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(MacBook Late 2009) Bootcamp/Win 7: No device drivers were found

recently I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my Macbook (Late 2009) using Bootcamp, however, when I'm about to install windows 7 it shows an error: " No device drivers were found", I've tried ...
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The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Windows 10 and Mojave help! [duplicate]

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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Install Windows 7 on macoS High Sierra (MBP Late 2011) [duplicate]

Device: MacBook Pro 8,2 (Late 2011) Operating System: macOS High Sierra Security Update: 2020-002 Boot Camp: Version 6.1.0 (6067.60.1) Context: A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to do a ...
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Why is it not possible to install Windows 7 on any Mac models released since 2015?

As of all Mac devices released as of 2015, it no longer appears to be possible to install any version of Windows 7; either officially via the Boot Camp Assistant (because Windows 7 isn't listed as a ...
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Macbook pro 13 inch i7 2012 bootcamp [duplicate]

I recently updated my macbook to the latest version of macOS and I tried to use bootcamp assistance to install windows 10, followed the instructions and had bootable USB ready, but after the partition ...
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Windows 7 bootcamp does not boot after cloning

I have recently upgraded my older SSD to a larger one. I successfully cloned MAC partition (from old SSD), resized it with Disk Utility - everything runs well on Mac side. Then, I created a bootcamp ...
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Bootcamp Windows 7 Installation on Macbook Pro Late 2008 with MiniDisplayPort Monitor (Broken Laptop Display)

I previously had a setup of one SSD partitioned in two (Yosemite on first, Windows 7 on second) and the original HDD as additional storage (two HFS+ partitions). I was going through yesterday to try ...
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How can you install Windows 7 on a 2017 MacBook Air running macOS Catalina?

I want to install Windows 7 (not 10) on my 2017 MacBook Air, which is running macOS Catalina. I want Windows 7 since some programs I need don't work the best on Windows 10. It's also faster than ...
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Mac running Windows 7 unable to detect Mac hardware, Windows Support Software issue…how to fix (no USB)

At wits end here. Been following David Anderson's tutorial and never truly had success with it. First time, years ago, keyboard and cursor never functioned but external variants circumvented the need. ...
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How does the Boot Camp Assistant force the Windows installer to prompt the user to choose an edition of Windows to install?

When choosing to install Windows 7 using the Boot Camp Assistant, after files have been copied from the Windows ISO to a USB Flash drive, upon rebooting I've noticed that the Windows installer prompts ...
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Can't detect bootcamp partition on windows installation

I followed this site for the instruction on how to boot up windows on my bootcamp partition: https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/install-windows-on-mac/ Now I'm stuck in the VM ware installation. The setup ...
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Startup disk doesn't show my windows partition

Macbook Pro late 2011 running High Sierra (10.13.6). I have swapped my HDD for an SSD and placed my HDD instead of my optical drive. I would like to install a Windows 7 partition on my SSD using ...
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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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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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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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Parallels Desktop, running Windows 7 can see all computers except Windows 10

I have effectively 5 machines: iMac running OSX Sierra iMac (#1) running Parallels Desktop 13 VM with Win 7 MBP running OSX High Sierra MBP (#3) running parallels Desktop 13 VM with win 7 PC running ...
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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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OSX Lion - missing csrutil command

i have IMac 5,1 with Lion 10.7.5 OSX and in terminal i'm trying to use the command csrutil. I checked everywhere but didn't find the way to have and use it. The reason is that i would like to disable (...
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WiFi drops every so often on Bootcamp Win 7 x64 (MBP 8.1); works well in macOS and Ubuntu. How to pinpoint why?

The setup is Bootcamp-installed Windows 7 Pro x64 on an old Macbook Pro 2011. When there's another WiFi device on the same network, my connection chokes up once every 5-10 minutes for 30-60 seconds, ...
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Unable to boot after installing Windows 7 without Boot Camp

I can't boot into Windows after installing Windows 7 on my iMac. I need help troubleshooting. Background: I have an iMac11,1 (27 inch, late 2009, 2,8 Ghz i7, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB FireCura drive). The ...
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Reinstalling Mac OS on a iMac 2011 with Windows 7

So I installed Windows 7 on my iMac 2011 a couple of weeks ago and now I want to install macOS Sierra on it, I had macOS El capitan earlier. I've made a bootable USB disk with macOS on it, but when I ...
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How to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10 double bootcamp boot on Macbook late 2011 - MacOS High Sierra

I am running from long time windows 7 on double boot with bootcamp on a Macbook late 2011 i5 with MacOS High Sierra 4Gb mem. Due to discontinuation of win 7 support I wish to migrate to win 10. I read ...
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iMac 2008 24" 3.06 ONLY starts in Windows SafeMode

In Mavericks I get a reboot immediately on the grey screen after Verbose. Same in Safe mode with shift key down. Will start to Target screen. (but don't have a compatible computer to connect to) Will ...
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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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Create a USB stick with Windows installer on it

I google it before but I was not able to find what I want. I want to make a stick with windows 10 on it from my mac (MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)) and I want to instal it on a PC (not an apple product)....
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iMac 2008 (24") Running Windows x64 BootCamp - NVIDIA Driver Crashes Everything

I have a 24" Apple iMac with a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics card running Windows x64. Everything runs beautifully save one problem...if I install graphics drivers - any at all - the computer ...
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Which exact Windows 7 ISO is required for Boot Camp v6.1.0 on macOS High Sierra? Mid 2010 MBP

Try as I may, I cannot get Boot Camp on macOS High Sierra to accept any Windows 7 installer DVD (or ISO) I have tried yet. Although Boot Camp seems to be able to accept a flash drive, when I try one I ...
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Lost space after removing bootcamp partition via bootcamp assistant [duplicate]

please help i lost 150gb space after deleting the partition via boot camp assistant and the disk utility won't recover it or partition it as one disk i tried to recover by timemachine but the disk ...
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Permission for drive

I've installed Windows beside macOS. My MacBook now has two drives. Drive "A" and Drive "B". Drive "A" has macOS boot and Drive "B" Windows 7. The problem now is that I can't modify drive A when ...
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can't boot on win10 without alt (option)

on an air macbook air 2017, I deleted OSX and installed only Windows 10 from a usb cd drive. Everytime I boot the computer, I have to push on ALT to select the only one item: Windows. Otherwise I get ...
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Problem installing Bootcamp (Windows 10 on Mojave)

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my non-Retina Mid-2012 MBP. It previously had a Bootcamp Windows 7 that I had to remove manually by deleting it's partition via Disk Utility. I'm trying to install ...
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How to remove a Windows 7 bootcamp partition from Mojave? [duplicate]

I installed Windows 7 via bootcamp several years ago with much older version of macOS but now when I want to delete it via Boot Camp Assistant, it doesn't recognize my bootcamp to remove and also ...
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Can't see newly created parition (and formatted as ExFat or NTFS) in Bootcamp (Windows 7) [duplicate]

I'm trying to resize my Bootcamp partition and finally shrunk my AFPS partition smaller and formatted the new partition to NTFS (and later to ExFAT) in hope to be able to see it in Windows and merge ...
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Can I get drivers to run Win 7 64 bit on a MacBook 2.1 manually?

I have a working MacBook 2.1 mid 2007, i wish to run Win 7 64 bit. Is there a way to get the drivers i need manually? apparently running Win 7 64bit on this model is not fully supported.
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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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Blocked websites on macOS host but not on Win7 virtual machine

In China there in the Great Firewall which blocks i.e. youtube. Fortunately in my university in China someway they provide access to youtube, so students can use youtube by means of campus wifi. I ...
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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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iMac 4,1 does not have Boot Camp update

I have found in Apple support that iMac 4,1 does not have Boot Camp drivers update. I have installed Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit. So I will have to find an alternate solution for driver updating ...
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Newbie Mac user - how to start over with Mac mini that has Windows installed

I'm very, very new to using Macs in general - my current work computer (iMac Mid 2010) is the first that I've used, and it's only been a couple of months. I work for a non-profit and someone has ...
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Why is Wine separately bundled with Winebottler for Mac OSX?

I am trying to make use of registax software for astrophotography image stacking on my Macbook. I first installed Wine using Homebrew which hanged on startup due to a known Homebrew Core issue. This ...
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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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Installing Windows 7 in Boot Camp is Unavailable on Mojave

On my MacBook Pro (Mid 2014), it seems that Apple has stopped support for installation of Windows 7 via Boot Camp on my Mac. I am currently trying to edit the info.plist to attempt to find a way to ...
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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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Please help: Win7 on external FireWire drive results in “No bootable device - insert boot disk…” error

I'm trying to get Win7 working from an external FireWire drive (Macbook pro mid 2009, OSX El Capitan). I've tried the two tutorials below; the installation seems smooth either way and mac recognizes ...
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My Windows 7 PC can find my Mac but can't connect to it. No password prompt?

I'm trying to access my Mac's files via my Win 7 PC and I'm so close but yet so far. The PC finds the Mac (it is there under 'Network'), but then I can't connect. According to many guides that I've ...
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Boot Camp Partition Broken after Partitioning and can't be Repaired in OS X 10.9.5 (on Macbook 13" Air - Late 2014)

I have a late 2014 Macbook Air that is running Windows 7 via bootcamp. Everything has been humming along fine until I recently made an update to partitions (via "Disk Utility" shrink size of Mac ...
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Problem with bootcamp on SSD: error 0xc00000e9

I've recently changed my hard drive for an SSD in my late-2011 mac-book Pro. I'm trying to partition it and re-install Windows 7 (64 bits) (juste like I had successfully done with my former HDD), ...
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Bootcamp isn't allowing me to install Windows 7

How can I hack the Bootcamp plist (or other) so it will allow me to select and install a Windows 7 ISO. Currently it's minimum Win OS is set at Windows 8 + but my DVDs, licence and backups are ...
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Is it possible to use 2011 iMac as display for Windows 7 PC with DVI? [duplicate]

I've seen this question asked before but the answers either didn't quite seem to address the question, or were very old so I'd like to see if there's any way to do this today. I have a mid-2011 iMac ...
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Windows stopped working on Macbook

I was able to install Windows 7 32-bit on my Macbook 2,1 and it functioned well. Not longer than a week later, Windows Boot Manager hanged, it was stuck on countdown and I couldn't select any other ...

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