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Questions about Boot Camp, a utility included with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion (10.5, 10.6, 10.7) operating systems that assists users in installing other operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.

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Boot Camp Assistant keeps on crashing

Process: Boot Camp Assistant [695] Path: /Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant.app/Contents/MacOS/Boot Camp Assistant Identifier: ...
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Partitioning the Mac HD in Yosemite

I have a dual boot Macbook Air with Yosemite and Ubuntu. I would like more space on my Ubuntu partition and need to therefore reduce the size of the Mac partition. I assume this will cause some damage ...
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Does a Boot Camped Windows alongside a Mac OS X partition profit from a Fusion drive like Mac OS X does?

While writing an answer to this question Should I defrag my SSD before creating a partition for Boot Camp? i wondered if a Boot Camped Windows profits from a Fusion drive like OS X on the same drive ...
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Should I defrag my SSD before creating a partition for Boot Camp?

I have a 500GB SSD in my MacBook Pro. I have been using my laptop for over three years - and it was migrated using Migration Assistant from a previous laptop that I had been using for five years ...
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OSX and Windows Bootcamp give different system information

I have a Mac mini late 2012 running the i5 2.5 processor. In the mac system information it has number of cores - 2, however if I boot to Windows 7 on the bootcamp partition the system information ...
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Annoying sound on bootcamp Win7 when adjusting sound on Apple Keyboard

I just installed Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro 15" (Mid 2012) with Bootcamp Assistand. I am very happy until now. The only thing that bothers me is that when I turn down/up the sound with the keys on ...
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Unable to utilize “Free Space” partition

On my SSD disk I have one partition for Mac OS X Yosemite and one partition for Windows 8.1. I needed more space on my Mac OS partition and therefore a decreased the size of the Windows partition from ...
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BootCamp, can't partition SSD

I've upgraded my OS X to the latest Yosemite GM Candidate and cannot for the life of me figure out how to partition my SSD for BootCamp. Here are some screenshots of the problem: And when i try to ...
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How can I reduce the display resolution in Windows (Boot Camp) on a Retina 5k iMac?

tl;dr How can I add additional valid display resolutions to the Retina 5k iMac under Windows 8.1? So I just picked up a new Retina iMac, immediately threw Boot Camp and Windows 8.1 on it, and ...
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How to FW upgrade and reperform a Samsung 840 Evo Basic on a Mac

i got one of these Samsung 840 Evo Basic 500GB on an iMac (used externally in a TB case - standalone, not Fusion). I know there's a firmware update out which is already available for Mac users too ...
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Couldn’t modify partition map because file system verification failed [duplicate]

I accidentally deleted a bootcamp partition within Utility Disk. I tried to reclaim the free space by dragging over the free space but it does not work. Beyond this I verified and checked the disk ...
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Can I use BootCamp on an existing Windows partition?

I have a Windows 7 PC which is getting old and flaky. I am switching to a Mac Mini as my primary desktop (since I also do Mac development) but will use it mainly for Windows. What I'd really love to ...
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Upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 Pro via Windows Store

Currently I'm running Windows 8 in Boot Camp (MacBook Pro Retina Mid-2012) and get a free update to Windows 8.1 Pro from Windows Store. My question is... Should I change the startup disk to Windows ...
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Fixing a Windows partition boot using OS X tools

I've got a triple boot system on my Early 2013 Mac Book Pro: OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I'm using rEFInd as my boot manager. My Windows install boots using legacy BIOS boot, and OS X and Ubuntu boot ...
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Does clean install reset everything, including SMC?

TL;DR: Does a clean install reset everything (like SMC, for example)? If not, what else should I do to be sure the computer is completely reset, like it just came from the factory? My macbook has ...
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Boot Camp Assistant does not let me change my destination drive

I received my new iMac today and want to install a Windows 8 partition to allow me to test software I'm writing with Qt on both OS X and Mac (Requirement for uni module). I have a Windows 8 ISO and ...
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Can only one partition of old hard drive been transferred to new MacBook?

I just took the hard drive out of my MacBook pro that broke down a few days ago and put it into an enclosure. My questions; If I buy a new MacBook pro, is it possible to ONLY transfer the Macintosh ...
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WiFi problems in windows 7 boot camp

I have a mid-2012 retina 15" MBP. WiFi works fine in OS X, but in boot camp (windows 7 x64): I can see, but cannot connect to my 5 GHz network (n only, 40 MHz channel) I can connect to 2.4 GHz ...
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Emacs Meta key in VMware Player on Windows 7 on Macbook Pro

I run Windows 7 almost exclusively at this point. I use a logitech windows bluetooth keyboard while at home. Running Freebsd through VMware Player, I installed emacs and have had to resort to using ...
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Keyboard and trackpad not working, SMC reset seems possible

I have a MacBook Pro, 13-inch, Mid 2009 with OS X 10.9.5. I suspect two things that might have caused the trouble: Recently I had to replace the keyboard. After replacing the keyboard everything ...
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Can't boot on OS X partition after resizing Windows partition

I initially had three bootable partitions: OS X Recovery for OS X Bootcamp (Windows 8) Now, on Windows, I decided to make my Windows partition smaller, reducing its size using the native Disk ...
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internet disconnect itself after some minutes in bootcamp

I have a MBP Retina 15" with Bootcamp on it, at Windows7 (64-bits Ultimate) and after some minutes of "inactivity" (when I'm playing an offline game or even downloading something), mi internet ...
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Bootcamp + Windows 8.1 + Apple Macbook 2011

Recently I installed Windows 8.1 64bit on my Macbook Pro (2011). Everything went fine and I am able to duel boot using Bootcamp. Only issue I am facing is poor performance in Windows. Its taking ...
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Can't install OS X on MacBook Pro after installing Windows 8

So my hard drive stopped working, water damage I think. I bought myself a new ssd and straightaway put Windows on it as I use it for work. This was a few months ago I'm now stuck as I can't figure ...
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Late 2013 Macbook Retina Windows 7 x64 Bootcamp “No device drivers found”

I have been trying for days to get Windows 7, 64 bit installed on my late 2013 Macbook Retina using bootcamp and always run into the same problem - when the Windows installation starts it gives an ...
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Time Capsule full system restore to a new Mac

My current MacBook Pro is configured to run both OSX and Windows, either via Boot Camp or Parallels. It's backing up to a Time Capsule. I want to set up a new MacBook Pro with the identical ...
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Bootcamp - is it OK to delete windowssupport.dmg after installing windows?

As the title says, I've already installed Windows by bootcamp and all works well. Now I've found this windowssupport.dmg in Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Bootcamp. Can I just delete it? I'm ...
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What are the utilities included in the Mavericks recovery partition?

What is Mavericks Recovery Partition good for? I have Maverick also installed on an external Hard drive, in case something goes wrong with my main system I can use this external hard. Do I still need ...
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How to create third partition on a Mac with Mavericks and Bootcamp?

Right now I am running OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) on my MacBook Pro, with Windows 7 via Boot Camp, and I also have a third FAT32 partition where I share data between Mac/Windows. I am going to ...
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Bootcamp Macbook Air thinks my USB 3.0 ports are USB 2.0

I recently installed Windows 7 via bootcamp on my new Macbook Air. I have a Seagate USB 3.0 drive that works great in OSX but behaves strangely in Windows. Windows recognizes that it is a USB 3.0 ...
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Is there a Windows tool to modify PRAM values from the Boot Camp partition?

OS X provides the nvram command line tool to view and set values in the PRAM. Is there such a tool for Windows running from Boot Camp?
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Flashing Folder on Mac Pro 1,1 after trying to Bootcamp

So I bought a Mac 1,1 and it runs great, until I tried to bootcamp it the other day with an old windows HDD i had. I downloaded windows, and tried to bootcamp it and now it will not boot the Mac HDD, ...
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All bootcamp drivers for Windows stopped working suddenly

I've been using Bootcamp Windows perfectly until yesterday that I turned on my macbook pro i7 retina (the latest version) and the keypad stopped working the 2 finger click (right click) and the 2 ...
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Boot Camp Tap-To-Click Holds the Click

I recently installed boot camp on my mac, and it is all working great (windows 7) except for the track pad. I am using tap-to-click and it seems like while running windows the first tap 'presses' the ...
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Mavericks & Bootcamp Windows 8 …and the magic 3rd Partition (post Installation)

i know this question is already featured and posted - thus investigating for quite a long, to loong period of time by now i must resume: i am just as smart as i was when trying to find answers... ...
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I deleted my Bootcamp partition but can't resize my OS X partition

I wrote this Q&A because none of the other answers worked for me. You've been a fool! If you used Disk Utility to deleted your Bootcamp partition and then tried to resize your main partition to ...
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USB Flash Drive not showing up

I was using a usb flash drive to make a bootable bootcamp Windows 7 install disk. However, I tried to format it and could not, so I decided it was a good idea to manually delete the files inside. Now ...
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Large Time Machine Backups 10.9.4. Excluded Dropbox and VirtualBox

Issue: Time Machine wants to take 60Gb, 40GB, etc. when that is not the amount of data change. I have excluded Dropbox and my VirtualBox VMs from the backup via the GUI. I tried this previously via ...
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Windows 8.1 Flicker on rMBP late 2013

OS X does NOT flicker, but Windows 8.1 will flicker every time I login. Occasionally I will get a brief period of 10 seconds where it will be a black screen. That only happens randomly. Nothing is ...
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How much space for Bootcamp WIndows OS only

I have a MacBook Pro with a 512 SSD drive that I would like to use to run some Windows games. I would like to install Windows via Bootcamp but only leave enough space to effectively run the operating ...
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I can't install the drivers from AppleMultiTouchTrackPadInstaller64 on WIndows 8.1 (Bootcamp dualboot)

When I try to install "AppleMultiTouchTrackPadInstaller64.exe" (Apple Multitouch (09/04/2013 5.0.20) and Apple Multitouch Mouse (09/11/2012 4.0.3.0)) on Windows 8.1 I get an "install failed". As a ...
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Error when installing Windows on Mac “cannot open the required file D:\Sources\Install.wim” 0x8007000d

I just purchased a MacBook Pro with Retina display 13 inch (Mid 2014) and I've been attempting to install Windows 8.1 through Boot Camp however I seem to get the same error: Windows cannot open ...
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Windows 8.1 OEM (System Builder) Boot Camp + Parallels

Will I be able to activate Windows 8.1 System Builder/OEM both in Boot Camp and in Parallels Desktop? I understand this is possible with previous Windows versions by activating once online and once by ...
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Turn off Thunderbolt display in Windows 7 Boot Camp

The Thunderbolt display doesn't have an on/off button, and in OS X I can toggle off the display with control-shift-eject, but how do I toggle it off in Windows 7 Boot Camp?
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Mac alternative boot loader for booting legacy OS from USB

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my MacBook as a dual boot setup. I have a MacBook 7,1 running Mavericks. I have replaced the DVD drive with a SSD (now have 2 internal drives) so cannot use a ...
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OS X does not recognize keyboard and trackpad while Boot Camp Windows still can

I've encountered strange issues on my Macbook Air 2013. I spilled some drop of water on keyboard (near trackpad and spacebar) I did some cleaning, and then try to boot again. The OS X then can not ...
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Keep iTunes library in sync on OS X and Boot Camp (Windows 8)?

Is it possible for me to keep my iTunes libraries in sync with each other on OS X and Windows if so how? My iTunes library is stored on a network share made available via AFP and SMB. Is it possible ...
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MacBook screen does not work when using OS X but works with Boot Camp

A while ago I had some liquid spilled on my 2009 MacBook. After that accident the internal screen is not working under OS X but works perfectly fine when using Windows under Boot Camp on the same ...
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What is Boot Camp [duplicate]

I just bought a DVD of Mac OSX Snow leopard. I am trying to install it on my PC. I can't install it and don't know why because it is first time with Mac OSX. DVD has written on it Boot Camp but I ...
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Is Boot Camp unstable?

I'm curious about this after using Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013) because my Boot Camp partition gets thrashed a lot, and by a lot I mean every time I reboot into Boot Camp I ...