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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
1answer
968 views

Retina Macbook Pro BootCamp vs Parallells Performance

I'm thinking of getting rid of my old gaming PC and just bootcamping / virtualizing on my Retina Macbook Pro. I've tried using a VM (VMWare Fusion) and the performance there was pretty awful, has ...
2
votes
3answers
15k views

MacBook Pro hard disk failure. How to recover and clean install?

I have a MacBook pro, 2009, 13 inch, Original Snow leopard OS. Recently, I was experiencing that my MacBook some times froze or restarted automatically! I didn't care, and one day it did not start! ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How well does Windows 8 RTM run on rMBP via BootCamp

How is Windows RTM running on Retina MBP via BootCamp? Are all the Windows 8 touchpad gestures working? How well does Win8 display on the retina screen resolution? Are there any other serious ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

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 # ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

How can I install boot camp if I have a Windows 7 upgrade CD?

I have the following CD's: Windows Vista Home Premium (Upgrade) Windows Vista Ultimate (Full) Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade) I would like to install Windows 7 on a mac with boot camp. It seems ...
2
votes
4answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Can't boot to OSX on 2013 Macbook Air after installing Windows 8

I installed Windows 8 using the Bootcamp today. During the partition screen when installing Windows 8, there was no NTFS partition. There was one partition which said Bootcamp on it. I formatted it ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
8k views

Why such slow download of windows support software?

I have been trying to download the Windows support drivers for Boot Camp all day, using a wired gigabit network connection. The indicator gets about half way along then refuses to move. There is ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
831 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Interference on external VGA monitor (intermittent ripple) only when booted into MacOS X but OK on Windows Bootcamp, why? and how to fix?

I'm seeing a ripple-like interference on an external display attached to my 2010 Mac Book Pro via VGA (Display adapter). This only occurs when the Mac is booted into MacOS X but not Windows. It's ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
49 views

How to update all the drivers to latest version(bootcamp)

How to can I manually update all the drivers. I see my Nvidia card's support software always says new update available. Is it safe to update drivers from Nvidia site, some other sites(for other ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

I can't install or remove windows 7 or later using Boot Camp Assistant?

I tried for a couple days to install Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro which has OSX Yosemite (10.10.2). As you see in the capture, the third checkbox is disabled. I have created a Windows 7 Install disk ...
2
votes
5answers
466 views

Can not delete Free Space on iMac 5K: Partition doesn't appear in CS list

I recently tried to install a bootcamp instance of Win 8.1. The install failed for some reason (wasn't clear from the error message). This left me with an unaddressable partition. I erased that ...
2
votes
4answers
724 views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
10k views

BootCamp, can't partition SSD

I've upgraded my OS X to the latest Yosemite GM Candidate and cannot for the life of me figure out how to partition my SSD for BootCamp. Here are some screenshots of the problem: And when i try to ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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). ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

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!
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How to share files between OSX and Windows 8 dual boot?

I'll be getting my first MacBook Pro today. Late 2013 with 256GB of SSD space. For my development activities, I'll be needing Windows 8.1 running alongside OSX. I've done some reading on both ...
2
votes
1answer
30k views

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. ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
9k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
155 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
254 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
10k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
560 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
479 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
528 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
6k views

2011 Mac Mini boot camp problems

I Have a 2011 Mac mini and I installed Windows 7 using Bootcamp. All the drivers are working fine, except the sound and the bluetooth. Since my internet connection is really lousy, I don't want to ...
2
votes
3answers
340 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
984 views

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 ...
2
votes
6answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

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?
2
votes
2answers
442 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
421 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
451 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
61 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

How to upgrade firmware and reperform a Samsung 840 Evo on a Mac

i got one of these Samsung 840 Evo Basic 500GB on an iMac (used externally in a TB case - standalone, not Fusion). I know there's a firmware update out which is already available for Mac users too ...