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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How to back up Boot Camp before upgrading my hard drive to an SSD?

I have a Macbook Pro which has a 750GB HDD. I'm currently using Bootcamp to run Win 7. If I want to upgrade the HDD to a SSD but keep my stuff from both the OS X side and the Win 7 side what are the ...
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Can't get past choose partition on Windows 8 boot camp install. Then can't remove incomplete installation

So I got a new shiny sparkling MacBook Pro retina and Windows 8 just downloaded from MSDNAA. Reading success stories on the web that this runs even though Boot camp says Windows 7 makes me want to try ...
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Should I create a Bootcamp partition (even if i plan on using parallels)?

I just got a mac and i need to use windows sometimes. I plan on buying parallels. Someone mentioned that even though i plan on using parallels (so i don't need to reboot to run windows) that I ...
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How to restore default Mountain Lion font distribution?

Deleting windows font which were copied from my bootcamp partition I'd like to clean the installed font list because there might be a lot to deactivate by hand. Is there a way to confirm which fonts ...
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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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How Can I Restart in Windows Using a Script?

I'd like to be able to reboot into the Boot Camp partition without needing to go change the Startup Disk in System Preferences or holding down the Option key at startup. After reading some stuff on ...
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Are there any performance limitations when running a VM of a Boot Camp installation?

I'm planning on installing Windows on my Mac, and would like to be able to use both Boot Camp (for when I need to be able to use all of the hardware of the computer) and a virtual machine (for those ...
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Is there any way to partition the SSD portion of a Fusion Drive?

I'm looking at my next computer and am debating on whether or not to invest in a Fusion Drive. I'll be using Windows heavily on it though, and would like to take advantage of the SSD on both operating ...
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Turn off NVIDIA on Windows 8.1 Bootcamp

Has there be a successful attempt to turn off the NVIDIA graphic card and use the Intel one? I know that in Linux, it is possible to turn off one graphic card and use the other (using vgaswitcheroo). ...
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How to install boot camp without Windows cd? [closed]

I'm trying to install boot camp on my MacBook Pro, problem is I don't have a windows installation disk. Can someone please explain how to install bootcamp without the cd? Please!
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Install windows (bootcamp) without CD or USB Flash Drive

I'm currently trying to install windows on my macbook (13in, 2011), but without any success. My CD drive is dead (as a matter of facts its ruining any cds I put in it), and I simply cant boot via USB. ...
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Boot Camp'd Windows 8 Trackpad interferes while typing

When I type on a MacBook Pro (2013), which is Boot Camp'd with 5.0, the built-in trackpad interferes while typing under Windows 8. While typing it will place the cursor on random lines. Apple does ...
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What's the minimum partition size for osx mavericks when dual booting with windows 8?

I used boot camp to setup dual booting between windows 8 and mac osx mavericks. To get the most possible space for Windows 8, should I have formatted my computer first? I was able to partition my ...
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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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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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Where to get older bootcamp drivers?

I recently partitioned my MBP 15", early 2011 model, so I could run windows. I installed Windows XP and now I have no Wifi. I've installed the bootcamp drivers off CD of Snow Leopard and the disks ...
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How to extend bootcamp partition?

When I was installing windows 7 on my mac I allocated 55GB to my bootcamp partition, I now realise that it is not enough for me. is there a way to extend it, without loosing any data and re-instaling ...
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Booting from USB to install Windows 7 on Macbook Pro, Early 2011

I used Bootcamp (5.0) to create a Windows 7 install USB. It successfully created the install USB but when I reboot the system and hold down the option-key to boot from the USB drive, the boot-loader ...
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Windows 8 won't recognize audio device on Macbook Pro (late) 2011

I just installed Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro, I then installed the Windows Support drivers and everything works great except for one thing, the audio. It doesn't recognize the audio device in my ...
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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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How to change boot camp partition if is set?

I had a mistake in windows 7 in my mac. I want to change the size of the partition of my hard drive to my windows 7. I know how to use boot camp but how do I change the windows 7 partition? I don't ...
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Do I need to remove BootCamp partition before installing Mountain Lion?

I have a MacBook Pro and I am planning to do a fresh install of Mountain Lion over my existing Lion partition. I have Windows x64 installed on another partition (I installed it using BootCamp). My ...
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Running OSX from Bootcamp

It's well known that to run Windows on a Mac you can either use a virtual machine install or reboot into a Boot Camp partition. You can also, with suitable software like Parallels Desktop or VMWare ...
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Install VMWare Workstation on Mac Boot Camp

Can I install VMWare Workstation in a Mac's Boot Camp partition that has Windows 7 installed in it? Is there any technical restrictions? Will there be a problem if I load the Boot Camp partition in ...
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Mac and Windows dual boot problem

I have a software problem with my Mac laptop: I had made a division in the hard drive some time ago and installed Windows in the other partition using Bootcamp software. But now I think that the ...
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Can I install Parallels alongside Boot Camp?

I have a 24" iMac and have used Boot Camp to install Vista on a 100GB partition of the hard drive. Can I install Parallels Desktop as well so it will be easier to switch between Mac and Windows? I ...
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Charge an iPad on MacBook running Win7

There are half a dozen questions here why the iPad doesn't charge (or displays this at least) on most Windows machines. I have one more to add. Of course my iPad (1st gen) does charge on my MacBook ...
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How can I set up Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac to work with the Portuguese keyboard layout?

Can you help me to configure the Apple keyboard in Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac so it works correctly with the Portuguese keyboard layout when connecting to a Windows 7 computer? I want ...
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Uninstall VMWare Fusion and VMWare Tools on boot camp partition

I was using VMWare Fusion on a boot camp partition and installed VMWare Tools on the Windows volume. How can I completely uninstall everything related to VMWare Fusion?
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Installing Windows 7 Updates on Boot Camp partition through VMWare Fusion?

I'm using VMWare Fusion with my Boot Camp partition. Are there any problems with installing Windows 7 Updates through VMWare Fusion, or should I boot up into Boot Camp in order to install these ...
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Can Parallels and VMware Fusion use the same boot camp volume?

I'm planning on installing the trial versions of both Parallels and VMware Fusion to try them both out. I have a Boot Camp partition which I want to use instead of installing another OS. My question ...
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Unable to install Boot Camp on iMac

For some reasons I could not install Boot Camp on my imac. I tried to defrag, reinstalled OSX, repair hard drive but nothing seems to be working. I kept getting error "The disk cannot be partitioned ...
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Windows bootcamp file path on 2008 Intel iMac

My iMac hdd is starting to go and I am trying to recover files I had on the Windows OS through boot camp. I cant seem to find the path to get to my Windows directory. the only way I can get in the hdd ...
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Partition for iTunes

I have a Mac with bootcamp and unfortunately i see myself using bootcamp far too often because I'm a developer and VS2013+SqlServer is way too demanding for my 8gb ram... but i use iTunes a lot... so ...
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Is it possible to install Windows Vista 64-bit on mid 2010 27" iMac w/ Mavericks?

I have a legal copy of Vista which I used to use before I had a drive failure on my mid 2010 27" iMac. Since then I've installed OSX Mavericks, and now it's telling me that only Windows 7 and 8 are ...
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Using external microphone in Bootcamp

I have an implemented microphone in my headphones (earbuds), Microphone doesn't work at all.. After searching for sometime i found out its a known problem, Bootcamp doesn't recognize external ...
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how to expand bootcamp boot partition to previously existed NTFS data partition

Some time ago I've partitioned my disk using this scheme: shrinked OS X partition, created NTFS data partition for Windows, then installed Windows on Bootcamp partition. Recently I installed ...
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Can I dual boot Mac mini with Windows 8?

I am planning to buy a new computer. I want to use Visual Studio 2013 and app development for iOS. Is it possible to make a Mac Mini dual boot with Windows 8? Will I be able to run all Microsoft ...
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In Bootcamp, I can't get past the “Create Partition for Windows” stage

I've been trying to install a copy of Windows 7 on my MacBook Air, but I have not been able to get past the "Crate a Partition for Windows" stage. I tried clicking on the "Install" button, but nothing ...
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Boot Camp Assistant Missing?

I was trying to modify boot camp assistant info.plist in order to boot from usb and then it suddenly disappeared. Macbook A1342 Unibody 10.8.5 If any one at least share boot camp assistant app with ...
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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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Fusion 5, Windows 8 and Boot Camp

VMware are not very direct about revealing the features of their producst. This KB article claims that "VMware Fusion does not support launching a Boot Camp partition with Windows 8 installed on it" ...
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How to purchase Windows for Boot Camp?

This is a clean install. New Mac. No previous versions of Windows has been purchased or installed. I need an ISO, not a DVD because there is no optical drive on the new Macs Microsoft only sells ...
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Trackpad not working on Macbook pro 2009 running Windows 8

I have a MacBook Pro 17" early 2009 running Snow Leopard, I've recently upgraded Windows 7 running on the bootcamp partition to Windows 8. All works fine apart from the trackpad. Bootcamp 3.1 is ...
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putting windows 7 on a flash drive using bootcamp

I'm thinking of changing to a new MacBook Pro 15" (the one with an 256GB SSD), 256GB is enough for my files and OS, but I also want to have about 50GB for a Windows 7 (BootCamp) partition. So, taking ...
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Can't update Boot Camp in Windows 7 (MacbookPro9,1)

I've been looking for situations similar to these before posting, but failed to find any. When trying to install Windows 7 (64bit) through Boot Camp Assistant on Lion, the Windows Support Software ...
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Dedicated SSD/HDD to install Windows on a MacBook

So I have a Late 2008 unibody MacBook. I recently bought a caddy to replace my optical drive with so I can fit a secondary drive in the laptop. I have a 256 SSD in the main and a brand new 128 SSD to ...
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Cloning a Windows machine and import into Boot Camp

Consider a Windows 7 x64 installation on a physical machine. How can you take a snapshot/image of a Windows installation, and end up running that system in Boot Camp? Is there a P2V for Windows ...
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How do I boot from a Windows USB with a Mac?

I'm trying to get my Mac to boot from a USB flash drive. I know the drive works and is bootable, because it works with my friend's Windows PC. Specifically, I was running Windows 7 on my Mac to ...
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What can slow down/How can I speed up the pre-kernel boot steps?

I've got a late 2007 Macbook Pro with 4 GB of RAM and an SSD. I am running Boot Camp and have an OptiBay. I have partitioned the SSD and secondary drive to devote half of each to Lion and half to ...