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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Using Windows 8 .img file to create a bootable USB thumb drive

Is it possible to create a bootable USB drive for installing Windows 8 without access to a copy of Windows? I know I could install a VM and install Windows there, then make the bootable drive and ...
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Safe to upgrade to Windows 8 on Bootcamp?

So I'd read a service advisory on the Parallels site warning users not to upgrade to Windows 8 due to it damaging their virtual machine and associated files therein. That being said, is it currently ...
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Boot Camp drivers don't always load (for Windows 7)?

Recently, I backed up my Windows 7 Boot Camp partition with Carbon Copy Cleaner before realizing that it would not be a bootable backup. Well, after some fiddling around, I made it bootable again (...
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Problems with SD card reader on Bootcamp (MBP 15" Late 2011)

I've got a strange problem with the SD card reader on Bootcamp. It reads some of my cards fine (one 8GB, one 4GB, and one 512MB), but it has problems with some others (64GB SDXC, an identical 8GB). ...
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Grey screen on startup of OS X when using Boot Camp 5

I'm afraid I've corrupted my OS X install. When choosing to boot up with the system I get a grey screen (there's a short load sequence before this, after klicking the system icon in the bootup menu). ...
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iMac OS X 10.6.8, didn't come with any disks…how do I create an install disk [closed]

I want to do a dual boot with Windows 7 (the eventual goal being Windows 8 but to upgrade I think I need to have a version of Windows on my Mac already). I meet all of the system requirements and I ...
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bootcamp: automatic change of audio output device like in OSX ? (if headphones plugged in, mini toslink, ..)

I don't really know if it is like that for everyone or if there are some bootcamp driver issues on my machine, but: Every time I plug in headphones, a mini-stereoplug or a optical mini-TosLink cable ...
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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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Boot Camp Assistant - Setup from SD Card

I am trying to install Windows 7 using the Boot Camp Assistant. I have downloaded the ISO, however I don't have a CD drive as its a MacBook Air and all my USB drives are too small. I am trying to ...
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Can't update Boot Camp in Windows 7 (MacbookPro9,1)

I've been looking for situations similar to these before posting, but failed to find any. When trying to install Windows 7 (64bit) through Boot Camp Assistant on Lion, the Windows Support Software ...
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Macbook 15 Retina Bootcamp Windows 7 64bit

When I go through the bootcamp process, then get to the windows 7 setup screen. I format the bootcamp partition like the instructions say, then click next with that highlighted and get the error: ...
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MacBook Pro hard disk failure. How to recover and clean install?

I have a MacBook pro, 2009, 13 inch, Original Snow leopard OS. Recently, I was experiencing that my MacBook some times froze or restarted automatically! I didn't care, and one day it did not start! ...
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How do I restore a Windows 7 DMG file to Boot Camp (and make it bootable)?

My iMac's HD died last week, and so I was unable to access OS X (I had a Time Machine backup of it though). Fortunately I was able to boot into the Recovery HD and use Disk Utility to backup Boot Camp ...
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Booting Windows 7 in Boot Camp shows a black screen with a blinking cursor

I am trying to restore a DMG image of a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition back to Boot Camp. (I know that I should have used Winclone, but I didn't have that option because the drive was already dying and ...
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How to fix no backlit keyboard on BootCamp Windows 8 partition

I have a Retina Display MacBook Pro with the latest OSX and also installed Windows 8 RTM on BootCamp. I hadn't logged into BootCamp in a few weeks, so I dont recall if the backlit keyboard ever ...
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Windows 8 won't recognize audio device on Macbook Pro (late) 2011

I just installed Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro, I then installed the Windows Support drivers and everything works great except for one thing, the audio. It doesn't recognize the audio device in my ...
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Can I keep the BOOTCAMP Partition on “secondary” drive when upgrading to SSD?

I have a Late 2008 MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz with 8 GB RAM and a 320 GB HDD. I'm running OS X Mountain Lion on the Macintosh HD (260 GB capacity, 100 GB used) and a Windows 7 on the 60 GB BOOTCAMP ...
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I repartitioned my harddrive while installing Windows 8 and lost my OS X installation, can I get it back?

I tried to install Windows 8 on my MacBook using Boot Camp. Because the normal installer did not recognize the partition that was made by Boot Camp, I opened up the command promt and ran DISKPART. I ...
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Can a Thunderbolt iMac be used in target display mode while booted into Windows 7?

Slightly different than what I'm seeing in search: If I have my iMac booted into Windows 7, can I (via Thunderbolt) use the iMac as a target display from my Thunderbolt MacBook Pro running OS X?
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Dual boot MacBook Air 2012 with Windows 7 - now boots directly into Windows

So I attempted to set up dual boot (Boot Camp) on my new MacBook Air (Mountain Lion) with Windows 7 and failed spectacularly in the process. The Mac just boots straight into Windows now. There's no ...
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Is this fun partition mess I have made fixable on the Mac OS X side?

On a MacBook Pro, a wrong decision long time ago still causing numerous problems. In a nut shell, I run bootcamp and OS X together on the same drive and the OS X stopped booting a while ago (I was ...
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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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Swap Hard Disks

Is it in principle possible to swipe the hard disk out of a MacBook, swipe a new (blank) hard disk in, install the OS on the new disk, then swipe the old disk back in and find the machine operational ...
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How to change boot camp partition if is set?

I had a mistake in windows 7 in my mac. I want to change the size of the partition of my hard drive to my windows 7. I know how to use boot camp but how do I change the windows 7 partition? I don't ...
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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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Macbook Pro 2012 SSD bootcamp

I am about to receive my Macbook Pro 2012, I have a 240gb ssd, and the 500gb drive that the mac came with. I have also purchased a caddy and a USB enclosure to replace the superdrive. What steps do ...
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How best to restore BootCamp partition from Acronis TrueImage backup?

The replacement for my dead Macbook Pro Retina arrived yesterday, and the Mac side of things was restored from a Synology NAS in 30 mins, which was great... But on the BootCamp partition, it's a ...
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Installing Ubuntu Server on my MacBook without a CD

Trying to install Ubuntu server on my MacBook however the CD drive is not working. All the guides I have seen so far use the bootcamp process (same as for windows) to achieve this. I currently have a ...
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Can't use Bootcamp partition for Windows 8 installation

I'm trying to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro. Sadly it won't let me get past the disk partition choice (even after formatting the Bootcamp-drive). It says: Windows can't be ...
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Sharing OS X iTunes Library with Bootcamp?

I run Bootcamp on my Macbook and want to be able to run iTunes in both OS X and Windows 7 with the same library. I don't just mean having access to my mp3 files on both OSes, I mean things like ...
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Why is there no bootable disk found when using windows install disk?

I have created a partition of MS-DOS FAT on my Mac, then created a Windows 7 Install Disk on my Flash Drive. When I try to boot using the Install Disk via rEFIt. It just says no bootable disk found. ...
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Can't get past choose partition on Windows 8 boot camp install. Then can't remove incomplete installation

So I got a new shiny sparkling MacBook Pro retina and Windows 8 just downloaded from MSDNAA. Reading success stories on the web that this runs even though Boot camp says Windows 7 makes me want to try ...
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What does UEFI need to attempt to boot from a partition?

I'm the Windows guy on our team, and the Mac guy doesn't have an answer for me, so I'm hoping someone here specializes in both enough to help me out. To be very terse, I have a custom WinPE image to ...
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Macbook Pro hangs when booting into Boot Camp Windows 7

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro 15" 10.7.4 with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. A few days ago, I tried to boot into Windows 7 and it just froze after I selected the Boot Camp volume on the Select Drive ...
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iMac display — can't change screen brightness on bootcamp with Windows 7

I can't change iMac (2011) display brightness on bootcamp with Windows 7. When I press F1 it shows icon and even fill the bar, but nothing happen to display. What have I tried: Reinstalling support ...
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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 HDD move - Missing operating system

A few weeks ago I put a bootcamp partition on my 320gb HDD in my mbp early 2009. However, a few days ago I bough me a 1tb hdd and exchanged it. Of course, I don't really want to re-install windows all ...
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How to obtain Boot Camp Drivers for Windows XP

I've got an early 2011 Macbook Pro on which I've installed Windows XP. The installation went fine until the point at which I inserted my Mac OS disk to install the drivers. My Mac OS disk apparently ...
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Dedicated SSD/HDD to install Windows on a MacBook

So I have a Late 2008 unibody MacBook. I recently bought a caddy to replace my optical drive with so I can fit a secondary drive in the laptop. I have a 256 SSD in the main and a brand new 128 SSD to ...
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Windows Server 2012 (or 2008) on a Mac mini

I understand Windows Server 2008 (and presumably 2012) works with Boot Camp. But I am wondering if it will be able to access the second hard disk in the Mac mini server. Can a Boot Camp Windows use ...
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Restore from Time Machine after installing Bootcamp

Can I setup Time Machine to backup my Mac and then install Bootcamp? Then after installing Bootcamp, can I go back to that restore point so Bootcamp will be gone?
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Should I create a Bootcamp partition (even if i plan on using parallels)?

I just got a mac and i need to use windows sometimes. I plan on buying parallels. Someone mentioned that even though i plan on using parallels (so i don't need to reboot to run windows) that I ...
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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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Can’t reboot into OS X from Boot Camp

I made a partition with Boot Camp on my wife's Macbook Pro and installed Windows, however after being installed I can not find the Boot Camp control panel. I have looked in the control panel and the ...
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Are Boot Camp drivers for thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet available?

I have a Retina MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion and Boot Camp with Windows 7 and the Boot Camp 4.0 drivers. I'm also using the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter. My problem is that my ethernet port (aka ...
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Do I need to make my Windows 8 install disk bootable when using boot camp?

I have the Windows 8 consumer preview .iso which I plan to copy to a DVD to use with Boot Camp. Though my question is - when I burn the image to the disk, will I need to make the disk bootable to use ...
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Lost Windows after repartitioning with Disk Utility

I've just re-partitioned my hard-drive using Disk Utility. I shrank my Mac OS X partition and created a new one with the available space. However, after rebooting, the option to start under Windows is ...
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Restart in Windows without changing startup disk or having to use administrator password?

My 6-year old kid uses the family iMac for his Kodu-projects, which require Windows. He wants the real deal with Boot Camp and won't accept any virtualization :) The problem: I want the OS X-disk to ...
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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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Windows 8 RTM Freezes on Mac Book Pro

I've installed Windows 8 RTM (available to MSDN subscrbers) on my Core 2 Duo 13" Mac Book Pro. I've been trying to install Visual Studio 2012 on my MBP and it keeps freezing up during install. ...