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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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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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Install Windows 7/8/10 on iMac 2008 A1225 8,1

Okay, here's the deal: I got a cheap iMac from a friend and I'd like to use it for tests, watch videos, emulate some games and so on. I've tried during countless nights to make it work with Windows ...
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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 ...
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How to run Windows from an outside HDD that already has Windows installed

My old Windows laptop doesn't seem to be working, so I removed it's HDD so I could access it's files on my Macbook. However, I want to run Windows from that HDD, and every time I do, it always keeps ...
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Deleted Bootcamp partition through disk utility and messed up everything

I deleted my bootcamp partition to redo the whole process to make a higher capacity windows system. Then I tried bootcamp again and it says "Your disk could not be partitioned" and "An error occurred ...
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Bypass network search on boot

Is there a way to bypass the network search when booting with the Option key? I switch between macOS and Windows with Bootcamp, and while the partitions come up quickly, I can‘t choose one before the ...
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Trying to get bluetooth to work in guest windows vista in virtual box

I assigned the bluetooth host controller to the guest and vista detected it. I installed the driver that boot camp is providing for my computer and for 32bit windows, which is broadcom 4.0.3.0 from ...
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Change icons order in Startup Disk MacOS Mojave

Yesterday I installed Mojave on my MacBookPro 13'' 2015. I had Sierra before. I have 2 partitions: Macintosh and Bootcamp (Windows). Every time I went to Startup Disk or in Startup Manager (after ...
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What's the technical reason some Macs can't use Boot Camp with macOS Mojave?

As written on MacRumors and other places Macs using 3TB Fusion Drives for the macOS and Boot Camp installations can't be upgraded to Mojave currently without losing the Boot Camp partition. To fix ...
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Accidentally erased APFS partition while resizing Windows Bootcamp disk

This is my first post here. I recently wanted to add some more space to my windows' partition so I shrunk Mac HD by 60GB and rebooted. I then used windows to join the unallocated space with its ...
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Why will BootCamp not work on my 20" iMac 9,1?

History of this question Because I had tried so many ways to get Windows on this 20" iMac 9,1, I didn't want to come here and write a book about it. I had found a way to do it myself, install the ...
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Webcam is not working on Macbook 2,1 2007 win7 64bit

All the other Drivers are working but the webcam is not working. I have a Macbook 2,1 mid 2007 with Windows 7 ultimate 64bit. To be precise, I am using windows without bootcamp.
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Deleted Windows Through Disk Utility, 125GB in “Free Space”, Disk Utility Fails to combine in either Internet based recovery or MacOS Based Recovery

What the Title says, and for all you people who tell me to boot to recovery I answer the following: Disk Recovery has vacated the premises of my drive for no reason.
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Problem “List volume”

I'm having a problem with this tutorial, when I have to list volume and assign the volumes to letters. In fact I'm getting only 3 volumes on my cmd.exe (volume 0 W7.X86X64 CD-Rom) (volume 1 (RAW ...
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Windows 10 Boot Camp on Mac mini Fusion Drive is running very slow. How to replace HDD / upgrade disk to SSD without reinstalling OS?

Hardware: - Mac mini (late 2014) - Core-i5 - 8GB Logical drive: - Fusion Drive 1,15TB Physical drives: - 128GB PCIe - 1000GB HDD Partitions and systems: - 250GB HFS+ macOS High Sierra - 850GB NTFS ...
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Triple-booting Ubuntu on MacPro w/ Win10 and High Sierra (two separate drives)

I am running a 2009 MacPro (5,1) with two separate hard drives: on one, I've installed MacOS High Sierra. On the second, I used Bootcamp to install Windows 10 (legacy/BIOS, not EFI), then installed ...
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Boot partition missing:

My 2010 Mac Mini (High Sierra 10.13 and upgraded 500GB Intel SSD 840 EVO) won't boot into the mac side. I bootcamped it several years ago with a copy of Windows 7. It can still boot into the Windows ...
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Cannot remove bootcamp partition

My mac (running El Capitan) has recently run out of storage space so I have been trying to remove my bootcamp partition to restore the full capacity of the OS X partition. When I try to remove it ...
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Option to boot into Windows missing after Boot Camp Assist

I just completed installing Windows using Bootcamp Assist. I allocated 30 GB to the Windows partition. The process completed after taking a long time (> 7 hours), and a Bootcamp partition has been ...
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Mac Pro 5.1 2012

I am trying to install Windows via Boot Camp Assistant and get the following message: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. The startup disk must be formatted ...
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APFS Volume Total Shows Less Free Space Than Container and How Can I Reclaim Space

So I have a bootcamp volume which has windows installed on it. I used MiniTool partition wizard to shrink the bootcamp size from 60 GB to 40 GB to reclaim 20 GB for my Macintosh HD. That operation ...
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How to stop mac from default booting in deleted windows via boot camp?

I bountied this question Boot into Mac from Windows after failed Bootcamp after being trapped in Windows hell on my mac, after the first time using boot camp. When I got back to my mac I erased ...
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Is it possible to boot into a Windows bootcamp partition in Target Disk Mode?

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro Retina with both macOS and Windows 10 installed on the internal SSD. I regularly put my MacBook into Target Disk Mode and boot into the macOS partition via a 2015 iMac. My ...
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Cannot create larger partitions with APFS filesystem

I am trying to use Boot Camp Assistant to create a partition for Windows that is 100 GB. However, I am unable to create a partition of that size. Trying to create a 100 GB FAT32 partition (via the ...
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Boot Camp keeps booting to Ubuntu instead of Windows

I have a macos and Windows 10 already installed. I went ahead and installed ubuntu via EFI, and I think I really messed something up. Every time I boot and select Windows it goes to the purple ...
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Remove windows partition without bootcamp [duplicate]

I tried following this question, but the solution with most likes didn't work for me, I got the error message: diskutil: did not recognize verb "**eraseVolume**"; type "diskutil" for a list. Using ...
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Restoring Boot Camp boot from Windows 10 using High Sierra?

I was running out of space on my Windows 10 install and needed to expand it. I restarted in High Sierra and downloaded Camptune. When I started Camptune, the program said my Boot Camp had errors and I ...
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Virus infected boot camp

If the boot camp partition of my mac gets a virus, will the macOS part be safe? If the macOS part gets a virus, will the Windows part be affected?
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Apple Magic Mouse 2 not scrolling - Magic Mouse 1 works! (Windows 10 / PC)

I have been using an Apple Magic Mouse "1" for quite some time now on my Windows 10 PC and I was very content except the damn batteries that needed replacing every once in a while. So I bought an ...
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How to make Windows 10 run GT120 and GTX 980ti

I can't make both cards work properly on Windows 10. Here's what I've tried. I've got a successful Windows 10 installation over my Mac Pro (mid 2010) over Sierra, installed the boot camp drivers as ...
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Bootcamp Not enough space but nothing helps!

So, I have kind of the same problem as some other people on here, but then different. I also want to install windows on my Mac. I also get the problem where it says I do not have the required 40 GB of ...
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Mac Pro 5.1 Windows 10 boot problems

I'm trying to run Win 10 on a separated drive attached to sata optical drive bay. I ran into some issues about GPT partition over instalation processes which I could solve it by terminal commands. It ...
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Boot Camp Assistant cannot reboot into windows partition during installation

I'm using MBP retina early 2015 high sierra. I'm trying to install windows 8.1 through boot camp. After following all the instructions (i.e. specifying iso path, partition size, downloaded support ...
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windows partition deleted by boot camp assistant but space is not restored

I was trying to delete bootcamp drive , using bootcamp assistant while formating it hanged up along with my mac. i could not perform any action. (like cmd+q ) or open any other app . so it was hanged ...
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Mac won't boot up using Bootcamp after trying to resize partitions [duplicate]

my son is working on a 2012 Macbook Pro - 2.5Ghz Intwl Core i5 and running OS X El Capitan version 10.11.6. The machine was split into two partitions and windows bootcamp was loaded. My son told me ...
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Boot Camp Assistant stuck on creating partition due to EFI formatted as NTFS

Boot Camp Assistant is stuck on ‘create a partition’. I have followed the guide as answered in the question Boot Camp Assistance is stuck on create a partition? but it didn't work after step 8. After ...
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Whole drive gets wiped when attempting to re-format as NTFS for Windows

I am attempting to install windows 10 using Boot Camp on my 2014 13" MacBook Air with 256 GB of hard drive. Everything goes well untill I reach the Windows install screen. I select my language, ...
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Bootcamp stuck at partitioning disk, lost half my disk space

recently I attempted to install windows on a macbook air 13’ mid 2014 256GB using boot camp. It was going well until it got stuck at the partitioning disk step, the blue loading bar was full and my ...
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After deleting Bootcamp .. I failed to merge free disk space using Disk Utility

After deleting Bootcamp partition I cannot merge it back to Macintosh HD partition nor even using it to install windows again. Using Disk Utility this is what happens: I tried to login to MacOS ...
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Windows 10 and High Sierra upgrade problems

This is more weird than most things. I have an iMac 2009 and had Windows 10 installed alongside macOS 10.12.6, I ran all the updates and then tried to apply High Sierra. It fails with "firmware ...
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MacBook 2018: Does the rEFInd enable VT-X correctly, so that Docker for Windows works?

Some background: I'm considering buying a MacBook Pro 2018. I already have an aging MacBook Pro, where I added Bootcamp to install Windows 10. Only problem is that Docker for Windows doesn't work out ...
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My mac is not booting [duplicate]

My imac8.1 has lately been very slow while booting up but now doesnt boot up at all. Its got one too many problems related to bootcamp . Today I was partitioning the hard drive in bootcamp assistant ...
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External Windows bootable drive freezes boot screen

I installed Windows on a 128 GB USB drive to run on my 2017 MacBook Air. I boot into it by plugging in the drive, holding Option key and select the Windows drive. It worked really well. Yesterday, I ...
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Boot Camp Windows disk missing from Startup Manager and doesn't boot from Startup Disk selection

Until recently I had Boot Camp installed and working with Windows 7 and macOS, but recently I had to change my keyboard. Since that point holding the Option key during startup seems to display the ...