Resize Boot Camp partition for free – Windows 8

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When I originally set up my Boot Camp partition I just picked a split of 50% for each drive – 256GB for OSX Mountain Lion and 256GB for Windows 8. After settling into Windows 8 and not really being very interested in OSX I wanted to allocate more space to the boot camp partition. I thought it would be simple and in the end it was, but the first things I tried didn’t work. The following steps worked for me: In OSX shrink the ‘Macintosh HD’ volume using the native Disk Utility. Reboot into Windows…

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If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.

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I have finally succumbed to the world of running Windows on Apple hardware as far as PCs go. Despite a lifelong opposition to Apple products I finally relented and bought myself a shiny new MacBook Pro with Retina display to run Windows 8. For a while I was looking for a good quality laptop that was going to perform well and was also ‘solid’ in design and not too heavy. The MacBook Pro ticks these boxes for me – 15” laptop that only weights 2.02 kilograms and with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD it…

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