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I have been trying to get Windows running on my MacBook Pro after I deleted linux. I have the disk back to 2 partitions and bootcamp assistant tells me that it is unable to partition the boot volume or restore to a single partition.

Diskutil list gives me:

Jamess-MacBook-Pro:~ jamesestes$ diskutil list
/dev/disk0 (internal, physical):
#:                       TYPE NAME                    SIZE       
IDENTIFIER
0:      GUID_partition_scheme                        *500.1 GB   disk0
1:                        EFI EFI                     209.7 MB   disk0s1
2:                  Apple_HFS MacBook Pro             397.9 GB   disk0s2
3:                  Apple_HFS Recovery HD             101.8 GB   disk0s4
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    Recovery is colossal - should be about 650MB. 'Simplest' would be reformat the whole thing & recover from Time Machine, 2nd would be see if Paragon Hard Disk Manager can fix it, 3rd would be what will probably be the actual answer… some nasty fiddling in Terminal. – Tetsujin Aug 19 at 17:41
  • The recovery partition grew when I deleted my linux partitions. I now have it back to 650MB but there is now free space on my disk. – James Estes Aug 19 at 17:50
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    My favourite would still be Paragon - all the functionality with none of the heartache [I don't like to put it in answers because people who want finicky Terminal solutions give me grief about it ;-) – Tetsujin Aug 19 at 17:52
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    because…? You have to bear in mind we cannot see over your shoulder. – Tetsujin Aug 19 at 18:14
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    Then I'm back to option 1, reformat the whole thing, recover from Time Machine. – Tetsujin Aug 19 at 18:16

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