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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 ...


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It appears that there is an Adaptive Brightness feature in Windows 8 that messes with the overall brightness of the MBP If you just installed Windows 8 on your laptop and the screen won’t stay at the brightness level you want, it’s probably because the adaptive brightness feature isn’t working right on your system. Here’s how to disable it. Open ...


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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 ...


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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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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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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 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 ...


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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 ...


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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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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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This website contains download links for the latest version of the Boot Camp WindowsSupport for older devices: For Windows XP, Apple has provided Boot Camp Drivers Update v2.1 and v2.2 which… is intended only for use with Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Vista running on a Mac computer using Boot Camp. Both updates require Boot Camp 2.1. ...


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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


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You'll see drives like as it was internally, just with a different icon. You will even be able to boot from the external MacOS (press and hold alt-key when the system chimes on power-up), but this (boot from USB) will not work for Windows. But the files will be accessible as before.


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Here's what I would do (haven't done it step by step, but I have fairly lot experience with swapping drives, making copies of partitions etc.): exchange the drives (put the SSD inside) make sure you have an external USB bay for the current drive first test: power on with the Alt key pressed when it chimes, select the external OSX and see if you can boot OS ...


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My understanding is if you want to use Bootcamp, you'll have each drive formatted and available to the software as a two-drive system and not as a one drive - fused hybrid item. Boot Camp 5: Frequently asked questions - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5639 Out of the box, the BootCamp software will see if you have a CoreStorage fusion drive and just put ...


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For all my partitioning, I use and recommend iPartition. With its intuitive yet powerful user interface, iPartition makes it easy to create, destroy, resize or format partitions on your hard disks, whether internal, external, fixed or removable. iPartition even allows you to modify Boot Camp partitions without any problems. iPartition will reconfigure ...


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Do not know about software but assume you would like to use your Headphone eventualy. Removing broken Headset pin The gentle methods: Use instant glue at the end of Q-tip shaft. The disadvantage, depending how deep you have to go in glue can stick and cover the contacts in the socket so it wont work afterward. The "Man" methods: Use Drill bits ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...


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I know this is 3 months late. But if anyone is still searching, the answer is to use the Boot Camp Assistant to download the drivers. The ones from the Apple Bootcamp website will not work. If you check out this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634 Click on the MacBook Air link at the center of the page and you will see: MacBook Air (13-inch, Mid ...



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