I’m currently looking into adding more space to my Windows 7 boot camp partition because I’m vastly running out of hard-drive space due to new design software being installed . There are a few ways out there to do this on your Mac, but below is the option that I’ve found out on the web, that I feel I will be going with, as it seems simple enough even I can manage it.
First off, you will need to download Winclone from here and install it on you Mac OS, also you will want to grab an external hard-drive that you are happy to format.
To increase the size of your Windows partition use the following steps.
- Make a backup of your Boot Camp partition from Windows. (optional)
- Run Winclone.
- In Winclone create an “Image” to your Mac-formatted external hard drive.
- Use Boot Camp Assistant to return your drive to a 100% Mac-formatted partition.
- Use Boot Camp Assistant to make new Boot Camp partition larger than your original partition size.
- When it asks for Windows disk, quit Boot Camp Assistant.
- Run Winclone again and “Restore” your Windows image to the new partition.
I also managed to find this really straight forward and clear video (by thesavage042) on the steps above, on how to increase your Bootcamp partition without too much hassle.
I hope the above helps anyone out there. Please let me know if it was a success for you, as I will be doing it myself very shortly no doubt. Goodluck!