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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Fusion drive benefits for Boot Camp?

I've got a late-2015 Retina iMac with Fusion drive. From what I understand, but want to confirm, is that there is no real benefit for Boot Camp as the partition is completely on the HDD side, so the ...
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Boot Camp on new Mac Pro

I am stuck with a Boot Camp installation on a new Mac Pro. I have tried Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, and Windows Server 2012 R2. (Can't try Windows 7, obviously.) All three give me this ...
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El Capitan issue reclaiming Free Space using Disk Utility

This morning I attempted to remove my BOOTCAMP partition of size 65gb. I believe I was successful in that the BOOTCAMP partition is no longer bootable and the disk space was erased. However, I am ...
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Backup NTFS partition with ‘dd’?

If I put an entire Windows 7 (bootcamp) partition using dd into a single archive, will a restore still be bootable? I just received a new machine with both OSes pre-installed, and I want to get a ...
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Windows 10 display looks too small

I moved to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 but the display at 2800x1800 looks too small in Windows 10. In Windows 8.1 the display was fine at 2800x1800. Also, before installing bootcamp drivers in Windows ...
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Getting my MacBook Air (2011) into Windows faster

Is there a way to reduce the time spent in EFI? It seems more than 15 seconds that the Mac (Macbook air 2011) stays with the screen grey before beginning to boot (or resume from hibernate) to ...
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Install Windows to portable hard drive?

I'm trying to install windows on a portable 1tb hard drive and boot it via boot camp on the same hard drive. Want to know if this is possible? My main motivation is due to my school having mac pros ...
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Boot Camp Windows partition lost after El Capitan upgrade

I upgraded through App Store, and after the upgrade, the boot select screen no longer shows my Windows partition, nor the recovery disk. Running diskutil list yields the following: /dev/disk0 ...
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Regain access to OR get rid of Windows, Linux partitions

(Note: this question is regarding an early 2015 MacBook Air (256 GB 2.2 GHz) running OS X Yosemite 10.10.3) I have happily been running my laptop dual booted with windows - installed as 8.1 Pro, ...
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Problem with BootCamp 6.0.1 El Capitain

I have a MBA mid-2012 running the latest OS. I'm trying to BootCamp a Windows 7 x64 .iso I retrieved from an old hard drive. I copied it on my MBA and every time I try to get BootCamp running, it will ...
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Lost hard drive space to Boot Camp

Boot Camp caused ~200 GB of my 750 GB HD to disappear and I cannot re(un)-partition it through Disk Utility and when I try to reformat the storage through the terminal using: diskutil cs resizeVolume ...
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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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How can I set Windows 10 brightness above maximum?

Let's get this out of the way first: I'm aware of adaptive brightness and I have it turned OFF. Yes, it works and it's cool, but I notice that when I first boot into Windows, it's super bright. ...
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How long should Boot Camp formatting selecting drive take?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 using Boot Camp Assistant. Now the boot camp is on task "Formatting the selected drive" and it has been going on three hours and it is not even on the half way. How ...
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Unable to boot into mac or bootcamp

Installed bootcamp and wanted to share files with the mac side. One of my friend told me to create a FAT partition so that I can share files between mac and windows easily. I was stupid to create a ...
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Mac mini not recognizing bootable USB

I recently made a bootable drive with Boot Camp Assistant but when I boot up my Mac mini (Mid 2010) it does not show up.
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bootcamp - stuck at “Partitioning Disk”

I tried to quit bootcamp, open recovery mode then verify & repair disk and both run smoothly without any problem. But when I run bootcamp, the process always stuck at this same point I have ...
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Can I enable FileVault and then partition my hard drive later?

I just bought a 2014 MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD. I updated to El Capitan today and when it booted up for the first time, it asked me if I wanted to enable FileVault. I chose not to because I wasn't ...
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Cannot boot into Windows after Yosemite Reinstall

When Yosemite went live to all users, I updated but a week later I wasn't happy with the performance of the mac and certain apps. So I installed the OS from scratch, I made a backup, erased the ...
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How could I install Boot Camp drivers to my Windows partition?

I've finally figured out how to install Windows without any stray network connection errors or invalid .iso file errors, but I've run into a bit of an issue. The Windows partition doesn't have any ...
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Boot Camp 6 update won't install on Windows 10

Using Apple Software Update gets an installer error when trying to update Boot Camp from 5.1 to 6.0 on a MacBook Pro retina laptop running Windows 10. Also tried downloading the Boot Camp drivers ...
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I think I messed up the Fusion Drive on my 1TB iMac (with BootCamp)

this is a somewhat similar post to this one (Can't create partition on free space with Disk Utility) but not quite... It started with me creating a BootCamp partition (around 145 GB) for Windows ...
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How do you fix missing partition on OS X El Cap?

After trying to install Windows 10 via Boot Camp, my Mac automatically rebooted (supposedly to the newly created Windows partition). However, it just booted back my OS X 10.11.2. When I went to Boot ...
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OSX El Capitan - cannot make bootable usb stick with boot camp

I meticulously followed this tutorial, and this worked for me in 2014. I have a 4GB usb stick plugged into the computer. It should be enough for windows 7, a partition which no longer boots and I am ...
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How to fix “A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing” for Windows 7 on Yosemite

I've been trying to install Windows 7 on Yosemite (10.10.5) on a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). My machine doesn't have any CD/DVD drive so I've downloaded Windows and the Mac support files ...
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Modifying bootcamp (link include) - Error when writing Iso on USB stick

Thank you for your tutorial for modifying bootcamp for Early 2008 MacBook Pro... Bootcamp - No ISO Option On my side, modifying Bootcamp to add the new option have worked perfectly, but i always got ...
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Macbook Pro later 2011 with El Capitan Version 10.11.1 (15B42) crashing with no reason

I don't know yet what is causing this issue. I have a bootcamp installed Windows 8.1 and I was having no issue even after updating to El Capitan and now I got a BSOD on Windows twice (when I tried to ...
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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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Invert scrolling on Windows Bootcamp

It just irritates me a little bit that when I scroll in Windows, I have to scroll normally, but on Mac OS X, I have to change back to the other scrolling (Inverted), I prefer the Mac OS X way, is ...
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Bootcamp software for MacBooks older than 2012

Ever since Windows 10 Tech Preview was released I've been running it with very few problems on my Late 2011 A1278 MacBook Pro. Now since Windows 10 Final was released Apple is not openly providing ...
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Bootcamp interrupted; now stuck on Windows boot looking for startup

I have a MBP with Yosemite (10.10.5 I think). I was trying to install Windows 7 from a USB and cancelled it when it got stuck looking for a driver - I don't have any disk drive and that seemed to ...
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Bootcamp: 'No Bootable Device error' after resizing partition El Capitan

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina 15 inch end 2013) with OS X El Capitan 10.11.1. I have Bootcamp on it to run Windows 7, always using it without any problem. I wanted more space on the Bootcamp partition ...
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Bootcamp: Windows can't install

This evening I decided to Boot Camp my laptop. I had done it before, a few years ago, but quite recently my laptop got an SSD instead of it's former hard drive, so I had to Boot Camp it again. Since ...
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After i installed Windows 10, there's no more OS X

After installing Windows 10 with the Boot Camp Assistant I installed the Boot Camp drivers. When I click on Bootcamp and click restart to OS X it just restarts to Windows. I tried to hold the option ...
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How to 'upgrade' to Windows 10, on Virtual Machine

I have Windows 7 on a virtual machine on my 2015 MBP. I want to try it on boot camp and upgrade to Windows 10, but Bootcamp won't allow anything below Windows 8. So it's not possible to 'upgrade'? Do ...
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Boot Camp Assistant - Windows dosen't show up on boot!

I followed all steps to get Windows 7 on my Mac with Boot Camp Assistant and everything was working out until I was finished creating a BOOTCAMP partition and when my Mac restarted it said "No ...
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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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Macbook Pro 2015 - Install Windows 7 then upgrade to Windows 10 (Boot Camp)

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro and an OEM license of windows 7. I plan to install Windows 7 with these instructions provided by Kevin in this thread: Install Windows 7 On MacBook (x) 2015 This will ...
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I can't download the BootCamp support drivers (OS X 10.11.2)

I've got an Early 2015 MacBook Pro (128GB, MacbookPro12,1) and I'd like to run Windows 10 on it but as its own OS instead of via a virtualisation program. Due to the space constraints imposed by the ...
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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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Mac book Pro [2011 model] - Screen bit distorted and greenish tint and does not boot completely after the apple logo and progress bar loads

My Macbook Pro hung so I forced restarted it but on restart the screen was bit distorted and had greenish tint (Picture below) also it never goes past the Apple logo and progress bar to boot ...
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How to fix the error: “This disk doesn’t contain an EFI system partition”?

I get the following error and cannot start Bootcamp after accidentally deleting the EFI-partition of my main drive. This disk doesn’t contain an EFI system partition. If you want to start up ...
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How to install AMD Crimson video drivers on iMac 5K (Late 2014) in Bootcamp?

I installed Windows 10 using Bootcamp on my iMac. Bootcamp installed a bunch of drivers including one that allows proper 5K rendering on Windows. However when I play a recent game Rainbow Six ...
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Bootcamp: Windows installer couldn't find drivers. I placed them on the installer USB. Where should they go?

I have a Late-2013 model 15 inch rMBP, with El Capitan. I downloaded a Windows 7 64bit ISO from Microsoft. Opened up Bootcamp Assistant, created a bootable Flash drive, and downloaded the Windows ...
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Boot Camp, Windows and a Kinect

I am going to be playing around with the Kinect v2 and I know I'm going to want to try 3D scanning areas that are not just my room. I intend to scan the outdoors mainly. So this brings me to requiring ...
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BootCamp can't partition

I had a problem with my Macbook that couldn't read the internal SSD and boot OS X, but I solve it: MacBook does not mount, does not boot, does not read drive . I used resizeStack method to get the ...
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Make BootCamp work without external drive

I've just read that since ElCap's release it is possible on some Macs to install Windows without DVD nor USB drive, just by providing ISO file. My MBP8,1 is quite old, though, and it is old enough to ...
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Bootcamp + Custom hybrid MBR = PAIN

I installed OS X to my MacBook from scratch. I mean used USB stick with installer and fully erased disk. Then I created 5 partitions: One for OS X, one for Windows, two for Linux and one for Data: | ...
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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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Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices (virtualbox fix please)

I'm on a MacBookPro8,1, Late 2011 and I'm running latest version of El Capitan with SIP disabled (if that matters at all) @DavidAnderson I've been following the tutorial steps from @DavidAnderson ...