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't remove a hidden bootcamp partition

I had a bootcamp partition that I'd wanted to remove. It seemed like it'd been removed using bootcamp, but it is still taking up a big chunk of space in the System storage, and now I can't find it to ...
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Bootcamp Bluetooth mouse lagging when WiFi is enabled

The problem is very simple but the solution seems not so. I'm trying to work with my Bluetooth mouse in Bootcamp, but when WiFi is enabled, the Bluetooth mouse is lagging. I have read these and I ...
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GPT disk error installing Windows 7 64 bit on MacBook Pro 13 mid 2010 with High Sierra

I have spent 4 days now, trying to install Windows7 64 bit on my MacBook Pro 13 mid 2010 with High Sierra installed on it. I had installed in many years ago and it was really easy. I removed it when I ...
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Recovering a partition not shown in Disk Utility

My MacBook Pro 2012 has 500 GB of HDD out of which 250 GB were used to install Windows 10. Today, I tried deleting the Windows 10 partition using Boot Camp. In the middle of the deleting process my ...
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Is there an attention-free way to reboot from MacOS into Bootcamp/Windows?

The standard way to reboot from MacOS into a Bootcamp Windows partition is to restart, hold Option, then manually select the Windows partition. Is there a single Terminal command or menubar ...
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Bootcamp “Missing Operating System” on external drive

I've been using an external disk drive to use boot camp on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012). It's 1TB, so recently I added a partition to store extra files on it (350GB for boot camp, 650GB for ...
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Installation of Win10 on MacBook4,1

I am trying to install Win10 on a MacBook 4,1. The Boot Camp Assistant doesn't download/find any drivers, so I had to choose the other option and download drivers by myself. After partitioning and ...
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BootCamp The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned even if it does

So, I'm trying to install windows 10 through bootcamp and I have this problem: when I check for free space I see this: Even if I free a couple of more gb the error remains the same. I turned of Time ...
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Deleted partition in Windows 8.1 (bootcamp) and now macos won't boot

I made this partition to move my data to Windows I deleted the partition because it was basically useless.. When I deleted the partition the recovery drive showed up... I think the boot disk was ...
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Remove macOS and Install Windows 10 Only

How do I remove macOS completely from my MacBook Air 2015 and install Windows 10 only after? I have tried formatting my drive to GPT and tried booting a Windows Installation USB however I'm stuck at ...
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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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Triple Boot Mac/Win10/Ubuntu: how to restore original copy of Windows EFI to ensure boot to Windows still works

Not a duplicate - this is a new, sub-question regarding the steps in the answer here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/375863/4018 I followed the steps in that question, however, after completing ...
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Using Boot Camp Support Software 4.0.4033 to install 64 bit Windows 7, 8 or 10

My computer is a iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007). The model identifier is iMac7,1. The processor name is Intel Core 2 Duo, which means I have a 64 bit machine. The Apple web site Boot Camp: System ...
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Issues in macOS after installing Windows

I have been experiencing issues on my Mac, which started after I installed Windows 10: Frequent kernel panics when waking from sleep. After these kernel panics, the machine will reboot, then show a ...
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Using adaptive brightness in Windows 10 with bootcamp

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Mid. 2011 and I use it with BootCamp for Windows 10. Everything works fine for me, but the the adaptive brightness makes trouble. If I enable it, I get only 75 % of the ...
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After Successful Bootcamp Installation of Windows, Mac OS X is unaccessable

URGENT HELP NEEDED! I have a Late-2014 iMac. Recently, I tried to Boot Camp it so I could play Windows games. My graphics card is around the Level of a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M so I would be able to ...
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Mac Pro install disk keeps ejecting itself

I am not that savvy with Macintosh computers so I can't figure out why the install disk keeps ejecting when I attempt to boot from disk by holding down the "C" button or the option button. It is not ...
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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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Where do I get the correct Boot Camp Support Software for my machine?

I have an old Macbook running Snow Leopard. I have used Boot Camp (3.0) to install Windows 7. I understand that after installing Windows I need to install the Boot Camp Support Software. Before ...
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Resizing APFS container and partition

I was tring to increaze the size of the Windows 10 Boot Camp partition with Disk Utility but I made a mess. I decreased the Mac partition with Disk Utility which created a new partition. After that ...
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Setting up an “Old” MacBook in an “Old” way

What I want: A MacBook or MacBook pro running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 with Windows XP (or 7) in Bootcamp. (Just like I used to have.. which was fine!!) What I have: A 13", Late 2009 MacBook (...
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Macbook Pro late 2011 + Windows 10+ High Sierra

I'm struggling for two days now trying to install Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro Can anybody help me out? I tried several methods, and none is working for me. MacBook Pro 2011 Late High Sierra No CD ...
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How to update Bootcamp video card drivers on MacBook Pro 16" with Radeon Pro 5500M

I'm am unable to install the latest Radeon Pro 5500M drivers from the AMD site onto my MBP 16 in Bootcamp. The driver installer says it cannot find an AMD video card. From what I've read, it seems we ...
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iMac with bootcamp windows 10 reboots 3 seconds after shutdown (no fastboot, no wol)

Hello I recently purchased iMac so I tried to set up things so that I can remove my old windows desktop away and still be able to use both Mac OS and Windows If I shutdown from Windows, it boots up ...
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Restoring Mac HD to a Single Volume

I had originally done a Bootcamp install in the past but had to uninstall it for unspecified reasons, which I mistakenly did so using the Disk Utility in Recovery Mode. However, I'm now stuck with an ...
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Bootcamp Partition Help - Container Disk issues? - Trying to get SSD to original state :)

I mistakenly erased my Bootcamp drive through Disk Utility, and now my partitions and SSD are partitioned incorrectly. Trying to get my SSD back to its original state - no partitions. data loss is not ...
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Re-Installing Windows 7 on mac

is there a way to install Windows 7 on an Calina iMac 27" late 2015. Bootcamp does not allow it since Mojave it only allows Win10. Downgrading my Mac to an Os before Mojave is as well as using Windows ...
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How to convert a drive from the GPT format to the hybrid GPT/MBR format when using High Sierra (macOS 10.13.2)

Previous versons of OS X and macOS automatically converted pure GPT drives to hybrid GPT/MBR format when the 2nd, 3rd, and/or 4th GPT partitions were formatted "MS DOS (FAT)" by the Disk Utility ...
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WDF VIOLATION Blue Screen after Upgrading Mac to Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) Edition

UPDATE: I have tested the Windows 10 November 2019 Update (1909) Edition and so far this problem has not occurred. Also, after installing the Window Support Software, the Apple Software Update ...
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How to install Windows 10 into a 2011 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, an optical (DVD) drive or third party tools?

Apple does not support Boot Camp Assistant installations of Windows 10 on 2011 and earlier iMac models. The exact list of supported Mac models is given below. The following Mac models support 64-bit ...
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Is getting a Mac Pro to run Windows useful in any way

With the new Mac Pro recently released I can't help but be intrigued. The thing that stands out the most for me is the hardware options the Mac Pro has. I have a few questions about running Windows ...
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Bootcamp requires Windows 7. Possible to clean install Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have iMac, late 2011, Intel CPU. Original OS X was Leopard updated to High Sierra. Hardware cannot update to any later version. Installed Windows 7 using Bootcamp in High Sierra. Updated Windows ...
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Missing disk space after failed bootcamp partition

So a bootcamp installation failed and now I'm out 400gb of space on my drive. I have looked and found solutions but unfortunately I don't have the sufficient know-how to apply them to my situations. ...
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Bootcamp says Disk Could Not Be Partitioned on Catalina Version 10.15.2

I have macbook air 2015 on Catalina Version 10.15.2 . So previously I had ran into this issue MacBook filesystem FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF after deleting linux partition and thank god I ...
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Install Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 8.1

I want to install Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro 13" 2011. I don't nessearly need macOS installed on the machine. Win10 single boot would be fine. I have a bootable WIN10 USB Installer. I tried to ...
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Are there any alternative Windows audio drivers for the MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012 to enable the subwoofer?

I have Windows 7 X64 installed onto my MacBook Pro 13 Mid 2012; I installed the OS using Boot Camp Assistant from within macOS, and installed the latest copy of the Boot Camp drivers (5.1.5621). ...
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Boot Camp options do not persist across Windows reboots

[MacBook Pro 2019, Windows 10 1909 x64, Apple Control Panel 6.1.7000.3] I have successfully installed Windows 10 via Boot Camp on my 2019 MBP and everything is working well - except that between ...
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How can Windows be installed to a Mac via Boot Camp in BIOS Boot mode?

When looking at answers to several questions on Ask Different concerning installing Windows via Boot Camp, I've seen several references to installing Windows to a Mac via "BIOS Boot". Would somebody ...
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Screen distorted, has greenish tint and does not boot completely after the Apple logo and progress bar loads

My Macbook Pro 2011 hung so I forced restarted it but on restart the screen was bit distorted and had greenish tint (Picture below) also it never goes past the Apple logo and progress bar to boot ...
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Cannot boot windows 7 bootcamp after resizing partition

I decreased the partition size of my macbook and on windows used Partition Wizard to increase the partition of my windows however after the process was completed I was unable to launch windows( It ...
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How to extend bootcamp partition?

When I was installing windows 7 on my mac I allocated 55GB to my bootcamp partition, I now realise that it is not enough for me. is there a way to extend it, without loosing any data and re-instaling ...
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Is there an easy way to obtain all of the Boot Camp drivers hosted by Apple by using Windows, and not relying on macOS?

Please note that although this has a similar title to my previous question (Does Apple offer a page that lists all versions of published Boot Camp drivers?), the answer that I'm looking for is much ...
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Does Apple offer a page that lists all versions of published Boot Camp drivers?

I realise that the recommended way of obtaining the latest drivers for Boot Camp is via Apple's official Boot Camp Assistant built into macOS, but was wondering if Apple offers an official index that ...
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How can I get back to my Mac side?

Probably not the right/good title, I admit. Accidentally quit bootcamp while it was deleting Windows partition to make new one or while it was making new one after deleting previous partition. ...
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Do the version 4 Boot Camp Windows drivers depend on any older versions being installed beforehand?

When Snow Leopard was released in 2009, both its installation DVD included with all sold Mac machines and the retail DVD that could be purchased directly through Apple included version 3 of the Boot ...
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Enabling BitLocker without TPM on MacBook Pro with Bootcamp

I have been wanting to enable BitLocker without a compatible TPM (my MacBook Pro) on a Bootcamp partition that has read / write access to the EFI. Is there a way to do this?
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What version of Windows can I install on a 2009 MacBook Pro?

I would like to convert my old 2009 MacBook Pro into a Windows machine to use some apps that don’t run or do so extremely poorly on macOS. This MBP supports El Capitan (10.11) as its last version. ...
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Cant install bootcamp in MBR after internal SSD upgrade

I upgraded internal kSSD on my mac (MBP-2013) via Carbon Copy Cloner. OSX loads fine, but for some reason I cannot boot into Windows that I have installed on external USB in MBR mode. Prior to ...
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Bootcamp installation of Windows 8.1 (High Sierra 10.13.6) audio driver doesn't work (iMac Mid 2011)

Tried many things but nothing seemed to work installed all the drivers, read all threads about this issue in this forum but nothing worked ... Found an article but it was very long and confusing, if ...
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What's the difference between the two setup binaries for Boot Camp drivers included on the Snow Leopard DVD?

In OS X versions pre Lion, Mac machines shipped with a recovery DVD that could be used to reinstall the same version of the operating system that was included with the Mac at the time of purchase. ...