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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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500 GB external hard drive broken after Boot Camp

I am running macOS 10.13.6 on a Mac mini 2011 and I decided to get Windows 8 using Boot Camp. The installation went well, but I couldn't switch back to macOS. On a different question, I got advice and ...
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Windows BootCamp Battery backup Issue

I am running windows 11 on Macbook Pro 2019 using bootcamp. I am really worried about the battery life. Battery Life is excellent on the Mac. On Windows Bootcamp its a whole other story. Its painful ...
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Which files are inside of a bootable macOS USB created with macOS Terminal? [duplicate]

I need a list or a screenshot of them to replicate them because the bootable created in Windows Transmac just has a PKG file therefore not recognized as a bootable device. I tried creating a blank ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 running Windows 10 (bootcamp) shuts off in sleep or hibernation

I have a Macbook Pro 2016 15-inch touchbar that is running a fresh install of Windows 10 via bootcamp with all drivers installed via the bootcamp software. Everything works great, except the fact that ...
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Boot Camp without USB

I have a 2011 Mac mini running macOS 10.13.6. Is possible to use Boot Camp without an USB drive? I was wondering, because it seems a waste to buy a USB just for this.
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Unable to shrink MacOS partition - Sonoma 14.4.1 (23E224)

I am unable to shrink my macOS volume/disk on my Intel 2019 15" MBP with a 1Tb disk to make space (128gb) for installing a linux distro in dual boot configuration. Disk utility in macOS will not ...
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Need assistance installing Windows 10 64bit on a late 2009 IMac 27in with a non functional optical drive

So far I have attempted the answer/instruction to this question. I also attempted to UEFI boot install windows 10 from start up manager by creating a ExFAT Flash Drive with the contents of a mounted ...
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Following instructions to manually install Windows by manually creating Bootcamp partition during start up it doesn’t show up

I’m in the process of putting windows 7 on my late 2009 iMac. I’ve been working on this for a few days now. I couldn’t just use the normal Bootcamp assistant because of hardware issues and ended up ...
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MacOS Gone After Bootcamp Install

After installing Windows 8.1 on my Mac Mini 2011 (macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) using bootcamp everything seemed fine and working until one day I wanted to switch back to macOS. I used Option Restart but ...
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Early 2009 iMac just doesn't detect Windows 7 DVD

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on an early 2009 iMac and I have a Windows installer DVD, but when I put it in while OS X El Capitan is running, it just makes a few weird sounds for about a minute and ...
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Freespace after a bootcamp that i can't get back(mac)

I have encountered with a problem after corrupted bootcamp Windows deinstallation. In diskutil list i have a free space and in GUI version of Diskutil when i'm trying to partition it - I keep getting ...
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How to fix MacBook Air '14 that won't boot [duplicate]

I accidentally lost/erased all start up utilities. There used to be a Question Mark folder and was able to use the command prompts ..but no recovery utilities ever came up.. now I have a black screen ...
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Bootcamp not appearing as bootable disk on High Sierra

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013, 8GB/251GB) on which I have had a Bootcamp partition installed with Windows7 for several years (probably since early days, i.e. since 2014). Initially ...
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Can you boot a BootCamp disk from another machine on one that never used BC before?

I have a 128GB SSD from a decommissioned MacPro3,1 that had a Boot Camp installation of Windows 10. That disk has sat in a drawer for the last 4 years and now I'm trying to see if I can boot up that ...
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TPM 2.0 on a MacBook Pro with Windows

I have a 2018/2019 (sometime around there) 15" MacBook Pro, and installed Windows 10 through a USB, making it a solely Windows machine with Bootcamp support software. I'm wondering how I can ...
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How to make MBP bootcamp boot faster

I had a mid 2012 MBP not doing anything and decided to install Win 10 on it. I didn't do a dual boot setup. I replaced the drive which had macOS on it with a spare and installed Windows using the ...
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Making a second Windows installation on macOS Catalina

I am trying to get a second Windows installation. I want this one to be unable to access the first Windows. I have looked at some threads but I can not understand what I need to do as they are all ...
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Mac 19,1 Sonoma startup manager displays HHD icon of a deleted Boot Camp partition...need to remove it

I recently moved a Boot Camp partition to an external drive and erased the old Boot Camp partition on the iMac. I successfully added the newly unallocated APFS formatted space to the Mac HDD partition ...
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Black screen after reset

A few days ago I bought a Mac Mini A1176 2006 1.5 512/60. This is my first Apple computer. So maybe this is a common problem. But I can't find any solution to this problem. When I turned it on for the ...
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Big Sur - How can I increase Bootcamp's partition size? [duplicate]

I installed Boot Camp last month on my Mac (Big Sur/macOS 11.7.10) so I could run Windows 10. I created a partition of a modest size, assuming that it would be adequate. I've since realized that that ...
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How to install Windows 7 (and beyond) onto a mid-2010 Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard without Boot Camp or an optical (DVD) drive

This problem is very similar to How to install Windows 10 into a 2011 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, an optical (DVD) drive or third party tools? - Ask Different, with the following ...
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bootcamp NO BOOTABLE DEVICE after gpt add EBD0A0A2-B9E5-4433-87C0-68B6B72699C7 disk0

My macbook has three os at the same time: macOS, bootcamp win10, ubuntu. When booting, I choose os through rEFInd. After I removed ubuntu, I found that only windows and efi boot were left when booting....
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How to install 2nd Windows 10 on a 3rd partition? - MacBook Pro 2019 16-inch i7 Laptop

Hardware: MacBook Pro Late 2019, 16-inch i7; 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD , AMD Radeon 5300M Current OS: Monterey 12.7.1, Windows 10 Build 1709 installed via Boot Camp Expected outcome: Triple Boot macOS, ...
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Booting from a SATA case crashes various operating systems

After installing Windows on an external drive, it crashes when connecting via a SATA case. (Crashes when booting Windows, Linux, and macOS). The installation was based on the answer from Drivers not ...
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macOS booting into Windows Recovery mode after deleting Bootcamp Windows partition

My Mac still boots into Windows recovery mode, automatically. I can still boot into macOS and everything works, however I want to remove this partition. When I first start my Mac it also shows up with ...
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Trouble verifying startup disk; Alt/Opt key doesn't display boot options on startup

Issue: I've been unable to boot into my Windows (Boot Camp) partition, which I haven't accessed in about a year. No Boot Options with Alt Key: Holding down the Opt during startup does not show any ...
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Unable to remove bootcamp partion

I was previously using windows on my Macbook pro 2015, on mac OSX 12.6, but now no longer need it. I'd like to remove the partition and revert my laptop to how it was previously when it had more ...
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MacBook Boot Camp problem with installation Windows 10

I have this error during the partitioning stage during the installation of Windows with Boot Camp I tried to check Time Machine backup to turn off, updated macOS to the latest version, and checked ...
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MacBook Air not detecting any disk [closed]

Early 2015 MacBook Air A1466 I have Bootcamp (Windows 10 LTSC) and Paragon NTFS (if that matters) installed on this Mac. I was on Windows at the time but decided to sleep so I booted to MacOS (...
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On Intel era iMac can an Apple update to Mac OS break Boot Camp partiton? [closed]

Our scenario is we have Intel iMacs that were all configured to have Boot Camp/Windows partition. Those that have basically never booted into Boot Camp are fully updated to latest Apple security and ...
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Cloning a Windows 11 MacBook Pro Boot Camp partition

I recently got a new Lenovo dedicated gaming laptop and am wondering how to go about cloning, if possible, a Boot Camp Windows 11 partition. I have many files and games from my childhood I cannot find ...
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Install two Windows 10 partitions (Mac - Win1 - Win2)

I have a MacBook Retina with a 1 TB SSD. I started with a Mac (387 GB) and a Win partition (400 GB), but now I need to add a tiny extra Windows partition (175 GB) to run a specific software. What I’ve ...
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How to recover "free space" on a Late 2013 iMac Fusion Drive after failed Boot Camp Windows installation? [duplicate]

In my fleet of older Macs, I have a Late 2013 27" iMac fitted with a 3 TB Fusion Drive running macOS 10.15.7 Catalina. I was using Boot Camp to install Windows 10 Pro, when the Windows installer ...
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Triple booted macbook pro has 6 boot options instead of 3, how do I delete the rest?

After struggling with triple booting (Kali, windows & macOs) for sometime, I finally won. But now I have two problems I will start with what I think is an easy solve for those with much more ...
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Cannot boot Mac OS via USB (created via M1 chip) on 2012 MacBook Air, freezes for a while and then just ignores it

I am trying to revive my old 2012 MacBook Air (Model A1465) to use an older version of MacOS for a program that could only run on MacOS High Sierra or earlier. Luckily the Mac comes with a ...
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Error 0x80070070 installing Windows 11 on BOOTCAMP [duplicate]

This error is reported several times but with no answer anywhere, such as here and there. I tried to install Windows 11 on a Macbook 2017 Retina using Boot Camp Assistant. The device had previously ...
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Startup Disk Cannot be found (cannot reinstall macOS from Disk Utility in Recovery Mode) [duplicate]

Last night, I was booted my MacBook Pro and it was working find, after a few minutes restarted my MacBook Pro with Bootcamp. But then it showed a screen with a circle a line through it. I noticed that ...
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I keep getting error 0xc8007000D On my Mac so i tried install windows by using cmd, but no results

I have a MacBook Pro (17-inch, Mid 2009) with macOS Mojave operating system. I want a dual boot with Windows 10 Pro. I am trying to install Windows directly on hardware, after using Unetbootin to make ...
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Mac Mini 2018 Boot Camp 3 displays

I have a 2018 Mac Mini and 3 HP E233 monitors. When using macOS the monitors all work great. However, when I use Boot Camp I can get two monitors working occasionally (sometimes there’s lots of ...
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Trouble Deleting Partition from disk utility after uninstalling Asahi Linux in Macbook

I am using a Macbook M1 2020. I followed the steps given in the following video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMnWTq2H-N0&t=146s At time stamp 2:05, Mr. Macintosh gives the command given below. ...
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Windows 11 update error with Boot Camp

The device is MacBookPro 14,3 (MacBook Pro 15-inch 2017). Windows 11 22H2 1702 is installed and running from a USB3 UASP disk without a problem otherwise. But I can't install any Windows updates, ...
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How to force delete files from Trash on Silicon based Macs

This is a follow up question to by previous posting: Why is Bootcamp Assistant on my MacBook Pro (M2) after using Migration Assistant? For some reason while running the various delete methods in my ...
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Why is Bootcamp Assistant on my MacBook Pro (M2) after using Migration Assistant?

I have a question. I have purchased a new MacBook Pro 14" (M2 Silicon Chip). My old computer was a 2013 iMac (intel based). I used Apple's Migration Assistant to migrate the data from the older ...
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MacBook reboots during Debian installation

I'm trying to install Debian on my MacBook Pro (late 2013): prepare a bootable usb: $ sudo dd if=path_to/debian-live-12.0.0-amd64-xfce.iso of=/dev/sda plug in usb drive and reboot MacBook: The ...
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This volume has 75.8 MB used space. You can’t remove this volume, because the preceding volume cannot be resized. This volume can’t be resized

I want to make a replacement parition for bootcamp purposes, any way to help?
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How to boot into Boot Camp Windows 10 recovery mode (MBP 2019 Intel)

I have a MacBook Pro 2019 Intel, running Catalina. I have Windows 10 installed with Boot Camp (using Boot Camp Assistant). Windows stopped booting (kept going into a loop, Windows 10 auto recovery ...
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Scale down larger external cloned screen in Windows a la macOS

On macOS on my MBA 2012 I can configure an external display (with a greater resolution than my internal display) to be used in its native resolution and be cloned to the internal display (with scaling ...
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My MacBook Pro Mid-2009 is not detecting any external USB drives in the boot menu

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my Mid 2009 MacBook Pro using Boot Camp and when I go restart and hold option key, the USB drive is not being detected. I tried other USB's and I get the same issue. ...
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Where does Boot Camp download files before making a new partition?

My computer shut down in the middle of the Boot Camp process, and once I charged and re-opened it I found that about 100 GB of my storage had been taken up, but no new partition had been made. Where ...
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Fusion Drive is split and not available for repartitioning

I'm using an iMac 5k Retina 2014 (old, I know) with OSX Yosemite installed. For some reason Bootcamp has never worked with my USB drives, so I tried manually installing Windows 10. I partitioned the ...
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