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Boot Camp Assistant: can't increase partition size
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Dec 15, 2013, 10:55 PM
 
This is very odd. I'm trying to install Win 7 on my new rMBP. When I get to the step in the Boot Camp Assistant to set the Windows partition size, the slider maxes out at 84 GB. This is a 500 GB drive. I currently have 234 GB free on the drive according to the Finder. Why won't BCA let me get this up to 100 GB, where I want it?

Also strange: when the slider is at 84 GB for Windows (the max it will let me use), it says on the OS X side: "415 GB, 18 GB free". I don't understand where the space is going. Hidden restore partition?

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Dec 15, 2013, 11:48 PM
 
OK, I just noticed that Disk Utility is saying I have only 102 GB available and 397 GB used. Why is the Finder different from Disk Utility?

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Dec 16, 2013, 01:00 AM
 
Resolved! Just found out about "local snapshots" created by Time Machine. Toggling TM fixed it:

[Resolved] Disk Utility reporting less free space than Finder? - MacRumors Forums

You learn something new everyday, though this seems really stupid that it prevented me from partitioning.

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