How to Uninstall Windows XP From Mac


The first way to install Windows XP on your Mac is by using the Boot Camp Assistant included in the Mac OS X operating system 10.5 and above to create a partition on your Mac hard drive where you can install Windows. The second way to install Windows XP on your Mac is by creating a virtual machine using third-party software such as VMWare Fusion or Parallels. To uninstall Windows XP, you must follow the instructions appropriate to the method of installation.

Uninstalling Windows XP from Boot Camp

  • Log out any additional users and close any open applications on your Mac.

  • Open the “Go” menu at the top of the Finder screen. Select “Utilities.”

  • Double-click “Boot Camp Assistant.”

  • Choose the option to “Restore the startup disk to a single volume.” Press the “Continue” button.

Uninstalling Windows XP from a Virtual Machine

  • Open VMWare Fusion or Parallels but do not turn on the virtual machine.

  • Go to the “Window” menu and select “Virtual Machine Library” in VMWare Fusion. Control-click the Windows XP virtual machine. Select “Delete.” Select “Move to Trash.” Empty the Trash from the “Finder” menu.

  • Select the Windows XP virtual machine in Parallels. Go to the “File” menu and select “Remove” or “Delete.” Proceed through the onscreen removal process.

Tips & Warnings

  • Uninstalling Windows XP will completely erase all of its applications and files. Back up your information before you begin.

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