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Using Boot Camp Assistant to Partition Your Hard Drive

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Boot Camp Assistant: An Introduction
Using Boot Camp Assistant to Partition Your Mac’s Hard Drive

You can use Boot Camp Assistant to create a Windows partition on an existing hard drive.

Boot Camp Assistant, part of Apple's Boot Camp, serves two functions in getting a Mac ready to run Windows. Its main purpose is to help you partition your hard drive, to create the necessary Windows partition. If you decide to delete Windows at some point in the future, Boot Camp Assistant can restore your Mac to its pre-Windows configuration.

In this guide, we'll look at using an early version of Boot Camp Assistant to partition a Mac hard drive.

If you're using Boot Camp Assistant 4.x or later, you should use the guide: Using Boot Camp Assistant 4.x to Install Windows on Your Mac.

You will need:

  • An Intel-based Mac

  • OS X 10.5 or later

  • Available hard drive space (I recommend at least 20 GB)
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