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Questions tagged [bootcamp]

Questions about Boot Camp, a utility included with Mac OS X Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion (10.5, 10.6, 10.7) operating systems that assists users in installing other operating systems on Intel-based Macintosh computers.

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How to succesfully create a bootable Windows installation USB stick on Mac?

This should be a trivial one; unfortunately, it isn't. I've been trying to create a bootable USB stick for Windows 10. The bootcamp tool seems easy to use, but it always stops with the following ...
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Can a backup drive be removed from Time Machine and be re-added after?

I've been attempting to set up Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro (mid 2012), but had run into the "The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned" error, despite my harddrive having more than ...
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Unable to install Windows 7 using Boot Camp on a mid 2010 MacBook Pro running macOS Sierra

I only have two options visible in Boot Camp. I am wondering why the second option is not active.
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Is Microsoft .NET Framework essencial to run Windows 7 Home basic? [closed]

There was a Windows 7 Home Basic update that installed Microsoft .NET, but I guess it made the old iMac 4,1 with Bootcamp much much slower. Is it necessary?? Or shall I clean instal evrything again ...
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Internet dies on MBP 15 2017 the moment I start Windows on Parallels

This is the weirdest problem that I have ever faced. I have a MacBook Pro 15 2017 (MPTR2LL/A ?, running on MacOS 10.14.1), and I recently installed Windows using Bootcamp (dual boot) and then ...
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Bootcamp Error: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition [duplicate]

Earlier today, I tried to install a Boot Camp installation of Windows 10, but there was an error and was removing the partitions it made, but I accidentally closed the window and now I'm stuck with an ...
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Is Windows 10 32 bit good for iMac 4,1 running Bootcamp?

I have an iMac 4,1, 2Gb RAM and installed Bootcamp. Is Windows 10 Home Premium 32 bit good for that machine? Or is it too heavy, better install Windows 7 Home Basic 32 bit?
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"No bootable device…” after unplanned empty battery shutdown

The macbook pro has suddenly shutdown (battery went out) while I am doing bootcamp to windows besides macOS. Now there's a big black and white message No bootable device... I can't do anything, I ...
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Boot windows bios from second internal drive MBP Mid 2012

I'm facing a little big problem concerning my windows partition: State of the art is, that I removed my CD-Drive and replaced it with a second SSD. Therefore I thought of moving windows 10 to one disk ...
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Boot Camp not able to find Mac image

I am using a 2015 15" MacBook Pro with 512 GB storage. There are a couple of issues that happened very quickly, so I will give you the comlete timeline: I logged into macOS. I noticed that Caps Lock ...
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The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Windows 10 and Mojave

The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp ...
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Bootcamp Bluetooth mouse lagging when WiFi is enabled

The problem is very simple but the solution seems not so. I'm trying to work with my bluetooth mouse in bootcamp, but when WiFi is enabled, bluetooth mouse is lagging. I have read those and I applied ...
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booting linux from external drive on mac

I had Linux installed on USB using pure efi boot. I had been using this tutorial: https://medium.com/@mmiglier/ubuntu-installation-on-usb-stick-with-pure-efi-boot-mac-compatible-469ad33645c9. ...
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iMac with bootcamp windows 10 reboots 3 seconds after shutdown (no fastboot, no wol)

Hello I recently purchased iMac so I tried to set up things so that I can remove my old windows desktop away and still be able to use both Mac OS and Windows If I shutdown from Windows, it boots up ...
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Rename EFI Boot Partition “EFI Boot”

I am trying to rename my Windows / Boot Camp partition from "EFI Boot" to "Boot Camp" or "Windows". But I do not figure out where to rename. I tried bless command on the NTFS Volume, I tried ...
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Removing partitions on Mac OS

Please help. I tried to install Windows on Mac OS through Boot Camp. Windows failed to install and now I have partitions that prevent me from reinstalling. /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: ...
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Get free space despite no local snapshots

Bootcamp only allows me to get 40Go of free space where I'm supposed to get 64Go according to "About this mac". When using diskutil , I have 58 Go. I then try to get rid of AFPS additional space and ...
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Need help making Windows bootable after installing Linux

I used this questions's answer to install Linux(I installed Mint, however, not Ubuntu) and followed along. I do believe I didn't follow the answer properly, as I still have a placeholder partition ...
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Bootcamp issue: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition

I tried installing windows 10 on mac but some sort of error occured and since then boot camp had been removing the partitions for hours. So I ran "diskutil eraseVolume fat32 BOOTCAMP disk0s3" on ...
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APFS Container corrupt after resizing Boot Camp partition from Windows

I have a bad problem. I shrunk my APFS volume from 850 GB to 750 GB so that I can expand my NTFS Boot Camp Volume from 150 GB to 250 GB. After shrinking everything worked fine. Then I started Boot ...
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How to unmount main Macintosh HD after booting from external drive?

I have formatted, and installed Mojave on an external SSD. I booted Mojave no problems. However, when I boot off the external drive, it mounts the internal hard drive read-only and also another disk (...
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How do I make a USB windows bootable on a Mac?

I have been picking away at this all day - it has been a while since I've felt this stupid. It used to be easy (bootcamp, several apps), but everything now seems to fail - my guess is it's partly ...
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Can't partition Hard disk anymore

I have a macbook pro 15, late 2013 with Mojave. I'm trying to install bootcamp and windows 10 but EVERYTHING fails. Right now I'm trying to partition the hard-disk manually (because bootcamp fails, I ...
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How to remove purgeable spaze in Mojave [duplicate]

I'm having some problem with my mac (MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)). I freed some spaces by deleting some folders but when I analyse mac HD I get the following: Available: 79.29 GB (44.52 ...
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High Sierra partition gone after updating windows (bootcamp) [duplicate]

I have High Sierra and Windows 10 installed on my mac (2017). I was working on windows, and atfer shutdown, Windows asked to update. So i've clicked Update and Restart, and after that, Mac restarted, ...
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Unable to boot into OSX, Mac startup disk renamed and not mounted anymore

I was using windows via bootcamp and upon restart by holding down the option key, I saw that the Mac startup disk was missing, and I only had the option of booting into Windows. So I restarted and got ...
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High Sierra and Bootcamp - issue after WIndows 10 partition size change

Recently i have installed High Sierra and Windows 10. I have 250gb SSD drive that i found is badly sliced (too much space for win10). So i've used EaseUS Partition Master to reduce windows partition. ...
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Why a Win 7 usb installer made using Boot Camp, is not working?

I'm running Lion on an old MacBook, MacBook 2.1 Mid 2007. I want to install Windows 7. I have an iso for Win 7 and create the partition and a usb installer with Boot Camp but when the machine ...
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Fixing failed Bootcamp partition using Diskutils

I tried to create a bootcamp partition using the Bootcamp assistant, however when it should have booted into Windows to continue the installation, it failed and ended up taking the majority (>40GB) ...
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Can't find OXReserved on Disk Utiity

I tried to delete OXReserved in order to delete Bootcamp using Disk Utility in Mojave, but I can't see OXReserved in Disk Utility. Is it the tiny slice on the pie chart next to the Bootcamp slice? Cuz ...
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MacOS Mojave Boot Camp: Your Disk Could Not Be Partitioned

Anyone got any ideas on how to fix this? I have tried reinstalling Mojave, running First Aid, going into single user mode and typing in a command, probably everything I could find a tutorial on how ...
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Bluetooth mouse won't connect, after turning Bluetooth off it won't turn back on

Fresh install of Boot Camp on macOS Mojave with a Windows 10 ISO from the Microsoft website. I'm trying to connect my Bluetooth mouse (which works fine and connects on macOS Mojave) to Windows and it ...
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Macbook 260GB Missing, bootcamp broken after cloning drive

I'm having some serious problems after updating my SSD from 240GB to 500GB (2012 MBP). First of all, I've lost the size difference on the new disk - it's now only 240GB even though Disk Utility shows ...
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OS X disk space recovery after corrupted Bootcamp uninstall

So, I've spent many hours trying to work an issue out with missing disk space after "uninstalling" Bootcamp on my c. 2014 500GB Macbook Air. I've consulted many of the posts on SE, some of which ...
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Windows Bootcamp will not boot with rEFInd disc inserted

I'm new here and I couldn't find anything related to my problem, so if this question is already answered, then I apologize. I have two partitions running on my late-2011 17-inch MacBook Pro. One ...
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Normal scrolling in Win 10 Pro installed on Macbook Pro

I installed a Win 10 Pro on my Macbook Pro. I also installed TRackpad++ and the whole is great! The only strange thing is scrolling. Scrolling is not fluid and stops at end of every page. I cannot do ...
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Missing space after deleting bootcamp partition

My mac storage has decreased to just 75gb after I deleted Bootcamp. I need to recover this space (45.7gb) and return the computer to the rightful 120gb any help would be much appreciated.
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Should I use all my storage on bootcamp?

So I'm a gamer, and I will only use bootcamp and probably never use MacOS ever again. Should I "wipe" my mac to free up as much storage as I can to use all of the storage for bootcamp? I have 1TB of ...
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I can no longer boot into macOS after resizing my bootcamp partition in EaseUS

I tried to enlarge the bootcamp windows 10 partition by 17gb. I went to disk utility on my mac, resized the mac's partition to smaller leaving 17-18gb of free space, then booted up the windows in ...
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Can't boot to Mac OS volume after Bootcamp Windows install

I've installed Windows 10 with Bootcamp on a new iMac with Mojave. Now I can't boot to MacOS volume. 1) Bootcamp tool in Windows don't see volume as bootable. 2) Option click on restart don't show ...
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Do I need to enable Journaling on a Mac Pro M2 SSD?

I am booting from an M2 SSD (PCI) on my Mac Pro 2012. Running Mojave. I tried to run the Boot Camp Assistant but it doesn't run and I've seen solutions saying that you have to have Journaling enabled. ...
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Can I erase and reinstall MacOS and not lose my windows partition and my Dual boot option

I want to downgrade from Mojave and don't have a TimeMachine backup from before. So my best bet is to erase the current install and reinstall from scratch (with a bootable USB stick with the High ...
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MAC Address Spoofing on a Macbooks Pro through bootcamp in Windows 10

I tried to go about the traditional method of going through device manager/adapter settings and changing the properties of the adapter, but there was no section for the network address. The adapter ...
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Macintosh HD not showing in Disk Utility or Installer, unable to install to it

My Macbook has been working out great for a long time. For a while I used solely Bootcamp because I liked the Windows interface, but switched back to macOS recently and updated to High Sierra. However,...
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MacBook Pro 2018 Windows Boot Camp with FileVault 2 and Bitlocker without TPM

I just got my new MacBook Pro Mid 2018, encrypted my Mac OS Mojave partition with FileVault 2, installed Boot Camp and Windows 10 Pro and wondered if it is possible to encrypt the windows partition as ...
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macOS Mojave (Disk Utility): Object Map is Invalid

I was trying to resize the APFS volume and remove the free space until I got this error and Disk Utility is unable to do anything about it. [The full order of what happened] Running operation 1 of 1: ...
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Installing Windows 7 in Boot Camp is Unavailable on Mojave

On my MacBook Pro (Mid 2014), it seems that Apple has stopped support for installation of Windows 7 via Boot Camp on my Mac. I am currently trying to edit the info.plist to attempt to find a way to ...
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Want to recover files after partition shows FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF [duplicate]

So a few months ago my mac partition started showing FFFFFFFFFFFFF....... after I tried to install a linux distro then I tried to fix it by doing something in Terminal in recovery mode, I have a 100 ...
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Unable to resize main HD after deleting Bootcamp Partition

[Note:This question is dissimilar to the other ones like this since my Bootcamp partition does not show up on listing the drives in terminal.] I added my bootcamp partition to parrallels desktop. I ...
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Problem removing APFS partition

A few months ago I tried to install Windows 10 on my Mac (High Sierra). This was unsuccessful and left me with a APFS partition of 49.5 GB called "BC1". When I try to delete this partition it ...