
really? windows sees it as a real partition. its a different file system.

absorbing it back to OsX is that easy, though
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Re: Mac Operating system and Partition Question

Yes, it's really that easy.

And yes, it is a real partition.
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Thanks all!
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Thanks, I checked in Boot Camp and there is an option to Remove Windows! Is it that easy??
Yes, because it's a Mac.
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