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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Bypassing Boot Camp to install Windows using a non-standard partition scheme

My new Retina MacBook Pro is on its way, giving me time to contemplate setting it up. Good thing I got started—I had no idea how difficult it was going to be to install Windows and create an auxiliary ...
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Spotlight keeps forgetting not to index BOOTCAMP partition

For special needs, I must mount BOOTCAMP partition as read-writable. I also add BOOTCAMP partition into Spotlight Privacy because it needs not to be indexed. But once every few days, Mac forgets ...
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Software not available from update server when installing Windows 8.1 on Mavericks

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 on OS X Mavericks via Bootcamp. I have a Macbook Pro mid 2010 model. I'm running Bootcamp assistant 5.1.0 (473). Unfortunately, I am getting the following error ...
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Some program windows in Windows 8 on macbook pro has small text size

On Retina Macbook Pro I am running Windows 8.1 via Bootcamp on Macbook pro Here is my DPI options(default): But some windows showing incorrectly or with a small text size or icons: Also I am ...
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Parallels cant access SSD partitions

I have 4 partitions MAC Shared 1 exFAT Windows Shared 2 exFAT I can see the partitions when Windows natively but when I am booting Windows through Parallels I cant access any other partitions ...
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What's the latest version of Boot Camp Assistant that can be installed on Snow Leopard?

And also, where do I download it? Currently it says Boot Camp Assistant is version 3.0.4. And Software Update says everything is already up to date but I see some people say they have version 3.3 on ...
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Bootcamp Windows 8.1 keymap

Case: I just received a MBP 13" Haswell Retina and installed Windows 8.1 with Bootcamp 5.0.5033 drivers. Problem: The Danish and Danish (Apple) keyboard layouts have two keys swapped: $ and < How ...
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Ran codesign -fs - /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app how do I reverse it?

I ran codesign -fs - /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app as per a post here and now I cannot launch Bootcamp Assistant at all. Is there a terminal command I can run to reverse this?
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How to Install Windows 8.1 on Haswell Mac?

I have a Haswell retina MBP, but following the installation process with Bootcamp Assistant v.5.1.1 results in an error when Windows attempts to install. Are there any guides available that walks one ...
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bootcamp drivers

I have a early 2008 mac and i just installed win 7 via bootcamp on it. When i try to install the drivers (provided via apple download, when kicking off the whole process) i get a "Bootcamp x64 is ...
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Using an External HDD as a bootable Windows Disk

I want to use my external HDD as a bootable USB drive so I can install Windows 7 via bootcamp but I am having trouble getting bootcamp to just use one partition of the drive. When I get to the stage ...
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Problem Installing Windows 7 using virtual Drive

I am trying to follow this guide on how to install a windows 7 on bootcamp without using an optical drive.I have created a bootable Windows 7 iso and put it in my 4GB USB and I have also mounted the ...
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How do I improve gaming performance with Parallels Desktop for Mac?

I have a late 2012 MacBook Pro 13" non-retina display and I use Boot Camp to dual-boot windows and Mac. I recently came across an application called Parallels Desktop for Mac that promised faster and ...
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Where do I get a product key and ISO for Windows 8 Boot Camp?

(Please note that this is a hypothetical question as I do not yet own the computer mentioned in this post, but will be getting it next year for school) Next year, I am going to buy a MacBook Pro ...
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Can't partition startup disk in Mavericks for Boot Camp

I recently upgraded my computer to Mavericks (I believe I have the latest version, 10.9) and I've been trying for 2 days now to install Windows via Boot Camp on my computer, but it always fails at the ...
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Late-2013 rMBP able to install & boot Win8 using EFI?

I've previously installed Win7 (and then upgraded to 8) via Bootcamp, but I've been looking around some forums recently regarding running Win8 natively. I now have the impression that the latest-gen ...
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Does Windows Server 2012 R2 work with Bootcamp on MacbookPro running Mavericks?

I am trying to figure out if I can run Windows Server 2012 R2 as a boot camp partition with Mavericks. What drivers should I use? Are there any issues?
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Malware on Windows partition, cannot clean up w/o Admin privileges

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro that has the hard drive bootcamped with Windows 7 installed. I accidentally downloaded a Babylon Search toolbar to the Windows 7 internet browser(s) and cannot delete it ...
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What Windows 7 Product Keys will work for Bootcamp!

I am trying to setup Bootcamp, but am having a tough time. I know this question has been asked previously, but all of the answers are outdated. What SKU product key for Windows 7 is licensed for ...
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Fusion Drive, Bootcamp and FileVault - with working Recovery HD?

since I experimented a lot on this issue without coming to a solution, I hope someone else could help me with it. I've got currently running a setup with those partitions: Fusion Drive ...
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Can I install 10.9 over 10.8 and maintain windows xp boot camp functionality?

I have an iMac with 10.8.5 running fine with Windows XP installed with Boot Camp that works both as native boot and with Parallels. I want to install 10.9 over 10.8 (not clean install) and I have read ...
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iMac 27'' mid-2011 stuck on startup (grey screen)

Okay, so I'm having the dreaded grey screen on my iMac - precisely : i'm having it doing a normal startup i'm having it trying to boot from recovery partition i'm having it trying to boot for ...
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USB drive won't show up on boot

I plugged the USB thumb drive in, booted my MacBook Pro (8,1) up and held the option key. My USB drive won't show up (I want to install Ubuntu). How to fix this?
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Cannot boot into Mac OS X after partitioning in Windows

My Mac is a Macbook Pro 17", I got it from my friend (no original disc). So after upgrading it to Mavericks (I was unable to install Windows using Boot camp of 10.6.8), Boot Camp successfully let me ...
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Does it make sense to buy a compatible Mac external disk?

What is the advantage of buying a compatible Mac external disk? Using Tuxera NTFS I can have an external disk for both, the windows partition (or any windows machine) as well as for the Mac one. Does ...
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How can I stop Parallels from un-mounting Bootcamp partition

I installed parallels 9 on OS10.9 and am using it to run my bootcamp partition. However it unmounts the bootcamp partition on load and I would like to prevent this from happening if possible. Can I do ...
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Upgraded to 10.9, but it broke my Windows 8.1 Boot Camp partition!

I just got Windows 8.1 set up via Boot Camp a couple days ago, and everything was working wonderfully. Today, I upgraded my Mac to OSX v10.9, as suggested by Apple. Nobody told me it would break my ...
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Can't use Boot Camp because startup disk must be Mac formatted

During the Boot Camp installation by mistake I erased the Macintosh HD partition, but before continuing the installation of Windows I stopped the process. Using a bootable live CD I saw that all the ...
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Triple Booting a Macbook Air Mid 2013

Ok, so here's my problem. I want to triple boot OS X, Windows 8 and Ubuntu on my Macbook Air Mid 2013. The only problem is I can't seem to have Windows AND Ubuntu at the same time due to various ...
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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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How to add additional partitions to Windows under bootcamp

I have a MBP on which running OS X 10.8.4. Recently using bootcamp I installed Windows 7 on it to use some windows specific software. I wanted to have 3 different partitions in windows, where OS and ...
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Anyone with experience in hacking the codesigning on OS X?

Apparently Mavericks doesn't allow any property list/configuration file to be used when it's been changed since release from Apple.(This opposed to previous versions of OS X, where you could do some ...
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How can I replace a hard drive running BootCamp?

I have actually looked online a bit and found this: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/2069302?start=0&tstart=0 I have a user that sent me their Macbook Air running OSX 10.6.4 and bootcamp. ...
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What options exist to reliably have three partitions and Boot Camp on Apple Hardware?

What robust setups of partitions which accommodate (a) MtLion OS X, (b) Windows x64, (c) Data partition used [primarily] under Windows? Things that would be desirable (optional) past the basic ...
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Shared data partition for Bootcamp no longer accessible

I have my Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion setup with partitions as follows: disk0s1 (unnamed) - EFI partition disk0s2 ("Macintosh HD") - OSX partition disk0s3 ("Recovery HD") - OSX recovery ...
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How to migrate and two-partition Bootcamp (1: system, 2: data) to a larger HDD OS X?

How to upgrade HDD to a larger one on the same Macbook, if I have: OS X Mountain Lion partition (Mac OS Extended) and two partitions for Windows 7 (NTFS): system (C:) and data (D:), installed via ...
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How do I copy files from Mac on Windows Partition to Mac Partition?

So my mac partition crashed... I've tried to repair disk, fsck, reinstall OS - Everything on every list of I could find on Google, and nothing worked. So I have a back-up of most of my files from ...
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Windows 8.1 under Boot Camp won't play audio

I installed Windows 8.1 under Boot Camp on my 2012 iMac yesterday, and everything seems to work okay except for audio. The audio mixer shows the audio bar moving, but nothing will play. I've tried ...
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Hibernate spins fans up indefinitely on Windows 8

I'm running Win 8 on a Late 2011 MBP. Whenever I hibernate the computer (either through the charms menu or when it auto-hibernates from low battery), the computer's fans spin up and won't stop until I ...
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Winclone restore to 150GB partition, Windows shows only 128GB

I attempted to install Linux on a spare partition on my MBPr, which, of course, made both Windows and OSX unbootable. So, I flattened the drive and reinstalled OSX. Then, using a familiar procedure, ...
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Creating A Bootable USB Of Windows 8.1 On OS X?

Reasons for wanting create such a usb include: PC is unbootable and you want to prepare a bootable USB using the ISO file that you have on your external hard drive. to install Windows 8.1 on Mac ...
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iMac's built-in microphone doesn't work on Windows 8

I'm running an up-to-date copy of Windows 8 on my iMac via Boot Camp and apparently it doesn't like the built-in microphone. I tested it with Audacity and Teamspeak, both of them just record absolute ...
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Cannot boot Ubuntu from USB 2.0 on OS X

I'm running OSX 10.7.5 on a Mac Mini 2012. I'm trying to boot Ubuntu, but keep running into issue, after issue. This is what I have done: Got an extra external hard drive an formatted to MSDOS with ...
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How can I reformat the internal drive and install Mountain Lion from an external drive?

I have a very weird problem - I messed up with the partions when I installed Bootcamp. I want to upgrade my 10.7.5 to 10.8.5. I have bought the 10.8.5 from Apple Store. I downloaded it and when ...
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Boot Camp Assistant: “Your disk could not be restored to a single partition.”

I want to delete my Windows partition and regrow my Mac partition to use the whole disk. But when I click Restore in the Boot Camp Assistant, it says: Your disk could not be restored to a single ...
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Can't resize (FileVault) partition after Bootcamp removal

I have a recent Mac with two partitions. The first one contains MacOS, and is encrypted with FileVault. The second one contained a Bootcamp Windows installation. Here is a screen shot: I deleted ...
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External Keyboard key remapping

I recently bought a CM Storm QuickFire keyboard. This keyboard is made for Windows. It works perfectly on Bootcamp, but when I use it on the OS X side, the keys are completely remapped. the F key ...
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Upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1 RTM on a Boot Camp partition

Have anyone been able to upgrade/install Windows 8.1 on a Boot Camp partition? When trying to upgrade to 8.1 RTM it goes into blue screen on first boot, claiming that "A required device is missing" ...
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Is it possible to NetBoot into Windows?

I have a MacBook Air (2013) and I would like to run (that is, boot into) Windows without creating a partition for it. I also want to keep it mobile within an office area, so I would prefer not to use ...
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iMac on Bootcamp - Getting Windows 7 to recognize Audio-In jack

I have the latest Bootcamp drivers on a Windows 7 installation on my 27' iMac (the last one that came out - 2012?). The Audio-In jack is combined with the Audio-Out for the headphones. Works great on ...