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

62
votes
2answers
167k views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
159 views

Bootcamp Windows 7 installed but no wifi capability or USB drive?

So I installed Bootcamp with Windows 7 Professional on my late 2013 15in Macbook Pro with Retina and I have it installed and booting up Windows 7, however it doesn't seem to pick up any of my hardware ...
2
votes
2answers
174 views

Boot Camp does not boot after disk cloning

I've got a MacBook5,1, and I replaced the CD drive with a SSD. Then, I made a "DIY fusion drive". Before doing it, I was using the regular setup, with Boot Camp. Then I put the SSD and made the Fusion ...
1
vote
2answers
489 views

Bootcamp and Windows 8 Installed, no option to boot from partition

I recently installed Windows 8 on a Mac with boot camp. The partition was working fine. However, I recently reinstalled OSX and now I am unable to select the Windows partition upon startup. How can I ...
2
votes
2answers
7k 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 ...
0
votes
1answer
25 views

Bootcamp and SSD issue

I have loaded windows on the SSD of the macbook. I have plenty of windows softwares that i wish to install but that will be at the cost of the SSD which has a limited space. Is it ok to install the ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Thunderbolt speed via bootcamp?

Thunderbolt is very fast on OS X, but do we get the same speed when accessing Thunderbolt devices through boot camp? Meaning, if I wanted to install Steam games from my Boot Camp partition onto a ...
1
vote
3answers
531 views

I repartitioned my harddrive while installing Windows 8 and lost my OS X installation, can I get it back?

I tried to install Windows 8 on my MacBook using Boot Camp. Because the normal installer did not recognize the partition that was made by Boot Camp, I opened up the command promt and ran DISKPART. I ...
0
votes
1answer
542 views

Creating a Bootable USB drive for a PC on a Macbook

I recently had a little mishap on my PC machine and now my HDD is completely cleared. I have a 32GB USB, a Windows 8.1 full DVD iso, and my macbook pro 2013 with Yosemite on it. I tried using ...
1
vote
2answers
119 views

How do I set my computer to restart in the last operating system

I swear when I first installed windows on a partition of my Mac HD my computer would restart in the last operating system used. By that I mean that if I hit restart whilst in Windows, my computer ...
3
votes
3answers
10k views

How to convert Vmware Fusion virtual machine to bootcamp image

i'm using ENVI + IDL software on a windows xp virtual machine. That software is too heavy so i can't work as well on that virtual machine so i need to boot that virtual machine on boot so to have all ...
0
votes
0answers
110 views

Bootcamp HD not showing up after OS reinstall

I have two partitions on my 2012 iMac. They were working fine, but recently I increased the size of the windows partition and formatted the mac partition to a clean install of the os. Now I can't see ...
0
votes
1answer
395 views

Bootcamp Windows doesn't start up after 10.7 fresh install upgrade to 10.10

Hardware: Late 2009 27" iMac (it's the first generation 27") OS: Mac OSX 10.7, Windows 7 64 bit on Bootcamp Last night, I decided to upgrade my OS to Yosemite, and seeing how old my Mac OS is ...
0
votes
2answers
231 views

Move Bootcamp to external drive - restored, fdisk - still not recognized as bootable!

I want to copy my W7 Bootcamp partition to an external HDD, and be bootable of course. It is currently functioning fine alongside Yosemite on a different HDD. DiskUtility Restore works... I marked ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

Whole disk encryption with a Windows only Bootcamp

I've purchased myself a Mac Book Pro Retina (Haswell) and after giving Mac OS a fair shake have decided to go full Windows 7 and Bootcamp. There is no Mac OS install left on this system. I am now ...
1
vote
1answer
569 views

Bootcamp won't start after resizing partition

My system is divided in two and shared using Boot Camp feature. Recently I needed more space on the Mac partition and whiled loaded only in the Windows partition, I have shrank my Windows partition by ...
0
votes
0answers
266 views

Windows 7 bootcamp, DVD does not appear, I need to open it with a key

In Windows 7 bootcamp, DVD does not appear, I need to open it with keyboard, and the Open/Close key on Apple keyboard is not working.
13
votes
4answers
11k views

How to turn on Hardware Virtualization on Late 2013 MacBook Pro (for Windows 8.1 using Boot Camp)?

I am trying to turn on Hardware Virtualization for my new MacBook Pro for Windows 8.1 setup using Boot Camp. I have searched online and I know that we can not just go to the BIOS like windows and ...
0
votes
2answers
82 views

Why NTFS write softwares cause some certain problems?

After installing NTFS write software on my mac, I found two problems. The Windows system in bootcamp does not show in the startup disk in Settings app. Parallels Desktop can't suspend the Bootcamp ...
1
vote
1answer
384 views

Windows 8.1 Boot Camp automatic repair loop

After successfully installing Windows 8.1 on my 2010 MacBook, running Yosemite as its primary OS, my Windows OS rebooted 5 minutes after a fresh install and now I'm stuck in the "automatic repair ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

How to install Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro from USB?

I'm on a 2011 MacBook Pro trying to install Windows 8.1 from a USB. I tried creating bootable FAT32 and NTFS USBs from my Windows ISO with Rufus, but still I don't see anything in Startup Disk in ...
3
votes
5answers
15k views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Eject Windows 7 Installation DVD 1, during boot camp install on MacBook Pro (Intel Based)

I have 2 DVD's for installing Windows. The 1st DVD contains part of the Windows 7 installation and then the DVD 2 has to be inserted. Now, when I try to install Win7 on my MacBook Pro using Boot Camp ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

SmartNav + Windows 7 running on Boot Camp

Is it possible to use SmartNav in a Windows 7 that runs on a MacBook Pro with Boot Camp? Ideally I would like to use it in a multi-monitor configuration.
2
votes
3answers
440 views

Mac OS X doesn't recognize hard disk

I replaced my CD drive with a Western Digital 750GB hard drive using the iFixit guide. My Mac for some reason throws error on any interaction with the hard drive, for example on disk utility when I ...
0
votes
0answers
158 views

VMWare fusion 7 bootcamp with windows 8 file sharing only references to file

I am using VMWare fusion 7 on OSX Yosemite with Windows 8 on my bootcamp partition. The problem is when I try to share files with either a shared folder or by drag and drop the file only seems to be ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Rename the Disk, not the partition [duplicate]

I recently bought a MacBook Pro 15" of mid 2015. It has a SSD named 'This mac' but I want to rename it. I have two partitions, one called 'Macintosh HD' and one called 'Windows HD' since I have a ...
1
vote
2answers
966 views

Which version of Windows will run on an iMac 24" early 2009 model?

I have an iMac 24", early 2009 model with 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 4 GB RAM running OS X Yosemite. I need to setup my Boot Camp and have done a lot of research, learned a lot but still unsure on ...
1
vote
1answer
76 views

Spotlight data size to big

I have have was cleaning up my Macintosh's Hard Drive. I was using Windows 8.1 for that purpose(Bootcamp). I found that the size of spotlight folder was too big(951 MB). Is it normal or I should ...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

Max RAM for Boot Camp?

What is the max amount of RAM that Windows 7 64 bit Boot Camp partition in my late 2011 2.4 i5 MBP 8.1 with OS X Lion can utilize?
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Installing windows on Mac won't recognize USB [duplicate]

I am trying to install windows as a boot camp partition on my main hard drive ssd (after spending countless hours trying to get it installed on the optical bay hard drive). I assumed this would be ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Boot Camp partition not even starting to boot

I do not remember doing anything unusual to my Mac, but when I tried rebooting into Windows partition, nothing happened. If I didn't hold alt while booting, I got white screen stuck for ages. If I ...
0
votes
2answers
20k views

No bootable device found ( Install windows on Mac )

I'm owning a macbook pro 13 inch mid 2009 and a USB thumb drive Kingston DataTraveler 100G3 16 GB. I successfully installed Windows 7 on my Mac using Bootcamp ( with a little trick to enable "Creat a ...
1
vote
1answer
72 views

Why can my Macbook plays sound in Windows but not OS X?

Awhile back, a pair of headphones I owned broke off inside of the headphone slot on my Mid-2012 13" MacBook Pro. I followed some instructions suggested by people online which involved using a bit of ...
6
votes
4answers
258 views

Do Macs run the full Windows OS making full use of Windows functionality?

So I now know that Macs can run Windows, but I just want to confirm if it runs Windows like a normal Windows would run on a PC, with full functionality. In other words, just like you get an HP-Laptop ...
0
votes
0answers
168 views

Windows 8 Product Key doesn't work with Boot Camp

I currently have Windows Boot Camp'd on my early 2013 MacBook Pro Retina however I am not allowed to download anything. When I go into pc settings to input my product key to Activate windows it denies ...
3
votes
4answers
31k views

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. ...
2
votes
6answers
29k views

Enter “vertical bar” (or “pipe symbol”) in Windows

I have my MacBook late 2008 sometimes running Windows 7 via BootCamp. The keyboard has a German layout. Pretty much like the Wikimedia image below except that the blue symbols in the lowest line are ...
0
votes
1answer
27 views

Bootcamp puts content in Macintosh Harddrive

I am using Paragon HFS+ for reading my Macintosh hard drive in windows but when I open my Macintosh hard drive I saw lot of window's garbage that I never kept inside of it. Can I delete .exe files and ...
0
votes
1answer
383 views

How to change boot picture of Windows partition?

On a MacBook with Bootcamp installed, I got three partitions: OS X 10.10 Windows 10 OS X Recovery On boot, with 'alt' key down, I get the bootloader and I can choose which partition to boot. On ...
-1
votes
2answers
210 views

AppleScript for restarting to Bootcamp?

I have tried to use an AppleScript to reboot to Windows It's not going well though, as when I tried it the first time, a white screen appeared on startup and didn't go away. A hard reset rebooted to ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

BootCamp wifi issues

I'm unable to connect to SOME wifi-networks when I'm booted into Windows 8 via BootCamp on my Mac. While the same very networks work just fine when I'm booted into OSX. I suspect this is a Windows ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Mac Mini - Installing Windows 7 from external CD/DVD drive - hangs before installation with black screen

Really wanted to get Windows 7 working on my Mac for some Windows-specific applications. Essentially, I followed all instructions after having updated my Mac's EFI Firmware, and have been left with a ...
0
votes
2answers
741 views

Can't boot on OS X partition after resizing Windows partition

I initially had three bootable partitions: OS X Recovery for OS X Bootcamp (Windows 8) Now, on Windows, I decided to make my Windows partition smaller, reducing its size using the native Disk ...
0
votes
3answers
938 views

How to setup two OS X boot partitions plus Bootcamp and Data?

Is it possible to set up he following combination of partitions; how? two OS X partitions, each bootable (one for the main system, another for testing new OS X releases) a Bootcamp bootable ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Bootcamp and Filevault 2 boot to OS X before a restart allows Windows to load

I've got a mid 2011 MBA with Windows 7 running via Bootcamp. In Lion, i've enabled Filevault 2. Normally, when I turn my laptop on, I first enter the filevault password before the laptop boots into ...
0
votes
1answer
283 views

External Monitor is not Working with Windows 8.1 64bit (MacBook Pro Late 2011)

I need to connect my Macbook Pro Late 2011 to external (LG) monitor via Minidisplay port to DVI. I have the latest drivers for my Intel HD Graphics 3000 and the latest Bootcamp as well. Can anybody ...
2
votes
2answers
26k views

Keyboard and trackpad not working, SMC reset seems possible

I have a MacBook Pro, 13-inch, Mid 2009 with OS X 10.9.5. I suspect two things that might have caused the trouble: Recently I had to replace the keyboard. After replacing the keyboard everything ...
0
votes
0answers
190 views

Sound not working on new Windows 8.1 install (Early 2011 MacBook Pro)

Background: My CD/DVD drive is broken so I had to install Windows from a USB drive. I used a trick that involved changing entries in an info.plist file belonging to Boot Camp Assistant which allowed ...
0
votes
1answer
131 views

The Boot Camp USB drivers paradox

I have following problem: I have Boot Camp Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (OS X 10.10.2). I observed, that I couldn't connect USB flash drives to that Windows system, so I installed all Boot Camp drivers ...