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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Can't eject Windows 7 install disk to get drivers from Snow Leopard Install Disk

Alright. I'm angry at this. I'm on a 2008 Macbook Pro, running snow leopard trying to install windows 7. During the "find drivers" phase still in mac, it can't. So according to apple I'm supposed ...
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Why can't I download the latest Boot Camp installer when first configuring Boot Camp? [closed]

I have a white Macbook that is released near the end of 2007, with an Intel Core 2 Duo. And now that I want to try installing Windows XP or Windows 7 on it to see how robust it is running Windows, ...
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Error when downloading Window support software under Boot Camp

Currently, I have already upgraded to Mac OS X Lion. But an error occurred(Progress to the last 99%) that when I trying to downloading Windows support software via Boot Camp 4.0. It says "Can't ...
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How do I get the latest drivers for boot camp and windows 7

I have read the setup guide, but what is either not clear or I just missed, is how the updated drivers that I download via the apple update get to my windows partition. All I read is that I have to ...
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Does Yosemite Upgrade Destroy Bootcamp?

I use Mavericks with Bootcamp on my iMac. If I upgrade Yosemite via AppStore, what happens to Bootcamp? Can I start it as usual or will the Bootcamp partition become unusable?
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Bootcamp - is it OK to delete windowssupport.dmg after installing windows?

As the title says, I've already installed Windows by bootcamp and all works well. Now I've found this windowssupport.dmg in Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Bootcamp. Can I just delete it? I'm ...
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Is there a way to use the Intel GPU when running Windows 7 from Bootcamp?

Alright, so the problem I'm currently facing is that when I run Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (Early 2011, 15" 2.2GHz CPU) with OS X 10.8, I used Bootcamp 5 to install Windows 7. Windows does not ...
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50% SSD Space lost issue on MBA

I have an MBA 2009, model A1304. The Hard drive system information says its an "Apple SSD SM128". But when I look at the available and total space, I have one partition 28.8GB (bootcamp) and one ...
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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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Can't read my Windows (Boot Camp) partition from OS X

I have a Boot Camp problem. Both OSes boot correctly, but when I'm in OS X, I can't access my Windows partition and vice versa. I know that I can't write, but it should be able to read. But I can't ...
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Magic Mouse Middle Click in Windows 7 64-bit Bootcamp?

This question might be similar to some that others have posted, but I want to be more specific: Does anyone know how to enable Magic Mouse's middle-click in Windows Bootcamp (specifically Win 7 x64)? ...
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Let Windows 8.1 use 5k pixels of my iMac 5k? (Boot Camp)

So I installed Windows 8.1 x64 using the Boot Camp Assistant on my Yosemite, iMac 5K 27". The max screen resolution is being reported as 3840x2160. I cannot explain what exactly is wrong, but my ...
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boot camp fails to copy windows 8 installation files

I have been struggling to get Windows 8 installed on a brand new Macbook Pro Retina. It seemed simple enough to just run Boot Camp 5 with a 16GB flash drive in the USB port and a Windows 8 ...
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Bootcamp keyboard driver not installing

I am assuming that this is an bug, but I thought I would check with you all first to see if that is the case. I had been running OSX 10.6.8 with bootcamp 3.3 and Windows 7 64x PRO. I reloaded it ...
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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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How to let MacBook Pro recognize my external hard drive as internal hard drive?

I'd like to install Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro, but as the internal hard drive cable is not working, I'm using it with an external hard drive plugged in which OS X is installed on. When I try to ...
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Restore Macintosh HD to its original partition configuration

I seem to have badly botched a Boot Camp installation of Windows 8.1. I used Boot Camp Assistant to create a 200 GB BOOTCAMP partition on my 1 TB Fusion Drive. I then rebooted and failed to install ...
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What is Boot Camp?

Is Boot Camp some sort of virtualization system, or will it run Windows 7 on a Mac the same way it runs on a Dell or an HP machine? I need to run Visual Studio in Windows 7. and I need it to work ...
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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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How to back up Windows 7 on Boot Camp to a Mac-formatted external drive?

I have MacBook Pro with latest Snow Leopard on it. I just bought an Iomega eGo external HDD for Time Machine backup. I also run Windows 7 on Boot Camp partition and I normally use Parallels 6 to run ...
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How can I get sound working on Bootcamp + Windows 8.1?

Windows 8.1 isn't playing back audio on my 13" mid-2012 Macbook Pro. I only have a speaker with an x on my notifications bar. When I click on it, I get the usual "detecting problems" garbage. ...
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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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Can I continue to use Win XP in Boot Camp when I upgrade to Lion?

I bought my MacBook in mid-2008 with Leopard (10.5.2) pre-installed. On it, I installed (Japanese) Windows XP using BootCamp. I am now up to Snow Leopard (10.6.7) and I can continue to use Windows XP ...
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How to eject disk in osx before booting?

I have tried to install windows using boot-camp-assistant on mac-min ( new version ). After first installation process, I am getting "Disk error - press any key to restart" Now, The problem that I ...
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Switch to Intel Iris Pro on MacBook Pro under Windows

After a successful installation of Windows (Windows Server 2012 R2) on a MacBook Pro (Late 2013, 15") I've noticed that only the Nvidia graphics card is recognized in the device manager. So I've tried ...
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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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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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Prevent BootCamp partition from automatically mounting

I don't want my BootCamp partitions automatically mounted on boot. For the main windows partition this can be accomplished by putting the UUID into fstab. # /etc/fstab # ...
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Finder says I have 20GB free. Why does Bootcamp say I don't have 10GB free?

I'm trying to partition my Macbook Air's SSD for dual-boot with Boot Camp (which I've done several times before)... however, it's not seeing 10GB free, yet I have 20.56GB free as per Finder, and Disk ...
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Resizing dual boot partitions in Yosemite

I have a dual boot Macbook Air with Yosemite and Ubuntu. I would like more space on my Ubuntu partition and need to therefore reduce the size of the Mac partition. I assume this will cause some damage ...
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Bootcamp stuck in Windows

I have a Bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1 that I rarely use. Last night I was in OSX, closed the lid, and when I opened it this morning it was in Windows and I cannot get out. Booting with the ...
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Do I need to install the Boot Camp update in Mac OS X and Windows 7?

I'm running Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on a 2010 Mac Pro running Lion. Every so often I'm prompted to download and install the latest update to the Boot Camp software under Windows but this ...
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Is it possible to disable MacBook trackpad under Windows 7?

Is it possible to disable trackpad when running Windows 7 on Macbook Air/Pro? Anyone with this setup can confirm that it's possible? (I don't use this setup yet, I'm just thinking about it, and want ...
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Windows print screen when using Boot Camp

I have bootcamp installed on my Mac, and when on Windows, I need to frequently capture screens using windows shortcuts such as Print Screen. Using virtualization is not an option, since I need to run ...
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Accidentaly converted from a basic disk to a dynamic one

I got a MacBook Pro (13-inch late 2013 retina) So I installed Windows 7 using bootcamp and all was fine. I then needed to create a 32MB FAT16 partition, when Windows prompted me to convert to a ...
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I erased the partition where Windows 10 was previously installed. How can I merge it with my OS X partition?

So I started up Disk Utility and erased my BOOTCAMP partition and set the format to OS X Extended (Journaled). This is how my partitions look like now: As you can see, I have a BOOTCAMP partition ...
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How can I install Windows 10 64-bit in El Capitan Boot Camp?

I'm running OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 on an early 2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (MacBookPro12,1) with Boot Camp Assistant 6.0.0 (519). I have downloaded Win10_EnglishInternational_x64.iso from ...
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Same dedicated Windows drive for Boot Camp and VirtualBox?

I am going to be setting up a new (to me) Mac Pro 4,1 with multiple internal hard drives. I want to run Yosemite most of the time with Windows 7 virtualized in a window for a few programs I need to ...
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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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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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Installing Windows 7 without a SuperDrive in Boot Camp on 2010 MBP

Just switched out my SuperDrive for an SSD on my 2010 MacBook Pro and am running into whale of a time trying to get Windows 7 installed onto the SSD for Boot Camp. Initially tried installing via an ...
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Suspending VMWare Fusion instance that uses Boot Camp partition?

I run my Windows 7 that's installed on Boot Camp via VMWare Fusion. I like keeping it open so that I don't need to wait 3 minutes until it starts up and so that I don't need to login every time I ...
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How can I get my microphone to work on Windows 7 and Boot Camp 2.0?

I'm on windows 7 with bootcamp with a bit older iMac. I installed the bootcamp stuff from my Leopard DVD and I updated my bootcamp to 2.0. with Apple Software Update but the Microphone is still not ...
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VirtualBox VERR_NOT_SUPPORTED opening Windows 10 partition/vmdk

I'm trying to virtualize my physical Boot Camp partition, so I can do small Windows tasks from Mac without restarting. I followed mostly this tutorial but also read others. But now when I try to ...
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Boot Camp script broke after El Capitan update

I have a script that I call from Terminal to boot into my Windows partition: #! /bin/bash sudo bless -mount "/Volumes/BOOTCAMP" -legacy -setBoot sudo reboot After updating to El Capitan (10.11.1) I ...
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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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Bluetooth keyboard not working after update to Windows 10

I updated my (native) bootcamp instance to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1, but now the apple bluetooth keyboard doesn't seem to work anymore. The bluetooth screen says 'driver error' on the device. I've ...
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Boot Camp only detects two out of three monitors

Setup: brand new MacBook Pro with Retina Display plus two 27" Thunderbolt displays. So, three displays in total, which works like a charm in OS X. Unfortunately, when boot-camping into Windows 8.1, ...
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Kid installed XP over OSX, help!

He thought he was installing it with Boot Camp, booting with option held down shows 2 HDs (Windows and EFI Boot) and clicking on either of them just launches XP. So, option doesn't work, R doesn't ...
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Install bootcamp with my parallels partition

I've been using parallels for a while and I want to use that partition for bootcamp. I've read about doing it the other way, using bootcamp in parallels but not from parallels -> bootcamp. How do I do ...