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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Incorrect Boot Camp Delete

I tried to remove some space from the Boot Camp partition and return it to the Mac partition using MiniTool Partition Wizard. It required me to restart my Mac to have it work (MiniTool Partition ...
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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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Cannot Download BootCamp Support Driver on Windows 10 because of the Unsuitable Model

I currently downloaded Windows 10 on Mac, but it doesn't allow me to download the Boot Camp Support Software. I also tried to format Boot Camp Driver and reinstall, same result. So, I downloaded the ...
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Bootcamp - Windows 10 - No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key

I have got a problem with booting into Windows 10 after changing Superdrive to SSD - "No bootable device -- insert boot disk and press any key". It works if i leave only old hard drive, ...
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Remove "Windows" Entry from Mac Boot Loader

Background A while back, I installed Windows 8 on my MacBook Air (mid 2013 model) using Bootcamp. It never really worked, (it would freeze all the time, the WiFi would cut in and out, etc.) so I got ...
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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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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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VirtualBox on Bootcamp, where is the Host key?

I installed VB on top of Windows, in Boot Camp. VirtualBox 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 earphones constant high pitch sound regardless of sound level

I installed windows 10 and everything was running smoothly until a day later when my earphones suddenly started emitting a high pitch noise whenever any sound was played at a constant level. It is ...
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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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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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Using an SD card for extra space on Bootcamp

I finally got Bootcamp working on my Mac so I could play Windows Steam games on it. The only problem is that I don’t have enough storage on Bootcamp to download games from Steam and I ran out of space ...
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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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How can I clone my internal BOOTCAMP to a bootable USB?

I have problems with a windows game on Bootcamp that used to work fine, and now doesn't. So I tried making a bootable bootcamp on a USB. Bootcamp runs on the USB but I would say it doesn't run as well ...
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Trying to Run Windows 10 on Flashed Mac Pro 4, 1 now 5, 1 Bootable USB Storage Error Bootcamp

I want to run Windows 10 on my flashed 2009 Mac Pro 5, 1 with Bootcamp. Currently OS X 10.11.6 and the Nvidia GT 120 are present. I am able to start the process to create the bootable USB drive but ...
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Mac running Windows 7 unable to detect Mac hardware, Windows Support Software issue...how to fix (no USB)

At wits end here. Been following David Anderson's tutorial and never truly had success with it. First time, years ago, keyboard and cursor never functioned but external variants circumvented the need. ...
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Missing Bootcamp partition

I use to have a Bootcamp partition, which was about 100Gb, but it has disappeared from the boot options and I am not sure if it still exists on my HD. I am looking to sell this iMac, so I was going to ...
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Bootcamp Error "WIndows cannot locate the disk and partition"

I have a Macbook Pro 13 in. 2020 on Big sur 11.5 and am trying to get bootcamp again. I previously had it up until a few days ago when I tried to increase my bootcamp storage by creating a new ...
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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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Can I use Boot Camp without removing attached external storage?

I have an iMac with an internal Fusion Drive, and I've since wiped that drive installed macOS on an external Thunderbolt SSD for speed. I'd like to install Windows 10 on my iMac's blank internal drive,...
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Boot Camp Audio Issue

I'm using Boot Camp on my Mac and the audio seems incredibly bad. According to what I can find in settings, it is 16-bit. Usually there are more options than this. I've heard online that this is Apple'...
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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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APFS Partitions corrupted

I recently ran Boot Camp Assistant to remove the Windows partition from my 2017 MacBook Pro, but during the partitioning step I quit Boot Camp Assistant. After restarting the computer the next time, I ...
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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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"Select CD-ROM Boot Type:" error during Windows install

Which version of bootcamp 4.x do I need to install Windows 7 (64 bit) on an iMac7,1 with Yosemite? Specs: 64 bit Core 2 Duo, 4GB, 16GB Flash, optical drive, Windows 7 install DVD Everything goes ...
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Is this a normal Disk Partition Configuration?

I'm new to mac I just got my first macbook used last week. I was trying to install Windows 10 via boot camp and it told me it could not due to some issue and to check Disk Utility. I have used Linux ...
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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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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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No bootable disk when booting Windows after installing Linux on Mac

That must the weirdest title you've read in a long time. I have a MacBook Pro Mid 2012, I installed Windows 7 with Bootcamp and all was working fine. Last night I installed Kali Linux with a bootable ...
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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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How to fix no backlit keyboard on BootCamp Windows 8 partition

I have a Retina Display MacBook Pro with the latest OSX and also installed Windows 8 RTM on BootCamp. I hadn't logged into BootCamp in a few weeks, so I dont recall if the backlit keyboard ever ...
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Windows Explorer stopped working after connecting external display (monitor) to My Apple Mac Book Air 2011

Earlier i was using Window 7 32 bit (bootcamp), and i have replaced my new SSD and load the windows 7 64 bit. After installing windows 7 64 bit, i was facing display driver issue due to incompatible ...
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Boot camp install of Windows issue, no bootable devices

So I have a 2010 15" macbook pro (MBP6,1) and I replaced the optical drive with a hard disk. I wanted to install windows 7 on the hard disk with boot camp with a USB and ISO image. After searching I ...
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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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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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Used Bootcamp to get Windows 10 on MacBook Pro (Mid-2012, Catalina) says "no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key"

My late 2012 MacBook Pro is running Catalina. I used the Bootcamp Assistant to format a blank flash drive, copy my Windows 10 ISO file (downloaded from the provided Bootcamp assistant link) onto 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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Very quiet audio output under Windows 10 (Late 2016 MacBook Pro)

After installing Windows 10 with Boot Camp Assistant for my Late-2016 15" MacBook Pro, I'm finding maximum volume to be almost inaudibly quiet under nearly all uses. The audio is deafeningly loud at ...
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Question about macOS Bootcamp

I have a mid-2012 Intel Macbook Air (256GB) which is physically fine. I had bought it second-hand in 2017 & the seller specified that it was only running Windows 10 & did not have macOS ...
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"Click restore to remove the Windows partition and restore the space back to MacOS"

I made a Windows partition on Bigsur install to make Windows quicker and easier to install later. However, when I run bootcamp the only option I'm given is to get rid of that partition and get it back ...
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Can't ping a linux server with MacOSX. Software related

I'm having an huge problem with my Mac, from months. I have at home a linux server, a CuBox. It's running Archlinux, running fine. Everything works. But the Mac can't ping the CuBox. I will paste ...
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Help needed for SSD Installation on an Mid-2012 MacBook Pro with BootCamp

I have a 13-inch Mid-2012 MacBook Pro, and I want to switch over from the HDD (1 TB) to SSD (1 TB). I am concerned about the following things: I have BootCamp installed, so when I install the SSD, ...
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Blocking/Remove Boot Camp ablities

I'm looking for a way to prevent Boot Camp from being used on a mac. IDEALLY while keeping the user as an admin (or close to it). The issue I see is that basic user access is too restrictive and admin ...
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Resize Mac Partition after bootcamp, snapshot limitation

I'd like to add a 30GB exFat partition as a shared area accessible from both windows and macOS. Using the bootcamp utility the disks currently looks like this: /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: ...
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Can I recover boot camp partition after removing it with gpt remove?

My old MacBook Pro, A1286, (15in, mid-2012) has an SSD that divided my main boot disk into two partitions, one for Mac OSX (running 10.13, High Sierra) and one for Boot camp (running Windows 10). The ...
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Boot Camp missing from start selection after removing 3rd Mac partition. Requesting assistance to restore functionality of Boot Camp

I recently had a working Boot Camp partition with Windows 7 operational. I made the mistake of creating a 3rd partition to install a version of macOS do to program requirements, attempting to keep ...
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Direct download of Bootcamp driver 6.1 for windows 10?

Hi my macbook is a late 2013 15inch model. I just did a clean installation of Windows 10 ver 1607 (anniversary edition). It is the only partition on my macbook. So I don't have any access to OSX. Now ...
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How to fix choppy Bluetooth audio in Windows 10 Boot Camp with MacBook Pro?

I have the following hardware and software: MacBook Pro 2017 (MacBookPro14,2) Windows 10 Pro (10.0.18363 Build 18363) 1Mii B06 Plus Bluetooth Receiver B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8i ...
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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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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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