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Found the problem. So it seems that it's a relatively common problem with Yosemite messing up the partition scheme, deleting the header for the Windows partition. This guy called Loner T had been helping people on the forum, and one of the victims of the bug had written up a summary of the steps to take to fix the issue. Do note however, that the fix is ...


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Thank you both for your replies, they helped my investigation. (David Anderson and Wes Sayweed) There are many reports of both W7 and W8 running bootable from an external drive. I hoped that with the proper disk setup, activation, and EFI settings I could accomplish this, but I have discovered the barrier: you need a usb3 or thunderbolt connection, it ...


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TrueCrypt works perfectly fine with SSD, I'm not sure where you got the idea that it does not. There are more options, VeraCrypt (the new truecrypt) and DiskCryptor which is a bit faster than most for OS encryption


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I will conjecture here; feel free to downvote if you think I'm completely off-base: Perhaps the NTFS utility puts the NTFS volume "in use". That is, other OS's try to access the disk but they can tell MacFUSE is already using the disk (or so they think). They're programmed to not interfere with other disk operations so they take a 'hands off' attitude so as ...


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You do not mention what software you're using to mount the NTFS volume read/write in OS X, nor which version of Parallels you're using, nor do you say what model Mac you have. This is important to give you accurate information. Paragon NTFS works with Parallels just fine. MacFUSE or other NTFS read/write utilities do not. Also, Parallels 8 and lower have ...


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If you did not use the Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows, then you likely installed Windows 8.1 in UEFI mode, which neither Apple nor Microsoft support on a Mac. If you don't want to use the Boot Camp assistant, then the trick here is to have created an empty FAT partition on the drive with Disk Utility BEFORE you attempt to install Windows. Disk ...


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This error occurred because in a Boot Camp setup, your hard drive has a hybrid GPT/MBR partition table, which is unsupported by Microsoft. When you resized the partition in Windows, it only modified the MBR partition table because it was unaware that the GPT table existed. You now have a situation where the GPT partition table and the MBR partition table ...


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Windows 7 will not run from an external USB hard drive. This is a limitation of Windows, not your Mac. Windows can ONLY run from an internal, non-removable hard drive. That limitation applies even on a real PC.


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Non-retina display MacBooks cannot boot anything other than OS X from a USB flash drive. It's a limitation in the firmware. Apple fixed this with the retina models because they have no optical drive, meaning USB is the ONLY way to install Windows. On a retina display MacBook, the Boot Camp assistant even makes a USB flash drive for you the same as Rufus ...


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Type E:\ and it will see the USB flash stick.


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Update 1: Did you check Apple Software Update. The updater should be installed on you computer. Also, try Windows update. Most of the time any additional drivers will be listed as optional updates. You should also make sure the box: "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important update" is checked off. (Ok, I see where you said you did all ...


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Use a trial verion of DAEMON Tools for mac, and mount the image file.


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I like to do things a little differently and this involves separating the problem into two distinct parts - OS and Hardware. Let's look at hardware first. I like to use Ultimate Boot CD as it has a number of great utilities to test out your Mac. It runs on Linux so it completely eliminates OS X from the equation. And if you are wondering, yes, this will ...


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Thanks so much to David Anderson for the response to this article- Got me looking in the right direction. There's a little simpler article and method I found over here, I didn't need to reboot into recovery to make it work. Mac Partition shows up perfectly, now. http://awesometoast.com/yosemite-core-storage-and-partition-woes/


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I recently ran into this issue as well. I originally suspected a damaged SATA cable, but swapping the SSD into the optical drive bay and the HD into the primary hard drive bay solved the issue for me.


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In the off chance it is not a hardware problem with the cable, try creating GUID partitioned disk (GPT) with no partitions. This can not be done using the Disk Utility alone. To do so, follow these instructions. Open the Disk Utility. Highlight the disk and click on the Info button. Determine the Disk Identifier. In the example below, I used disk2. Close ...


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I managed to install Windows 8.1 Pro on my early 2009 24 inch iMac yesterday. Just a disclaimer: I DID NOT USE BOOT CAMP ASSISTANT TO INSTALL. For 2 days straight I troubleshooted boot camp assistant to try to get it to take my Windows 8.1 Pro to no avail. Out of frustration I googled 'how to run windows on a mac WITHOUT boot camp.' After finding a guide ...


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According to the Apple Web site "System requirements to install Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp", your need "Boot Camp Support Software 4.0.4033". The web site also shows the only Windows operating system supported is Window 7 32-bit. However, you may be able to run Windows 8.1 64-bit on your iMac. To find out, you will have to try using the instructions ...


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It seems perfectly normal. If you have deleted files from another OS, if you want to get back to stability, boot to recovery HD and repair the OS X partition. Then boot to OS X and download the latest combo updater and reboot. I'd add the Mac partition to spotlight's privacy tab and close system prefs. Then I'd remove it from the privacy tab and let it sit ...


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The Windows 7 64 Bit OS via BootCamp will utilize the available RAM on your Mac which is 16 GB (max).


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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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Boot Camp doesn't restrict the amount of RAM available, therefore the maximum is the maximum as delineated by Windows 7 64 bit, 192 GB.


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You can install unsupported operating systems such as Linux or older Windows versions by not using the bootcamp assistant. Open disk utility and create a partition, format it FAT. Then reboot whole holding alt/option and boot from the install-disc (CD, DVD, USB drive, ...) and install as usual. Now comes the tricky part. Since the OS is not officially ...


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Since this question has been marked as a duplicate, I have moved my answer to the other question. Please see my answer posted at Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices.


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So with a lot of time and hard work on behalf of a much more patient friend of mine, I was able to get the stuck piece of headphone out of my Macbook. I can now use my speakers, however the headphone port itself is not working. (There may have been some super glue in it from when I previously tried to remove the piece, and it required a lot of digging and ...


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Due to low reputation, I cannot comment to David's response. I wanted to add how you "bless" a boot partition without using the Terminal. You can either use Boot Camp Control Panel which comes with other software you can prepare by BootCamp Assistant, or even simpler - boot with Alt (Option) key pressed, and then, with disks displayed, hold Control key. ...


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I had a similar issue and the below trick solved it. Resetting NVRAM Shut down your Mac. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. Turn on your Mac. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys immediately after you hear the startup sound. Hold these keys until the computer restarts and you hear the startup ...


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I had a similar issue and the below trick solved it. Resetting NVRAM Shut down your Mac. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command (⌘), Option, P, and R. Turn on your Mac. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys immediately after you hear the startup sound. Hold these keys until the computer restarts and you hear the startup ...


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Macs have made some of the best PC's in the last 5 years. The 2015 article by PC Magazine ranks only two computers higher than 4.0 out of 5.0 round dots. MacBook Pro MacBook Air See http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2369981,00.asp for the full roundup and reviews. Also, if you drop the one Intel Celeron N2840 powered unit, Apple's laptops have the ...


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Well, good news. I figured out how to stop that annoying errant cursor from suddenly moving my typing to an unintended place. Ignore all you have read above. On the Start bar at the bottom on your screen, far right find the Boot Camp icon. Click it See "Boot Camp Control Panel..." Click it Click Yes to allowing to proceed See at the top tabs "Trackpad" ...


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Machines that shipped with a DVD drive can't install Windows using a usb device in my experience. It seems that as soon as the thumb drive is selected for booting it looses power for a second and then can no longer be found. One option would be to use your secondary drive as a bootable installer for Windows.


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I have a HP laptop from the UK, after trying several combinations I finally found that alt gr + shift + | (pipe) worked. No idea why it won't work normally in Linux!


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I think what you are asking is: Can the internal drive be partitioned MBR? There would be no GPT partitions. Can Windows then be installed using the traditional BIOS boot method. No OS X and therefore no Boot Camp Assistant. I have never tried to do this, but I accidentally installed Fedora 21 workstation 32 bit mode this way from a live DVD. The ...


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Here's one way of doing it, it's not elegant but it will work. Download and install Virtualbox and install Windows on it from your .ISO file. This will verify your .ISO is working. Once you've got Windows installed, download Rufus. This will create a bootable USB drive that will boot your MacBook, assuming the .ISO is good to begin with. Once that's done ...


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If I remember correctly these files belong to the VisualC++ redistributable. When the installer runs it extracts these files to the root of a drive and then installs to the correct folder. Once the install is complete, these files can just be deleted. This isn't really anything to do with Boot Camp.


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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 agree that you should test rEFInd using a flash drive. I see one can download "A USB flash drive image file" containing rEFInd. I believe you would be better off using my instructions. If you have any problems with my steps, let me know. Steps to Install rEFInd on a USB Flash Drive Download "A binary zip file" from The rEFInd Boot Manager: Getting ...


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Just another possible answer for anyone else with a similar situation to mine.... I'd been battling all night thinking there was issues with my USB stick etc or some weird partitioning problem etc. In the process I think I've understood a lot more about how my Mac Mini (Late 2014) boots now for Boot Camp. First, I thought the USB stick it prepared (I was ...


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The answer is YES. My mid 2007 iMac is currently configured in such a fashion. My Windows 8.1 uses a BIOS boot. I have two NTFS partitions, one exFAT partition and two HFS+ partitions. (I also have the hidden EFI partition and the hidden OS X recovery partition) The exFAT partition is read/writeable from all operating systems. Do you need to keep your ...


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I tested this using Yosemite and it does work. I assume you are doing a BIOS boot for Windows. If you are doing an EFI boot, then this script will probably not work. BIOS booting is the traditional way that BootCamp installs Windows on Macs. I added an additional button to allow changing the default operating system to Windows. You are aware that you can ...


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Are you dual-booting or using a VM? Unless you have a specific reason for it like critical h/w performance or driver incompatibility, I always prefer using a VM for ease of use. And in this case the Windows video driver would be auto installed.



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