Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

43

I am not really sure why you would want to install Windows 8.1 without BootCamp. The USB stick needs to be a little bigger than the .iso file you are going to be burning. It doesn't matter if there is any data on it, this will totally erase the whole thing. Steps To Achieve Victory Download the ISO you want to use Open Terminal (in ...


6

I have done this myself. First install REFIt, an utility for dual/triple booting. It adds a useful selection of OSes on startup. It also includes a EFI/MBR fixing tool which is very useful. You might need to restart 2 times. Using the Disk Utility, add 2 more partitions to your disk. Format them FAT or FAT32. Restart your machine, and this time, assuming you ...


5

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, ...


4

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 ...


3

I believe your problem with 1440x900 is not that image is "grainy", but that it is "blurry", because "grainy" (aka pixel-perfect 2x scaling) is expected and desired result, which is, unfortunately, cannot be achieved under Bootcamp. The reason why Retina MacBook running 1440x900 under Boot Camp looks blurry is nVidia GeForce driver doing bilinear ...


3

Another option: Get a fast external hard drive with a USB 3 or Thunderbolt interface, and install a second instance of Mac OS X on it. Boot from Mac OS X on the external hard drive, and use it to create a BootCamp partition on the external drive, and install Windows 7 or Windows 8 on that. At bootup, with the Option key held down, you could select whether ...


3

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!


3

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 ...


3

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 ...


3

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 ...


3

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 ...


2

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 ...


2

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).


2

Look's like somehow your computer has had it's name changed. Changing your Mac’s computer name: Launch System Preferences Click the Sharing icon Type in what you want your Mac’s new computer name to be Close System Preferences


2

Always have a good backup before you attempt any partition and/or filesystem changes! That said, here are some answers to your list of questions. 1. ability to shrink/expand/add/delete partitions safely after both OSes installed, while safely preserving the data By default, Disk Utility allows resizing only through changing the end of a partition (not ...


2

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.


2

If anyone else has issues, I had exactly this blue screen issue, and just managed to get the app store update working using Parallels. The ISO method didn't work for me as my Windows 7 to Windows 8 upgrade key didn't get recognised. So for me, this worked: Download Parallels (trial should also do it). Load Windows 8 on your bootcamp partition into ...


2

Two things to try: Hold Option before pressing the power button and don't release it until you see the Boot Menu. If that doesn't work, try resetting your Macbook Pro SMC as explained here.


2

You can download the Boot Camp Support Software directly from here (554 MB). A workaround with instructions and link to download can be found here: The download file is a .zip file. Double click it to uncompress it, if it is not automatically uncompressed. Double-click the Boot Camp5 folder. Copy the entire contents of the .zip file to the root level of ...


2

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. ...


2

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


2

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.


2

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 ...


2

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 :)


2

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.


2

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 ...


2

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' ...


2

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 ...


2

Finally got this working, thanks to a person named "turbostar" over on discussions.apple.com: Re-run Boot Camp Assistant to remove the Windows partition and restore the full Mac HD as a single partition. Run a PRAM reset (restart, while screen is still black, hold down ⌘+Option+P+R and keep them pressed until you hear the startup sound a second time). Open ...


2

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.



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible