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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Can I recover boot camp partition after removing it with gpt remove?

I divided my main boot disk into two partitions, one for Mac OSX and one for Boot camp. The boot partition was always MacOSX. Unfortunately it got damaged in some way and was identifying as type &...
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I can't boot up disk options when I startup my Mac

I recently installed Asahi Linux, and for a few months now I've had no issue with it. Now, however, my computer decided to boot me up into Asahi Linux when I started charging it after it died. Usually,...
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Unable to Run Boot Camp Assistant Because of Microsoft Reserved Partition in disk0s2

I keep running into this error when running Boot Camp Assistant: Boot Camp Assistant was unable to verify if the Windows partition contains a Windows installation. This may be because BitLocker is ...
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Installed windows 10 on macbook pro 8,3 late 2011 17" but I get a radeon graphics card error 43

I have installed windows 10 64 bit via bootcamp but I have problems with the bootcamp support 5.1.5769 drivers. I get the error 43 code. Is there a workaround?
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Install windows 7 on MacBookPro8,3 late 2011 17"

My goal is to install windows 7 on my MacBookPro8,3 (MacBook Pro from 2011). But the windows 7 USB installer or DVD can't be recognized when booting via the options(alt) command. This is where I am ...
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Another bootcamp partition restoration issue

I just removed Bootcamp from my 1TB Fusion drive, using Bootcamp Assistant. The process failed due to a disk error. After running First Aid as directed, Bootcamp Assistant no longer offers the option ...
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Bootcamp no longer sees my internal 2.5" SATA SSD

It seems either Bootcamp and/or Windows have been updating themselves a lot recently... in the last ~4 months (give or take a few months). I only realised this week that my 2TB internal storage drive ...
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How to clone SSD with 2 systems (Mac and Win10) to larger SSD with increasing Windows volume?

Some years before, I created both a system SSD disk with Windows (BOOTCAMP) and macOS (Macintosh HD). After that, I forgot about the way how I did it and now I need to migrate from the old disk to the ...
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High sierra partition lost after deleting windows partition

I previously installed Windows (on a partition in the main SSD, sharing it with High Sierra) on a mid 2011 21,5 inch iMac using this guide. Afterwards I installed Big Sur using opencore legacy ...
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Can’t erase Bootcamp volume to reinstall MacOS

I had MacOS Monterrey installed and wanted to dual boot with Windows 10. I used BootCamp to install Windows 10 on another partition I created. Somehow along the way, my macOS partition got completely ...
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Recommendations MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) Bootcamp 120 GB

I'm considering installing bootcamp to play a single game Valorant on my Macbook. I'm clearing up storage space for this very purpose, and will have only 80 GB of free storage space to likely even ...
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How to reinstall macOS with internet recovery with a fusion drive? No drive is available

This is continuation from my previous question "I installed Xubuntu without installing rEFind. Is it safe to remove the Linux partition at this point?", where I now have removed the Linux ...
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I installed Xubuntu without installing rEFind. Is it safe to remove the linux partition at this point?

This is continuation from my previous question "I removed the rEFInd and rEFIt boot managers and now I've lost Windows Bootcamp from the Mac Startup Manager", where I now can boot Windows ...
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Fixing mac bootcamp boot to windows after formating a disk

I have an old iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) and I wanted to give it a new life with a new SSD. I've installed both Mac & Windows on the SSD and life was good. Then I decided to format the old HDD to ...
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Blue screen - Windows 10 with Bootcamp on MacBook Pro 2015

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2015 with High Sierra 10.13. I installed Windows 10 (last version downloaded last week). This was done manually, as the Bootcamp software that comes with macOS creates a ...
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I removed the rEFInd and rEFIt boot managers and now I've lost Windows Bootcamp from the Mac Startup Manager

I installed rEFInd boot manager because I wanted to add a linux partition. I already had bootcamp set up. However, after installing rEFInd, my Mac UI scaling was too large and slightly blurred. I have ...
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Which HDD controller drivers for win 10 Install on MacBookPro5,5

I am trying to install Windows 10 on a MacbookPro5,5 for a friend, directly from a USB Flash drive. Setup Asks for a driver to properly detect the Hard Drive. What do you do in this case? I extracted ...
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Bootcamp : Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server

I'm trying to install windows 11 on my 2019 macbook pro with MacOs 12.3.1. However when execute bootcamp, after the selection of the iso it is stuck with this error message : Can’t install the ...
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I cannot install Windows 10 on my Bootcamp partition

I have used Bootcamp assistant to partition my Mac mini. Then I boot up using my Windows USB drive with EFI boot. I can get to the part where I can see "Drive 1 partition3: Bootcamp" ...
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Bootcamp still shows on startup even after I completely delete partition

I use High Sierra and I had installed Windows on bootcamp partition. I had a problem with Windows so so I decided to do a complete re-install. So I deleted partition during the Windows installation ...
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Boot from USB (Kali Linux, M1 Silicon)

I created a live USB on a Sandisk 32gb ultra dual drive luxe using kali linux live iso and balena etcher software (I also tried dd) but the USB won't show up in the boot drive selector Startup menu ...
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Can’t boot into MacOS from Windows(Bootcamp)

When pressing the option during startup, MacOS isn’t shown as an option to boot into. Using the tray in win10 to “Restart in MacOS” also doesn’t work. It just restarts back into Windows 10. It is an ...
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Repairing deleted Bootcamp partition

I accidentally deleted a Bootcamp partition on my 2019 MacBook Pro running Big Sur. I used the following apps on an external Big Sur boot: Data Rescue: scanned the blocks and found nothings EaseUS: ...
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Can I delete a partition and leave the space unallocated in Monterey?

I'm trying to shrink my MacOS (Monterey) partition using Disk Utility to reclaim some space for my Bootcamp partition using Minitool Partition Wizard on the Windows side. I succeeded in shrinking the ...
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can't erase/restore/first aid disk0s3 apple disk utility

Hi there, I experience a lot of trouble when wanting to free the space previously taken by allocating it to Windows Boot Camp. Now, I cannot erase/restore/first-aid this disk. The main problem seems ...
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Installing BootCamp on a Late 2014 iMac

I'm trying to install Windows via BootCamp on a Late 2014 iMac, so far to no avail. First attempts, to external drive First I attempted to install it to an external drive. I already have a working ...
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Getting two Windows boot options after installing the OS on BootCamp

I installed Windows 10 on my 2017 MacBook Pro (Intel-based) through BootCamp and this is what I get at the boot menu after restarting my device: Two Windows boot icons. The first one starts Windows. ...
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Internal Keyboard and Trackpad working in bootcamp but not working on macOS

I updated my Macbook Air 2015 to Monterey and my internal trackpad and keyboard have stopped working. Both work without issues if I boot into the Windows Bootcamp partition. Please help.
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Restoring Deleted Bootcamp Partition

I damaged a bootcamp install on container 'disk1' by deleting the windows partition there from disk utility. Anyway to get that back? I really just want 1 or 2 files on from that partition. Perhaps ...
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Boot Camp Windows 10 partition size capped on macOS Catalina

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my MBP 13 mid 2012 using Boot Camp Assistant. I've been clearing up free space on my HD and when I thought I have enough (500GB disk with currently ~240GB free ...
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Boot Camp partition unrecognised by macOS apps

Applications running under macOS do not currently recognise my Boot Camp installation. The problem began after my macOS partition was corrupted, repairs attempted and failed, then finally deleted and ...
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VMWare Fusion Bootcamp loads wrong volume

I added a VM inside VMWare Fusion using the built in method for adding a bootcamp partition that runs off the actual partition rather than cloning it. Instead of the Bootcamp VM opening Windows 10, it ...
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Removed a 50GB Linux Partition with Disk Utility and can't boot into macOS anymore

For a few years, I've had Linux Mint installed on a 50GB partition on my 2015 MacBook Pro. Today, I decided to remove the installation (I needed the extra 50GB and wasn't using Linux Mint anyway) and ...
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How do I create a 1GB FAT32 partition from my Mac HDD?

I'm trying to create a small FAT32 partition which I can use to transfer files between my Macintosh HD partition and the Windows Bootcamp partition on my Mac. I'm using Big Sur. I've gone to Disk ...
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Is VMware Fusion Player a suitable substitute for Bootcamp?

The goal is to be setup a Catlina (iMac 27-inch 2015, 32GB core i7) Machine with USB Fax Modem capability. I have an Apple USB Fax Modem, however I am open to the idea of purchasing the US Robotics ...
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How can I set a scheduled boot for a MacBook running Windows?

I have a MacBook Air running OSX Big Sur along with a Boot Camp installation of Windows 10. If I boot into OSX and go to System Preferences -> Battery -> Schedule, I can set a time each day for ...
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Install Windows 11 on Boot Camp

Even though Macs don't meet the TPM and Secure Boot requirements of Windows 11, how can I install Windows 11 on a Mac using Boot Camp anyway?
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Booting new version of OS X from old bootcamp windows version

I’ve got an old Macbook Pro 2012 with macOS Catalina on it. There is an old Win 7 installation with Bootcamp 4.1. I booted into it after a couple of years and now I can’t boot macOS. Pressing “Restart ...
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Virtualbox on bootcamp, where is the Host key?

I installed VB on top of Windows, in Boot Camp. Virtual box has the concept of a Host key, which varies from one OS to another. It could i.e. be the Right Control key. In this context they say to i.e. ...
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Bootcamp - "Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server." Error

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro 2019 Intel device, but unable to use Bootcamp. After selection of ISO and partition size, the application throws this error even tho I have a stable ...
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Change boot option icons

I have a Mid 2012 MacBook Pro with two hard drives with a triple boot system High Sierra Windows 10 and Ubuntu. High sierra is on the SSD while windows and Ubuntu share another drive. Would like to ...
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Mac Partition Error (Cannot add new Partition / Bootcamp partition not showing / Spaces don't add up to disk)

So I am trying to add more space to Bootcamp by following this tutorial. But the first red flag came when I went into the partition menu: It doesn't show the partition for Bootcamp. Then I saw that ...
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MBP 2017 with Windows dual-boot cannot be reinstalled

My MBP2017 with dual-boot doesn't boot in OSX anymore and I cannot recover it. The default boot is Windows, it starts and is working OK. When I use Alt/Option, I see the both options MacHD and ...
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Does removing the "free space" partition and resizing my main partition in Disk Utility delete my data?

I deleted my Windows partition a few days ago and was left with a space called "free space" in the partition pie chart within disk utility. I'm planning to reinstall Windows but it seems ...
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iMac restarting in Windows, option key not working

I installed windows via bootcamp, problem now is that when I restart and hold the options key, the startup disk does not show up, so the computer starts up in windows. (This was never a problem, it ...
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Install Windows 10 with Boot Camp on Big Sur not starting installer

I am trying to install Windows 10 (ISO downloaded from the official site) in my MacBook Pro Mid 2014 (MacBookPro11,1) running Big Sur 11.2.3. I've used Boot Camp to create a USB 2.0 bootable drive ...
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Reclaim lost space on disk (reverting back From bootcamp)

​Long story short, I was attempting to get rid of Bootcamp and somehow botched it so I can't get into either Windows or macOS anymore. I fiddled with some partition stuff and I think I made things ...
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Boot Camp partition broken and can't be repaired in MacOS 12.1

After a crash of Windows 11 in Bootcamp that doesn't turn off and cooked for a while in my bag, I lost the Bootcamp partition. I try to follow this question: Boot Camp partition broken and can't ...
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Is it possible to remove mac os completely and install Windows on SSD rather than HDD?

I've used my old iMac (iMac 17,1 late 2015) for about 6 years now, and I've got the new iMac now, so I have been trying to install windows on this old machine. However, when i use Bootcamp to install ...
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Missing disk space after boot camp assistant failure

I was trying to use Boot Camp Assistant to create a Windows 10 partition, but it got stuck at partitioning. After about a hour, I gave up and force quit the Assistant, and discovered that 3 terabytes ...
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