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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Holding down the option key isn't allowing me to select Windows/OS X on startup

I have Windows 7 installed on a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. According to Apple's Boot Camp Installation and Setup Guide, pg. 10... Select an operating system during startup You can select ...
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Creating a Bootable USB drive for a PC on a Macbook

I recently had a little mishap on my PC machine and now my HDD is completely cleared. I have a 32GB USB, a Windows 8.1 full DVD iso, and my macbook pro 2013 with Yosemite on it. I tried using ...
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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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USB Win 7 boot disk shows in rEFInd but booting from it loads BootCamp partition instead

I'm having issues with my BootCamp installation of Win 7 Ultimate and want to troubleshoot it using a USB Win 7 boot disk. I created the USB disk in yet another Windows system in Parallels Desktop, ...
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Can't boot from bootable Windows 10 USB?

I asked this question a little bit ago but it was on a guest account that I on longer have access to. So I'll ask again. I created a Windows 10 installer USB using hdiutil convert and dd. Running ...
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Can't boot from Windows 10 USB?

I created a Windows 10 installer USB using hdiutil convert and dd. Running diskutil list shows: /dev/disk1 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE ...
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Different partition configuration between gpt and fdisk

After resizing my HFS partition (to solve a case sensitive/insensitive problem) I found out my BOOTCAMP partition was no longer accessible. As I navigate the web, I found out this is a common issue ...
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EFI Boot Frozen When Trying to Install Windows 8.1

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp on my Mac Pro Early 2009 Edition which should be possible according to this page: https://support.apple.com/en-ap/HT201457 I went through all of the ...
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Issue installing Win 7 on Mac

I have been following this answer to install Windows in Boot Camp. Seemed to work absolutely fine until the command e:\setup in step 9. When this command is run "The subsystem needed to support the ...
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Bootcamp Windows 10 - No image are available

For those that don't know yet, Bootcamp no longer requires (supports) USB drive to install Windows. I'm trying to install Windows 10 but getting a "No image are available" notice on Windows setup ...
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Can't boot to OSX after resizing the Bootcamp partition

I had set up a Bootcamp partition on my Mac, which I needed to increase in size. Something must have gone during the process because after the successfull installation of Windows I'm no longer able to ...
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How to install Windows 10 on external SSD that currently runs OS X?

I made the mistake of purchasing a MBP w/ only 128 GB of storage. When I ran out of space on the internal drive, I purchased a 512 GB external SSD, transferred all the data over to the SSD, and now ...
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Right click support for trackpads in Windows 10?

Is right click supported for Macbook Pro trackpads with Bootcamp drivers for Windows 10? I am running Windows 10 Enterprise on a Mid-2012 13-inch MacBook Pro with Bootcamp 6.0 drivers which have been ...
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Poor sound quality from headphones on MacBook Air mid 2011

I have installed Windows 7 64 bit on my Mac and it's the sole OS on my laptop now. My problem is the sound quality without headphones seems okay but with headphones it is too bad. I can't watch videos ...
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Windows 7 installation permanently operate as the only OS?

If I download and install Windows 7 onto my MacBook Pro, will it permanently operate as Windows, or will I be able to switch between it and OS X? I am downloading Windows 7 strictly to operate ...
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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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How to sync time between Windows and OS X?

I'm using OS X Mountain Lion with Windows 8 installed via Boot Camp. When I switch between Windows and OS X the time in each operative system is different, exist a difference approximately of 4 hours ...
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Apple software upgrade crashes (heap corruption in msiexec.exe) on windows 10 bootcamp

I have a mid-2012 15" retina Macbook Pro, and I've been using bootcamp with windows 7/8/8.1 for years without any drama. I've installed/wiped/re-installed bootcamp dozens of times, so I'm quite ...
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Can't resize shrunken boot partition to fill empty space

I needed to make room on my Windows 7 partition to install a new program, so I did some searching on how to resize a partition and it told me to shrink the OSX side and then expand the Windows one ...
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Installing Windows 10 on MacBook early 2008 without bootcamp - black screen blinking cursor

I have tried to use the following method to install Windows 10 on my early 2008 Mac. Running OS X 10.7.5. Intel Core 2 Duo. 4 GB. How do I get Windows 10 installed on my macbook pro (late 2008) ...
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Run Boot Camp Windows10 partition inside VirtualBox

I have a separate Windows10 partition courtesy of Boot Camp Assistant. I would like the option of cranking it up inside my OS X session using VirtualBox, as there are times I would like to use some ...
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“No bootable device” error while installing Windows 10 on MacBook Pro

I am encountering a problem while installing Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro. Boot Camp Assistant in OS X 10.11, El Capitan, works fine in creating the partition, but when it gets to the part where it ...
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Booting gets stuck for a minute when using Bootcamp on Windows 10

I installed Windows 10 using the official ISO and one of the serials I have with MSDN. When I reboot my Macbook Air 2013 it gets stuck on a black screen for around a minute and then start loading ...
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Windows 8.1 Won't Update-Continues to Recover/Refresh

I have a late 2015 4k iMac with a 1TB fusion drive and I have been trying to install windows 8.1 on it via bootcamp. My issue with this installation is either the install will not allow internet ...
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Running into bootcamp partitioning issue on MBP Late 2013

I'm trying to use the Boot Camp Assistant to partition ~60GB for a Windows 10 install on my Late 2013 15" Retina Macbook Pro with a 512GB SSD. I'm following all the steps, it takes ~1 hour to create ...
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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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Creating a bootable Windows USB drive when Bootcamp is already installed

I just upgraded to El Capitan, and am now having issues booting directly into Windows. I need a bootable Windows USB stick to repair my bootcamp partition, but I'm having a difficult time making that ...
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Dual boot Mac/Win crashes in Windows

I have plenty of experience with dual boot, but never anything like this. State of the art iMac Retina 4K, 21.5-inch, Late 2015, running El Capitan 10.11.3, dual booting to very recent Windows 10. ...
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Is it possible to use Boot Camp with Windows 10 from an external HDD?

I need to run Visual Studio on my MacBook Pro and I need Windows to do that. The easiest and well known way to install Windows on a Mac is by running the Boot Camp app on the Mac and let it do what's ...
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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 drivers not downloading from Apple's website

I have a simple problem. I have installed W7 on my Mac via bootcamp but need the drivers for things like my network, but when I try to download from Apple's site (which is the only link I can find) ...
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Recover Boot Camp partition

I have a MacBook Pro 13" 2015, I used this with OS X + Windows 10 on Boot Camp. I prepared all to remove Boot Camp and yesterday finally removed this partition using Disk Utility and Boot Camp ...
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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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Can I skip the downloading of the Windows support software if I already have it?

Yesterday I was facing a problem that Boot Camp Assistant was stuck on copying Windows files but that problem is solved now. After that copying files Boot Camp Assistant is showing that it is ...
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MBP 15" Mid 2014: Bluetooth and Bootcamp

I have a bluetooth headset/headphones which I use perfectly fine with my iPhone and my Mac running El Capitan (they work perfectly as a headset and headphones there). With Bootcamp (Win10, latest ...
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Broken Windows startup after repartitioning drive

I run Windows 10 on my boot camp partition. Yesterday I created a new partition on my disk to store my shared documents between two operating systems by resizing the OS X partition. Today I noticed ...
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Properly Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard to a PC Window 8.1

I have an apple wireless keyboard, I want to connect it to my Windows PC running on Windows 8.1. I've tried download/install this driver. I still won't be able to use my volume buttons, eject, ...
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Wifi not working after Bootcamp setup

So I just used Bootcamp to install the Windows 10 technical preview and all was working well until I couldn't find the Wi-fi settings. I have trawled through everything and it seems to be a problem ...
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Booted to Windows how do I enable access to a Mac CoreStorage volume?

I've installed Windows 8.1 with the Boot Camp Assistant on a solid state drive with a CoreStorage volume. Booted to Windows I can't see the files on my Mac volume anymore. I'm confused since this is ...
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Installing XP on latest MacBook OS X

My MacBook (purchased in 2007) with Windows XP installed through VMware software. I have some important software that works only in XP. My MacBook broke down and I purchased latest MacBook Pro (2015). ...
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Windows 10 1511 won't hibernate on MacBook anymore

I have a MacBook of the latest generation and installed Windows 10 on a second partition. I mainly use Windows 10 on it. Hibernation didn't work during the first days (sometimes it worked, sometimes ...
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Install or remove Windows 7 option greyed out in Boot Camp

I've been trying every possible way to fix this but apparently I ain't good enough. Perhaps the only problem I couldn't solve, so if there's anyone who can, do reply. I really want this thing to work ...
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Unable to install Boot Camp 6 Update for Windows 10 due an invalid signature

I previously upgraded to Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)'s Windows (former W7) Partition. Sadly I'm unable to install the BootCamp 6 update - it fails during the installation. Following error ...
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Cannot read HDD with Windows after formatting with OS X

After formatting my external hard drive with the help of Terminal.app in OS X, I cannot read the disk in Windows. Here is the result from diskutil list: #: TYPE NAME ...
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Boot Camp flash drive not showing on boot for late 2009 iMac

I already installed Windows 10, using the Boot Camp Assistant, on my MBPr (late 2013) without any problem. However, it is a "new" model, everything went fine. But, now I am trying on an iMac (late ...
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Is possible to create bootable encrypted partitions of Win10 + Debian + DATA on external SSD?

I'm dealing with pretty tricky problem. I want to have external disk completely separated from OS X running on internal SSD. On external SSD should be three partitions: Windows 10 - is possible to ...
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How to properly install Kali Linux on MacBook Air (dual-boot with El Capitan)

I updated to El Capitan yesterday (on MacBook Air 2014). I then decided to install Kali Linux 2.0, and boy it's been one problem after another, so far nothing has gone the way it's supposed to. ...
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A new ExFAT partition prevents bootcamp from starting windows

I'm trying to create a shared partition that I can use from both Windows and OS X. I made a new partition, but if I make it FAT or ExFAT Windows does not start. I get Error code: 0xc000000e. I assume ...
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Fusion Drive lost space after bootcamp-fail. resizeStack throws an error. What can I do?

I have a 2 TB Fusion Drive in a 5K iMac (Late 2015). Two days ago, I started the bootcamp assistant to create a partition for Windows 10. It got stuck (let it run 30 minutes), however, which forced me ...
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Bootcamp drivers for windows 10

So, I just installed windows 10, upgraded from a copy of windows 7. After the upgrade, the trackpad didn't work, the volume worked for a little bit and now it is gone. The other keys that control ...