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 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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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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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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Creating a Windows 10 Install USB when FAT32 has 4GB max file size

So I am attempting to create a Windows 10 install USB on my MBP running macOS 10.14 Mojave. To create a bootable USB it needs to be formatted into FAT32, not exFAT. The issue is that when copying the ....
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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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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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Problems after deleting Bootcamp Partion/EFI

I am running High Sierra 10.13.6 on a MacBook Pro. To cut a long story short, I installed a release of Windows 10 on my Mac and did not like it. So I decided to delete it. I did my best to remove ...
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Difficulties Reinstalling Windows on bootcamp with APFS

I installed bootcamp a few years ago and now Windows is pretty hosed so I want to do a fresh install. Apple says to delete the bootcamp partition in bootcamp assistant (BCA), and then redo it. issue ...
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Disk Utility cannot detect a good portion of my storage space

While trying to set up Boot Camp, I received an error shortly after the process finished. Checking Disk Utility on both the software and Terminal, I was left with the space I set for my Boot Camp ...
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Bootcamp choose Windows ISO opens ISO instead of selecting ISO

In Bootcamp I am installing Windows 10. When I select choose ISO Image, the USB that has the image shows in locations. When I select the image it opens up the folder of the ISO. It will not open in ...
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Windows 10 install on mid 2010 Mac Pro - “EFI boot” is not in startup manager

I have been working towards installing Windows 10 on my mid-2010 Mac Pro and have been using the following thread as a guide: said thread. I've formatted both my BOOTCAMP volume (where I plan on ...
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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 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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Solving bootcamp error message to erase windows partition

I have a Windows partition created with Bootcamp that I would like to delete but when I launch the Boot Camp Assistant I get the following error message: I have a looked at several threads/...
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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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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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install windows 10 via bootcamp not on the main drive

I did repair my early 2009 mac pro 4.1; and after installing a gtx970 I did realize that I may use it also for windows gaming. Although my main drive is just a boot for OSX, which is a 90 GB SSD ...
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Restore main APFS container to full disk

I tried installing Windows 10 on my Macbook Pro with Bootcamp on Mojave, but through a series of manipulations, I broke my Windows installation and Bootcamp would not let me restore my system as it ...
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Space lost after bootcamp fail

This is my first apple computer (MacBook air 2015). I had to install windows on this because my school wanted it. I tried installing through bootcamp and it failed the message was "windows support ...
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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 / macOS Mojave / 3 TB Fusion drive

If I replace the current 3 TB hard drive with a compatible SSD drive, will this fix the issue with being able to load and run boot camp on my 2012 iMac? If you see the alert 'Installation cannot ...
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Is it possible to use Touch ID to log into Windows 10? [duplicate]

I have Windows 10 installed on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2017) with Boot Camp. Everything works great. However I can't find any information whether Touch ID can be used to log into Windows or not. If ...
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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 Camp ‘bootable USB drive could not be created’ and ‘EFI system partition formatted as NTFS’

I did a fresh macOS install and wanted to install Windows 10 back but Boot Camp is asking for a USB drive. High Sierra wasn't asking for it as a Windows 10 ISO file was enough. Even if I try to ...
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Boot camp doesn’t recognize USB for LG Ultrafine 4k

I have an LG Ultrafine 4k display and whenever I try to run Bootcamp it eventually says device not recognized and it won’t work. It’s a new monitor, so not sure what the issue is. I have 2017 Macbokk ...
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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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How to install Windows on USB drive on MacBook? [duplicate]

The hard drive in my MacBook has only 128Gb of space. I therefore wanted to install Windows on an USB drive. The Windows installer doesn't allow me to select the USB drive however. Questioning the ...
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Partitions name on startup boot selection are listed with the wrong name

I partitioned a USB hard drive as above /dev/disk4 (external, physical): #: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER 0: GUID_partition_scheme ...
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Only after SMC reset will Windows 10 under Boot Camp start

I recently installed Windows 10 via Boot Camp. The first time everything goes well, but after booting back into macOS, I get an error message on macOS. It seems that error message is messing up the ...
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Multi-Boot Windows 10 & Various Linux Distro on External SSD

Running Mojave on MBP 2014. Just purchased a Samsung T5 SSD 1TB drive and want to run Windows 10 and various other linux distros (Elementary, Mint, Parrot Security, Kali) on it so I could take the ...
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Merge partitions after windows installation failure [duplicate]

After windows failed to install, I was left with my partition, which bootcamp was supposed to remove but it froze and I exited it (probably not the brightest idea ever). So now I have these extra ...
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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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Unable to install Windows 7 using Boot Camp on a mid 2010 MacBook Pro running macOS Sierra

I only have two options visible in Boot Camp. I am wondering why the second option is not active.
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Internet dies on MBP 15 2017 the moment I start Windows on Parallels

This is the weirdest problem that I have ever faced. I have a MacBook Pro 15 2017 (MPTR2LL/A ?, running on MacOS 10.14.1), and I recently installed Windows using Bootcamp (dual boot) and then ...
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Bootcamp Error: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition [duplicate]

Earlier today, I tried to install a Boot Camp installation of Windows 10, but there was an error and was removing the partitions it made, but I accidentally closed the window and now I'm stuck with an ...
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Is Windows 10 32 bit good for iMac 4,1 running Bootcamp?

I have an iMac 4,1, 2Gb RAM and installed Bootcamp. Is Windows 10 Home Premium 32 bit good for that machine? Or is it too heavy, better install Windows 7 Home Basic 32 bit?
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"No bootable device…” after unplanned empty battery shutdown

The MacBook Pro has suddenly shutdown (battery went out) while I am doing Boot Camp to Windows besides macOS. Now there's a big black and white message "No bootable device..." I can't do anything, I ...
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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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Boot Camp not able to find Mac image

I am using a 2015 15" MacBook Pro with 512 GB storage. There are a couple of issues that happened very quickly, so I will give you the comlete timeline: I logged into macOS. I noticed that Caps Lock ...
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The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Windows 10 and Mojave

The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp ...
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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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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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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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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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Need help making Windows bootable after installing Linux

I used this questions's answer to install Linux(I installed Mint, however, not Ubuntu) and followed along. I do believe I didn't follow the answer properly, as I still have a placeholder partition ...
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Bootcamp issue: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition

I tried installing windows 10 on mac but some sort of error occured and since then boot camp had been removing the partitions for hours. So I ran "diskutil eraseVolume fat32 BOOTCAMP disk0s3" on ...
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APFS Container corrupt after resizing Boot Camp partition from Windows

I have a bad problem. I shrunk my APFS volume from 850 GB to 750 GB so that I can expand my NTFS Boot Camp Volume from 150 GB to 250 GB. After shrinking everything worked fine. Then I started Boot ...
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How to remove purgeable spaze in Mojave [duplicate]

I'm having some problem with my mac (MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)). I freed some spaces by deleting some folders but when I analyse mac HD I get the following: Available: 79.29 GB (44.52 ...
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Why a Win 7 usb installer made using Boot Camp, is not working?

I'm running Lion on an old MacBook, MacBook 2.1 Mid 2007. I want to install Windows 7. I have an iso for Win 7 and create the partition and a usb installer with Boot Camp but when the machine ...
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Fixing failed Bootcamp partition using Diskutils

I tried to create a bootcamp partition using the Bootcamp assistant, however when it should have booted into Windows to continue the installation, it failed and ended up taking the majority (>40GB) ...