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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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. ...
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Display is set to Mobile PC Display on Windows when I run it on Macbook Pro via boot camp

Just installed Windows using boot camp. I downloaded the drivers using boot camp. After installing the display says: Mobile PC Display. I have 15 inch Macbook Pro. What display driver do I need to ...
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Ethernet driver missing when installing Windows using boot camp

I installed Windows 7 64 bit using bootcamp. The Ethernet driver is missing. Can't find it search on disk. Where do I get this driver? I have a Macbook Pro OS X
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Bootcamp and Windows 8 don't get along [closed]

As far as Microsoft vs Apple, I'm in an awkward place. I love them both, but sadly that doesn't mean they love each other. As some of you know, Microsoft released a developer preview of Windows 8 on ...
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Can't load boot camp Windows 7 after resizing Mac partition

Running Lion with Windows 7 boot camped, I modified my Mac OS X partition and reduced its size by 100 GB. I formatted the new 100Gb to FAT 32. When I restarted my computer, I received the "No ...
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Repartitioning after Bootcamp problems

When I first got my MacBook Pro, I installed Windows 7 via Boot Camp. A couple months later I wanted to install Ubuntu and have a triple boot. I followed this tutorial: triple-boot After I finished ...
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Moving Bootcamp to new Macbook Pro

Is it possible to move Boot Camp from Macbook Pro Late 2008 w/ Lion to Macbook Pro 2011 w/ Lion? I have been trying unsuccessfully for several days. I used WinClone to successfully image my old ...
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How to speed up screen refresh on MacPro + Bootcamp?

I'm a .Net developer running Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) on a 2010 MacPro (2.27Ghz/6GB RAM) using Bootcamp. Until about a month ago its been, imo, the ultimate dev workstation. However recently I've ...
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Bootcamp Partition Creation Failure

I wanted to install Windows on my 2011 Macbook Air running 10.8. I had approximately 40 GB of a 120 GB hard drive free and I set Bootcamp to create a 20 GB partition for Windows. Halfway through the ...
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Will a bootable USB made with boot camp work on PC?

I just finished building my PC. It has no optical drive but I made a bootable usb with my iMac. When I plugged it in my PC motherboard recognized it, I chose to boot from the USB but it takes to me a ...
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Can't delete partitions after attempting BOOTCAMP on my iMac 5k

I recently tried to install a bootcamp instance of Win 7. The install failed for some reason. This left me with a partition that I can not access via Disk Utility If you notice..the +- can not be ...
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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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How to set up a dual-boot (OS X and Windows 7/8) environment in a Mac OS X Virtual Machine?

Anyone found a way to set up a dual-boot environment (preferably Mac OS X 10.9 and Windows 7) in a Mac OS X VM using a type-2 hypervisor like Parallels or VMware Fusion with Boot Camp Assistant? ...
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Dropbox Install in Data Partition between OS X and Windows 7 Boot Camp

I have a Data partition between OS X Mavericks and Windows 7 Boot Camp. I have my Dropbox folder in the partition. I have tried using it in the past formatted as exFAT. This was unsatisfactory in that ...
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No bootable device after failed Windows 7 installation via Bootcamp

While trying to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp on my MBP Retina today I really messed up. After getting into the drive selection in the Windows installation utility I deleted the other partitions (3 ...
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How can I fix Virtualization not being available in bootcamp windows?

Virtualbox complains that VT-x isn't available and running securable confirms that it's not available. My 2012 rMBP has an i7 and intel clearly states the CPU does have VT-x, nevermind the fact that ...