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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OS X El Capitan renames Windows volume on every boot by appending increasing numbers to the volume name

I have installed Windows on a separate hard drive on my MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan. OS X is running on an SSD and Windows is on another physical hard drive. I named the other hard drive ...
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2 Disks with the same name, how do I delete one?

I initially boot-camped a disk into a windows partition, and wanted to delete it. Initially I thought formatting it to free space would work, but it didn't. I tried again and accidentally formatted it ...
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Install Bootcamp on external drive where OS X installed

I have 128G SSD internal storage. And wanted to install Bootcamp on external drive (USB storage). Found out that Bootcamp could not be installed on the external drive. So I thought to install OS X ...
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Any way to get Bluetooth to work on MacBook 12″ Boot Camp?

I know that it’s not officially supported, but there is any manual way that I can get Bluetooth to work on a MacBook 12″ Windows Boot Camp partition?
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Boot Camp will not allow removing Windows 8 partition

I've used Boot Camp to install Windows 8 on my Air some time ago and I was trying to remove the windows partition to restore some space. Except Boot Camp gives me a warning saying "The startup disk ...
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I want to install Windows 7 on an external drive

I've read two articles about booting Windows from external drives as opposed to a stock Bootcamp install. Here are the links: http://kevtg-compuproductive.tumblr.com/ http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/...
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Is there a way to use a Thunderbolt monitor with Bootcamp and not need to restart each time it's connected?

So, I'm using a brand new Mac Book Pro with Bootcamp and Windows 7 and I have at giant 27" thunderbolt display. The problem I'm having is at the office I take my laptop with me to meetings. Upon ...
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Where can I buy a digital version of Windows 7 for Boot Camp?

I'm going to attempt to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp on my new Retina Macbook Pro. Since it's lacking an optical drive, every tutorial / walkthrough that I find says I need an ISO version of ...
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Are bluetooth battery information readable from windows through BootCamp?

Is there any way to see the battery level of bluetooth device (eg, magic mouse) on bootcamp+windows?
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Can I delete Lion and re-install Snow Leopard while keeping my Boot Camp partition?

I upgraded my MacBook to Lion and am less than impressed. I figured I should re-install Snow Leopard. Can I do that without destroying the lion partition? If not, can I at least keep my Windows 7 ...
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Run Boot Camp Windows10 partition inside VirtualBox

I have a separate Windows10 partition courtesy of Boot Camp Assistant. I would like the option of cranking it up inside my OS X session using VirtualBox, as there are times I would like to use some ...
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Windows 8.1 poor sound quality

I installed Windows 8.1 on my MacBook Pro 13 (2011 late) using Bootcamp and everything seems ok except poor sound quality. It is just so impossible to listen to music. The quality is like a radio or ...
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Macbook pro trackpad stops working after plugging in USB mouse in Windows 7 under bootcamp

We have a new Macbook Pro which we've installed Windows 7 under boot camp. We've also installed the drivers off the OSX CD. When I plugged in a USB mouse the Trackpad stops working, which is fine ...
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“Winclone has been discontinued”. Now what?

I just replaced my old 320Gb HHD on my MBP with a 240Gb SSD and I did not wanted to transfer the hole drive as it would not fit, as I have more than 60Gb of music and 110Gb of Photos and HD Videos. ...
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Getting Bluetooth to Work After Moving Boot Camp Partition to New Mac

I had a Boot Camp partition with Windows 7 on my 2008-era MacBook Pro, and everything worked fine. I have a new MacBook Pro. I partitioned it using the Boot Camp Assistant, and then I copied my old ...
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Installing Windows 7 on Mac. A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

I'm installing Windows 7 on my Mac via Parallels. During installation I'm getting. "A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing." message. Doesn't give me any option to proceed further. What am ...
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Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

Any experiences with upgrading a Windows 8.1 bootcamp install to a Windows 10 install? Is it safe? Will it somehow mess with the efi/bootcamp settings so boot up problems might ensue?
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How to take screenshot in Boot Camp?

I have MacBook Pro Retina running Windows 8.1. I do not have a PrtScr key. Also, shift+fn+f11 key combination doesn't work. What is the shortcut to take screenshots?
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Why I can not see mac partition under windows installed with bootcamp?

I installed a windows 7 on macbook using bootcamp. Everything looks fine, but one thing. Here is stated that "Apple’s Boot Camp driver package automatically installs an HFS+ driver for Windows, which ...
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If I put my old mac hard disk system drive with bootcamp in a USB caddy, after replacing it with an SSD, will it appear as 2 drives when plugged in?

I'm going to replace my MacBookPro system drive / hard disk with an SSD. I will then re-install MacOS and Windows via bootcamp. The original drive will be put in a USB caddy to be used as an external ...
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How to create third partition after Macintosh HD and Boot Camp partitions?

I have a mid 2009 MBP. I am going to install Boot Camp beside Snow Leopard. I would like to have a third partition, DATA, and format it FAT32, where I will keep my data files easily and safely ...
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Can a Thunderbolt iMac use Target Display Mode on a Thunderbolt MacBook running Windows?

If I have: 2011 27" iMac (running OS X) 2012 15" MacBook Pro (running Windows 7 via Boot Camp) and connect the MacBook to the iMac via a Thunderbolt cable, can the iMac use Target Display Mode to ...
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Dual boot versus VM storage use?

Which requires the least total storage to run Windows 7, configuring an MBA for dual-boot with Bootcamp, or using a VM (Parallels, VMWare, VirtualBox)? For the smallest solution, how many free GB ...
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Is there an application for Windows7 (in bootcamp) to adjust the level of brightness of screen of iMac?

I want to darken the screen of my iMac because it is too bright for me. I use an application called shades, but it doesn't work in bootcamp. I found the software for Windows Vista called VistaShades (...
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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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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 ...
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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! ...
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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 ...
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Does Bootcamp support 64 bit version of Windows 7?

I have just purchased a Macbook Pro which will run OS X Lion. Which version of Windows can I run in Bootcamp? 64 or 32 bit? Both?
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Can a MacBook Air use another computer's optical drive when running Windows on Boot Camp?

I installed boot camp on a MacBook Air by following these directions. In step 2 under "Step 4: Install the Windows Support Software", I did exactly as the guide said, and launched WindowsSupport/Boot ...
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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 ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 from downloading and installing updates before the Boot Camp Support Software is installed?

Microsoft is allowing users to download and install (but not activate) Windows 10 Pro 64 bit without using a Product key. I tried doing a clean install of Windows 10 on my mid 2007, 20 inch iMac. ...
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Does a Boot Camped Windows alongside a Mac OS X partition profit from a Fusion drive like Mac OS X does?

While writing an answer to this question Should I defrag my SSD before creating a partition for Boot Camp? i wondered if a Boot Camped Windows profits from a Fusion drive like OS X on the same drive ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Not able to open a Mac OS Extended (Journaled) SSD disk in Boot Camp

I have installed the full version of Paragon's HFS+. I am fully able to read/write files from the partition that boots OS X, but not an external SSD with the same format. I get the "pling" sound when ...
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Where to (legally) download Windows iso directly instead of using their .exe utility?

Recently, I installed Windows onto a bootcamp partition on my MBP by using an .iso image file of Windows that I downloaded directly from one of Microsoft's official websites (maybe it was www....
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How do I update my MacBook Pro to the latest version of BootCamp?

Running Windows 8.1 on my 2013 Macbook Pro that runs OS X 10.10.5. Want to update the version of BootCamp (and related drivers) that it is running - I don't think it has updated since I partioned ...
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Bootcamp Windows 7 installation, USB is not recognized only on bootloader

I'll abstract my question. I'm using MacPro4,1 Early 2009. And I'm trying to install Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1. (I'm using Yosemite 10.10.4, and Boot Camp Assistant is 5.1.4) My Mac has 2 HDDs, ...
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Can I move Windows 7 to a larger partition with 'dd' instead of WinClone?

I have a Modbook Pro with both Win 7 and OS X installed during build; no media provided. I got fed up with all the irritations of the modbook and bought a regular Macbook Pro with a larger drive and ...
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Apple Hardware Disk Utility Unallocated Space on my Hard Drive

While trying to get Boot Camp set up on my MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina 2015 it asked me to partition my hard drive. Doing so I partitioned my 1 TB hard drive so that it dedicated 750 gb to mac and 250 ...