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At least the following versions of Windows 7 will work find on bootcamp. Home Premium Professional Ultimate all work. In order to obtain a key for one of these versions, You will need to find an ISO and a Matching Product Key for the same version of windows. Microsoft offer downloads of Windows 8 from the Microsoft Store. If you're set on Windows 7, ...


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This is how to fix the bootcamp windows install error: "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration." Do not try to fix with a workaround - you'll find solutions of people manually selecting their Windows partition during reboot by holding down the OPTION key. This will work, but you are circumventing the way that apple wanted you to install ...


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Yes! Follow the directions for creating the bootcamp USB key that comes with bootcamp (you'll need an 8GB key). When you boot from the bootcamp key and it gives you disk utility just delete the OSX partition (I believe this is an option, it's been a while) And make the whole thing Winders. The Mac IS an Intel PC and Bootcamp is only the drivers and whatnot ...


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It sounds like you're running into the same issue I did, where after booting into Windows the VT-x shows as 'Disabled' in Task Manager. Not sure how or why, but after going into OS X System Preferences Target Disk Select the BOOTCAMP disk as the startup disk Everything was well after that and I could happily use Hyper-V, even from a cold boot. If ...


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I wonder why noone mentioned wonderful and free Macs Fan Control app that works flawlessly on Windows. All mac hardware support is declared, OS X version is also available.


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I am very happy to report, that, at least with 2012 15" Retina Macbook Pros (and I think a good chance with all other relevant Mac models), that there is a method to upgrade Windows 8 to 8.1 (even Enterprise, in my case) without the need for a DVD or USB drive. You simply mount the ISO and run the setup file from the mounted disc, while following the steps ...


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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'm currently installing Windows 7 from an 16 GB SD card. From a Windows computer, I prepared the SD card with WinToFlash and the ISO of Windows 7, and when it was done I mounted the SD card with a multi card reader, and Boot Camp read it!


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I know this is not the answer you want to hear, but unfortunately there is no way to disable the discrete GPU and use the integrated graphics, when using Bootcamp. This has been discussed (to death) on support forums and on the web generally. I have thought myself in the past, that it would be useful to be able to turn off the discrete GPU just to improve ...


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Is this just a problem with Windows 8? With Windows 7 running in Boot Camp, the ⌘ Cmd by itself acts as the ⊞ Win. If I tap just the ⌘ Cmd, the Start Menu pops up. If I type ⌘ Cmd-L, my screen will lock. Within Windows, you may want to check "Apple Software Update" to see if any new drivers are available. Also check the Keyboard tab in the Boot Camp control ...


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I see your problem. You should try to install the latest drivers for BOOTCAMP. If this doesn't fix it, there's a problem with your USB3 Drivers. Install here : http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1638 Try this too : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/jj945423.aspx This should help :)


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Yes it will. As long as you only erase your Mac partition, the Boot Camp partition will be untouched. Time Machine will only modify the Mac partition.


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The action that will cause data loss is the formatting and re-partition that happens before you get the opportunity to reload from your Time Machine backup. The normal process is: Verify last backup of any data you wish not to risk (BootCamp and Mac partitions should be backed up just in case) Erase the parts of the drive you wish to clear or clean ...


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If you are trying to disable the nVidia graphics card, you can do the following: Reboot into safe mode. If you don't know how to, refer to here for more information. Make sure that the Mac is configured to boot from Windows in the Boot Camp Control Panel. After booting into safe mode, open Device Manager by pressing Win+R, and then typing devmgmt.msc. ...


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OS X Mavericks requires at least 8 GB of free space to install to. At least 15% of free space is recommended for updates and other such things. Therefore, the minimum space for OS X is 9.2 GB, or to be safe, 10 GB. So yes, using Disk Utility to partition before you installed Boot Camp would have meant that you could have made the OS X partition smaller. ...


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It's a bug with Win7 as well. A bit of a show stopper for a developer... If it's still a problem, then perhaps this can help: I used Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator 1.4 to load the original 'Dansk (Apple)' layout, and alter the keys. It's pretty straight forward (load the keymap you want to alter, and when all done (remember shift+keys) click 'Project' ...


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Please check out TrackPad++. It's free with an option to donate. I've used this in the past, when I had bootcamp with Windows 7 - you can set gestures like you can in Mac OS X.


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Reinstall Windows again using BootCamp, then remove it properly using BootCamp Assistant. It takes time, but solves the problem. Dummy Windows entries are gone forever.


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Microsoft has a Student store that sells Windows 8, downloadable, with key for $69. Presumably from your post, you would qualify for academic pricing.


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Have you tried holding down the option key when you reboot? You can also select the default boot disk from the bootcamp GUI in windows.


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It can be done if you get your mind outside OSX-BootCamp box mentality. On new formatted HDD install fresh your OS X, install what you may need in it. Via boot camp create a second partition for W7 or W8, create your installation with apple drivers using an external USB flash drive and your iso image of W7 or/and W8. 3.Shrink to a clearly defined size your ...


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The partition has to be formatted NTFS. Special set ups like this are better done manually, not with bootcamp. Format the partition NTFS, then startup with your windoze disk and try to install it to the USB drive.


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This is what I found to work: Create USB stick using Apple Bootcamp Assistant (and keep it in your machine for the duration of the installation). Follow the entire process (including specifying the size of your Windows partition). When Bootamp Assitant reboots your machine you need to interrupt the installation by holding option until you get a choice of ...


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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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There is no hardware virtualization to turn on or off like on Wintel PCs. That switch and many other BIOS switches are there because (at least in part) the hardware manufacturers don't make the hardware AND software, like Apple does. It is always on in any Mac that has a processor that supports virtualization. Pretty much any Mac in the last several years ...


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Actually you can format any hard disk to macos journaled if you like. So buy the hdd you want, partition it and format it as you like. If you format it as FAT you can use it on both win and mac for read/write, but you cannot use it for time machine backups (time machine requires macos filesystem).


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You can get any external disk and use it. If you wish to use NTFS as the data interchange format between OS X and Windows, then products like Tuxera NTFS for Mac or Paragon NTFS for Mac or even free ones like NTFS-3G for Mac OS X would do. On the other hand, if you wish to use HFS+ as the interchange format, you can use Paragon HFS for Windows. Both the ...


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I can confirm that if Win8 is installed from an ISO (rather than a Win7 upgrade) then it will be installed on a boot-using-EFI partition.


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You can use the same folder for Mac and Windows versions of iTunes. I would recommend use the exactly same version though. Here is more info on how use it through the network: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070424081346722. It's the same logic, but you will be using the same local folder instead a network shared one.


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Yes you can. Use Boot Camp Assistant normally to create the partition, then boot into your Linux install media and select the new BOOTCAMP partition as the destination for the install. This will set the default boot disk as the Linux partition, forcing you to alt-boot to boot into OS X. To reverse this, change your startup disk in System Preferences.



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