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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This might seem like a long shot, but it was also the only option for me to install Windows into my Bootcamp partition a little while back. It's also the only option for a Mac that used to have an optical drive but no longer does, since for some reason these devices are no longer able to boot from USB. Use Disk Utility to create a FAT partition a little ...


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There is no need to delete the CoreStorage Logical Volume Group. Just resize it: Have a backup! Reboot into Internet Recovery Mode (hold Option-Command-R) as the machine is restarting). You'll eventually be presented with a Max OS X Utilities window. In the menu bar along the top of the screen, click Utilities -> Terminal. At the prompt, enter ...


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


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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 10.10.2. I will be installing Windows 7 Professional SP1 64 Bit. I ...


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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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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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The recovery partition for OS X 10.7 and above includes the following utility applications: Firmware Password Utility Network Utility Disk Utility Terminal In addition, the recovery partition allows you to use a version of Safari to better help you research and diagnose problems, restore from a Time Machine backup, and install OS X.


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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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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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I contacted Apple Support and got this solution directly from them. It's a simple fix, actually. WARNING: ONLY FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS IF YOU HAVE EITHER: Backed up the precious contents of your drive, or... After a thoughtful and deliberate count to 10, decided you couldn't care less about the worthless contents of your drive. Reboot into Recovery ...


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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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I had similar trackpad issues using Windows on my 2012 Macbook Air and fixed it using 3rd party software called Trackpad++. Give it a try.


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The (fixed) Pre-Installation Environment (boot.wim) of your Windows_7.iso doesn't contain the necessary drivers to use the USB3-interface of your Late 2013 Macbook Retina. So a "non-standard Windows7.iso" including "additional drivers" without injecting/implementing them into the boot.wim won't help much either. Btw BOOT (X:) is not your install drive but ...


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There's a very simple way to see if this is a software or hardware problem. Power on your machine and hold down Command-V. This is the shortcut for verbose boot. If the keyboard works at boot, but not at a login window, its software. If you cannot perform startup commands properly, it is a hardware issue, as no software is loaded this early in the ...


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This suggestion seems to helps a lot with all sorts of things, so I figured I'd suggest it here just in case. Go to your Disk Utility app and press the following buttons in the numbered order. I would recommend only doing 1, 2, and 3, but if this doesn't help with the problem, you can also try to run 1(b) from Recovery Mode (or while running your computer ...



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