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To most easily resolve this, you need to erase your USB drive with a "Master Boot Record" scheme. Steps: Open Disk Utility Select the USB drive Click "Erase" Choose Format "MS-DOS (FAT)" MOST IMPORTANT: Choose Scheme "Master Boot Record" Click Erase button Many thanks to nholtappels for figuring out the problem!


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The solution for fixing Boot Camp Assistant was the same as with previous versions of the OS: reset the NVRAM. I found a discussion mentioning a similar problem with an upgrade to Yosemite here that I intiially disregarded as it referenced repairing permissions and running a Disk Verify, neither of which Disk Utility appears to support anymore. As for ...


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I had the same problem. I was installing Win 8.1 by bootcamp on a MacBook 12" early-2016. The internal keyboard and trackpad did not work. I was using the USB-C to 3 ports adater with only one standard USB. So I tried to unplug the installation flash drive and plug a usb mouse. It worked, though obviously I cannot continue to install without the flash ...


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Alright, I fixed it. I installed a Live image to my flash drive and copied the TestDisk software to it. My live image was Windows 10 To Go, but I believe any OS could handle it. Then, I ran a scan using TestDisk, and re-enabled the "deleted" partitions. After doing this, I wrote the new GPT to disk, and rebooted. Held the option key, and the partitions ...


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The problem is not that you don't have an MBR. The problem is that an MBR can only have 4 partition entries. On an out-of-the-box fresh install of OS X, you'd be using 3 of those partition entries already; one for the EFI partition, one for the Mac HFS partition, and one for the recovery partition. That leaves only one MBR slot available for the Boot Camp ...


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Author of the question answering: It's not necessarily a disk failure since I installed my SSD into a friend's Macbook Pro (same model: retina 15" late 2013, 2.3Ghz) and it works properly. I also tried to insert his SSD into my Macbook Pro and it is not recognized. I don't know where it comes from though...


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This guide will help you fix the problem. I had a similar issue on mine. Make sure to back up your entire disk (both partitions) before making any changes though. No joke. Believe me, it's important. Buy an external drive if you don't have any place to back it up. (When people used to warn me to take backups, I didn't listen, and I once lost 6 months of data ...


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Probably the upgrade to El Capitan and the conversion of your main OS X volume (disk0s2) to a CoreStorage volume (disk0s2 & disk1) wreak havoc with the GUID partition table entry of your Boot Camp partition. You partition table should look similar to this one: ... 325312736 1269536 3 GPT part - 426F6F74-0000-11AA-AA11-00306543ECAC 326582272 ...


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You can have up to two shared partitions between Windows and OS X. The problem is that you have to install Windows and the shared partitions before any OS X partitions. In the above image, Windows 10 is installed on Shark, Yosemite on Steelhead and El Capitan on Steelhead2. The partitions occupied by Shark2 and FREEDOS2011 are shared NTFS and FAT32 ...


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FIX WITH ACCESS TO SHARED PARTITION To get Windows to boot, you can try entering the following in gdisk from OS X. Before entering the command, you will have to disable System Integrity Protection (SIP). If Windows boots, you will be able to access the new shared partition from Windows. If Windows does not boot, follow the instructions in the section titled ...


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I got it to work by using gptsync (downloaded from here). When I booted into recovery mode, I could open the terminal and run ./gptsync /dev/disk0. This created a hybrid MBR/GPT and allowed me to install Windows.


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I think you should check your filled hard disk space using following third party application. With Daisy Disk App you can easily identify the app space in your MBP hard drive.


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Roberts suggestion above of copying the boot camp files and drivers from the USB over to the bootcamp partition and then trying again worked for me :)


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You show in your posted image that the partition is encrypted. I was unaware a partition could be encrypted without using core storage. Anyway, I believe the correct command to fix your drive is given below. sudo diskutil resizevolume /dev/disk0s2 R The command should move /dev/disk0s3 to the bottom of disk0 while resizing /dev/disk0s2 to maximum ...


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So far, I learned from experimenting and the blogs: I have to REMOVE (not just DISCONNECT) the Bluetooth mouse in Mac OS X, before I can pair it in BootCamp Windows. Since this is not comfortable enough, I'm not fully done yet. After another entire day of fumbling around in blogs, Apple sites and the machine itself, it seems to work. 1st of all, I have ...


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With respect to Microsoft Windows, 2012, through 2014 were translational years for Apple Macs. For the 2011 and older Macs, Windows is installed in BIOS/MBR mode using a Windows installer DVD. In 2012, Apple started to drop the optical drive from its Mac models. To allow Windows to be installed, the Boot Camp Assistant application copied the files from the ...


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Answer to the New Question Your new question: What if I just swap the drives and leave them swapped? Does the SSD get slower if put in the DVD caddy? From the menu bar you can select "About this Mac". From the pop up window, you can click on "System Report...". Part of this report for a iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007) is given below. (Click on the image or ...


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Your question has two parts. The first part is repeated below. The question is, how can I make the EFI Boot disappear when I press the options key at startup? This a duplicate of the question "Ghost partition, Windows BSOD". The rest of your question, which again is repeated below, does require further explanation. It's not creating any problems ...


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I have written a tool that helps me deploy Boot Camp in an organization where we manage a dual-boot lab environment, and one of its features is that it can download the driver package for arbitrary models: https://github.com/timsutton/brigadier Either git clone or download an archive of the repo, then within the root of the repo (using an iMac15,1 here as ...


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Hold down the Command ⌘OptionR keys at startup to boot to OS X Internet Recovery. Once you have started your Mac in OS X Internet Recovery mode, you need to use the gpt command to remove the unneeded partitions. You can then expand your core storage partition to recovery the freed space back into your OS X partition. To use the gpt command, you need to ...


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No need to navigate out of current folder, just enter the fdisk command without the sudo, i.e. : fdisk -e /dev/disk0 This will hopefully work, don't be worried if you get a message about MBR not accessible, you should be under the fdisk command prompt, enter 'p' you should then see all your partitions. Among those partitions you should see one named ...


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As far as I know you CAN use BOOT CAMP to create a USB stick with the neccessary drivers from a Windows ISO without having to partition or format your HDD ... at least with Booot Camp 6 it should also have a EFI boot on the USB stick. So simply use Boot Camp for creating a USB installation medium and then BOOT FROM IT WITHOUT USING BOOT CAMP TO PARTITION ...


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None of the other methods worked for me, especially since my Windows 10 was Bitlocker encrypted i.e. it doesn't show up in Startup Disks to chose to reboot to. The steps below work though Power off Not just a hard reboot; fully powered off; as in 'count to 10 when off' off Power on and Boot to OS X desktop This process loads virtualization properly. In ...


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Try erasing your main macintosh HD drive get a windows install disk install it onto the new empty drive.


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If you format the BOOTCAMP partition as MS-DOS (FAT), then you should be able to use the Boot Camp Assistant application to remove the partition. If this fails, then commands can be entered in a Terminal application window to remove the partition. I will not post these commands unless necessary.


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I encountered the same problem as you and also couldn't change the partition when using Terminal. I managed to go around that by using Recovery Mode. To access Recovery Mode, restart your Mac while holding the ⌘ Command+R keys during the boot process, before the Apple logo. Once there, in the menu bar, open Utilities > Terminal and use the fdisk commands. ...


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Your Mac Pro (MacPro4,1) officially neither supports Windows 10 nor booting from USB thumb drives. The only Mac Pro model supporting Windows 10 installed with Boot Camp Assistant according to Apple is the Mac Pro (Late 2013).


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Try to use Single User Mode to repair the disk. Restart your mac holding command + S Wait until you see small # sign. Type fsck -fy You should see The volume (name of the volume) appears to be OK If not - keep repeating the same command Hope that helps ;) UPDATE To change a volume you can try to: # cd /Volumes/"Name of Volume" in your case ...


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You have not actually installed Windows. Your image shows the BOOTCAMP partition is MS-DOS (FAT) formatted. If Windows installed, the partition would be NTFS formatted. At some point during the installation, did you tell Windows to format the BOOTCAMP partition? See step 4 here and "Format the Windows partition" step here. If you skip this step, you will ...


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There were a few housekeeping chores that I preformed before booting from the FreeDOS DVD. I have both Yosemite and El Capitan installed on my Mac. To avoid SIP problems, I chose to preform the chores while booted to Yosemite. SIP was still enabled, but Yosemite ignores the SIP settings. I assume you can use El Capitan with SIP disabled. I required the ...


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AFAIK the Apple HFS+ drivers are read-only. You may have installed another read/write driver like Paragon. To remove Apple HFS+ Driver: Browse to C:\Windows\System32\drivers\ Move AppleHFS.sys & AppleMNT.sys to the Recycle Bin Create a Remove_AppleHFS.reg file with a text editor like NotePad and the following content: Windows Registry Editor Version ...


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I was prepared to follow the instructions above, but noticed Boot Camp clearly said "Install Windows 7 or later version". So I tried it and everything worked perfectly. I installed Windows 10.1 on a mid 2011 iMac running El Capitan, using Boot Camp. The only setback was having to burn the Windows ISO to a DVD because it wouldn't let me install from a USB. ...


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I was able to fix it by disabling System Integrity Protection (rootless) a new security feature in El Captain. Restart and enter recovery partition by holding down keys: Command + R Open Terminal from menu and enter csrutil disable; reboot Restart hold key R and select El Captain partition. Open bootcamp and re-format/install Windows This then worked ...


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I was getting this error as well. In my case the initial download was completing, and then the supremely unhelpful "Can't install the software" error was popping up. There was nothing in system.log to indicate why. I eventually figured out that it was due to the fact that I was running Boot Camp Assistant as a non-administrative user (for security reasons ...



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