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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No option to boot into windows now I've installed El Capitan

I have just upgraded to El Capitan from Yosemite. Previously when holding down the option key I had the option to boot into Windows as I had installed this using Boot Camp. Now it doesn't give me that ...
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My Windows 10 partition no longer works after recent OS X system update

I have a late 2015 27"iMac 5k. I have a Bootcamp partition running Windows 10. I have been using it without issue for the past month or more and today, I went into my Mac partition and ran an update ...
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How do I install Windows on separate disk using GPT/EFI and BootCamp?

I have a Late 2012 27 inches iMac with an internal HDD (that has a Macintosh HD partition, an EFI partition and a Recovery partition) and an SSD. I installed Windows 10 on using BootCamp Assistant; ...
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MacBook Pro early 2011 wont boot into OS X after dual booting with windows 8.1 via Boot Camp

hello i came here after trying to find a way out to boot into mac os x. Google was very confusing..i am hoping to get my problem sorted out here..hope you guys can help me out. I installed windows 8....
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Partition sharing - messed up with GPT/MBR

First of all, sorry for any English mistakes or print screen in French... I'm Belgian. I've had a lot of problems with an iMac 2009 27", mostly with Mac OS. Strangely, Windows (10) works with little ...
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Mysterious “EFI Boot” partition appearing at startup?

A few days ago, I tried installing Windows 8.1 on my late 2011 Mac by using disk utility to make a free space on my disk and a Windows 8.1 boot drive to install. While installing, my Mac recognized ...
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Problem Installing Windows 7 via Boot Camp

I've recently created a DIY Fusion drive (240GB SSD & 1TB HDD) using the core storage commands on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro, I've restored from a time machine backup and everything works great. Now ...
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How to get rid of the boot gong sound without OS X Installed?

If you google it, there are tons of solution with writing to NVRAM from OS X Terminal, but on my MacBook Air I deleted OS X in favor of Windows. Edit: I already got the tip here to start the Apple ...
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Cannot delete or merge old boot camp partition in El Capitan

So i've battled with this for quite some time, look up various topics with various solutions, however i have yet to succeed with merging my partitions into one. I had previously installed windows 10 ...
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Bootcamp Windows 7 stuck in 'Installing Updates'. Windows Resuming so can't get to safe menu

I am using OSX version 10.10, I used Bootcamp to install Windows 7. I attempted to restart Windows and it stuck on Installing Updates 1 of 19 for about half an hour. I pressed the power button, I'm ...
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OS X El Capitan renames Windows volume on every boot by appending increasing numbers to the volume name

I have installed Windows on a separate hard drive on my MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan. OS X is running on an SSD and Windows is on another physical hard drive. I named the other hard drive ...
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Boot Camp makes unbootable USB drive

I used Boot Camp Assistant to create a Windows 10 install disk. However, the disk is not bootable. I am confused as to why Boot Camp Assistant would make an install disk not bootable. Can someone ...
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Failed bootcamp partition, now can't remove it

Tried to set up Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro 15" (Mid 2014). Running El Capitan 10.11.3. Windows refused to install (GPT partition only problem?). I followed steps elsewhere to remove and reformat the ...
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Boot Camp problem on MacBook Pro (2015)

I installed Windows 10 with Boot Camp Assistant, but when I press the option key on boot, it shows only the Macintosh HD partition. Why is that happening? Is the BOOTCAMP partition not bootable? Note:...
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Install FreeDOS via Bootcamp

Is it possible to run FreeDOS via Bootcamp on a Mac? If so, what are the instructions for doing so?
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Bootcamp: How do you reboot from Windows to Windows via script in OSX El Capitan?

I'm asking this because I think it would be incredibly useful to myself and other Bootcamp users. I currently have my default boot drive set to restart to my Mac partition and already have a script ...
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Mac not booting into OS X nor hard-drive utility is running

I am using OS X El captain 10.11.4 on Macbook pro 2009 I created a partition in Boot camp assistance for windows 7, after reboot Windows installation started, but while installing setup shows ...
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Can I remove BootCamp HFS+ driver

So, I have an iMac 27" Late 2012, and I have just installed Windows 10 Home 64Bit through BootCamp. BootCamp comes along with several "support software", useful drivers made for Windows and Apple ...
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Cannot access Bootcamp Win10 Partition after Partition Setup

I allocated 60GB for my Win10 Partition. After the partition setup, my MBP 13" (2015) restarted by itself. Upon rebooting, it went straight for the MAC OS, without any further instructions or prompt. ...
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How do I pass the following error message in the Boot Camp Assistant: “Please format the USB drive as single FAT partition.”?

I am running the Boot Camp Assistant on El Capitan. Whenever I reach the third screen, titled "Save Windows Support Software", on which I can select an storage medium to save the Windows support ...
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Long term effect on Mac computer of installing Windows/Running a Windows VM

I need to install Windows on my MacBook Pro. Hardware limitations are not a problem for me. I am mostly concerned about the long term effects that running Windows might have on my Mac. I am assuming ...
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Repairing 0xc000000e Windows error

I have a 2015 MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11 and I originally partitioned the SSD into two - then I used the Bootcamp Assistant to install Windows 8.1 on the second partition, everything was fine for ...
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Winclone to volume not bootable

I'm trying to move my Windows 10 Boot Camp partition to an external drive. The ideal way seems to be with Winclone, however I've been unsuccessful so far. Winclone appears to clone the partition to ...
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Lost disk space after boot camp

The title is self explanatory, I lost disk space after a fatal Boot Camp manipulation. I deleted the Boot Camp partition, I did a fdisk -fy command and I ended with ~50 GB of unallocated disk space. ...
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Boot Camp says there is a partition when there isnt one

My boot camp is keeping me from using it because it says there is more than one partition (which i may or may not have made in the past). When i go into the disk utility it only shows the internal ...
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iMac partition grid screwed. Please help?

So yeah i guess i screwed up my iMac 5k retina's (late 2014) partition grid big time and i need your help. It all started yesterday when i tried to format my computer. I'm selling it tomorrow, that's ...
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PC Emulator for OSX with driver support

So my workplace purchased a new Enduro 3E Card Printer and they asked me to install it--looking at the installation discs, I immediately realized that they were for Windows installations. So I went to ...
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Improving the battery life of Windows under Bootcamp

I run Windows 10 through bootcamp on a mid-2014 macbook pro with a discrete graphics card. The battery life is unfortunately about a half of what the system gets under osx. Other posts on ...
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How can I modify Boot Camp Assistant so it can use bootable USB?

I own a 2011 21,5" iMac, and I need to install Windows to run some software that is Windows only. I have done this in the past by altering Bootcamp assistent so it can use bootable USB drives, which ...
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Boot Camp Assistant 6 does not allow drive-less install

I tried installing Windows via Boot Camp Assistant 6 on OS X 10.11 on a MacBookPro Retina 15" (Late 2013, Model No MacBookPro11,3) but I don't get the new drive-less install option where the Assistant ...
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Bootcamp Assistant thinks SSD I'm booting from is an External Drive — help?

I'm trying to get Windows 10 on my computer but since I have a small internal storage space I want to put it on my external Transcend StoreJet 500GB SSD. I installed OSX on this SSD and booted from ...
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Wifi 802.11n drops randomly on my Macbook Pro 15"

Since I updated my Macbook to El Capitan, I can't stay constantly connected to my 802.11n WiFi. When I deasactivate it, or if i'm on Windows 10 using BootCamp, everything works fine, it's only on Mac ...
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Broken Bootcamp built in audio with macbook Pro mid 2014 win7 x64, SPDIF LED constantly lit

Hardware: Macbook Pro retina mid 2014 15" Software: MacOS + bootcamp installed win7 x64 with latest updates Just recently speakers and headphone port stopped working and the SPDIF red LED light from ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I restore my missing partition and install Windows 7 64-bit?

I previously had a Windows 7 32-bit installed on my Mac using Boot Camp Assistant. I recently upgraded it to Windows 10 (followed Microsoft update message), but later after I saw some drivers are ...
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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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“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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Line In Headset's Microphone Not Receiving Input

I'm using Windows 10 (32 bit) with Boot Camp on an early 2009 iMac. I recently got an X2 from Ovann (http://ovann.com/c2223.html) and looks like this (http://phongvu.vn/gallery/avatar_upload/products/...
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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) ...