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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Backing up a Boot Camp partition

I see in the Time Machine options that my Boot Camp partition is excluded. I haven't even tried to remove it from the list of exceptions since I have read that Time Machine will not work with NTFS ...
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Creating boot disk for Windows 7 on MacBook Pro

EDIT: I gave in and burned the DVD from a windows PC and I was able to install Windows on my MacBook Pro with Bootcamp. Sorry, that I don't have a satisfying solution. My goal is to install Windows 7 ...
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How do I recover an “invisible” OS X boot option in BootCamp (running on a 2013 MBA)?

Summary Unable to boot into the OS X partition of a 2013 MBA which dual-boots OS X and Windows 8 via BootCamp. Could "Repairing Disk" via "Disk Utility" damage the working Windows 8 partition? What ...
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Is there a way to hibernate macbook then switch to windows?

I have installed Windows7 by bootcamp on my Macbook, however, every time when I want to switch to Windows, I have to reboot the machine completely. That means I cannot keep my current workspace when ...
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Install Bootcamp Windows7 off external USB optical drive on Lion system

I got my new MBP today and I plan to use MCE's OptiBay to place a second harddisk in the drive bay and put Windows via Bootcamp on it, but I heard / read that, at least with Snow Leopard, it was not ...
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How to install Windows 7 Bootcamp using iso file (without USB/DVD)?

I have a MacBook Pro and I need to install Windows 7 besides Mac OS X so I can play games on it. The problem is that I don't have a USB stick or DVD to copy the Win7 iso image like Bootcamp requires. ...
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Dual Thunderbolt displays with a Mac running Windows under Boot Camp?

Is it possible, on a brand new MacBook Pro, to use two external Thunderbolt displays under Windows booted from Boot Camp? I found this KB article, which says no. I also found this thread, where there'...
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MBP Boot Camp Windows 8 brightness issue

I am unable to get full screen brightness on my 13" MacBook Pro when booted to Windows 8 Professional. As a result, I can't use my machine outside unless I'm booted to OS X. I checked all the power ...
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How to Install Windows 8.1 on Haswell Mac?

I have a Haswell retina MBP, but following the installation process with Bootcamp Assistant v.5.1.1 results in an error when Windows attempts to install. Are there any guides available that walks one ...
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Bootcamp touchpad drivers fail to install on Windows 8 RTM

I've just upgraded my bootcamp partition from Windows 7 to Windows 8 RTM on a MacBook Air (2011 Core i7) and have been utterly and entirely unable to get the touchpad to work. Things I've tried: ...
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Windows 10 BootCamp Drivers

Would it be harmful to my rMBP if I installed Windows 10 when it is released? I was talking to someone about it, and because Apple uses non-standard hardware voltages could cause damage using the ...
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How can I install both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on a Mac Mini 2012?

I'm a developer, and I'm working on a cross-platform app that have to run on Mac OS X, Win7 and Win8. Unfortunately it's impossible to test my app in VM due to some hardware restrictions, so I have to ...
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Does Find my Mac work if you boot into Windows on BootCamp?

If I have Find my Mac set up and Bootcamp is installed as well, will my computer be trackable when I'm in Windows? What happens if a thief steals my computer and remains in Windows all the time, will ...
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Pros and Cons of Boot Camp/Virtualization for Windows 7

I have an iMac and I'm coming to the point where I'm going to need Windows 7 on it so I can do a bit of my Visual Studio development work on it. I'm aware of two options, setting up the dual boot ...
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How to upgrade firmware and reperform a Samsung 840 Evo 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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Turn off NVIDIA on Windows 8.1 Bootcamp

Has there be a successful attempt to turn off the NVIDIA graphic card and use the Intel one? I know that in Linux, it is possible to turn off one graphic card and use the other (using vgaswitcheroo). ...
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Bootcamp with Ubuntu Linux

Is it possible to use bootcamp to make bootable linux drives for you, or is there a similar boot manager for linux?
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How to convert Vmware Fusion virtual machine to bootcamp image

i'm using ENVI + IDL software on a windows xp virtual machine. That software is too heavy so i can't work as well on that virtual machine so i need to boot that virtual machine on boot so to have all ...
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Bootcamp/Win 7: No device drivers were found

Man, installing bootcamp on my late 2013 15" Retina MBP is a challenge! I was struggling for a very long time with the issue of not having any control og mouse/keyboard when entering the windows ...
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MacBook Pro Retina running Bootcamp with 2 external 27" monitors

I am wanting to buy a MacBook Pro Retina but am currently really nervous about doing so. I've read that everything seems to run well on the Retina and is usable as long as you have the latest graphics ...
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Install Windows 7 on MacBook Pro via USB?

I've read many posts here and on other forums about installing Windows 7 from a USB stick, and I really don't want to start messing about with the VM Ware Fusion or Parallels options. Last resort ...
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Other resolution (no scaling) in MacBook Pro retina

What do the other resolutions look like? I know in OS X you can't go down (for now) to really (non retina) at 1440x900 and also in Windows (for no new bootcamp driver) you can't; but I see how in the ...
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Keyboard Not Working in Bootcamp

I just installed Bootcamp and Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (13 inch, 2010), and booted into the OS. The keyboard and mouse worked fine, but because there were no drivers, things like multitouch and the ...
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How do I set up a Mac to use both FileVault and Boot Camp?

I understand FileVault will encrypt the volume Mac OS X is installed on. I guess this means that Windows won't be able to read it. How can I set up a MacBook to use FileVault for the Mac OS X ...
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Customize the Boot Camp Drive Icon in Lion

A while ago, I remember having customized the Boot Camp drive icon with a pretty simple hack. It was on Mac OS X Tiger. And it was that hack. Now I'm running Lion. Windows 7 is comfy on his Boot ...
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Error when downloading Window support software under Boot Camp

Currently, I have already upgraded to Mac OS X Lion. But an error occurred(Progress to the last 99%) that when I trying to downloading Windows support software via Boot Camp 4.0. It says "Can't ...
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Is it possible to Bootcamp Windows 8.1 using USB on Late 2011 MBP?

I've been having a very difficult time trying to get Windows 8.1 running alongside OS X Yosemite and it's starting to become a real pain. I initially attempted to burn the Windows 8.1 ISO onto several ...
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Boot Camp 5 drivers not installing in Windows 8

I have a MacBook Air 2013 that does not have MacOS installed, but is booting Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (clean install, not upgraded from Windows 7) in a vhdx file via EFI. I'm not having any problems in ...
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Installing Windows manually

Here's the situation: I've got three partitions on my disk - EFI, OS, and a Data Partition + 40 gigs of free space for a Windows partition. I already deleted the Recovery partition to avoid conflicts ...
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My Windows 7 Boot Camp partition is missing. Why doesn't Parallels recognize it?

I installed Windows 7 on my (month-old) Macbook Pro using boot camp assistant. I basically used defaults throughout, so I don't think there's anything crazy about my setup. Usually, after doing this, ...
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Let Windows 8.1 use 5k pixels of my iMac 5k? (Boot Camp)

So I installed Windows 8.1 x64 using the Boot Camp Assistant on my Yosemite, iMac 5K 27". The max screen resolution is being reported as 3840x2160. I cannot explain what exactly is wrong, but my ...
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How do you get Function keys to work on Mac Book Pro running Windows 7 under bootcamp?

The Fn keys don't seem to work on my Macbook Pro when it's runnign windows 7 Under bootcamp. I can't turn the volume up or down or mute the sound etc. I've found articles leading to me to believe ...
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No bootable device USB 2.0 MacBook Pro mid 2014

I've been tearing my hair out the last couple days trying to get Windows installed. I have a MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch mid 2014. Yosemite version 10.10.1. Win 7 64 bit iso (sha1 - ...
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What is Boot Camp?

Is Boot Camp some sort of virtualization system, or will it run Windows 7 on a Mac the same way it runs on a Dell or an HP machine? I need to run Visual Studio in Windows 7. and I need it to work ...
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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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Can i remove OS X completely and install Windows?

Can I completely remove Mac OS X from my system and install Windows 7 or 8 on it? I do not want to use Bootcamp or create VM's. Is there any way at all? The problem here is that i want to ditch OSX ...
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How can I install Windows 10 64-bit in El Capitan Boot Camp?

I'm running OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 on an early 2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (MacBookPro12,1) with Boot Camp Assistant 6.0.0 (519). I have downloaded Win10_EnglishInternational_x64.iso from ...
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Understanding RAM and Disk Space when using Windows on a Mac?

I am trying to understand how you need to set things up when trying to run Windows from a Mac (using Bootcamp / Parallels). I understand the differences in terms of Bootcamp requiring you to choose ...
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How do I boot from my Mac partition?

I tried to install Windows 7 on my Mac via Boot Camp, but the disk of Windows 7 doesn't work. When I tried to install the Windows 7 it shows a black screen. Now I want to boot back to OS X, but I don'...
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Is it safe to install Windows Updates on a Boot Camp'ed OS?

I just installed Windows 7 on Boot Camp, and when I login to windows, it says that there are Windows Updates available. The problem is that one time when I tried to install these updates, it prevented ...
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Switch to Intel Iris Pro on MacBook Pro under Windows

After a successful installation of Windows (Windows Server 2012 R2) on a MacBook Pro (Late 2013, 15") I've noticed that only the Nvidia graphics card is recognized in the device manager. So I've tried ...
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Problem booting from a DVD: How do I eject the DVD?

I tried to install Windows 7 on Bootcamp, but the Windows 7 boot CD has a boot problem about code 5. The Windows 7 installation DVD is in the DVD driver. How can I eject the DVD from the drive, and ...
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Windows on an iMac: unable to change keyboard layouts

I dual boot Windows 7 and MacOS X on my iMac. Recently I needed to type some text in a non-English keyboard layout in Windows. I installed the second keyboard layout the way I usually do, but when I ...
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Why is Windows 7 giving me a software counterfeiting error?

I have a legitimate copy of Windows 7 Ultimate installed via Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro. I also have Parallels 5 installed on my Mac OS X, which can boot up Bootcamp's partition of Windows 7. I'm ...
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Same dedicated Windows drive for Boot Camp and VirtualBox?

I am going to be setting up a new (to me) Mac Pro 4,1 with multiple internal hard drives. I want to run Yosemite most of the time with Windows 7 virtualized in a window for a few programs I need to ...
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Install windows (bootcamp) without CD or USB Flash Drive

I'm currently trying to install windows on my macbook (13in, 2011), but without any success. My CD drive is dead (as a matter of facts its ruining any cds I put in it), and I simply cant boot via USB. ...
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Can I create a fusion drive with an HDD that already has a boot camp partition?

I'm planning to replace the optical drive in my MacBook Pro 9,1 (mid-2012, non-retina) with an SSD and make the two internal drives into a fusion drive, and I know that creating a boot camp partition ...
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No internet when booting from Windows to OS X

I installed Windows with Bootcamp and have an Airport Express. Every time I boot from Windows to OS X it connects to the wireless network but not to the internet. Other devices still keep their ...
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Should I install new drivers on Bootcamp?

I installed Windows on my Mac and Bootcamp installed NVidia Control Panel. Today I received a notification in the Control Panel about a new driver. Should I install it or should I wait for drivers ...
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How to load windows 7 directly (without Boot camp) in a Mac Mini with intel processor whose Hard disk crashed and so is replaced?

The hard disk of my Mac mini with 2 GHz intel processor and 4 GB RAM crashed and so I have replaced the Hard disk. How to load Windows 7 without loading Boot camp? Windows 7 original DVD is not able ...