How do I uninstall Windows from Mac?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

To uninstall Windows from your Mac, you can use Boot Camp Assistant. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:

1. Start by closing all open applications and logging out any other users on your Mac.

2. Open Boot Camp Assistant. You can find it by searching for it in Spotlight or navigating to the Applications > Utilities folder.

3. Once Boot Camp Assistant is open, click on the “Continue” button to proceed with the uninstallation process.

4. If the Select Tasks step appears, make sure to select “Remove Windows 10 or later version.” This option will remove the Windows partition from your Mac. Then, click on the “Continue” button.

5. Boot Camp Assistant will now ask for your administrator password. Enter your password and click on the “OK” button.

6. Boot Camp Assistant will then start removing the Windows partition from your Mac. This process may take some time, so be patient.

7. Once the uninstallation process is complete, your Mac will restart. After the restart, your Mac will no longer have Windows installed.

It’s worth noting that uninstalling Windows using Boot Camp Assistant will remove the entire Windows partition from your Mac, including all files and applications associated with it. Therefore, it’s important to make sure you have a backup of any important data before proceeding with the uninstallation.

Additionally, if you’re using a version of macOS older than macOS Catalina, the steps to uninstall Windows may be slightly different. In older versions, you may need to use Disk Utility to delete the Windows partition. You can find Disk Utility in the Applications > Utilities folder. Make sure to select the Windows partition and choose the “Erase” option to delete it.

Uninstalling Windows from a Mac can be done using Boot Camp Assistant. Just follow the steps mentioned above, and you’ll be able to remove Windows and regain the space on your Mac’s hard drive. Remember to back up any important data before proceeding.