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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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. ...
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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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How well does Windows 8 RTM run on rMBP via BootCamp

How is Windows RTM running on Retina MBP via BootCamp? Are all the Windows 8 touchpad gestures working? How well does Win8 display on the retina screen resolution? Are there any other serious ...
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What is the difference between various VM solutions?

I'm new to the Mac platform and need to figure out which virtualization platform is best for me. Is there a comparison list of features (and missing features) for each of the major virtualization ...
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Do I need to remove BootCamp partition before installing Mountain Lion?

I have a MacBook Pro and I am planning to do a fresh install of Mountain Lion over my existing Lion partition. I have Windows x64 installed on another partition (I installed it using BootCamp). My ...
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VMware Fusion vs. Parallels Desktop vs. Boot Camp

I've been wanting to get Windows on my retina MacBook Pro for a while now but there are so many softwares that I simply gave up. I recently found out that VMware Fusion, Parallels, and Boot Camp are ...
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How to restore default Mountain Lion font distribution?

Deleting windows font which were copied from my bootcamp partition I'd like to clean the installed font list because there might be a lot to deactivate by hand. Is there a way to confirm which fonts ...
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Deleting windows font which were copied from my bootcamp partition

I recently wiped my os x partition to reinstall a fresh mountain lion. I already had windows xp installed as a bootcamp partition, and it seems os x copied windows font (tahoma, verdana, surely ...
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Why is a Retina MacBook running 1440x900 grainy under Boot Camp?

I have a MacBook Retina running Windows 8 RP, with the driver that comes with Boot Camp. I understand why running in a none native resolution like 1920x1200 is grainy. But 1440x900 is exactly half ...
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MacBook Pro Retina and Windows 8

I am running my Windows 8 RP on my MacBook Pro Retina. Everything's going smooth, but I have problems with my keyboard and trackpad drivers because I can't make any changes to them since BootCamp ...
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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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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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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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MacBook Pro with Retina display - three external displays under Boot Camp

Is it possible to drive three external displays (3x 22" inch monitors, each at 1680 x 1050) on my MacBook Pro with Retina display under BootCamp / Windows? A couple of guys have shown that it works ...
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Can't boot Windows 7 USB Install on iMac 8,5

I would like to install Windows 7 with Boot Camp on my 20 Inch iMac 8,5 from late 2008. My Superdrive seems to have failed, inserting a DVD or CD just results in it spinning a bunch clunking about and ...
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rEFIt, linux and optibay

I've installed rEFIt on my mid-2010 MBP, currently running Lion. I'm going to buy an optibay, fit an SSD and install ubuntu on it. Will it be possible to get the ubuntu installation to appear in the ...
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Cloning a Windows machine and import into Boot Camp

Consider a Windows 7 x64 installation on a physical machine. How can you take a snapshot/image of a Windows installation, and end up running that system in Boot Camp? Is there a P2V for Windows ...
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How do I boot from a Windows USB with a Mac?

I'm trying to get my Mac to boot from a USB flash drive. I know the drive works and is bootable, because it works with my friend's Windows PC. Specifically, I was running Windows 7 on my Mac to ...
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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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Can a Thunderbolt iMac use Target Display Mode on a Thunderbolt MacBook running Windows?

If I have: 2011 27" iMac (running OS X) 2012 15" MacBook Pro (running Windows 7 via Boot Camp) and connect the MacBook to the iMac via a Thunderbolt cable, can the iMac use Target Display Mode to ...
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Filevault login screen slow to start after trying to install Windows using bootcamp

Since trying to install Windows 7 on my iMac with Lion 10.7.4, using Boot Camp, I noticed that the login screen where it asks for the FileVault password is taking a lot of seconds to be displayed. ...
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Why does Boot Camp in Windows 7 regularly disappear from the tray?

Boot Camp (Bootcamp.exe) regularly seems to unload itself with Windows 7 64-bit Home Edition. I usually find out when I try to use fn + Volume keys (f11, f12) and it doesn't work. Then I see the Boot ...
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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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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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Siberia v2 microphone will not work with OS X or Windows XP in Boot Camp

Is there a workaround to get my Siberia v2 headset microphone to work with OS X or Boot Camp Windows XP? In OS X, the microphone is recognized but will not let me switch to it in Steam. The built-in ...
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Windows drivers for MacBookPro 5,1

I'm trying to install windows 2k8 R2 on an old MacBook Pro (5,1). Thats the first unibody macbook with core2duo. The harddrive did crash so I don't have any option to use bootcamp to retrieve my ...
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Windows 8 RP says no network adapter found under boot camp in the new Retina MBP. Can anyone help me get the driver for the network adapter?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6008/windows-8-on-the-retina-display-macbook-pro "The problem is Apple doesn't provide a Boot Camp driver set for the Retina MacBook Pro yet. I had to use the Broadcom ...
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Bootcamp won't run on OSX in RAID0

I have my MacPro booting into Lion off a 3 disk (software) RAID 0 array. I want to dedicate a fourth drive to Windows 7 via Bootcamp. However it won't run at all on my system, exiting with a 'RAID is ...
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How do I delete a BootCamp partition using Terminal's diskutil?

For some reason, the BootCamp Assistant app won't let me delete my BootCamp partition. How can I do so using Terminal and the diskutil terminal app?
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Time Machine stuck on “Preparing backup” whenever returning from Boot Camp to OS X

I have Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. Whenever I go into Windows 7 and then go back to OS X Lion, and then run a Time Machine backup, Time Machine is stuck on the "Preparing Backup" stage for a ...
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Bootcamp over external USB drive

Is it possible to use boot camp on external drive? I would like to install windows on an SSD connected using USB 3.0 and boot from there. Has anyone done it ? Any problems with that ?
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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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Enabling AHCI for SSD under Win7 BootCamp on Macbook Pro 2011

I've just installed a new Samsung 830 256GB SSD and have configured BootCamp with Lion and Windows 7. Under Lion, I have installed Trim Enabler. Under Windows 7 I have installed the Samsung (Wizard) ...
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How to clean boot menu and check/clean mbr

I had successfully installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview on my mac mini (bootcamp install) but Windows crashed during the upgrade to Release Preview and I removed it a result. But there seem to be some ...
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Enter “vertical bar” (or “pipe symbol”) in Windows

I have my MacBook late 2008 sometimes running Windows 7 via BootCamp. The keyboard has a German layout. Pretty much like the Wikimedia image below except that the blue symbols in the lowest line are ...
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Are bluetooth battery information readable from windows through BootCamp?

Is there any way to see the battery level of bluetooth device (eg, magic mouse) on bootcamp+windows?
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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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Operating System Not Found from bootable USB?

Hi I am trying to create a bootable USB for Windows 7 (I have superdrive removed). I went the rEFIt + Microsoft Bootable USB Tool route and keep getting "Operating System Not Found". I also checked ...
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Bootcamp not working after partitioning Macintosh HD

I installed Windows 7 using bootcamp on my Early 2011 MBP. I gave 130GB to Win7 and rest to Mac HD. Once all was done, I created a new partition within Mac HD. The partition was created successfully ...
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Dual boot versus VM storage use?

Which requires the least total storage to run Windows 7, configuring an MBA for dual-boot with Bootcamp, or using a VM (Parallels, VMWare, VirtualBox)? For the smallest solution, how many free GB ...
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Macbook Pro (Late 2011) Bootcamp and USB boot questions

I have a Macbook Pro with an OWC DataDoubler drive caddy replacing the Superdrive (installed at an Apple premium reseller, when I bought it, so I can still have my warranty). The main drive slot has ...
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How to force Startup Manager menu to appear at every boot?

Is there any way to force the Startup Manager menu to appear on every boot? Rather than me having to remember to hold down Alt if I want a different OS.
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What can slow down/How can I speed up the pre-kernel boot steps?

I've got a late 2007 Macbook Pro with 4 GB of RAM and an SSD. I am running Boot Camp and have an OptiBay. I have partitioned the SSD and secondary drive to devote half of each to Lion and half to ...
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How do I perform a right-click-drag with the trackpad on Windows 7 under Bootcamp?

I tried two-finger-click and drag. Nope, doesn't work. I tried clicking in the bottom right corner with one finger, but can't seem to drag. I'm on a early 2011 Macbook Pro running Bootcamp 4 and OS ...
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Question Regarding Bootcamp and Windows 7

I am possible going to install windows 7 on my iMac using the standard bootcamp setup and have a question about this setup. I will store all of my large movies on the mac and will need good access to ...
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Windows installed on 17" MacBook shows bad resolution.

I installed Windows 7 using BootCamp but I can only choose the 800x600 or 1024x768 resolution. Can I get any other resolutions? Is there any driver I need to install. These resolutions don't look good ...
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Thunderbolt to VGA monitor blank in Boot Camp Windows 7

I have a 22" external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro (late 2011) via Thunderbolt to VGA. When I boot into Windows 7 x64, the screen seems to work and is mirrored during the boot screens, then it ...
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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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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 ...