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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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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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I followed this tutor here and got success: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE8If6gabUI. The "Create a Windows 7 install disk" option is hidden because your system's capabilities are limited. For instance, older Macs can not boot from external USB disks, therefore creating an installer onto a USB disk would make no sense. Still, if you want to create an ...


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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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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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You can set the default boot partition from the option-boot screen. Press the Control key while clicking the arrow beneath the drive, and that should do the trick.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I am currently using Windows 10 TP (Technical Preview Build: 10240) on my MacBook Pro Late 2011. I am using Boot Camp with the drivers made for previous Windows versions. I haven't had any issues with using it but after upgrading to an newer build I was needing to reinstall the driver package again to get it to work properly. Also, as Steve Chambers said in ...


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To free up space in your EFI partition, you would have to first mount it. This can be done using the command given below. Enter the command in a Terminal application windows. diskutil mount /dev/disk0s1 Below is an image of the entire contents of my EFI partition. I assume you can delete any folder and/or file other than what is shown below. (Actually, ...


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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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the guy've written a small c# app to change the registry settings for all devices. It enumerates every device and changes the 'FlipFlopWheel' setting to 1 or 0 depending on which button you press. the full source is available on github, the source code that actually does the flipping the registry setting (<100 lines) is here: ...


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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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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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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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I really doubt that the Update Software(Performance Restoration Software - ISO file)/Firmware file will help much. I don't think the necessary driver for the thunderbolt interface is included in the isolinux provided, at least i couldn't find any traces in the iso. Additionally Samsung advices to backup all your data on the SSD before updating the ...


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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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