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"If you use Boot Camp, you may not be able to boot natively into supported versions of Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Vista operating systems installed on external USB hard drive." - https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201663


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another possibility is that your firevault is encrypting or the encryption is on. you need to turn off firevault off, then run the bootcamp.


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You'll need a third party utility that can repartition a live drive. The Apple software will not make additional partitions beyond the Bootcamp one. Or, the hard-but-effective way is to back everything up, wipe and repartition, then copy back. Winclone is a good program for backing up Boot Camp partitions. Personally, this issue was worth it to me to buy ...


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Winclone is the OS X software to backup and restore the Windows OS on a BootCamp partition. http://twocanoes.com/winclone/ It lets you escape Apple's restriction to only have two OS partitions on a drive. You still might have to delete bootcamp, but you can then restore it in working form after you've re-done the boot drive partitioning to your liking. ...


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While VirtualBox is capable of Raw Disk Access it is not designed to use the Windows Boot Camp partition as a virtual machine. In other words it does not handle the Windows Product Activation between running it physically and virtually. VMware Fusion, a paid product, is capable of seamlessly handing using the Windows Boot Camp partition as a virtual ...


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The answer is No. Sorry. I have done this already. Here is the problem. VirtualBox and your Apple use different hardware. If you try to switch between the hardware you are going to drive windows insane. If you first install Windows using VirtualBox's virtual hardware and a physical disk partition, then switch to Apple's physical hardware with the same ...


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Go into safe mode, change if so you don't have to "log" into Windows with a password or otherwise when Windows starts, the issue is that the brightness F2 key doesn't work until your logged in and Apple drivers load. If Windows starts, then F2 will work to brighten up screen.


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I've seen exactly the same problem, and solved it with iDefrag, the partitioning tool needs contiguous space, not just space. The only other option is to wipe the drive. There are other defrag tools but they're not as good. I think iDefrag is the best available option (assuming you're using a standard HDD, don't defrag solid state drives)


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In this specific instance, there was no way for me to solve this issue without going through the process all over again from the beginning. I went back into OS X and removed the Windows partition from my system. I reinstalled the Bootcamp partition and the ISO file onto the USB following these instructions: ...


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Tuxera is an app that makes NTFS filesystems fully readable & writable. There is a 15-Day trial for it. So you can download Windows Support, and just put it into for example your C:\Users\User\Desktop instead of putting it on a USB. If you cannot find the BOOTCAMP partition on your Desktop. Press Command+Alt+G and type /Volumes/ and there search for ...


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Though your Parallels tech support service has expired, they do have Parallels Desktop for Mac forums, where you can ask for help, and find previous answers. In particular, I found a relevant answer for you by eiraf-kr in the Parallels Forums. A user's "Home" folder is a common feature of Unix-y OSes, such as Unix, BSD, Linux, and OSX (since it's built ...


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Use Disk utilities to setup the 2nd partition then run Bootup tool rEFIt (used it before to access Ubuntu, Windows and OS X installed as well on my macbook pro). Run Windows setup when you bootup on the created partition. Download a previous set of drivers (latest ones I guess) and don't forget to back your drive. You can get previous drivers to install ...


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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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