What is Boot Camp Assistant and Bootcamp Partition?
Bootcamp partition is a NTFS partition for installing Microsoft Windows operating
system on an Intel-based Macintosh computer. Why you want to install Windows on a
Mac computer? If you want to install some applications that only work on Windows or
just want to make it different from OS X something like that, it’s a good choice for
Why you need to create a new partition on your Mac? In a word, the Windows and the
Mac works on different format. Mac runs on Mac OS X, and Windows runs on NTFS.
Speaking of Bootcamp partition, you have to know the Boot Camp Assistant. The Apple’s
Boot Camp Assistant provides you three functions to run Windows on Mac, including
help you to partition your Mac hard drive into 2 partitions (the Mac hard drive must
be formatted as Mac OS Extended), install Windows device drivers for Apple hardware
and allow you to select which operating system to boot.
Why Do You Need Resize your Bootcamp Partition?
After you create a NTFS Bootcamp partition using Boot Camp Assistant, you can install
Windows on this Bootcamp partition. You may underestimate the size of the Bootcamp
partition when you creating the partition for Windows. Thus, with your daily use,
you would run out of the free space on Boot Camp partition. Like some users asked in
How can I resize my Bootcamp partition to make it larger without deleting it or
So, how to resize Boot Camp partition without losing data in Windows 7/8/10? In this
article, we will walk you through the details about resize NTFS Bootcamp
Overview of Resize BootCamp Partition
Typically, you may turn to the Disk Utility for help to resize Mac partition, you can
locate its location /Applications/Utilities. However, Disk Utility can’t expand
or shrink the Bootcamp partition due to it’s a NTFS file system partition. So, it’s
not an easy job to resize Bootcamp partition.
If you ask Apple for help, the solution could be backup your data on the Bootcamp
partition, remove it, then create a new Bootcamp partition with the size you want
and reinstall Windows. For vast majority of users, it’s not the ideal solution.
How to Free Increase/Shrink Bootcamp Partition without Reinstalling Windows?
AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard is a
free yet professional software to resize the Bootcamp partition without losing data
or deleting Windows. The instructions listed below as you can see. To resize
BootCamp partition in Windows 10/8/7, there are two ways: increase Bootcamp
partition size, and decrease Bootcamp partition size.
Learn how to increase Bootcamp partition size, follow these steps:
1. Backup your valuable files or documents in case of data loss.
2. Release some unallocated space for Bootcamp partition from other Mac partitions
with Mac Disk Utility.
3. Set the Bootcamp as the boot disk, restart the Mac computer.
4. Free download AOMEI Partition Assistant
Standard, install it on your Windows, and launch it to enter its main interface.
5. Right click the Bootcamp partition and choose Resize
Partition. Or click Bootcamp partition and select Resize
Partition at the left column.
6. Drag the double-arrow rightward to increase Bootcamp partition size with an
unallocated space as you want. Click OK to go on.
Tips: Drag the double-arrow leftward will shrink the Bootcamp
partition if you would like to.
7. Press Apply to expand the Bootcamp partition.
The steps to Shrink Bootcamp partition is basically the same as the steps of increase
At this moment, with the help of AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard, you can resize
Bootcamp partition without reinstalling Windows or losing data in Windows 7/8/10. In
addition, AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard permits you to merge partitions, split Windows
partition, extend system
partition, set active partition, etc. AOMEI Partition Assistant
Professional allows you allocate
free space from one to the other, migrate OS to SSD, covert primary
partition to logical, and more.