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There are basically two ways you can run Windows on a Mac. You can run Windows in an emulator like VirtualBox, Parallels or VMWare. You get the entire functionality of Windows, but it is running within a VM on another operating system so you don't get the entire performance of the Mac as the resources are shared between Windows and OS X. But you can ...


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Quick fix: Fake Bootcamp. "I partitioned the free space (that OS X couldn't use) as MS-DOS, Bootcamp Assistant thought it was Windows, and was able to remove this MS-DOS partition and restore Mac OS to a single partition." This is the easiest solution, so try that first. No luck? Long fix: In my case, I couldn't get Disk Utility to create the ...


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Theoretically everything is fine with your Fusion Drive. Fusion Drives look like this. Disk0 is your SSD with 121 GB and disk1 is your HDD with ~1 TB (~1.121 TB summed up). The larger parts of your SSD (disk0s2) and your HDD (disk1s2) are pooled to a CoreStorage LVG (Fusion Drive: disk3) with a size of 967.8 GB. The rest is reserved for EFIs, a Recovery HD ...


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UPDATE: How to download and install the driver files without using Bootcamp. Using the web site How to identify MacBook Pro models, I determined your computer is: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) Model Identifier MacBook Pro11,3 Configuration 15.4”/2.5 Quad-core i7/16GB/512-Flash Model number MGXC2xx/A Other Mac computers use one of the links ...


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The Mac hardware stores the boot volume in NVRAM so you could power off the computer and then reset things by holding the Command Option P R keys down. Once you've heard two boot chimes you can release things and if the Mac OS X volume is viable it will boot first. If that doesn't work then it's likely that the OS X volume has issues and the system is ...


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I would have liked to comment on the previous answer, because it's a (nearly) perfect description of what to do (at least for the Linux distros I've been working through over the past week), but I'm shy of the 50 rep needed for comments… Anyway, to supplement @danijel-j's answer, I discovered that (some?) of the USB keys I was using required me to ...


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Fusion Drive is an OS X specific way of caching data. If you use Bootcamp on a Fusion Drive you will get Windows on the hard drive only. Some information from this Apple note


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This Mac Book Retina was originally delivered with Mountain Lion. The upgrade history contains Mavericks, several Yosemite DPs and finally the Yosemite GM Candidate. One of the Yosemite Developer Previews transformed the previous Apple_HFS partition into a Logical Volume Group. The (only) Logical Volume is not revertible: The Boot Camp assistant can't ...


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There are at least two approaches to solve your problem: One is potentially destructive, vastly undocumented and i don't know if it works (1) and the other one is for sure destructive (2). So please backup your Mac OS X and your Ubuntu partition if necessary. Requirements: USB thumb drive with a full working Mac OS X and iPartition installed or a Linux ...


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I had a similar problem. I created a 30 GB partition and after deleting it there was unused space. I couldn't manually get the original full partition back because of disk errors. So I booted into Recovery (Command + R), repaired the disk with Disk Utility and then the resize to original was no problem. Rebooted and now back to normal. Had no need to ...


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If your Mac OS partition is encrypted with FileVault 2, it will be unreadable when you are booted to Windows. At that point, the only thing malware could do to this partition would be to wipe or delete it.


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Before OS X 10.10, you can run sudo codesign -fs - /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app to re-sign the app with an ad-hoc signature. In order to re-sign it in 10.10, you need to additionally specify the --deep command to re-sign bootcamp: sudo codesign -fs - /Applications/Utilities/Boot\ Camp\ Assistant.app --deep '--deep' When signing a ...


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Note: The updated steps for installing Windows 8.1 are given here. My hardware and software differs from yours. I will first document how I tested my answer and then try to adapt the answer to your needs. Since this is a fairly long answer, the adaption will be given as a separate answer. My computer is an iMac (20-inch Mid 2007). The version of OS X is ...


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Plug in a USB drive that is formatted with FAT while on Mac OS and run Bootcamp Utility, then select the download Windows drivers option. Reboot back into Windows and run Bootcamp.exe/Setup.exe either from AutoPlay or manually.


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To rename the Recovery Partition, falsely named "EFI Boot", I first mounted the Recovery HD, by showing all partitions in Disk Utility. To show all partitions: 1.) quit Disk Utility 2.) In Terminal write or paste: defaults write com.apple.DiskUtility DUShowEveryPartition 1 and hit 'enter'. Launch Disk Utility and mount the hidden, but now showing "Recovery ...


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More people have problems with BootCamp trying to partition manually than any other way. This is what I would do: Boot into recovery mode. Get into disk utility Delete the partition you created for Windows Expand your Mac partition all the way into the available space Now (assuming you already have the BootCamp media created) Run the BootCamp.app and ...


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It seems to be possible to install Windows 7/8 to an external drive but a lot of work is necessary to overcome Boot Camp/Windows 7/8 restrictions. The following guide is shamelessly stolen at bleeptobleep.blogspot.de. All credits go to the the respective persons/groups of persons. To keep the formatting and improve readability i didn't choose the quote ...


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From the Tom's Hardware Forum: By default, the OSX disk utility creates a new partition as GUID. Windows can't read it. You need to create the partition type as MBR, which Windows can read. Then format as exFAT and both machines will read it.


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you can try to connect you HDD to another mac. you can create full copy of this disk via dd vith noerror parameter If you use windows you cat use Ext2Read for access to linux partition.


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How to install Windows without using the BootCamp Assistant. Download and copy the Boot Camp Support Software to a flash drive. You will need this later. You need to create a "MS-DOS (FAT)" formatted partition. One way would be during a clean install. Use the Disk Utility to create a two partitions. The first would be "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" for ...


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The important Apple drivers which Windows invariably doesn't have updates for are Facetime camera, Apple keyboard/trackpad/mouse, and the IR receiver. Beyond these you can update any drivers that MS has to offer through Windows Update, and I've had no issues with downloading video drivers directly from nVidia. Always create a restore point so you can ...


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According to Apple, you must use BootCamp to initialize a Windows partition or it won't work. I suggest you do the following. Get WinClone if you don't already have it. The best way to back up your BootCamp partition. http://twocanoes.com/winclone/ Use WinClone to back up your BootCamp partition. Initialize your new hard disk to Mac OS X. Use BootCamp ...


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Tuxera is an app that makes NTFS filesystems fully readable & writable. There is a 15-Day trial for it. So you can download Windows Support, and just put it into for example your C:\Users\User\Desktop instead of putting it on a USB. If you cannot find the BOOTCAMP partition on your Desktop. Press Command+Alt+G and type /Volumes/ and there search for ...


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The access to the OS X partition on Windows is managed through the HFS+ driver. If you uninstall it from Windows, the OS X partition will become inaccessible from Windows. It does virtually protect you from any kind of attack, unless a malware include itself the drivers (I hardly see that happening) or it simply deletes the whole partition. However, you ...


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From http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204154 How many Apple Thunderbolt Displays can I use with a Mac in Windows 7 or 8 with Boot Camp? Most Mac computers can support one Thunderbolt display using Windows. The iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) and Mac mini (Late 2014) can support two, and the Mac Pro (Late 2013) can support up to six.


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Unless something goes wrong during install: no. But it's always smart to have a backup.


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Found this on an apple forum. It'll allow you to create a bootable USB on older macs through boot camp without an optical disk. I used this method on my late 2011 mbp and I now have windows 8.1 pro running on it perfectly:: Before you do anything, make a backup of Info.plist or the whole Boot Camp Assitant app so that you can go back if necessary. Rename it ...


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A fresh OS install won't reset the hardware, SMC or PRAM. It might be well worth checking both those are correctly reset before going so far as a wipe & install. Reset the PRAM first - hold Cmd/Opt/P/R at the chimes & wait for the chimes to happen a second time. SMC varies per machine, Mac Pro is sufficient to power off & leave the mains plug ...


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Wait, before you do that, you can do this in an easier fashion. Just shrink the Mac partition via Disk Utility and format the new free space as FAT32.


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The process for creating an extra partition in Mavericks hasn't changed much since Snow Leopard, so you should be able to create a partition using Disk Utility the same way you did in Snow Leopard.



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