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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MacOS Startup Disk error: “Running Bless to Place Boot Files Failed” (triple boot, MacPro 4,1 -> 5,1)

My question is, how do I add a (properly-booting) Ubuntu volume to High Sierra's "Startup Disk" Menu? Running MacOS High Sierra, Windows 10 (Legacy, not EFI), and Ubuntu 18.04 (triple-booting on a ...
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Old Mac Pro: Windows? GPUs?

I recently got an old Mac Pro 1,1 for free, and was wondering what's necessary to get it running Windows. I know that you needed Boot Camp before Windows 7, because it didn't support the EFI, but ...
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Deleting a linux dual boot on mac

I have a linux dual boot installed with rEFInd, which I want to delete. I tried to just delete the disk partition, but that throws an error. MediaKit reports partition (map) too small. If you ...
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Whats wrong if 'Invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block: 000000'

I have a corrupted partition and upon trying to repair it with disk utility it gives the error Invalid BS_jmpBoot in boot block: 000000 Several postings on the internet describe this problem related ...
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Creating a bootable Windows USB drive when Bootcamp is already installed

I just upgraded to El Capitan, and am now having issues booting directly into Windows. I need a bootable Windows USB stick to repair my bootcamp partition, but I'm having a difficult time making that ...
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Can't erase hard drive or install new OS onto 2007 iMac

I've tried most things i've read online to try to fix this issues to no avail but I'll explain exactly what's happening. I think I accidentally deleted the EFI partition from my Mac which is the ...
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Normal scrolling in Win 10 Pro installed on Macbook Pro

I installed a Win 10 Pro on my Macbook Pro. I also installed TRackpad++ and the whole is great! The only strange thing is scrolling. Scrolling is not fluid and stops at end of every page. I cannot do ...
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Why will BootCamp not work on my 20" iMac 9,1?

History of this question Because I had tried so many ways to get Windows on this 20" iMac 9,1, I didn't want to come here and write a book about it. I had found a way to do it myself, install the ...
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lost Mac OS X partition after resizing bootcamp

Recently I tried to resize my bootcamp partition. I first resized the Mac osx partition to a smaller one with diskutility and appended this space to the bootcamp partition from within windows 10 (with ...
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BootCamp not enough space problem

I am trying to install Windows using bootcamp in my Mac (High Sierra 10.13.4). However, bootcamp tells me that I do not have enough disk space while in fact I still have a lot. I am deleted all local ...
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FileVault 2 Boot camp Partition

I have seen several different answers to this question and so I am a bit confused. If I enable Filevault 2 upon setup of my 2016 Macbook pro and THEN create a windows partition for boot camp, is the ...
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Grey unusable area in Boot Camp partition on OS X Mavericks

I have a 500 GB MacBook Pro 2014 with Boot Camp installed (OS X Mavericks and Windows 7) with both OS's booting correctly. I need more space in Windows, so I want to resize the Mac partition to ...
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Bootcamp - How to always load the boot selector screen on start up

Is there something I can do so that when I turn on my computer the boot selector screen shows up, without me having to press alt. I've seen this answered, but that was 2012 and it doesn't work anymore....
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bcdboot “Failure when attempting to copy boot files” when attempting to install Windows on external hard drive

I'm installing Windows 10 on a external hard drive using a 2015 MacBook following these instructions: Is it possible to use Boot Camp with Windows 10 from an external HDD? When running the ‘bcdboot’ ...
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BootCamp: error occurred while partitioning disk. Disk Utility's First Aid says volume is OK

I'm trying to set up a Win10 partition on my late 2013 rMBP through Boot Camp Assistant, however I'm getting stuck on partitioning: Then after heading to Disk Utility, I try using the First Aid ...
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OS X El Capitan renames Windows volume on every boot by appending increasing numbers to the volume name

I have installed Windows on a separate hard drive on my MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan. OS X is running on an SSD and Windows is on another physical hard drive. I named the other hard drive ...
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Can't install Sierra on triple boot MacBook Pro with rEFInd

I have downloaded Sierra from App Store and tried to install but I am not able to select a disk. I have installed rEFInd on my MacBook Pro and have triple boot (Mac OS X, Windows 10 and Ubuntu). How ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a 2015 MacBook Pro?

The SSD on my 2014 MBP cratered the other day. While it's off at the shop, my employer bought me a new one. The problem: I need to dual-boot into Windows 7. Boot Camp Assistant in OS X El Capitan ...
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Windows 8.1 poor sound quality

I installed Windows 8.1 on my MacBook Pro 13 (2011 late) using Bootcamp and everything seems ok except poor sound quality. It is just so impossible to listen to music. The quality is like a radio or ...
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Macbook pro trackpad stops working after plugging in USB mouse in Windows 7 under bootcamp

We have a new Macbook Pro which we've installed Windows 7 under boot camp. We've also installed the drivers off the OSX CD. When I plugged in a USB mouse the Trackpad stops working, which is fine ...
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I can't go back to macOS after successfully installing Win 10 from Boot Camp Assistant

I have a iMac running macOS High Sierra. I ran Boot Camp Assistant on it and was able to switch to Win 10, successfully, without any problem. I downloaded the ISO file for Win 10, and used the USB ...
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Moving hard drive to another laptop. (similar model)

I am trying to take the hard drive from a Macbook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 (Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2) and put this hard drive into a Macbook Pro 13-inch Early 2011 (Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1)....
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Fixing “The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition” error on a fresh Mac OS installation

I've been working on this problem for over 10 hours. First of all, I installed Mojave using the Mojave patcher on an older MacBook (The model number is A1278. It's a 2011 Macbook Pro) I completely ...
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The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Windows 10 and Sierra

Getting is error trying to remove my Win 10 Partition. "disktutil list" shows the following. Any ideas? /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE NAME ...
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Display port not activating monitor for boot manager

I'm setting up an old mac mini (specs below) with a dual boot (Ubuntu) and I've run into an issue getting to the Apple boot manager or the EFI boot manager. Essentially the monitor does not activate ...
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Bootcamp - can't save Windows support software, not enough space on available disk

So I keep getting the above error at the following step, Downloading windows support software - OK Partitioning disk - OK Copying windows files - OK Saving windows support software - ERROR I have ...
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Which versions of Windows does a MacBook Pro from 2008 support with Boot Camp?

Can my Mac use Windows? And if so, which Windows do I get? Version: OS X El Capitan (Version 10.11.16) MacBook Pro (15-inch, Late 2008) 8GB Memory
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Lost the Option to Boot into macOS After Quitting Internet Recovery (Bootcamp)

Background story: I have a MacBook Pro ("Core i7" 2.6 15" Touch/Mid-2018 2.6 GHz Core i7 (I7-8850H)) with Windows 10 installed using bootcamp. I am not sure about the macOS version, but it must be ...
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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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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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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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MacBook Pro 2018 Windows Boot Camp with FileVault 2 and Bitlocker without TPM

I just got my new MacBook Pro Mid 2018, encrypted my Mac OS Mojave partition with FileVault 2, installed Boot Camp and Windows 10 Pro and wondered if it is possible to encrypt the windows partition as ...
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Bypass network search on boot

Is there a way to bypass the network search when booting with the Option key? I switch between macOS and Windows with Bootcamp, and while the partitions come up quickly, I can‘t choose one before the ...
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Option to boot into Windows missing after Boot Camp Assist

I just completed installing Windows using Bootcamp Assist. I allocated 30 GB to the Windows partition. The process completed after taking a long time (> 7 hours), and a Bootcamp partition has been ...
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Bootcamp stuck at partitioning disk, lost half my disk space

recently I attempted to install windows on a macbook air 13’ mid 2014 256GB using boot camp. It was going well until it got stuck at the partitioning disk step, the blue loading bar was full and my ...
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Creating a Windows installation media using a partitioned hard drive

I have a 1TB external hard drive that I have partitioned 10GB of (WINBOOT). I want to use that 10GB portion as installation media for Windows 10 with Boot Camp Assistant. However, when I go to make ...
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Bootcamp Stuck at Downloading Windows Support Software

Im trying to install Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro - High Sierra.I have downloaded the ISO,Pointed Bootcamp to the file, dragged the partitioning slider and clicked next.It started downloading windows ...
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Spotlight: Unknown indexing state

I'm using a late-2016 MacBook Pro with Touch Bar running macOS 10.13.3. Today, I've been trying to install a Bootcamp partition. Before partitioning and installing Windows, Spotlight worked. However, ...
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Bootcamp assistant hides partitions to windows?

macBook pro mid 2014, High Sierra, Windows 10, Ubuntu I used Bootcamp assistant to resize one unique partition to make space for Windows NTFS partition, then I used Windows disk manager to resize ...
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Multi-boot boot loaders missing after MacOS update

My MacBook Air (2017) currently has 3 OSes: MacOS, Windows, and Ubuntu (making it work was a nightmare). Yesterday when I opened up rEFInd, only MacOS and the Ubuntu stub loader (which, fortunately, ...
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Boot Camp Windows installation interrupted by an error. Disk divided into 2 different containers. I am unable to combine them

My disk was only 1 part. I tried to install Windows using Boot Camp. I followed the steps mentioned on the official Apple website, but I got an error message while installation. When I checked my ...
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Lost space on hard disk after partitioning

I have a iMac 27" Late 2013 with 3TB Fusion Drive running macOS High Sierra 10.13.3. I want to install Windows 10 through Bootcamp but it always hangs on partitioning the hard disk after I choosing ...
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How to make Bootcamp Windows 10 to recognize the Wireless Magic Trackpad as a trackpad (i.e. multi touch device) instead of a regular mouse?

I have a fresh bootcamp windows 10 home 64 with bootcamp drivers version 6.0 Both the internal trackpad and the wireless trackpad are recognized as regular mouse (just pointing and 2 axis wheels). I ...
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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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Trouble Installing Windows using Bootcamp

Using Bootcamp to install a Windows partition on my iMac. I've created a partition on the HD. The format Bootcamp defaulted to is "Mac Extended OS (Journaled)." But when I try to install Windows on ...
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dual boot window 7

I'm trying to use boot camp to dual boot windows 7 with mac. but i get this error "An error occurred while partitioning the disk. Please run Disk Utility to check and fix the error." I run disk ...
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Failed Bootcamp partitioning bricks drive -even after reinstall

Been looking everywhere online, could only find references to Lion and Yosemite, with one unsourced page (macOS + Windows 10 + shared data partition) saying that all the old methods would no longer ...
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Lost partition after trying to run BootCamp on 10.13 on APFS. How to recover?

After trying to install Windows via Bootcamp on (yes I understand what "beta" means) beta High Sierra 10.13 I was left with unbootable partition: I cannot mount this disk. It's shown as "Mac OS ...
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Boot camp network adapter not working?

I run windows 7 in boot camp. I downloaded the support software. How do I install the support software on windows? The computer won't recognize my USB. For some reason the graphics and the track pad ...
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Will erasing a Macbook Pro via the FindMyiPhone site erase Windows partitions?

My mac was stolen, I requested that the mac be erased on this portal: Find My iPhone. I used Windows 10 via Bootcamp. Will this partition be erased as well? The 'erasing' was triggered last night so ...