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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Reinstall macOS on MacBook Pro

I recently installed win10 via Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro 2016 but I wasn’t able to restart into macOS. Holding the option key upon boot wouldn’t do anything and the laptop would still boot into ...
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Erratic keyboard function on Dell laptop (Windows 10) -when paired with bluetooth Magic Keyboard

I have a Dell Precision laptop that is running Windows 10 Enterprise. I recently bought a bluetooth Magic Keyboard (Apple) that is giving me intermittent issues when I connect it to my Dell laptop (...
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Audio completely broke in Bootcamp win 10 on 2020 16 inch MBP

Bootcamp Windows 10 1909 (On external SSD) on a 16-inch MacBook Pro 2020. Completely no audio, speakers/mic could not be discovered by system therefore unusable. Headphone plugged in but not ...
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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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My USB is basically gone after 'diskutil zeroDisk /dev/disk2'. What do I do? [closed]

My USB was screwed up after I did something wrong while using bootcamp (don't remember the details). I did a bunch of stuff but it doesn't really matter as here's the current situation: My USB won't ...
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I can't make bootable USB on 2008 iMac 2008 running El Capitan [duplicate]

I have 2008 iMac and OS X El Capitan on it. I will make bootable USB drive for my friend, but I can't. I format my USB as Mac Os Extended and GUID parition map, then I downloaded InstallMacOSX.dmg ...
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Can't load OSX after installing Boot camp

My bootcamp installation seems to have failed and I can't get back to OSX by holding option key on my wired keyboard for iMac at reboot. What else can I do? Please help.
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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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Boot Camp: The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned

I recently reinstalled my macOS from Catalina to High Sierra to try and install Windows 7/8, but I keep running into a problem: The startup disk does not have enough space to be partitioned. You must ...
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USB became write-protected after trying to install Windows on BOOTCAMP

I tried to install windows using BootCamp, and it formatted my usb and loaded windows files and gave me an error that not enough space available, so I changed my mind and wanted to use my pen drive ...
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Bootcamp failing with “cannot create partion” and corrupting APFS container

My issue is similar to this one, Bootcamp says Disk Could Not Be Partitioned on Catalina Version 10.15.2 I'm on a 2019 iMac i9 27" with a 3TB Fusion that's been formatted with Catalina and APFS ...
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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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Problems with SD card reader on Bootcamp (MBP 15" Late 2011)

I've got a strange problem with the SD card reader on Bootcamp. It reads some of my cards fine (one 8GB, one 4GB, and one 512MB), but it has problems with some others (64GB SDXC, an identical 8GB). ...
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MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports) running Mojave (10.14.3 (18D42)) is does not recognize external boot drive

I just got a new Macbook Pro, I was previously using an MBP (13-inch, Mid 2012) running Mojave. I have a 1TB SSD that has a partition with a Windows 10 installation (I followed this tutorial: https://...
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Using Partitioned External Harddrive with Bootcamp

I tried connecting my external harddrive to my computer while booted in Bootcamp, but it wouldn't recognize the drive. I'm pretty sure this is because it was formatted for Mac computers. If I ...
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Mac os not showing after install windows 10 with boot camp

I'm unable to switch windows to Mac os after installation of Windows 10. working only with restart and holding options key. why this boot camp not working. Attached screenshots for reference:
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Is it at all possible to update Mac OS without sabotaging the bootcamp Windows installation in my scenario?

So long story short, I tried to install linux at some point in the past to my mbp, and end up damaging all partition tables and had to go to the Genius Bar to get it fixed. The thing is, I am somewhat ...
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Disable Bootcamp updates in Windows 10

I made the mistake of updating Bootcamp as was recommended to me in Windows... and since then I couldn't boot in Windows anymore and have had to reinstall it again. From what I've read online, this ...
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Bootcamp: no bootable device – insert boot disk and press any key (Third Party Utility gdisk did not work)

I updated my 2012 mac pro today to High Sierra. I could not boot into windows 7 on boot camp thereafter. I got the dreaded black screen with "Bootcamp: no bootable device – insert boot disk and ...
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I have 2tb disk I created a 1TB partition to install windows. Now I can't merge that partition with my disk and I can't even find it [duplicate]

Now I just want to identify that disk again and merge with my MacOS disk so I can use the full 2TB again. That's my disk utility list : /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE ...
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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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Horrible Sound in Bootcamp

The sound on my Windows 10 bootcamp installation on my 2019 13-inch Touch Bar MBP is HORRIBLE! It sounds muted and has no bass at all volume levels. I've tried reinstalling the drivers, but it didn't ...
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Bootcamp Windows 10 internal speakers don't work, audio port lights red

I'm having problems with the audio in my Mid-2012 Macbook Pro running with Bootcamp Windows 10. There's no sound coming from the internal speakers, and the audio port lights red. In OSX, I managed to ...
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macOS partition disappered after installing windows 10 using bootcamp

I use a macbook pro 2015 with macOS High Sierra. I installed windows 10 using bootcamp, which resized the macOS partition and created a 80GB windows partition. The machine boots into windows just fine....
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Bootcamped Mac - When booting no option to select mac

So I installed windows 10 bootcamp on my new Macbook Pro 13" and was working fine. I could boot in to either windows or mac I've just restarted this morning and when I hold the alt key down I ...
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Raid 0 on two SSDs on Macbook pro Mid 2012 (non retina) running Catalina?

I am using Macbook pro-Mid 2012 (non-retina). There are two SSDs, one 850 EVO (250 GB) and 860 Pro (256 GB). Both have Catalina installed and running perfectly. I can switch easily using startup disk ...
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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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Win10 - Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro 15-inch 2019, (macOS Catalina 10.15.5) using Boot Camp. I have two different Win10 ISO files. They both gives me this error: Windows could not ...
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Install Windows 10 via Bootcamp Assistant on MacBook Pro from mid 2010

As the title says, I'm looking for a way to install Windows 10 on a mid 2010 MacBook that is currently running OS X Yosemite. The laptop has a broken optical drive which doesn't recognize any media. ...
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Install Windows10 on older mac with boot camp does not provide install option

I'm trying to install Windows10 on my old MBP (Model: MacBookPro10,1). I prepared a USB-Stick formatted as FAT32 with a MBR. I followed this documentation (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/...
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Lost disk space after removing bootcamp [duplicate]

Apologies if this has been posted before, but none of the cases seem to match mine exactly and I don't want to mess anything up. After removing my bootcamp partition I am missing about 250Gb from my ...
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Installing Ubuntu 20.04 on external drive with iMac running macOS + Windows 10

I have a late 2012 iMac running macOS High Sierra (10.13.6) and Windows 10 (Build 18362) through Bootcamp in legacy BIOS mode and I'd like to do a full install of Ubuntu 20.04 to this external drive ...
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Windows 10 Boot Camp shuts down and boots into macOS overnight

Only when I wake up in the morning I find my MacBook Pro 16” in Catalina. At night the computer is in Windows 10. This happens only overnight. Throughout the day my computer remains in windows 10. ...
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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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Boot Camp Cannot Partition for Windows

I purchased a 2020 13in MacBook Pro about a week ago, and today I tried installing Windows using Boot Camp for school related reasons. While trying to install it, I got an error in Boot Camp Assistant ...
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Mac Boot Camp Assistant - how to always show operation system selection when restarting?

I don't want to have a default one - I want the option to choose which one I want each time I restart my Mac without having to press the Option Key. Is it possible? and how?
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bootcamp doesn't recognize windows partition to remove; also cannot install command line tools

The problem started when I tried to install the newest version of command line tools (11.5). https://developer.apple.com/download/more/?=command%20line%20tools At the step where I was supposed to ...
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Can't boot up mac stuck in 'No Bootable Device error' Mac Book Pro Late 2011

I have a MacBook Pro 13-Inch Late 2011 (MacbookPro 8,1) with Bootcamp installed.I have been using Mac OS High Sierra and Windows 10. Once When I boot into Windows 10, an error shows up 'No Bootable ...
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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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OS X Cannot be Accessed After Windows Install

I have searched around but cannot find an anser to my specific issue. I recently installed a fresh copy of OSX Catalina on my old iMac. I used BootCamp to split the 2tb HDD in half, and install ...
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Partition doesn't get removed?

I'm trying to remove the free space partition from disk utility. I get this error when I try to do so.
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How to create a Windows 10 bootable USB on a Mac for PC without Bootcamp, when install.wim is too large

My Boot Camp assistant seems to be having problems (first I get not enough space, 40 GB, etc.) which I fixed by making a partition using Disk Utility, but then I didn't get an option that others seem ...
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How do I download boot camp assistant for windows 10

I downloaded Windows 10 on my Mac today and now I am having some trouble with getting back to my mac software. i know a way is through boot camp but how do I download boot camp on windows 10.
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How can I modify Boot Camp Assistant so it can use bootable USB?

I own a 2011 21,5" iMac, and I need to install Windows to run some software that is Windows only. I have done this in the past by altering Bootcamp assistent so it can use bootable USB drives, which ...
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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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Problem Installing Boot Camp Windows Partition on new Mac Pro

I am stuck with a Boot Camp installation on a new Mac Pro. I have tried Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, and Windows Server 2012 R2. (Can't try Windows 7, obviously.) All three give me this ...
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Mojave Boot Camp looping while trying to install Windows 10

tl;dr Unable to install Windows 10 - Assistant looping between download and install screens or time out errors I'm trying to add a Windows 10 Boot Camp to a Mac mini 2012 using Boot Camp Assistant 6.1....
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is Windows not supporting NTFS Bootcamp?

So I couldn’t seem to partition my Late 2013 Mac with Bootcamp to run Windows 10.. it would just continue to show the partition part of the step for hours and hours. I became pretty sure it wouldn’t ...
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Audio not working on Windows 10 installed on external SSD running on iMac

I installed Windows 10 (April 18 update) on external SSD drive that can be selected on the iMac's startup. Run the Boot Camp Windows Support Software and everything is fine, Apple mouse & keyboard,...
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Microphone / Headphones combo port does not work in BootCamp

I have an iMac (27-inch, Late 2013) that has a 4-pole TRRS headphone/headset combo port. On OS X any headset works nicely (e.g. the Apple iPhone headset with microphone). On Windows 7 64bit with ...

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