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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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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Why are drivers not working in Windows 10 with bootcamp?

My colleague has two MacBook Pro 13 (Retina) laptops and has setup Windows 10 through bootcamp on both. The bootcamp wizard has been installed on both but there is a problem with the Thunderbolt ...
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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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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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After i installed Windows 10, there's no more OS X

After installing Windows 10 with the Boot Camp Assistant I installed the Boot Camp drivers. When I click on Bootcamp and click restart to OS X it just restarts to Windows. I tried to hold the option ...
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Bootcamp: Windows can't install

This evening I decided to Boot Camp my laptop. I had done it before, a few years ago, but quite recently my laptop got an SSD instead of it's former hard drive, so I had to Boot Camp it again. Since ...
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Boot Camp Assistant - Windows dosen't show up on boot!

I followed all steps to get Windows 7 on my Mac with Boot Camp Assistant and everything was working out until I was finished creating a BOOTCAMP partition and when my Mac restarted it said "No ...
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How to 'upgrade' to Windows 10, on Virtual Machine

I have Windows 7 on a virtual machine on my 2015 MBP. I want to try it on boot camp and upgrade to Windows 10, but Bootcamp won't allow anything below Windows 8. So it's not possible to 'upgrade'? Do ...
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Bootcamp: 'No Bootable Device error' after resizing partition El Capitan

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina 15 inch end 2013) with OS X El Capitan 10.11.1. I have Bootcamp on it to run Windows 7, always using it without any problem. I wanted more space on the Bootcamp partition ...
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Boot Camp, Windows and a Kinect

I am going to be playing around with the Kinect v2 and I know I'm going to want to try 3D scanning areas that are not just my room. I intend to scan the outdoors mainly. So this brings me to requiring ...
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I can't download the BootCamp support drivers (OS X 10.11.2)

I've got an Early 2015 MacBook Pro (128GB, MacbookPro12,1) and I'd like to run Windows 10 on it but as its own OS instead of via a virtualisation program. Due to the space constraints imposed by the ...
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Make BootCamp work without external drive

I've just read that since ElCap's release it is possible on some Macs to install Windows without DVD nor USB drive, just by providing ISO file. My MBP8,1 is quite old, though, and it is old enough to ...
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Installing Windows on SSD in optical drive bay

I removed my HDD from the main bay to install Windows 10 (through BootCamp) on my SSD (in the optical drive bay) and then I put back my HDD. After that, I can't boot Windows anymore. Is there a way ...
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Bootcamp on SSD optical drive bay

How can I install Windows on my SSD located in the optical drive bay? Other than opening my MacBook Pro and switching drives physically and then reswitching them?
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Windows 10 on Macbook Pro - Video Driver Repeatedly Crashing after Windows 1511 Update

The title says it all. After a recent update of Windows was pushed through, reporting itself as version 1511, the screen will freeze for a moment, followed by a chirp Windows reports that the drive ...
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How to get pass “Downloading Windows support software” in Boot Camp Assistant?

I am having a problem in my Windows laptop, so I need to make a Windows 10 bootable to repair/restore it. I am using a Mac for making the bootable for the PC. I downloaded the windows 10 .iso file ...
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Bootcamp + Custom hybrid MBR = PAIN

I installed OS X to my MacBook from scratch. I mean used USB stick with installer and fully erased disk. Then I created 5 partitions: One for OS X, one for Windows, two for Linux and one for Data: | ...
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Icon for boot bootcamp no showing in El Capitan

I need some help! I installed Windows 10 using bootcamp and after installed I change to OSX again, but when I restart my Macbook and try to make him boot on Windows again, the only partition that ...
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Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices (virtualbox fix please)

I'm on a MacBookPro8,1, Late 2011 and I'm running latest version of El Capitan with SIP disabled (if that matters at all) @DavidAnderson I've been following the tutorial steps from @DavidAnderson ...
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Bootcamp Windows 10 issues: no bluetooth, keys dont work properly and suspect third drive at boot

I installed Windows 10 onto a boot camp partition over the weekend, but have had some issues since. I'm using a mid-2015 mac book pro (512gb version with AMD Radeon R9 M370X 2GB graphics card). When ...
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Fans always on in Boot Camp

I have a 2015 Retina Macbook Pro 13″ running Boot Camp Windows 8.1. On default settings, the fan seems to idle at 0 according to "Macs Fan Control", and then slowly climb when it reaches 70℃ or so. ...
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Resize 'Macintosh HD" into unallocated space vacated by Bootcamp partition

I have a Boot Camp partition on my MBP. When initially setting up the Boot Camp installation I set this partition to be quite large but now I wish to utilise more of that space in the Macintosh HD ...
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MacBook Air 2015 Shuts Down in Boot Camp Randomly

My MacBook Air (2015) randomly shuts down (like, the power just cuts off) in Boot Camp. This doesn't happen if I have the charger plugged in. While I vaguely recall it happening once or twice in ...
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Macbook pro keep on rebooting after Windows 7 installation while booting

I recently purchased Macbook pro 13inch early 2012 edition and wanted to dual boot windows 7 and Mac OS. After Googling, followed the below links and was able to successfully install WIn7 ...
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Wireless network on Macbook Pro running Windows 10 (under BootCamp) not working properly

Hardware: Retina Macbook Pro 2013 Software: Windows 10 (with latest updates) running on Bootcamp Partition (Apple Software Update run) Symptoms Internet Browsing exhibits the following strange ...
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EFI Boot icon on startup menu

I completely removed Boot Camp partition from my MBP (by DiskUtil). Everything is OK, but now when I start the system with the boot menu I see the "EFI Boot" icon instead "Windows" drive. What does it ...
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Cannot extend partition after failed bootcamp install

I got an error while trying to install Windows 10 on my Mid 2014 Macbook Pro via Bootcamp Assistant. The error occurred whilst partitioning the disk: Your disk could not be partitioned. An error ...
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Windows 10 will not boot anymore

Urgent! I have an existing Windows 10 installation via Bootcamp which has been on my Mac for months without issue. However for ages I have been wanting to read my Mac partition from Windows which it ...
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How can I install Boot Camp drivers in Windows on an external SSD disk?

I am going to install Windows 10 on an external SSD disk, so I will need the Boot Camp drivers. How can I install the drivers manually?
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Mac won't boot Windows partition after using disk utility

I needed more space on my Windows partition... So I used Disk Utility to free up some space from the OS X partition, and upon restarting to Windows in order to add the free space to windows, I ...
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Free space not showing in Disk Utility after Boot Camp Error

I recently tried removing my Bootcamp partition via the Boot Camp utility. It gave me an error and did not restore my OSX partition to full size. I tried going into Disk Utility to manually restore ...
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Unsuccessful installation of Win 10 via Boot Camp

I've tried to install win 10 using Boot Camp but something went wrong, win installer couldn't create partition so I've canceled the process. Now I'm missing ~80gb of space and I have no idea where ...
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Boot Camp fails on iMac late 2015 2TB Fusion drive

After one week of try and error I need your help! I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 via Boot Camp on my iMac. What I have: - late 2015 iMac 27", 2TB Fusion drive, OS X 10.11.1 - Windows 8.1 64-bit ...
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Grub Rescue on Mac

I have a problem: yesterday I installed Kali Linux 2.0 on my Macbook air (runs El Capitan). However, after managing to run it, and exiting it, i couldn't find Kali on my laptop anymore. I forgot to ...
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How do I stop Winclone from trying to write to the MBR and write instead to EFI?

Using Winclone 3.4 I have received this error twice now, trying to restore a backed-up Bootcamp partition. "Updating MBR failed. See the system log for additional information." 11/22/15 ...
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Can not create an additional shared FAT partition for my bootcamp

I created a Boot Camp partition, and everything is working fine, but then I wanted to add a shared partition (FAT), so I can exchange files between my OS X and Windows bootcamp, but it says I only ...
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Install Windows to iMac internal HDD

I have installed OS X on my external disk from my Macbook Pro. And recently I have installed Windows 7 on my client's iMac. But somehow, after seeing that I can access OS X from external drive. He ...
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Windows install from DVD or USB on El Captain

I am learning about Mac more and more every day but I got stuck on this problem - trying to install Windows 7 or newer on El Captain. I've been trying to put the .iso file on the USB but BootCamp ...
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How to edit Yosemite Bootloader, startup manager?

I have been searching and trying to correct my mid 2011 MacBook Air screen when you startup by holding the option key. My Bootcamp no longer shows but the created USB Windows 10 install stick does ...
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MacbookPro bootable Windows USB not visible

I have a MacBookPro retina (id MacBookPro10,1 mid 2012) with El Capitan installed and want to create a Windows partition through BootCamp. I already did that some time ago without that much trouble, ...
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Winclone 5 partition is not bootable

I have been trying to transfer my windows copy from my old drive to my newer drive. I used WinClone5 to do this, but when I booted it up, it just said this: ðR(a smiley face)NTFS And a blinking ...
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OS X won't start after converting Core Storage to HFS+

I followed this guide to convert my Core Storage partition to HFS+ in order to make my OS X partition visible in Windows 10. Now I can see the Mac partition in Windows but I can't start my computer ...
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15" MacBook Pro (2011) i7, 16GB ram, 1TB hybrid drive. EFI problem [duplicate]

Have been running in Win7 for awhile and needed to boot into Mac El Capitan. Option had my normal icons but my Mac partition now is labeled EFI Boot. Other icons are my Windows partition and Recovery ...
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Bootcamp Install from mounted disc

Is it possible to install Windows XP in Bootcamp from an .ISO (disc image file) that I mounted on my MacBook from an external flash drive? Running 10.6.3 right now.
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Partition problems - No LVG detected in Terminal after BootCamp Erase through Disk Utility (I know, I messed up)

I'm very stuck trying to get my system to recognize a full HDD and run Yosemite cleanly after a poorly-executed BootCamp removal. Here's the steps in the process so far: I erased a Windows Partition ...
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Cannot delete Free Space on iMac 5K after I deleted Boot Camp partition with Disk Utility

I had Windows 10 installed via Boot Camp, and everything was running smoothly, except I did not think ahead when I had made the partition initially. So as I was using Windows more, I eventually ran ...
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Run Windows 10 on Mac from custom boot drive?

My Mac has specs for Fallout 4, but it won't run with wine like the others. I don't want Windows directly installed on my Mac because it corrupted my hard drive last time, instead I want to install it ...
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Unable to mount a drive booted to Mac OS X 10.6.3

I have a MacBook. I used BOOTCAMP to install Windows on this. It was successful. I put some data on the Windows volume. Then I reinstalled OS X but forgot to backup my Windows files. Now the drive ...
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How to create a shortcut/alias for the “NTFS for Mac” preference?

I have a bootcamp Windows installed on my RMBP, and I used to use the "Startup Disk" preference to boot into windows. By click and drag the "StartupDisk.prefPane" from /System/Library/PreferencePanes/ ...