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 crashes when partitioning drive (exception: EXC_BAD_ACCESS)

I run Mountain Lion, a fresh install, brand new Macbook Pro. HD: Samsung 840 Pro 512 GB SSD. When trying to go through Boot Camp Assistant / Setup it works fine until it wants to repartition my ...
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Disk problems and reinstalling Mavericks!

This started after I installed a BootCamp Windows 8.1 partition. That partition ran out of space so I decided to not heed any warnings and tried to format my Macintosh HD into free space, 10G of free ...
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Cannot access Boot Camp partition after OS X reinstall

I've already used Boot Camp to install Windows on my computer. A while back I had to erase my hard drive and reinstall Mavericks. Once I did that my Windows portion still exist as a volume, but when I ...
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Accidentaly converted from a basic disk to a dynamic one

I got a MacBook Pro (13-inch late 2013 retina) So I installed Windows 7 using bootcamp and all was fine. I then needed to create a 32MB FAT16 partition, when Windows prompted me to convert to a ...
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How can I get my MacBook to stop freezing after I switch back to Mac OS from Windows 7 in Bootcamp

I have a problem I could not find anywhere else. Maybe somebody here has an idea on how to solve it. I have a MacBook Pro, early 2011, 2.2 GHz i7 with the AMD Radeon HD 6750M and 1680 x 1050 display. ...
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Do Windows 10 or 8 fonts or app windows become very small running on an iMac 27 Retina with bootcamp?

I am thinking of getting an iMac 27 Retina that has 5k resolution, and making it dual boot Windows 8 or 10 using Bootcamp. But the thing is, does anybody who use this set up know, whether the font or ...
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Fusion drive benefits for Boot Camp?

I've got a late-2015 Retina iMac with Fusion drive. From what I understand, but want to confirm, is that there is no real benefit for Boot Camp as the partition is completely on the HDD side, so the ...
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Boot Camp on new Mac Pro

I am stuck with a Boot Camp installation on a new Mac Pro. I have tried Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, and Windows Server 2012 R2. (Can't try Windows 7, obviously.) All three give me this ...
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Create Windows 10 installer USB without bootcamp

I have recently wiped my hard drive and partitioned my hard drive like this: /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: ...
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I want to install Windows 7 on an external drive

I've read two articles about booting Windows from external drives as opposed to a stock Bootcamp install. Here are the links: http://kevtg-compuproductive.tumblr.com/ ...
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Dire need to make Bootcamp work with Thunderbolt Display

According to this Apple KB article, it's not possible to re-connect a Thunderbolt Display to Windows Bootcamp without restarting the computer. A directly-connected Thunderbolt device that is ...
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How to install Windows 8 with BootCamp 5 Assistant via USB?

I was able to put Windows 8 setup files on my usb from the installer. Now I just upgraded my machine to Mountain Lion. I have gone through the BC Assistant and it only asks for my Windows CD to be put ...
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El Capitan issue reclaiming Free Space using Disk Utility

This morning I attempted to remove my BOOTCAMP partition of size 65gb. I believe I was successful in that the BOOTCAMP partition is no longer bootable and the disk space was erased. However, I am ...
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Turning Off Keyboard's lights while in Bootcamp's Windows 8

When I start Win8 (installed with bootcamp) the keyboard lights are always on. How do I disable this? Is there a possible way to never ever let them turn on again? (Besides opening the hardware and ...
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Backup NTFS partition with ‘dd’?

If I put an entire Windows 7 (bootcamp) partition using dd into a single archive, will a restore still be bootable? I just received a new machine with both OSes pre-installed, and I want to get a ...
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Windows 10 display looks too small

I moved to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 but the display at 2800x1800 looks too small in Windows 10. In Windows 8.1 the display was fine at 2800x1800. Also, before installing bootcamp drivers in Windows ...
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Getting my MacBook Air (2011) into Windows faster

Is there a way to reduce the time spent in EFI? It seems more than 15 seconds that the Mac (Macbook air 2011) stays with the screen grey before beginning to boot (or resume from hibernate) to ...
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Install Windows to portable hard drive?

I'm trying to install windows on a portable 1tb hard drive and boot it via boot camp on the same hard drive. Want to know if this is possible? My main motivation is due to my school having mac pros ...
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Boot Camp Windows partition lost after El Capitan upgrade

I upgraded through App Store, and after the upgrade, the boot select screen no longer shows my Windows partition, nor the recovery disk. Running diskutil list yields the following: /dev/disk0 ...
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Regain access to OR get rid of Windows, Linux partitions

(Note: this question is regarding an early 2015 MacBook Air (256 GB 2.2 GHz) running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) I have happily been running my laptop dual booted with windows - installed as 8.1 Pro, ...
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Problem with BootCamp 6.0.1 El Capitain

I have a MBA mid-2012 running the latest OS. I'm trying to BootCamp a Windows 7 x64 .iso I retrieved from an old hard drive. I copied it on my MBA and every time I try to get BootCamp running, it will ...
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Installing Windows XP via Bootcamp no longer supported?

I have a Mac Mini Early 2009. I'm on El Capitan. According to apple's compatibility table, here Windows XP is supported in Boot camp , provided you use your original OSX DVDs to locate the drivers. ...
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Lost hard drive space to Boot Camp

Boot Camp caused ~200 GB of my 750 GB HD to disappear and I cannot re(un)-partition it through Disk Utility and when I try to reformat the storage through the terminal using: diskutil cs resizeVolume ...
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Which version of Windows will run on an iMac 24" early 2009 model?

I have an iMac 24", early 2009 model with 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 4 GB RAM running OS X Yosemite. I need to setup my Boot Camp and have done a lot of research, learned a lot but still unsure on ...
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VirtualBox VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED opening Windows 10 partition/vmdk

I'm trying to virtualize my physical Boot Camp partition, so I can do small Windows tasks from Mac without restarting. I followed mostly this tutorial but also read others. But now when I try to ...
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How can I set Windows 10 brightness above maximum?

Let's get this out of the way first: I'm aware of adaptive brightness and I have it turned OFF. Yes, it works and it's cool, but I notice that when I first boot into Windows, it's super bright. ...
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How long should Boot Camp formatting selecting drive take?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 using Boot Camp Assistant. Now the boot camp is on task "Formatting the selected drive" and it has been going on three hours and it is not even on the half way. How ...
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What's the latest version of Boot Camp Assistant that can be installed on Snow Leopard?

And also, where do I download it? Currently it says Boot Camp Assistant is version 3.0.4. And Software Update says everything is already up to date but I see some people say they have version 3.3 on ...
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Unable to boot into mac or bootcamp

Installed bootcamp and wanted to share files with the mac side. One of my friend told me to create a FAT partition so that I can share files between mac and windows easily. I was stupid to create a ...
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Bootcamp system operating missing error after resizing partition

I resized my partition to increase my bootcamp drive few months ago on Disk Utility on Mac and after that I decieded to have more space on Bootcamp partition so I resized it again by set new size for ...
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Mac mini not recognizing bootable USB

I recently made a bootable drive with Boot Camp Assistant but when I boot up my Mac mini (Mid 2010) it does not show up.
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bootcamp - stuck at “Partitioning Disk”

I tried to quit bootcamp, open recovery mode then verify & repair disk and both run smoothly without any problem. But when I run bootcamp, the process always stuck at this same point I have ...
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Can I enable FileVault and then partition my hard drive later?

I just bought a 2014 MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD. I updated to El Capitan today and when it booted up for the first time, it asked me if I wanted to enable FileVault. I chose not to because I wasn't ...
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Cannot boot into Windows after Yosemite Reinstall

When Yosemite went live to all users, I updated but a week later I wasn't happy with the performance of the mac and certain apps. So I installed the OS from scratch, I made a backup, erased the ...
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No bootable device after failed Windows 7 installation via Bootcamp

While trying to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp on my MBP Retina today I really messed up. After getting into the drive selection in the Windows installation utility I deleted the other partitions (3 ...
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How could I install Boot Camp drivers to my Windows partition?

I've finally figured out how to install Windows without any stray network connection errors or invalid .iso file errors, but I've run into a bit of an issue. The Windows partition doesn't have any ...
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Boot Camp 6 update won't install on Windows 10

Using Apple Software Update gets an installer error when trying to update Boot Camp from 5.1 to 6.0 on a MacBook Pro retina laptop running Windows 10. Also tried downloading the Boot Camp drivers ...
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Windows using Bootcamp won't read any USB memory sticks

I just installed Windows 10 on my MacBook (Early 2015, OSX El Capitan 10.11.2), and after everything set up I tried to plug in my External Hard Drive. I made sure this HD would and does work in ...
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I think I messed up the Fusion Drive on my 1TB iMac (with BootCamp)

this is a somewhat similar post to this one (Can't create partition on free space with Disk Utility) but not quite... It started with me creating a BootCamp partition (around 145 GB) for Windows ...
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How do you fix missing partition on OS X El Cap?

After trying to install Windows 10 via Boot Camp, my Mac automatically rebooted (supposedly to the newly created Windows partition). However, it just booted back my OS X 10.11.2. When I went to Boot ...
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OSX El Capitan - cannot make bootable usb stick with boot camp

I meticulously followed this tutorial, and this worked for me in 2014. I have a 4GB usb stick plugged into the computer. It should be enough for windows 7, a partition which no longer boots and I am ...
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How to fix “A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing” for Windows 7 on Yosemite

I've been trying to install Windows 7 on Yosemite (10.10.5) on a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). My machine doesn't have any CD/DVD drive so I've downloaded Windows and the Mac support files ...
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Modifying bootcamp (link include) - Error when writing Iso on USB stick

Thank you for your tutorial for modifying bootcamp for Early 2008 MacBook Pro... Bootcamp - No ISO Option On my side, modifying Bootcamp to add the new option have worked perfectly, but i always got ...
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Macbook Pro later 2011 with El Capitan Version 10.11.1 (15B42) crashing with no reason

I don't know yet what is causing this issue. I have a bootcamp installed Windows 8.1 and I was having no issue even after updating to El Capitan and now I got a BSOD on Windows twice (when I tried to ...
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Can't resize (FileVault) partition after Bootcamp removal

I have a recent Mac with two partitions. The first one contains MacOS, and is encrypted with FileVault. The second one contained a Bootcamp Windows installation. Here is a screen shot: I deleted ...
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“Select CD-ROM Boot Type:” error during Windows install

Which version of bootcamp 4.x do I need to install Windows 7 (64 bit) on an iMac7,1 with Yosemite? Specs: 64 bit Core 2 Duo, 4GB, 16GB Flash, optical drive, Windows 7 install DVD Everything goes ...
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How to install Windows 10 on unsupported Mac?

Is there any way to install Windows 10 on unsupported Mac (iMac mid 2011) without resort to various tricks with virtual machines?
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Invert scrolling on Windows Bootcamp

It just irritates me a little bit that when I scroll in Windows, I have to scroll normally, but on Mac OS X, I have to change back to the other scrolling (Inverted), I prefer the Mac OS X way, is ...
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Bootcamp software for MacBooks older than 2012

Ever since Windows 10 Tech Preview was released I've been running it with very few problems on my Late 2011 A1278 MacBook Pro. Now since Windows 10 Final was released Apple is not openly providing ...
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Bootcamp interrupted; now stuck on Windows boot looking for startup

I have a MBP with Yosemite (10.10.5 I think). I was trying to install Windows 7 from a USB and cancelled it when it got stuck looking for a driver - I don't have any disk drive and that seemed to ...