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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Will Windows 7 want two license keys if I go Bootcamp + Parallels?

I read that Parallels 6+ can use Bootcamp installations of Windows, and I'd like to go this route. But I've read reports that Windows will detect a major hardware change significant enough to ask for ...
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Mouse stops working in Bootcamp (XP)

I've been using Bootcamp (XP) with no problem for quite a while now. Today, when I tried booting to XP, my mouse will work for about a second and then stop working. If i unplug/replug it, it will ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V on a Mac Mini

Is it possible to run Windows Server R2 with Hyper-V virtualization on a Mac Mini (via BootCamp)? I am looking for a new server for my dev enviroment. A Mac Mini would be nice since I can take it with ...
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Restore MacBook AIr (mid 2011) partitions

I just messed up my partions on my harddisk. The situation: Installed windows 7 using bootcamp (NTFS). After that i wanted to ceate a shared partition, on wich both MAC OS and Windows can write. In ...
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Will renaming my Windows partition from BOOTCAMP break anything?

I've installed Windows 7 via BootCamp. I'd like to rename the partition from BOOTCAMP to something a little easier on the eyes. Will renaming my Windows partition from "BOOTCAMP" to "Windows" break ...
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How much space is recommended for a Windows 7 Bootcamp installation besides Snow Leopard?

How much space is recommended for a Windows 7 Bootcamp installation besides Snow Leopard? I thought of 30 Gigabyte. Would that be sufficient?
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MacBook Pro display looks washed out in Windows (Boot Camp)

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro and the display looks great under OS X, but is really washed out in Windows 7. I have installed all the drivers supplied by Apple and ran all the updates, but that ...
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Browse website developed in BootCamp via OS X/Safari

If I develop a website in BootCamp under something like http://localhost:3458 can I browse that web site from within OS X? I was thinking maybe using Parallels/Virtual Box to point to the BootCamp ...
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How to use external mouse and keyboard normally in bootcamp with windows 7?

I just installed windows 7 using bootcamp. I then connected an external keyboard and mouse. I understand that I need to change settings in order to use right click on the trackpad. My problem is that ...
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Refreshed MacBook + BootCamp unable to boot restored Windows 7 partition

I recently had my MacBook's HDD crap out on me. The OS X partition, in particular, quit working, but my Windows 7 partition was still in decent enough shape for me to grab an image. I got a ...
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Why doesn't Windows 7 boot with BootCamp?

I installed Windows 7 (from MSDNAA) with BootCamp on my MBP (late 2008). After using the BootCamp utility on OSX I restarted the computer and the installation of Win7 began. This first time, there ...
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Can Virtual PC use the Boot Camp Windows Partition?

Both Parallels and VMWare allow you to set up a virtual machine using your existing Boot Camp partition. Does Virtual PC for mac have a similar feature?
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Could an upgrade edition of Windows be used to install boot camp if you connect two external DVD drives?

I found the following FAQ on Apple's website: Why can't an upgraded version of Microsoft Windows XP or a full version of Microsoft Windows XP that does not include Service Pack 2 (SP2) or later be ...
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Unable to boot to OS X [on hold]

I installed Windows on my Mac using Boot Camp Assistant. I used Windows for a while now. Now when I'm trying to switch to OS X the MacBook shuts down after showing the Apple symbol and progress bar ...
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HFS+ Partition of Mac OSX is not recognized in Windows 10 Bootcamp

I installed triple systems (Mac, Windows, Linux) on my Macbook Pro retina mid 2014 with rEFInd boot loader. Hfs+ partition used to be visible in Windows 8.1 Bootcamp. But after updating to Windows ...
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Boot Camp Assistant: “This Mac does not support Boot Camp”

I recently upgraded OS X on my 2009 Mac Pro (MacPro4,1) from Yosemite to El Capitan. Shortly after, I found that Boot Camp Assistant refused to run, reporting "This Mac does not support Boot Camp". ...
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Mac OSX 10.6.8 Failed Boot Camp Partition Cleanup

I'm working with a late 2007 Macbook (A1181) running OSX 10.6.8. I do not currently have a working OSX disk I could recover off of This afternoon I was using Boot Camp to create a large windows ...
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Boot Camp - frozen during hard drive partitioning - iMac 27” w/ 3TB Fusion Drive

(iMac 27” late 2012, 3.4GHz, 3TB Fusion Drive, running El Capitan 10.11.4.) I've gone through the Boot Camp Assistant steps with all of the recommended options (created a bootable Windows flash ...
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Bootcamp cannot find both systems at startup

Something strange happened: I closed my macbook pro while using windows 10 When I opened it again it didn't wake up for a while so I forced it to shut down by pressing the power button for 10 ...
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My Windows 10 partition no longer works after recent OS X system update

I have a late 2015 27"iMac 5k. I have a Bootcamp partition running Windows 10. I have been using it without issue for the past month or more and today, I went into my Mac partition and ran an update ...
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MacBook Pro early 2011 wont boot into OS X after dual booting with windows 8.1 via Boot Camp

hello i came here after trying to find a way out to boot into mac os x. Google was very confusing..i am hoping to get my problem sorted out here..hope you guys can help me out. I installed windows ...
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Partition sharing - messed up with GPT/MBR

First of all, sorry for any English mistakes or print screen in French... I'm Belgian. I've had a lot of problems with an iMac 2009 27", mostly with Mac OS. Strangely, Windows (10) works with little ...
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How to get rid of the boot gong sound without OS X Installed?

If you google it, there are tons of solution with writing to NVRAM from OS X Terminal, but on my MacBook Air I deleted OS X in favor of Windows. Edit: I already got the tip here to start the Apple ...
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Cannot delete or merge old boot camp partition in El Capitan

So i've battled with this for quite some time, look up various topics with various solutions, however i have yet to succeed with merging my partitions into one. I had previously installed windows 10 ...
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Bootcamp Windows 7 stuck in 'Installing Updates'. Windows Resuming so can't get to safe menu

I am using OSX version 10.10, I used Bootcamp to install Windows 7. I attempted to restart Windows and it stuck on Installing Updates 1 of 19 for about half an hour. I pressed the power button, I'm ...
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Failed bootcamp partition, now can't remove it

Tried to set up Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro 15" (Mid 2014). Running El Capitan 10.11.3. Windows refused to install (GPT partition only problem?). I followed steps elsewhere to remove and reformat the ...
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Mac not booting into OS X nor hard-drive utility is running

I am using OS X El captain 10.11.4 on Macbook pro 2009 I created a partition in Boot camp assistance for windows 7, after reboot Windows installation started, but while installing setup shows ...
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Cannot access Bootcamp Win10 Partition after Partition Setup

I allocated 60GB for my Win10 Partition. After the partition setup, my MBP 13" (2015) restarted by itself. Upon rebooting, it went straight for the MAC OS, without any further instructions or prompt. ...
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Repairing 0xc000000e Windows error

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11 and I originally partitioned the SSD into two - then I used the Bootcamp Assistant to install Windows 8.1 on the second partition, everything was fine for ...
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Winclone to volume not bootable

I'm trying to move my Windows 10 Boot Camp partition to an external drive. The ideal way seems to be with Winclone, however I've been unsuccessful so far. Winclone appears to clone the partition to ...
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Lost disk space after boot camp

The title is self explanatory, I lost disk space after a fatal Boot Camp manipulation. I deleted the Boot Camp partition, I did a fdisk -fy command and I ended with ~50 GB of unallocated disk space. ...
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Improving the battery life of Windows under Bootcamp

I run Windows 10 through bootcamp on a mid-2014 macbook pro with a discrete graphics card. The battery life is unfortunately about a half of what the system gets under osx. Other posts on ...
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Bootcamp Assistant thinks SSD I'm booting from is an External Drive — help?

I'm trying to get Windows 10 on my computer but since I have a small internal storage space I want to put it on my external Transcend StoreJet 500GB SSD. I installed OSX on this SSD and booted from ...
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Wifi 802.11n drops randomly on my Macbook Pro 15"

Since I updated my Macbook to El Capitan, I can't stay constantly connected to my 802.11n WiFi. When I deasactivate it, or if i'm on Windows 10 using BootCamp, everything works fine, it's only on Mac ...
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Broken Bootcamp built in audio with macbook Pro mid 2014 win7 x64, SPDIF LED constantly lit

Hardware: Macbook Pro retina mid 2014 15" Software: MacOS + bootcamp installed win7 x64 with latest updates Just recently speakers and headphone port stopped working and the SPDIF red LED light from ...
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Can't boot from bootable Windows 10 USB?

I asked this question a little bit ago but it was on a guest account that I on longer have access to. So I'll ask again. I created a Windows 10 installer USB using hdiutil convert and dd. Running ...
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Can't boot from Windows 10 USB?

I created a Windows 10 installer USB using hdiutil convert and dd. Running diskutil list shows: /dev/disk1 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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USB Win 7 boot disk shows in rEFInd but booting from it loads BootCamp partition instead

I'm having issues with my BootCamp installation of Win 7 Ultimate and want to troubleshoot it using a USB Win 7 boot disk. I created the USB disk in yet another Windows system in Parallels Desktop, ...
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EFI Boot Frozen When Trying to Install Windows 8.1

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp on my Mac Pro Early 2009 Edition which should be possible according to this page: https://support.apple.com/en-ap/HT201457 I went through all of the ...
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Can't boot to OSX after resizing the Bootcamp partition

I had set up a Bootcamp partition on my Mac, which I needed to increase in size. Something must have gone during the process because after the successfull installation of Windows I'm no longer able to ...
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Right click support for trackpads in Windows 10?

Is right click supported for Macbook Pro trackpads with Bootcamp drivers for Windows 10? I am running Windows 10 Enterprise on a Mid-2012 13-inch MacBook Pro with Bootcamp 6.0 drivers which have been ...
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Poor sound quality from headphones on MacBook Air mid 2011

I have installed Windows 7 64 bit on my Mac and it's the sole OS on my laptop now. My problem is the sound quality without headphones seems okay but with headphones it is too bad. I can't watch videos ...
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“No bootable device” error while installing Windows 10 on MacBook Pro

I am encountering a problem while installing Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro. Boot Camp Assistant in OS X 10.11, El Capitan, works fine in creating the partition, but when it gets to the part where it ...
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Booting gets stuck for a minute when using Bootcamp on Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 using the official ISO and one of the serials I have with MSDN. When I reboot my Macbook Air 2013 it gets stuck on a black screen for around a minute and then start loading ...
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Running into bootcamp partitioning issue on MBP Late 2013

I'm trying to use the Boot Camp Assistant to partition ~60GB for a Windows 10 install on my Late 2013 15" Retina Macbook Pro with a 512GB SSD. I'm following all the steps, it takes ~1 hour to create ...
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Boot Camp drivers not downloading from Apple's website

I have a simple problem. I have installed W7 on my Mac via bootcamp but need the drivers for things like my network, but when I try to download from Apple's site (which is the only link I can find) ...
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Wrong Storage Space in ElCapitan

I am running OS X EL Capitan (10.11.3) in my MBP and I have been trying to use BootCamp. Whenever I try to open the Boot Camp Assistant it says you need at least 50 GB free space. I have deleted many ...
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Recover Boot Camp partition

I have a MacBook Pro 13" 2015, I used this with OS X + Windows 10 on Boot Camp. I prepared all to remove Boot Camp and yesterday finally removed this partition using Disk Utility and Boot Camp ...
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MBP 15" Mid 2014: Bluetooth and Bootcamp

I have a bluetooth headset/headphones which I use perfectly fine with my iPhone and my Mac running El Capitan (they work perfectly as a headset and headphones there). With Bootcamp (Win10, latest ...
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Properly Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard to a PC Window 8.1

I have an apple wireless keyboard, I want to connect it to my Windows PC running on Windows 8.1. I've tried download/install this driver. I still won't be able to use my volume buttons, eject, ...