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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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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Can I create a fusion drive with an HDD that already has a boot camp partition?

I'm planning to replace the optical drive in my MacBook Pro 9,1 (mid-2012, non-retina) with an SSD and make the two internal drives into a fusion drive, and I know that creating a boot camp partition ...
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Bootcamp keyboard driver not installing

I am assuming that this is an bug, but I thought I would check with you all first to see if that is the case. I had been running OSX 10.6.8 with bootcamp 3.3 and Windows 7 64x PRO. I reloaded it ...
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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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How to install Windows XP on mid-2012 MacBook Air Mountain Lion?

I have to install Windows XP on my mid-2012 Mountain Lion MacBook Air (base config: 4GB RAM, 128GB SDD, 1.8 GHz) but the BootCamp doesn't support anything except 7. I can't afford to set aside sth ...
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Bootcamp assistant won't let me increase the Windows partition

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac. The Bootcamp Assistant won't let me increase the Windows partiton's size above ~45 GB. I've got 200 GB free out of 500 GB on my SSD. I run Disk Repair, but ...
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How to safely and successfully use Bootcamp?

I am currently running Parallels 7 to use windows applications, however, games do not run efficiently and I heard Bootcamp is better for gaming. I tried installing bootcamp but soon enough I ran into ...
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Finding drivers for Macbook Pro (13 inch, i5, 2.3GHZ) without bootcamp

I had a customer come in (regular) and brought me a mac his son screwed up by deleting partitions and installing windows. Somehow in the bootcamp process he screwed it all up. So now there's a fresh ...
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How to extend bootcamp partition?

When I was installing windows 7 on my mac I allocated 55GB to my bootcamp partition, I now realise that it is not enough for me. is there a way to extend it, without loosing any data and re-instaling ...
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Why does Ctrl+Alt+Backspace work to log in to Windows on MacBook Pro?

I have Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp on my 2011 MacBook Pro. I have configured Windows to require a Ctrl+Alt+Del to log in. This is supposed to prevent malware from putting up a fake login ...
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Cannot change startup disk

I have my OS X 10.8.2 system with bootcamp, with Windows 7 on the other partition. However, when I try to set the startup disk in System Preferences, I get the error The bless tool was unable to ...
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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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Will bootable usb created by bootcamp on mac work with PC?

I need to make a bootable usb with windows 8 files on it, I can't think of easier option than creating it via help of bootcamp, but Will it work for pc (I want to install files on my pc)?
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“No Bootable Device” after failed Boot Camp installation (Windows 8 - 1TB Fusion Drive)

On my new iMac /w a 1TB Fusion Drive, I tried to install Windows 8 (still technically unsupported) using the following method: ...
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Should I install new drivers on Bootcamp?

I installed Windows on my Mac and Bootcamp installed NVidia Control Panel. Today I received a notification in the Control Panel about a new driver. Should I install it or should I wait for drivers ...
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27" Cinema Display Windows Drivers

I just built a new windows 8 PC with a GA-Z77X-UP4 TH motherboard so I could have a Thunderbolt port for my Apple LED Cinema Display 27" . Unfortunately, the display isn't working. I have read that it ...
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Is it possible to install and boot Windows on a Thunderbolt drive?

I know the BIOS emulation of the EFI firmware in Macs does not support booting from FireWire or USB drives, and the EFI version of Windows doesn't seem to be compatible with Apple's EFI ...
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MBPr: Installing Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 64bit Iso-Image on USB drive

A newly unpacked MBPr shall run W7. I have partitioned the SSD 50/50 with disk utility. One OSX partition, one MS-DOS FAT32. When I reboot and select the USB stick to install, I get a black screen ...
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How fast does a BootCamp installation wake up from sleep?

Currently I can't test this myself so maybe somebody could tell me based on their experiences. If you have installed BootCamp on your MacBook, how fast is it ready for usage when you open the lid? Is ...
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Trackpad not working on Macbook pro 2009 running Windows 8

I have a MacBook Pro 17" early 2009 running Snow Leopard, I've recently upgraded Windows 7 running on the bootcamp partition to Windows 8. All works fine apart from the trackpad. Bootcamp 3.1 is ...
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MBP 2011 - BootCamp - Samsung SSD Drive - Windows install fails

I have a MBP 2011 Version. I used to have Windows 7 installed on the 500gig native drive via Bootcamp and everything was fine. I recently bought a Samsung 830 256gig SSD (latest firmware). I used ...
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Setting up rEFIt-based tripple boot system on a Mac with a pre-existing Boot Camp installation

What I have right now is an iMac running Mountain Lion with a Boot Camp partition running Windows 7. I have a vanilla Boot Camp setup with no quirky bells and whistles on the side. What I want is to ...
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Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...
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Magic Mouse middle click in Windows 8 with Boot Camp

I've seen this asked around the web quite a bit, but nothing recent, so I'm hoping someone has an answer. I've got Windows 8 loaded with Boot Camp, and a Magic Mouse. The mouse left and right click ...
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VM software that can boot to Windows partition created by Boot Camp

Does anybody know if any VM software can boot Windows from the other partitions on the internal HDD? Here is what mine looks like: HDD OS X partition Windows Boot Camp partition Objective: ...
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How can I boot to Windows on my Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro that I installed Windows 8 on via Boot Camp. I've managed to boot to it, before, but since then I've made two new partitions on the disk, and I'm afraid it's messed things up ...
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Don't see “Bluetooth Radios” and bluetooth not working on Bootcamp Windows 7

I attempted to ask this question at superuser.com but so far I have not received any help. So for the past couple of days I've been trying to get my Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth Keyboard working on my ...
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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 ...
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Wise Way To Boot Into Windows With Bluetooth Keyboard?

I'm a luddite and have a hardwired keyboard on my iMac. Booting into Windows is never a problem. A family member has an iMac with a Bluetooth keyboard and a Mighty Mouse. Never having used these, I ...
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Can I partition an iPod (nano, classic, shuffle) for use as a flash drive?

I have made an iPod nano appear as a flash drive by going to iTunes and checking "Enable disk use." However, I am short of a large enough USB key to hold a bootable Windows 8 installer for use by Boot ...
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Are the Retina MacBook Pro 15" suitable for PC (Windows) gaming?

I want to buy a MacBook Pro Retina 15" and install Windows 7 or 8 (boot camp) to play games. Obviously games aren't ready for this 2880x1800 resolution, so I hope I can set the games to run at ...
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Restoring Mac (with bootcamp) to factory settings

I am interested in restoring my Mac (i.e. wiping the OS X portion of my harddrive back to factory settings). However, I also have Windows 7 installed (via bootcamp) on my Mac (using 60GB of my hard ...
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Brightness on bootcamp is totally off

So i have a MBP retina 15" that has a Windows 7 Bootcamp partition. The other day I noticed my screen was a little dirty so I took the screen brightness all the way down (fn+ f1) and did this while ...
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Moving Bootcamp between drives in the same Macbook

I've got Windows 8 installed on a bootcamp partition. Just recently installed an SSD drive and would love to move the the Bootcamp partition to this drive too. Is there anyway I can move it without ...
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Boot Camp / Partitioning Weirdness

I have a MacBook Pro, running 10.8.2. I'd like to give Windows 8 a go, using Boot Camp. Now, I've probably done a b Boot Camp install of Windows close to 10 times, on multiple Macs, but I'm stumped ...
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putting windows 7 on a flash drive using bootcamp

I'm thinking of changing to a new MacBook Pro 15" (the one with an 256GB SSD), 256GB is enough for my files and OS, but I also want to have about 50GB for a Windows 7 (BootCamp) partition. So, taking ...
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Using Windows 8 .img file to create a bootable USB thumb drive

Is it possible to create a bootable USB drive for installing Windows 8 without access to a copy of Windows? I know I could install a VM and install Windows there, then make the bootable drive and ...
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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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Boot Camp drivers don't always load (for Windows 7)?

Recently, I backed up my Windows 7 Boot Camp partition with Carbon Copy Cleaner before realizing that it would not be a bootable backup. Well, after some fiddling around, I made it bootable again ...
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Problems with SD card reader on Bootcamp (MBP 15" Late 2011)

I've got a strange problem with the SD card reader on Bootcamp. It reads some of my cards fine (one 8GB, one 4GB, and one 512MB), but it has problems with some others (64GB SDXC, an identical 8GB). ...
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Grey screen on startup of OS X when using Boot Camp 5

I'm afraid I've corrupted my OS X install. When choosing to boot up with the system I get a grey screen (there's a short load sequence before this, after klicking the system icon in the bootup menu). ...
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iMac OS X 10.6.8, didn't come with any disks…how do I create an install disk [closed]

I want to do a dual boot with Windows 7 (the eventual goal being Windows 8 but to upgrade I think I need to have a version of Windows on my Mac already). I meet all of the system requirements and I ...
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bootcamp: automatic change of audio output device like in OSX ? (if headphones plugged in, mini toslink, ..)

I don't really know if it is like that for everyone or if there are some bootcamp driver issues on my machine, but: Every time I plug in headphones, a mini-stereoplug or a optical mini-TosLink cable ...
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Can I install 10.8 over 10.7 and maintain windows xp boot camp functionality?

I have an iMac with 10.7.5 running fine with Windows XP installed with Boot Camp that works both as native boot and with Parallels. I want to install 10.8 over 10.7 and I have read that XP cannot be ...
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Boot Camp Assistant - Setup from SD Card

I am trying to install Windows 7 using the Boot Camp Assistant. I have downloaded the ISO, however I don't have a CD drive as its a MacBook Air and all my USB drives are too small. I am trying to ...
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Can't update Boot Camp in Windows 7 (MacbookPro9,1)

I've been looking for situations similar to these before posting, but failed to find any. When trying to install Windows 7 (64bit) through Boot Camp Assistant on Lion, the Windows Support Software ...
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Macbook 15 Retina Bootcamp Windows 7 64bit

When I go through the bootcamp process, then get to the windows 7 setup screen. I format the bootcamp partition like the instructions say, then click next with that highlighted and get the error: ...
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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 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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Booting Windows 7 in Boot Camp shows a black screen with a blinking cursor

I am trying to restore a DMG image of a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition back to Boot Camp. (I know that I should have used Winclone, but I didn't have that option because the drive was already dying and ...