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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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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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 ...
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Boot Loader show 2 Windows partitions, old and new

I went through the steps using BCA to create my USB installer and partition my drive. Everything went fine, ended up messing up after a successful install and decided to wipe the partition and start ...
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Create a Bootable Windows 7 USB from a Mac

I found several old threads where similar situations were described with no practicable answer, so I ask again. Please forgive me if I am creating a redundant post but I have read the following ...
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Installed Windows 10 through Boot Camp but it is not showing up and is taking up space

I installed Windows 10 through Boot Camp on my 2015 MacBook Air. It has 150GB of storage and after restarting and holding option, the Windows partition doesn't show up. I went back into OS X and the ...
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Bootcamp partition won't boot MacOS beta

I created and used a Windows 10 Bootcamp partition on my retina MBP 2013 running MacOS 10.12.2 about a month ago. I recently returned from a three week trip (I left my laptop at home) and installed ...
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Repeated drive failure/file corruption when switching OSs using bootcamp

I am running BootCamp on a Mid-2012 MacBook Pro running OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 and Windows 10. I have two hard drives in my MBP. The system drive is an SSD, which is partitioned for each of the OSs. ...
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How to fix a dual boot (rEFInd) when Windows is not booting?

I used bootcamp and rEFInd for dual boot of OS X 10.9.5 and Windows 7 on Macbook Pro 17" Early 2011. Worked well and stable. I tried to setup a third partition, using the free space of the first one, ...
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Bootcamp won't boot after resizing partitions

I know this question has been asked a lot, but my situation seems to be a little different than most of the others I have been reading about. I haven't been able to find a solution that could fix this ...
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Bootcamp: How do you reboot from Windows to Windows via script in OSX El Capitan?

I'm asking this because I think it would be incredibly useful to myself and other Bootcamp users. I currently have my default boot drive set to restart to my Mac partition and already have a script ...
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2 Disks with the same name, how do I delete one?

I initially boot-camped a disk into a windows partition, and wanted to delete it. Initially I thought formatting it to free space would work, but it didn't. I tried again and accidentally formatted it ...
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In Windows, the MacBook Pro fails to get IPv6 settings via DHCPv6

I have Windows 10 installed on my MacBook Pro (the latest 15" version with discrete GPU). I also have IPv6 connectivity on my home WiFi network, which is managed by a DHCPv6 server. In OS X, setting ...
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Blank screen after Bootcamp procedure

I'm trying to install Windows 7 using Bootcamp. My computer is a iMac with Yosemite. First challenge was create a USB Stick with Window Image, because my Bootcamp didn't give me this option. I ...
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Mac Pro, Boot into OSX without EFI after Bootcamp

I have a Mac Pro, early 2008. I installed Windows 10 using bootcamp. The mac came with an 8800gt, but I had a GTX680 from my other PC which I put in the mac, it is not the mac version so I don't get ...
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Can I use Earpods' clicker and volume control in Bootcamp?

Earpods are fully functional in OS X so hardware is compatible. Is there a way to make Bootcamp drivers recognise Earpods?
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Boot Camp partition is no longer accessible (El Capitan build 15A225f)

I have recently upgraded to the El Capitan Beta, which has caused a conflict with the Windows 8.1 Bootcamp installation on my MBP (see my previous question: Is it possible to Bootcamp Windows 8.1 ...
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Broke Boot Camp while trying to get a triple boot

I'm running Yosemite, up-to-date on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro. I removed the optical drive, moved my internal HDD to its location and placed a new SSD in the original HDD's location. This has been great ...
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Can I keep my Boot Camp partition when moving to a larger hard drive?

I just bought a 512 GB hard drive to replace my 250 GB hard drive, which currently has a Boot Camp partition (pretty vanilla, just running a standard Windows 7 install). I was planning to just clone ...
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MacBook screen does not work when using OS X but works with Boot Camp

A while ago I had some liquid spilled on my 2009 MacBook. After that accident the internal screen is not working under OS X but works perfectly fine when using Windows under Boot Camp on the same ...
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Running parallels with Bootcamp image, getting validation/“Genuine” errors

I'm running Windows 7 on bootcamp on my mid-2009 MBP. I've been doing this for a few years now, originally on Parallels 6 and now on 9. I'm on Mavericks on the Mac side. When I upgraded to 9 (to ...
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Windows 7 on Macbook Air 1,1 *without* Boot Camp

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on an early 2008 (1,1) Apple Macbook air, on which OS X is not present. The machine is not able to boot directly the win 7 iso, supposedly because it lacks some support ...
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Error occurred while removing boot camp partition with Boot Camp Assistant

While attempting to remove a boot camp partition with Boot Camp Assistant I encountered an error. Boot camp assistant gave me an error message along the lines of "An error occurred while restoring the ...
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Boot Camp Assistant can't be used since disk is not journaled even though it is

I'm trying to install Win7 onto my mid-2010 iMac using Bootcamp. After starting Bootcamp I click "Continue" and get this message: Boot Camp Assistant cannot be used. The disk is not ...
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Oops, I broke my MBR, what do I do?

I installed Mavericks a couple weeks ago and discovered to my dismay that last night, I couldn't boot into my windows install via bootcamp. I'd encountered this problem before, and without entirely ...
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Does Windows Server 2012 R2 work with Bootcamp on MacbookPro running Mavericks?

I am trying to figure out if I can run Windows Server 2012 R2 as a boot camp partition with Mavericks. What drivers should I use? Are there any issues?
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Macbook Pro Overheating - Bootcamp

I have a 2009 Macbook Pro that dual-boots Windows 7. It's been working great until one day, I took a 4 hour drive on a hot day with my laptop in the trunk… yeah… So here's what happens: I start ...
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Repair Bootcamp after creating new partitions

I have an iMac 9.1 with OS X Leopard on it. A while ago I used Bootcamp to install Windows 7 on it. For several reasons I now wanted to add two more partitions to the disk using the Disk Utility. I ...
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Boot Camp and Intel HD Audio

I've recently encountered an interesting audio problem, using OS X with a Windows partition (via Boot Camp). Specifically, if the Windows partition is used, and then the computer is restarted into OS ...
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Issue with installing Windows 8 on an iMac

I own a MacBook Pro and a mid-2010 iMac. I'm trying to install Windows 8 on a second partition on my iMac (currently running Snow Leopard), but I'm still having issues : I tried with BootCamp, but ...
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Accidentally deleted OS X partition

I was installing Windows 7 using bootcamp on my iMac machine and accidentally deleted the main OS X partition while doing that. So now I when I start the machine I see only an option to choose windows ...
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Microphone & Headphones combo port does not work on Win 8 Bootcamp on MBP Retina 15"

I have a macbook pro retina 15in and I have windows 8 installed via bootcamp. I have bootcamp v5 drivers installed in windows 8 and everything works well except my external headset mic. It is a Dr ...
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Windows will not boot after a restart of my Mac Pro, only after a cold shutdown and startup

I am currently experiencing a very strange issue regarding booting into Windows 7 64-bit (installed on its own 1TB HDD). If I restart my Mac Pro, hold down the option key, and select my Windows ...
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Bootcamp, Face Time HD camera image - How to “Flip Horizontal”

I am using the built in Face Time HD camera (iMac Mid 2011) via Bootcamp on Windows 7. It basically works great, but I need to switch the output image horizontally. The software I am using does not ...
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Problem with Boot Camp and XNA 4.0 with Visual Studio 2010

I'll try to be as brief as possible with my problem. Do not hesitate to ask for logs or information about my computer and/or the program. I have a game that consists of a ship that navigates on space....
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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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Installing Windows 10 on Early 2011 MacBook Pro (VirtualBox method)

Apologies if the etiquette of posting is incorrect, I'm brand new to the site despite lurking for years and couldn't seem to comment on the guide I mention below. I've been trying to set up Win10 on ...
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How do I regain all unallocated disk space to add it to macOS after removing bootcamp partition?

I accidentally erased my Windows 10 bootcamp partition using Disk Utility by reformatting it to MS DOS FAT. I then tried to restore it with a Winclone backup which failed. So I finally booted from ...
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How can I enable rEFIt boot volume choice after waking up from hibernation mode?

There are pretty clear answers to the question 'How to put my Mac into hibernation mode voluntary', but there is still an issue for me. I use Bootcamp Windows and rEFIt to select which sistem to load. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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