How to remove Windows 8 Boot Camp Partition


Have you installed Windows 8 in your Mac PC earlier using Boot Camp Assistant Software? Do you want to delete the Windows 8 partition now from your Mac PC in order to free up some disk space? This article gives step by step instructions to remove Windows 8 Boot Camp Partition from your Mac PC.

How to remove Windows 8 Boot Camp Partition


This article is for Mac users who installed Windows 8 in their Mac Computers. Windows 8 Developer Preview was released for general public one month ago during the BUILD conference by Microsoft. Lot of people have downloaded Windows 8 Developer Preview and tried out the new features of Windows 8. Some people have installed Windows 8 Developer Preview as a dual boot along with Windows 7.

I have covered an article two days ago about how to install Windows 8 on Mac using Boot Camp Assistant Software. I hope most Mac users might have tested the new features of Windows 8 Developer Preview in their Mac computers and now they may be needing to remove the Windows 8 partition from their Mac PC. If you want to remove the Windows 8 from your Mac PC to free up some disk space or for any other reason, here is a step by step instructions to remove Windows 8 partition from Mac PC.

It is very easy to remove Windows 8 Boot Camp partition from Mac PC. You need to open the Boot Camp Assistant software and follow the instructions given there. Please follow the instructions given below to remove Windows 8 Boot Camp partition from Mac PC.

  • First you have to open the Boot Camp Assistant Software. You can find the software under Launcher -> Utilities.
  • You need to click on 'Continue' in the introduction screen of Boot Camp Assistant to see all the options to install or uninstall Windows 8 on Mac.
  • Once you click on 'Continue' button, You will be displayed with few options including an option to remove Windows partition from your Mac. You need to check the option named 'Remove Windows 7 (Boot Camp yet to get official support for Windows 8, so it recognizes Windows 8 partition as Windows 7). Once you check that option, click on 'Continue' button.
  • In the next screen, you have to click on 'Restore' button to remove the Windows 8 partition and restore the disk to a single partition with Mac OS X volume. You may be asked for a password too, enter the account password if prompted for password.
  • Once completed, you will see a dialog box with message "The Windows partition has been removed and your disk restored to a single volume." Now click on 'Quit' button to close the Boot Camp Assistant.


Hope this will be useful to Mac users to remove Windows 8 Developer Preview from their Mac PC.


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Comments

Guest Author: Saurabh13 May 2013

This will help you to Easily remove Window 8 from your Machine
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Guest Author: John Keogh21 May 2015

I tried this but boot camp will not remove win 8



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