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 do I install Windows 7 without BootCamp and keep the OS X installation intact?

Because I already used BootCamp for creating the partition I used for installing Ubuntu, now I am not able to install Windows 7 by using BootCamp. Here is my disk partiton configuration: refit ...
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Bootcamp partition migration

On my old Macbook pro I had a Windows 7 64bit Bootcamp partition. When I got my new Macbook pro I transferred the Bootcamp partition to the new computer with Winclone. Now when I try to boot into ...
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Can Windows Vista be installed on Mac OS X 10.6.6?

I heard that as of Mac OS X 10.6.6, Apple removed wording about installing Vista via Boot Camp, suggesting that they are no longer supporting it. If I have Mac OS X 10.6.6 installed, can I still ...
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My personal settings on OS X disappear after booting Windows (XP or 7) on my MacBook Pro

I installed Windows 7 (and XP before) on my MacBook Pro and whenever I boot my Windows and after that boot my OS X my clock shows the wrong time and my login items that I set in the system preference ...
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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 ...
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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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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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Booted to Windows how do I enable access to a Mac CoreStorage volume?

I've installed Windows 8.1 with the Boot Camp Assistant on a solid state drive with a CoreStorage volume. Booted to Windows I can't see the files on my Mac volume anymore. I'm confused since this is ...
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Remove Bootcamp when Boot Camp Assist will not

I purchased an iMac from a buddy and recently upgraded to Yosemite so I am learning as I go about Macs. However, I decided I wanted it to be quicker so I purchased an OWC SSD to install as a primary ...
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Should the Windows 10 Technical Preview work in BootCamp 5.1 on new Mac Pro (Desktop)

Microsoft released the windows 10 technical preview . I am not 100% thrilled with the user experience of windows 8.1 so i wanted to try this out on my new Mac Pro (the garbage can black one). Does ...
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Clear free space in Disk Utility

So I recently removed Windows 7 from my iMac, but Bootcamp didn't let me do it. I used Disk Utility instead. The old Windows 7 partition now shows up as free space. I want to reinstall Windows 7 again ...
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How do I get a Windows ISO to set up Boot Camp?

I have a new Macbook Pro. I have an external USB Superdrive. I have a Windows 8.1 DVD and legal product key. I have a blank 8 GB USB Drive. I'm trying to set up Boot Camp and install said copy of ...
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Should I defrag my SSD before creating a partition for Boot Camp?

I have a 500GB SSD in my MacBook Pro. I have been using my laptop for over three years - and it was migrated using Migration Assistant from a previous laptop that I had been using for five years ...
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OSX and Windows Bootcamp give different system information

I have a Mac mini late 2012 running the i5 2.5 processor. In the mac system information it has number of cores - 2, however if I boot to Windows 7 on the bootcamp partition the system information ...
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Does clean install reset everything, including SMC?

TL;DR: Does a clean install reset everything (like SMC, for example)? If not, what else should I do to be sure the computer is completely reset, like it just came from the factory? My macbook has ...
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Boot Camp Assistant does not let me change my destination drive

I received my new iMac today and want to install a Windows 8 partition to allow me to test software I'm writing with Qt on both OS X and Mac (Requirement for uni module). I have a Windows 8 ISO and ...
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OS X does not recognize keyboard and trackpad while Boot Camp Windows still can

I've encountered strange issues on my Macbook Air 2013. I spilled some drop of water on keyboard (near trackpad and spacebar) I did some cleaning, and then try to boot again. The OS X then can not ...
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Create bootable USB of Windows 8.1 on Mavericks 10.9.4

I've followed the instructions to enable the "Create windows 7 install Disk" in bootcamp but I am attempting to install Windows 8.1. How do I force bootcamp to allow me to create a windows 7 or later ...
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Bootcamp - safety of OSX partition

I use OSX and Windows 7 on my MBA. I have an access to OSX partition on Windows 7. I was wondering... is it safe? I mean, could OSX partition be destroyed by some kind of virus? Is there any way to ...
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Windows on a Macbook Pro with integrated Intel Iris Pro only

I've been wondering about this since the last refresh of the Macbook Pro range...I have a need to run some Windows-only software, and I've read in the past that many people complained about lower ...
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CentOS will not install on my Mac

I am trying to install CentOS on another partition, and It will install, but every time, I get a GRUB HARD DISK ERROR. Here are the steps I took: •Resized Mac OSX disk and gave 20 gigabytes of free ...
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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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How restore my Mac with boot camp partition from time machine

I have my Mac boot camped with windows 7, unfortunately my hard drive was corrupted on the Mac partition, the windows partition is OK, I fixed the Mac partition but right now I can restore my Mac from ...
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Cant remove windows partition from mac(not BOOTCAMP)

I have a windows partition(not a bootcamp one) and would like to remove it.This was obviously not possible with bootcamp.I tried using Disk Utility but all buttons there are inactive. I have ...
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Using startup commands when the default startup disc is not OSX

I have to use a startup command (ie command - S for single user mode) when restarting my computer, but this is proving to be impossible, as the startup disc is windows by default on my computer - ...
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bless --nextonly parameter fails

I am using the bless command to reboot my Mac mini into VMware ESX. sudo bless --device /dev/disk3s1 --setboot --nextonly && sudo reboot Booting ESX works but after the next reboot the Mac ...
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Thunderbolt to VGA connector makes my MacBook Pro Retina very hot

I have a new Macbook pro retina display, i7, 16 GB RAM and NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M. I have noticed that when running Boot Camp with Win 7 and I plug in my HP VGA monitor using a VGA/thunderbolt ...
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BootChamp equivalent to go from Windows to Mac

I use BootChamp to restart into Windows directly from OS X. I was wondering if there is an equivalent piece of software to restart from Windows into Mac. This will be especially useful when using ...
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Shared data partition for Bootcamp no longer accessible

I have my Macbook Pro running Mountain Lion setup with partitions as follows: disk0s1 (unnamed) - EFI partition disk0s2 ("Macintosh HD") - OSX partition disk0s3 ("Recovery HD") - OSX recovery ...
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External Keyboard key remapping

I recently bought a CM Storm QuickFire keyboard. This keyboard is made for Windows. It works perfectly on Bootcamp, but when I use it on the OS X side, the keys are completely remapped. the F key ...
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Switch from a not-installed Windows partition to Mountain Lion

I tried to install Windows in dual boots (version 4 I think) in my Macbook Pro 10.8. Everything was fine until Windows boot for the first time for it's installation. The operating system was not able ...
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Macbook Pro 2011 Snow Leopard Boot Camp with Parallels Desktop 8

Quick question in response to a very thorough bootcamp post already on this forum. For anybody that has a working Mac, Windows and Shared partition ... is the Boot Camp partition recognised by ...
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Which version of Windows runs best on an early 2011 MacBook Pro (and how do I obtain it)?

I'd like to install Windows on my early 2011 MBP via Bootcamp so I can run a highly critical piece of software (Guild Wars 2). The system reqs. are XP or better. Which version of Windows? On ...
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Bootcamp windows drivers downloading stuck

This is my fourth download, Net speed 12MBPS and everytime its stuck at this place. How can fix this. I am running Mountain Lion on 128GB SSD, 8GB Ram with Mid 2010 model.
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Installed Windows in wrong partition and now shows “no bootable device”

I chose the wrong partition to install Windows on my MacBook Pro Retina. How do I reinstall Mountain Lion? I tried ⌘R but the only thing I get is: No Bootable Device -- Insert boot disk and press ...
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Macbookpro can't recognize bootable usb at boot time?

I have an old macbookpro: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2 Processor Name: Intel Core i5 Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz Boot ROM Version: MBP61.0057.B0F I created a ...
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Parallels doesn't recognize Windows 8 Bootcamp

I just upgraded my OSX to 10.8.3 and installed Windows 8 via Bootcamp. For some reasons Parallels (8.0.18354) doesn't recognize this Bootcamp partition. It doesn't show up in the Parallels Wizard used ...
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Notification area icons are sometimes invisible in Windows 7 (Boot Camp)

For some reason, sometimes my notification area icons are invisible in Windows 7 64-bit (Boot Camp, on an iMac mid-2010), as seen in this screenshot. Clicking on an invisible item does nothing. ...
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Error “/dev/disk04 could not be mounted” when using NTFS-3G

I use NTFS-3G in order to let myself read and write to my external hard drive in the correct format. My Mac is also bootcamped with Windows 7 on the other side. Every time I startup my Mac I get an ...
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Resize Boot Camp partition

I installed Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro using Boot Camp. Now I've figured out I should have made the Windows 8 partition bigger. Is this safe to attempt using Disk Utility? If not, how do I go about ...
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Safe to upgrade to Windows 8 on Bootcamp?

So I'd read a service advisory on the Parallels site warning users not to upgrade to Windows 8 due to it damaging their virtual machine and associated files therein. That being said, is it currently ...
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How do I restore a Windows 7 DMG file to Boot Camp (and make it bootable)?

My iMac's HD died last week, and so I was unable to access OS X (I had a Time Machine backup of it though). Fortunately I was able to boot into the Recovery HD and use Disk Utility to backup Boot Camp ...
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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 ...
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Siberia v2 microphone will not work with OS X or Windows XP in Boot Camp

Is there a workaround to get my Siberia v2 headset microphone to work with OS X or Boot Camp Windows XP? In OS X, the microphone is recognized but will not let me switch to it in Steam. The built-in ...
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Windows drivers for MacBookPro 5,1

I'm trying to install windows 2k8 R2 on an old MacBook Pro (5,1). Thats the first unibody macbook with core2duo. The harddrive did crash so I don't have any option to use bootcamp to retrieve my ...
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Question Regarding Bootcamp and Windows 7

I am possible going to install windows 7 on my iMac using the standard bootcamp setup and have a question about this setup. I will store all of my large movies on the mac and will need good access to ...
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Installing Ubuntu via Boot Camp on 1st gen Macbook running Lion

Does anyone know if it's possible to install Ubuntu via bootcamp on a first gen Macbook running Lion? I'd prefer not to use Parallels/VMware due to the fact that it's only got 1GB of RAM in it and I'd ...
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Can MacDrive break my Time Machine backups?

I'm running Lion and also have bootcamp Win7 installed. I haven't booted win 7 for a several month but some days ago was urged to do it. After successful boot in Win 7 I got some weird MacDrive error ...
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Bootcamp - Multiple Windows installations, how do delete one?

I've got a Mac Pro with 3 hard drives: 1 x 7200rpm 640GB - 1/2 for OS X - 1/2 for Windows 7 (Bootcamp) 2 x 5400 Western Digital'Eco-drive' (runs like a dog and is only useful for backups and ...
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Where can I find drivers for Windows 7 on an iMac without Boot Camp Assistant?

I have OS X installed on my 27" iMac and want to dual boot with Windows 7. I installed rEFit and then installed Windows 7. Now I need the drivers that normally get installed with Boot Camp Assistant. ...