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Preparation: Backup 'Macintosh HD' Start another computer or smartphone and access this page here to follow the instructions. Detach any external drive (especially an external Time Machine backup drive) Restart to Internet Recovery Mode by pressing alt cmd R at startup. The prerequisites are the latest firmware update installed, either ethernet or WLAN ...


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Unfortunately, this is not possible. If your MacBook came with an optical drive, the CSM Mode of Apple's EFI will only boot from the optical medium.


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If you install Windows with the Bootcamp Assistant from a standard Mac OS X system, Windows always will start from a PMBR/Hybrid MBR partition table embedded in the GUID partition table (Legacy MBR). MBR takes precedence in hybrid configuration even if a EFI boot might be possible. If you use a non-Bootcamp Assistant EFI install method for Windows (e.g ...


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Well, I have another solution; hope it would work fine. Backup Windows data (bootcamp) firstly. Use Bootcamp utility to delete the existing Windows partition. Once you delete it, recreate new Windows partition with Bootcamp a little larger as you desire. Then reinstall Windows.


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Update 3) (I deleted Update 2) I am glad, klanomath posted his answer. For me post, I would have to plagiarize his work. Deuce55 you can ignore this update. It is directed at anyone interest in recovery partitions. There are three types of OS X recovery partitions. They are either internal, external or internet based. Each type has its pros and cons. ...


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Look in your task bar for Boot Camp, it should appear as a grey diamond. Click it and select "Boot Camp Control Panel..." (click YES to UAC if activated) Select Keyboard tab Make sure "Use all F1, F2, etc. keys as standard function keys" is checked in the checkbox. Click Apply and OK. You will now have your function keys as primary without needing a ...


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If I remember correctly, if the partition type is GUID then you should be able to resize by just dragging the line that divides your partitions. You might need to delete the empty space partition first by clicking on it and hitting the '-' button, but then you should be able to drag the active partition to whatever size you want. Afterwards, you can '+' the ...


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I found the culprit. It seems the Apple HFS driver isn't compatible with Windows 8.1. I booted a rescue disk and removed the AppleHFS.sys and AppleMNT.sys files from C:\Windows\System32\drivers and rebooted, and Windows 8 booted fine. I obviously lose the ability to have read-only access to my Apple filesystems, but this is not a big deal to me because ...


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"network problem" means: "I tried to download stuff, but it failed for some sort of reason you can't fix and neither can I, good luck and try again". So basically, it might be a problem at Apple's distribution servers, a problem in the API providing the BootCamp assistant with the latest data on how to download the right files, or it could be a problem with ...


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Thanks to @klanomath for a great answer. It's amazing to me that the only way to do this is such a destructive one. I will outline here a few things I learned and maybe a little bit of an abstraction of the problem. The FusionDrive, as the name suggests, is actually two physical drives fused together. Occasionally when setting up BOOTCAMP, the Windows ...


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The identifier for my iMac is actually iMac11,1 and not iMac12,2. I still think it is possible to do it! I spent my whole saturday trying, and I have one last thing I will try: http://www.yesthisbig.com/comments/index.php?action=show&id=3157&type=news , I'll let you know if that works.


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I would go to the Disk Utility application and create a MS-DOS (FAT) partition named BOOTCAMP using all the remaining free space. Then go back to Bootcamp Assistant application and remove the Bootcamp windows partition.


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Has it occurred to anyone that the reason you can not boot is because you actually can't? The the iMac12,2 is listed as one of the PreUSBBootSupportedModels in the info.plist for BootCamp. The identifier iMac12,2 represents the 2011 iMac 27 inch model. Most likely the iMac models built before 2012 do not have firmware that supports booting windows from a USB ...


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Apple helps: Boot Camp: Remove Windows from your Mac How you remove Windows from your Mac depends on whether you installed Windows on a disk that has multiple partitions or one that has a single partition. Important: Back up all important data stored on your Windows partition. If you installed Windows on a disk that has multiple ...


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Launch the Boot Camp Assistant. Click the Continue button in the first screen. Select the Create or Remove a Windows Partition option in the next screen Click Continue again. Select the drive that has your Boot Camp partition, enable the Restore Disk to a Single Mac OS Partition option, and click Continue. You’ll be prompted for your administrator’s name ...


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Preliminary remark Like bmike already mentioned: the path back up the CoreStorage Volume to Time Machine and then erase / repartition both and start over with a new fusion drive should be preferred. Preparation: Detach any external drive (especially your external Time Machine backup drive) Restart to Internet Recovery Mode by pressing alt cmd R ...


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A quick summary of what has been done: Context: iMac (2011) with Yosemite and with optical drive broken, no possibility to install Windows 7 using DVD. Here is what I did: Created a bootable USB key using modified Bootcamp (see Rebs's post for the modifications carried out) and a Windows 7 iso (64 Bits). The idea is to use that USB key to install the mac ...


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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:: First, edit the plist of Boot Camp Assistant. Go to Applications/Utilities Right click Boot Camp Assistant and view package contents ...


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Usually this situation occurs when you use BootCamp to carve space out of the fusion drive to let the spinning HDD hold a windows partition. Apple's tools don't easily let you resize things since the fusion layer is actually several components. The stock answer is to back up the volume to Time Machine and then erase / repartition both and start over with a ...


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Where did you fail? Where ever you could. The disks are GPT. Windows thinks they are MBR. Apple/Microsoft set it up this way. This means you can not use anything from Microsoft to change the partitions on the disks. If changes are going to be made to the partitions, the software used must come from Apple. The only exception is windows can format partitions. ...


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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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Based on the information you gave I can't really guess why, but your Windows install failed. I would suggest you try again, making sure you carefully follow the instructions in Apple's Boot Camp manual step by step. Be sure to back up your data before doing so.


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Yes - if you ask if Mac HD was safe. The Bootcamp partition, however, is not. Any attacker could easily gain access to your Windows system or any other unencrypted partition on your drive. Make sure not to store sensitive information there (e.g. WiFi password, etc.). But normally the bootcamp partition does not contain information compromising the security ...


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I need some more information before I can answer your question. First, what model is your mac? Second, please run the following commands from the OS X Terminal app. Please post the results for me to read. sudo diskutil list sudo disktuil cs list sudo gpt -r -vvv show -l /dev/disk0 sudo fdisk /dev/disk0 All these commands do is list information about your ...


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The snap shot of the distutil output helps, but I would have also included the output from the commands: sudo gpt -r show /dev/disk0 sudo fdisk /dev/disk0 Either command would give me the exact start and size of disk0s1. I have read that the EFI partition is not necessary to boot to OS X. My recovery flash drive does not have an EFI partition and I can ...


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It is a possible back door since not complete disk is encrypted. The second issue with FileVault 2 is that it only encrypts the startup drive. If you have additional drives or partitions, including a Windows partition created with Boot Camp, they will remain unencrypted. For these reasons, FileVault 2 may not meet the stringent security ...


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I just use the brightness keys on the Apple Bluetooth keyboard. But this is the only way that I know to adjust the brightness on my iMac when running Windows 8 bootcamp


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On my MacBook Pro 17” with Windows 7 32bit – I had only to download the: Updated Bluetooth® for Windows® software at http://www.broadcom.com/support/bluetooth/update.php this small software will do all to you, find, download and install like a miracle. On my MacBook Pro 13” with Windows 7 64bit wasn’t that easy. Just download the above driver from the ...


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Use a virtual machine. You can run mac on windows. But it is a hacked version of OS X so i don't think you would want it because it is not the legal copy.


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The company theminidrive.com is offering a 128GB windows 8 plug and play MiniDrive http://www.theminidrive.com/products/plug-and-play-windows-8-for-macbook-air This Might help will be fast if the SD port hooks up to the mother board then speeds are possibly the same as usb3 and external hard drive but this little guy sits inside your macbook!


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Most obvious reason is your primary partition is full. Can't shrink a partition to smaller than it's contents, and you will need some extra space for rearrangement. Empty the trash (Finder, Mail, iPhoto etc), delete apps you don't need, delete downloads you no longer need etc. You may still have problems resizing the partition as a full partition leaves ...


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I will offer the following link for to the drivers needed to install windows for your machine. You will need to download the zip file found at Boot Camp Support Software 5.1.5621


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This has changed in OS 10.10 - If you run the above command you will get the following: /Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant.app: replacing existing signature /Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant.app: code object is not signed at all In subcomponent: /Applications/Utilities/Boot Camp Assistant.app/Contents/.In.swp In order to re-sign it in ...


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You can install windows via BootCamp on an external drive. However to install a newer version of windows that BootCamp doesn't support you need to first install a supported version then upgrade inside of windows to a newer version. My best suggestion though is to install via a virtual machine.


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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 From here, I went to the web site: Boot ...


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You should be able to simply boot up off of the Windows USB installer, and install onto the second drive. You may need to temporarily remove the OS X drive before installing, as I have heard windows doesn't like seeing other OS's. You may want to do anyway, just to make absolutely sure you are not harming the OS X install. Once you have it installed, you ...


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Open Disk Utility Drag & drop the .iso onto the left panel (under where you see your HD listed), or in some other manner get it into the left panel (may vary with the version of OSX you are using) Highlight the .iso Choose "Convert" at the top IMPORTANT: Choose "DVD/CD master" for the image format For encryption choose "none" Click "Save", and make sure ...



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