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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How can I partition my disk?

I have a macOS Mojave (10.14.2) and I would like create a 20 GB MS-DOS (FAT) partition on my 128 GB APFS disk. But Disk Utility constantly gives me an error: My Time Machine is turned off: My ...
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Can't boot to bootcamp windows anymore

I think I made a big mistake: I wanted to boot to ubuntu from my usbstick, therefore I used the ppa mactel-boot and I could boot into ubuntu (this tutorial: https://medium.com/@mmiglier/ubuntu-...
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Mac Pro not detecting Windows install DVD

I have Mac Pro 1,1 (2006 version) running Lion 10.7.5. Bootcamp on this model officially supports up to Windows 7 x86 though people have reported being able to run Windows 10 x64. I downloaded a ...
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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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Triple Boot: “Missing operating system” on Windows 7 partition after Ubuntu installation

I tried to install Ubuntu (without rEFInd) and followed this article on how to achieve that on a dual boot Mac (macOS and Windows): Installing Ubuntu on Mac with macOS and Windows already installed ...
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How do I install Windows 10 on MacBookPro5,1, with no optical drive (SSD+HDD)

I have a huge problem. I am not able to install Windows 10 on my late 2008 MacBook Pro with bootcamp. I have replaced the optical drive as it was not working with a 1 TB HDD and i have a SSD drive ...
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How to make Bootcamp 4 work in Windows 8.1 on unsupported MacBook Air 1,1

I recently installed Windows 8.1 on my Macbook 1,1. It had previously run Windows 10 which worked fine at first but began to give problems with each major update until version 1709 stopped the ...
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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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USB ports not working, no paired magic keyboard, “no bootable device, press any key” on an iMac 2009

Sad story. I thought it was the HDD, so I ended up asking someone to reinstall macOS on it using their Recovery, and that worked. The hard drive booted up using their 2012?ish Mac mini. However, ...
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Crash during Boot Camp restoration. How do I remove my Windows partition?

As mentioned in the title, my OS crashed while removing the windows partition. Now Boot Camp Assistant doesn't recognize the pre-existing Windows partition anymore. See diskutil results below. How ...
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Bootcamp - No ISO Option

There is no option in the Bootcamp wizard to choose the Windows ISO.. Any ideas?
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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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Holding down the option key isn't allowing me to select Windows/OS X on startup

I have Windows 7 installed on a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. According to Apple's Boot Camp Installation and Setup Guide, pg. 10... Select an operating system during startup You can select ...
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Boot Windows from USB with EFI password

I've created an USB with Windows 10 from where I can boot: Restart pressing option. Select USB EFI partition. Windows starts. When EFI password is active it will be asked when booting pressing the ...
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Lost hard drive space. It’s disappeared

I tried to bootcamp my Mac. Ran into some issues which left me with two partitions, my main partion and the extra one create for bootcamp installation. Tried to merge it using the bootcamp programme, ...
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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. Everything was working flawlessly to the moment of installing Windows using Mac Boot Camp. Now I don't see the EFI ...
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Taptic engine (trackpad) stays on after shut down from Windows 10

I have an Early 2015 Macbook Pro 13-inch Model that has 6 operating systems manually installed on it (High Sierra, Yosemite, Android x86, Windows, Ubuntu and Kali Linux). As I said, I installed ...
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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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Making Uninitialized APFS Volume Bootable

Recently I installed Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012) on a second volume. I wanted to change to the Ubuntu Volume through Startup Manager and used this tutorial to do so: Installing Ubuntu on Mac ...
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After a failed bootcamp installation of Windows 10, I am stuck with multiple partitions

I canceled a bootcamp install of Windows 10 because it was taking AGES to work. Anyhow, I now have a partition on my MacBook I cannot seem to get rid of. If there is nothing on the extra partition (...
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External bootcamp drive not seen on different MacBook Pro

When I purchased my MacBook Pro I setup BootCamp to run Windows 10 from an external SSD drive. I wrote up the details here: https://blog.brettski.com/2015/11/08/booting-a-macbook-pro-to-windows-using-...
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Recognize externel hard drive as internal

I need my 2018 Mac mini (Mojave) to recognize the external hard drive as an internal one so I can use Bootcamp and install Windows on it. I tried the answer in "How to let MacBook Pro recognize my ...
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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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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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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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Can I set up Boot Camp in a headless mac pro?

I have this headless Mac Pro in the living room. I access it from my MBP through the network, ssh and sometimes with a remote desktop solution. I use it to run data/computing. Now I need to get ...
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How to fix misnamed filesystem in GPT?

I restructured my drive in Windows messing up my partition table as the software I used did not recognize apfs. In Mac recovery mode disk0s2 is recognised as a Linux Filesystem. It won't let me run ...
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Brightness settings stuck after computer shut down in bootcamp

As I was going to sleep for the night I decided I didn't want to shut my computer off completely and so I instead opted for turning the brightness settings all the way down in order to keep the ...
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Bootcamp: Black screen shows after windows 10 installation

I have a MacBook Air with OS High Sierra. I tried to install windows 10 by selecting the top and the bottom, which installs the setup on a USB and partitions a section for windows 10. The bootcamp ...
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Bootcamp Support Software 5.0

Does Bootcamp support software 5.0 support a new installation of windows 7 on a disk partitioned by bootcamp assistant on a MacBook Air 11" early 2014 running OS X El Capitan 10.11.8?
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Bootcamp disk not recognized, can’t get gdisk to work

UPDATE: This is for a Mac Pro (Mid-2010) MacPro5,1 with the latest firmware, 6-core 3.46 Intel Xeon, 32GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 memory. I tried the instructions on this post: Triple Boot: “Missing ...
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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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WiFI does not work on Windows 10 BootCamp - Drops in and out

Update: There was a new driver released on 4/20/2018 for Broadcom 802.11ac Network Adapter, version 7.35.118.83, but the Apple update is only now pushing it (7/9/2018). Just installed it. Let's see ...
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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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How do I delete purgeable space detected by Disk Utility?

I am French so I apologize in advance for any possible language errors. I'm running macOS Mojave (version 10.14.2). Recently, I tried to run Bootcamp because I would like to install Windows. I went ...
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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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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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Boot Camp Assistant Install Fails to install Windows 10 1709. “An error occurred while copying the Windows installation files.”

I'm trying to do a first-time install of Windows 10 1709 with Boot Camp Assistant. During installation, I receive the message: "An error occurred while copying the Windows installation files." This ...
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Bootcamp isn't allowing me to install Windows 7

How can I hack the Bootcamp plist (or other) so it will allow me to select and install a Windows 7 ISO. Currently it's minimum Win OS is set at Windows 8 + but my DVDs, licence and backups are ...
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Unable to get Intel HD 4000 graphics and audio working on EFI install of Windows 10 Bootcamp on Macbook Pro mid 2012

I have installed Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro mid-2012 (MacBookPro9,1) using the EFI method. Note: I am intentionally wanting to use Windows 10 in EFI mode instead of the legacy MBR/BIOS method. ...
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macOS 10.13: Windows 10 installation with Boot Camp

I tried to install Windows 10 via Boot Camp, but got stuck at the creating a new partition part. The error states: An error occurred while partitioning the disk. Please run disk utility to check ...
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How can I adjust the size of the OSXRESERVED partition that Boot Camp Assistant uses?

I have a Windows 10 ISO that is 5.3 GB. The Boot Camp disk image that Boot Camp Assistant downloads is 2.8 GB. Together these are more than 8 GB. Boot Camp Assistant creates a partition named ...
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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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Boot Camp - Can't download the software because of a network problem

I have spent 20 hours trying to install Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit on my MacBook Pro Retina MGXC2B/A I created a ISO image of my Windows dvd, put it on my desktop. Inside Boot Camp it asks for the Iso ...
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Unable to merge partitions or reinstall OSX

I have 1 SSD disc in MacBook Pro mid 2009 with 2 partitions and I would like to make a clean installation. So.. using Disc Utility I have erased both partitions (OS X Extended - Journaled). So far so ...
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Boot Camp as a virtual drive? [duplicate]

Issue: I have a car that requires Win.XP Pro 32-bit OS to access and update the software. Is it possible to install Win.XP Pro 32-bit OS on a MacBook Pro running Mojave 10.14.2?
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Can I use the whole internal SSD for Boot Camp on a T2 based Mac (Mac mini late 2018)?

TL;DR Can I safely install Windows 10 on the entire internal SSD on a T2-based Mac (mini) rather than splitting the drive space between macOS and Windows? Is there a particular method for this that I ...
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Bootcamp startup failure after Mojave upgrade

I recently upgraded my 2015 Macbook Pro Retina to Mac OS X Mojave 10.14.2, after which my previously functional Bootcamp Windows 10 stopped working. I can see "Bootcamp" as a startup disk option: And ...
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Bootcamp: My Mac Only Boots into macOS No Matter What Partition I Choose

I have a 2017 Macbook Pro 15 inch running 10.13.5 and a bootcamp partition of Windows 10. I cannot boot into windows unless I select the windows partition from system preferences and restart from ...