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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Recommended partition size MacBook Pro (Mavericks) for Windows 8.1, Windows database app?

Any suggestion regarding size of partition to set in Boot Camp to be sure of having adequate space for Windows 8.1 and at least one large Windows application, a custom database application? I'm ...
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Non-Winclone Boot Camp backup solution

I have an 11,3 i7 iMac, from around 2010. I want to upgrade to Mavericks and do a clean install of both Mavericks and Windows 7 in Boot Camp - reformat the internal HD and repartition. I need a ...
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Can both Mac OS and Windows (via Bootcamp) agree on a unique dropbox folder location?

I'm planning to install Windows 8 via Bootcamp. I want to know if it is possible to make a third partition to hold my dropbox folder for my both Mac and Windows dropbox instances? & If possible, ...
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Increasing available RAM on Bootcamp under Win7

First the good news - I've successfully used WinClone/Sysprep to migrate a Windows 7 x32 bit VM from an old iMac (running 10.6.8) to a new late 2013 iMac w/ 32GB RAM / OSX 10.9.1. Now the bad news - ...
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iMac's Built-in microphone doesn't work on Windows 7

I have an iMac on which i have installed Windows 7 32-bit. I have used Bootcamp version 4.0.4033. I have done it with the Apple tech support person. My built-in microphone doesn't work in Windows. I ...
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Fusion Drive, Bootcamp and FileVault - with working Recovery HD?

since I experimented a lot on this issue without coming to a solution, I hope someone else could help me with it. I've got currently running a setup with those partitions: Fusion Drive (Mavericks)...
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Can I install 10.9 over 10.8 and maintain windows xp boot camp functionality?

I have an iMac with 10.8.5 running fine with Windows XP installed with Boot Camp that works both as native boot and with Parallels. I want to install 10.9 over 10.8 (not clean install) and I have read ...
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How can I replace a hard drive running BootCamp?

I have actually looked online a bit and found this: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2069302?start=0&tstart=0 I have a user that sent me their Macbook Air running OSX 10.6.4 and bootcamp. ...
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How do I copy files from Mac on Windows Partition to Mac Partition?

So my mac partition crashed... I've tried to repair disk, fsck, reinstall OS - Everything on every list of I could find on Google, and nothing worked. So I have a back-up of most of my files from ...
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iMac's built-in microphone doesn't work on Windows 8

I'm running an up-to-date copy of Windows 8 on my iMac via Boot Camp and apparently it doesn't like the built-in microphone. I tested it with Audacity and Teamspeak, both of them just record absolute ...
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Only 3 FPS on Mac mini, boot camp, windows 7

Using the GPU test tool from FurMark i get only 3 FPS. In normal use I notice it when playing fullscreen videos: When the video pans horizontal i get these stripes across the picture. My setup is ...
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Does a mac support UAS (USB Attached SCSI)?

Does a mac with USB 3.0 support UAS (USB Attached SCSI)? If it does, how can we enable it in OS X and bootcamp? I need better speeds for my external RAID.
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Booting ubuntu on macbookpro with osx and windows installed

I have osx and windows 8 installed using bootcamp and they are running fine. I installed ubuntu 13 on external thunderbolt drive, it installed fine, however i am not sure what is the best way to ...
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Windows 8 version specifically for Mac

I really dont understand this. My school sells products to students via onthehub.com. They offer a separate version of Windows 8 Pro that they claim is specifically for Macs. How does this make any ...
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Installing Windows without superdrive or USB

I'm trying to intall Windows 7 on my Mid 2009 Macbook Pro, however I'm running into A LOT of trouble. My superdrive have been broken for years and I can't boot from a bootable USB. (I created one in ...
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Fix fusion drive partition mess from bootcamp assistant

I have a self made fusion drive on a 2009 iMac using a 256gb ssd and a 3tb hard drive. After the 10.8.3 update yesterday I tried to create a bootcamp partition but unfortunately it failed after hours. ...
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How to tell a macmini to stop booting to Windows from a macbook pro?

I need to be able to control a mac mini without a screen and I think using screensharing would be enough. I've enabled screensharing, setup a manual IP address and I have an ethernet cable. The ...
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Finding drivers for Macbook Pro (13 inch, i5, 2.3GHZ) without bootcamp

I had a customer come in (regular) and brought me a mac his son screwed up by deleting partitions and installing windows. Somehow in the bootcamp process he screwed it all up. So now there's a fresh ...
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Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...
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Wise Way To Boot Into Windows With Bluetooth Keyboard?

I'm a luddite and have a hardwired keyboard on my iMac. Booting into Windows is never a problem. A family member has an iMac with a Bluetooth keyboard and a Mighty Mouse. Never having used these, I ...
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Boot Camp / Partitioning Weirdness

I have a MacBook Pro, running 10.8.2. I'd like to give Windows 8 a go, using Boot Camp. Now, I've probably done a b Boot Camp install of Windows close to 10 times, on multiple Macs, but I'm stumped ...
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Can I install 10.8 over 10.7 and maintain windows xp boot camp functionality?

I have an iMac with 10.7.5 running fine with Windows XP installed with Boot Camp that works both as native boot and with Parallels. I want to install 10.8 over 10.7 and I have read that XP cannot be ...
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Installing Visual Studios using Bootcamp Assistant

I have recently installed Windows 7 on my Mac using Bootcamp Assistant. I have partitioned a decent amount of memory for it. Now I am trying to install Visual Studios 2010 Express on the Windows ...
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Can I make my bootcamp partition bigger without formatting it?

Is it possible to increase the size of my Windows partition without having to wipe the entire thing?
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Installing Windows XP into Boot Camp under Lion

I've been attempting to install Windows XP using Boot Camp with Lion 10.7.4 following the procedure in Pogue's missing manual for Lion. I have partitioned my internal HD using Disk Utility and ...
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Does windows installed via bootcamp only have access to the partitioned part of the HD?

If I have a resized OS X partition of 500GB on my 750GB HD (250GB unallocated free space), and I install Windows 7 through bootcamp on a 300GB partition, can I partition the 250GB free space on my HD ...
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Bootcamp HD monitor overscan problem on MBP

I've got a MacBook Pro (Early 2011) set up with Windows 7 64-bit on a Boot Camp partition. I'm using a mini DisplayPort adapter and an HDMI cable to connect to an Asus VH232H monitor. The problem is ...
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Bootcamp/Parallels - how to use the the line-out on my MacPro

I have a 2010 MacPro which I'm multi-booting (OS X, Win 7) using Parallels and Bootcamp depending on what I'm doing. I can't see how to change the audio setting so that the line-out on the back of ...
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How to move files from FileVault to NTFS?

I have a 2011 MacBook Air running Lion. I have setup a small Boot Camp partition for the sole purpose of copying files on to NTFS hard drives. (NTFS is the only file system my media player supports ...
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Used boot camp for windows - cannot select partition at boot up

I'm used boot camp and created a partition for windows. It gave the usual directions to insert windows CD. I did that and follows the installation instructions. When windows started up I inserted the ...
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Is it possible to repartition hard drive from which Mac OS X boots?

I have the following problem. I wanted to have dual boot to Ubuntu, so I've created 3 additional partitions using BootCamp (I probably created freespace with Bootcamp and then used Ubuntu installer to ...
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Boot Camp installs in wrong language. How can I fix this?

I have a MacBook with an English keyboard running Lion in English. I used Boot Camp to download the WindowsSupport package and then installed 32 bit Windows 7 Ultimate, also in English. Turns out the ...
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Can a Macbook dual boot Snow Leopard and Lion? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dual Boot Lion / SL My Macbook currently has Snow Leopard on it. I'd like to try Lion as well, but is there a way to make it dual boot either one, perhaps using BootCamp?
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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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Bootcamp partition not showing up after OS partition resize

I have a MacBookPro mid 2012 with OSX El Căpitan and yesterday I resized my OSX partition in order to make more room for the bootcamp partition (Win. 8.1). After I decreased the OSX partition I tried ...
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Cannot boot into successful winclone restored windows

I restored a winclone image containing Windows 10 to a new partition on my machine. Everything went well, but after the process completed, I was not able to boot into the restored Windows. If I select ...
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Will my Triple-Boot still be working with MacOS Sierra? [on hold]

Here's my scenario: My iMac 27" late 2012 has 2 internal HDDs. On the first I have the following partitions: EFI partition w/ rEFInd (EFI) OS X partition (HFS+ that will become Apple FS) Another ...
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Why is Bootcamp showing Win 7 system data instead of my Win 8.1 install when accessed in OS X 10.11.5?

Recently rebuilt my late 2013 iMac 27" hard drive after bad RAM corrupted it. It now has a fresh install of OS X 10.11.5, as well as a new Bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1 Pro. Despite having ...