Questions tagged [bootcamp]

Questions about Boot Camp, a utility included with OS X Leopard (10.5) and above that assists users in installing other operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.

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Error while setting up windows in my late 2014 iMac

Boot Camp Assistance is stuck on create a partition? So I used the procedures in this link to try and set up windows in my iMac , but when it reached the part where they asked where do you want ...
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Using iGPU in Bootcamp? [duplicate]

My computer wastes tons of heat and has terrible battery life in Bootcamp (Windows 10). I believe this is because the iGPU is not exposed and the machine is constantly using the more power hungry AMD ...
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iMac main partition disappeared after deleting a different partition

So, I created a 20GB partition in my iMac to install Ubuntu. That worked fine, but then it turned out I needed a bit more space for the software I wanted to install, so I turned the computer off and ...
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Bootcamp error: Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server

Whenever I try to proceed with the bootcamp installation or click the download windows support software option from the action menu, it throws me that error. I've googled this problem and made sure I ...
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Free space shown on Windows 10 (BOOTCAMP partition) does not correspond to the free space shown on Disk Utility

I'm not quite sure how this works, but yesterday I used Boot Camp Assistant to get Windows on my Mac. Somehow the space available on the C drive is 10 GB whilst in the Disk Utility it shows 18 GB of ...
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What's the 2020/Catalina method of getting my Mac to boot with Windows Bootcamp next time only?

It seems that pre-2015, the world and his mother wanted to get Bootcamp to boot to Windows just once, and keep the default startup disk as Mac. There are loads of threads that say to use Bless or ...
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Dual boot (old model) MacBookPro9,2 running new macOS (APFS) without rEFInd

Is it even possible to dual boot macOS without using rEFInd? In my system, I have a EFI, APFS and Ext4 partitions storing ESP, macOS (either Mojave or Sierra) and Debian. I used to be able to dual-...
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5GHz capable drivers for BCM94360CS on Windows 7

Background I'm running Windows 7 via bootcamp on my early 2015 Macbook Pro (via a separate guide: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/guide-install-windows-7-in-macbook-pro-early-2015-with-almost-...
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macOS Boot camp disk partition stuck

When I click install, the task bar immediately fill up and stay like that forever. iMac late 2013 / macOS Catalina 10.15.4
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how to show all boot options and then hide them from rEFInd?

I believe I have rEFInd running When it’s active, refit and a duplicate windows partition show up. (i have kali, windows 10, and OS X catalina) and then choose JUST those three to boot from, but ...
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Unallocated Space after BootCamp not restored to main HD

I am unable to reclaim 1 TB of Unallocated Space to my main HD. Neither Disk Utility or BC-Assistant succeeds in restoring it to a single partition. The underlying issue (after running sudo diskutil ...
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Delete unrecognized afps local snapshots

When using diskutil list in Recovery, I can see 20 disk images that are certainly localsnapshots from Time Machine. I need to remove these disks so I can use Bootcamp Assistant. I have disabled Time ...
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Bootcamp precision trackpad drivers, Windows thinks I have a precision touchpad, gesture programs don't, what's different?

Installing and setting up my bootcamp, running nice for an ancient macbook air, I installed these drivers from github https://github.com/imbushuo/mac-precision-touchpad, the guy did a good job the ...
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Is it possible to make a mbr legacy bootcamp win 10 from a gpt partitioned catalina hdd 10.15.7 with bootcamp 6?

I tried to install win10 to ssd via efi boot on my macbook air 2012, it ran pretty well as far as performance, but because it's pre-uefi it makes it the garbage windows version with no sound, no ...
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My MacBook air speakers are significantly louder when using Windows OS via bootcamp, how can I do the same for Mac OS?

I installed Windows 10 on my 2019 MacBook Air and the maximum volume there is significantly louder on other earphones and external speakers, any idea why this is happening and how can I make my Mac OS ...
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I cloned a Windows 10 laptop to an external SSD running on a pre-UEFI MacBook Air 2012

I have no audio on my MacBook Air under Windows 10. Also some other problems typical for pre-UEFI MacBooks. I'm going to try to fix through DSDT (whatever that is) following this tutorial. ...or using ...
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Trying to recover APFS (Sorry I know this has been posted about 1x10^x times)

Early 2013 MBPr OSX 10.? APFS (Sorry don't know the exact release, don't boot OSX all that often anymore) - What I broke, also don't see any local recovery. Kali Linux - Bootable via rEFInd Windows 10 ...
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Cannot Write to Bootcamp After Installing Paragon NTFS for Mac

I ran a Windows 10 operating system on the bootcamp of my macbook pro 2015. However, after using that Windows system for a few years, it failed to boot (stuck at the logo) after an upgrade. I searched ...
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After resize in partitions, OS X won’t boot

I apologise if I’m not providing enough information, as this is the first time I’m asking for help this way, please bear with me. :) I resized partitions last night; windows kept complain about not ...
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How to remove a container disk and reclaim the space onto my main partition?

I purchased a secondhand iMac in which the previous owner manually deleted his data instead of just restoring to factory settings. It was rough getting it started but we got there in the end. The only ...
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Boot Camp Issue with Mac Pro 3,1 and ATI Radeon RX580 graphics card

I have a Mac Pro 3,1 with an ATI Radeon RX580 8GB graphics card, a dosDude Catalina (10.15.6) install on an internal SSD and and a Windows 10 Pro (latest Version and updates) install on an internal HD....
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Stuck in a loop for boot camp download

I’ve been having issues with the Windows side of boot camp recently and after trying everything, I decided to just redownload boot camp. Now it is stuck in a loop during the installation where it says:...
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No audio or Bluetooth after updating to Windows 10 2004 (Boot Camp)

I have an iMac 2017 27” and I use Windows on an external SSD and after updating to Windows 10 build 2004, no matter what I do, I can get audio or Bluetooth to work. On the bluetooth’s case there’s no ...
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How to disable Boot Camp and prevent any other OS installations?

Is it possible to completely block the use of Boot Camp such that the current Mac OS installation is the only OS available to use? This is for T2 security chip enabled Macs specifically. I found this ...
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Partition type for boot drive FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF and more

I was trying to install Ubuntu onto my MacBook Pro 2011 (Catalina running via Catalina Patcher) which already had Windows 10 with bootcamp. When I tried to run Windows again, I couldn't so I decided ...
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Why an error occurred when I run slmgr command in my Windows 10 Command Prompt?

I downloaded a fresh copy of Windows 10 ISO file named Win10_2004_English_x64.iso from the official Microsoft website. I installed it on my MacBook Air via Boot Camp Assitant. All process was ...
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Remove a container disc partition without bootcamp and do a factory reset

This is similar to other questions on here but I'm a little out of my depth and would really appreciate the help. I was gifted a macbook pro that had previously been partitioned to also run windows ...
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No bootable device --

When I install windows-10 using boot camp (External HDD), it runs good but in the mean time due to power suddenly my MacBook air shut down without complete installation. After that when I open my ...
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iMac 2013 Catalina, stuck on partitioning

Ive looked through countless forums and coding and hours of support from Apple both through forums and phone, yet have found no solution to the simple issue I'm facing. When clicking Install when ...
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Will there be problems trying to run bootcamp with third party ssd macbook air 2012 upgrade on Catalina 10.15.6?

I bought an adapter https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07NSFY5XM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and a 1tb ssd https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B073SB2MXT/ref=...
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Put windows on a *partitioned* external hard drive?

I'm a Mac user who needs access to a windows program. Instead of using bootcamp (which I've used in the past) I'd like to put windows on one partition of an external hard drive so I don't have to take ...
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How much space for bootcamp?

I have around 100GB of space on my (27-inch, Mid 2017) iMac's SSD. I'm planning on using Bootcamp to play some Windows games, and I'm not sure how much space I need to leave for each OS. I'll be ...
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Reinstall macOS on MacBook Pro

I recently installed win10 via Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro 2016 but I wasn’t able to restart into macOS. Holding the option key upon boot wouldn’t do anything and the laptop would still boot into ...
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Erratic keyboard function on Dell laptop (Windows 10) -when paired with bluetooth Magic Keyboard

I have a Dell Precision laptop that is running Windows 10 Enterprise. I recently bought a bluetooth Magic Keyboard (Apple) that is giving me intermittent issues when I connect it to my Dell laptop (...
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Audio completely broke in Bootcamp win 10 on 2020 16 inch MBP

Bootcamp Windows 10 1909 (On external SSD) on a 16-inch MacBook Pro 2020. Completely no audio, speakers/mic could not be discovered by system therefore unusable. Headphone plugged in but not ...
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My USB is basically gone after 'diskutil zeroDisk /dev/disk2'. What do I do? [closed]

My USB was screwed up after I did something wrong while using bootcamp (don't remember the details). I did a bunch of stuff but it doesn't really matter as here's the current situation: My USB won't ...
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Can't load OSX after installing Boot camp

My bootcamp installation seems to have failed and I can't get back to OSX by holding option key on my wired keyboard for iMac at reboot. What else can I do? Please help.
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I can't make bootable USB on 2008 iMac 2008 running El Capitan [duplicate]

I have 2008 iMac and OS X El Capitan on it. I will make bootable USB drive for my friend, but I can't. I format my USB as Mac Os Extended and GUID parition map, then I downloaded InstallMacOSX.dmg ...
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Boot Camp: The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned

I recently reinstalled my macOS from Catalina to High Sierra to try and install Windows 7/8, but I keep running into a problem: The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned. You must ...
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Bootcamp failing with “cannot create partion” and corrupting APFS container

My issue is similar to this one, Bootcamp says Disk Could Not Be Partitioned on Catalina Version 10.15.2 I'm on a 2019 iMac i9 27" with a 3TB Fusion that's been formatted with Catalina and APFS ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) running Mojave (10.14.3 (18D42)) is does not recognize external boot drive

I just got a new Macbook Pro, I was previously using an MBP (13-inch, Mid 2012) running Mojave. I have a 1TB SSD that has a partition with a Windows 10 installation (I followed this tutorial: https://...
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Is it at all possible to update Mac OS without sabotaging the bootcamp Windows installation in my scenario?

So long story short, I tried to install linux at some point in the past to my mbp, and end up damaging all partition tables and had to go to the Genius Bar to get it fixed. The thing is, I am somewhat ...
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Disable Bootcamp updates in Windows 10

I made the mistake of updating Bootcamp as was recommended to me in Windows... and since then I couldn't boot in Windows anymore and have had to reinstall it again. From what I've read online, this ...
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Bootcamp: no bootable device – insert boot disk and press any key (Third Party Utility gdisk did not work)

I updated my 2012 mac pro today to High Sierra. I could not boot into windows 7 on boot camp thereafter. I got the dreaded black screen with "Bootcamp: no bootable device – insert boot disk and ...
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I have 2tb disk I created a 1TB partition to install windows. Now I can't merge that partition with my disk and I can't even find it [duplicate]

Now I just want to identify that disk again and merge with my MacOS disk so I can use the full 2TB again. That's my disk utility list : /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE ...
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Bootcamped Mac - When booting no option to select mac

So I installed windows 10 bootcamp on my new Macbook Pro 13" and was working fine. I could boot in to either windows or mac I've just restarted this morning and when I hold the alt key down I ...
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Raid 0 on two SSDs on Macbook pro Mid 2012 (non retina) running Catalina?

I am using Macbook pro-Mid 2012 (non-retina). There are two SSDs, one 850 EVO (250 GB) and 860 Pro (256 GB). Both have Catalina installed and running perfectly. I can switch easily using startup disk ...
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Install Windows 10 via Bootcamp Assistant on MacBook Pro from mid 2010

As the title says, I'm looking for a way to install Windows 10 on a mid 2010 MacBook that is currently running OS X Yosemite. The laptop has a broken optical drive which doesn't recognize any media. ...
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Lost disk space after removing bootcamp [duplicate]

Apologies if this has been posted before, but none of the cases seem to match mine exactly and I don't want to mess anything up. After removing my bootcamp partition I am missing about 250Gb from my ...
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Installing Ubuntu 20.04 on external drive with iMac running macOS + Windows 10

I have a late 2012 iMac running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) and Windows 10 (Build 18362) through Bootcamp in legacy BIOS mode and I'd like to do a full install of Ubuntu 20.04 to this external drive ...

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