I am not really sure why you would want to install Windows 8.1 without BootCamp.
The USB stick needs to be a little bigger than the .iso file you are going to be burning. It doesn't matter if there is any data on it, this will totally erase the whole thing.
Steps To Achieve Victory
Download the ISO you want to use
Open Terminal (in /Applications/Utilities)...
You don't need to boot into OSX to change the default boot system ...
Hold down the Option key when booting, and when you see the system choices
Select your desired default boot device, then hover mouse over the up-arrow ↑
Hold down the Ctrl key and you should see the ↑ icon change to a "power on" icon
Left click on that "power icon" and that system will ...
Here's an updated procedure for Windows 10, based on orkoden's excellent answer.
I tested this process on a MacBookPro11,1 running OS X 10.11.5 (15F34). Throughout the process, directly connect all devices to your Mac. I found that certain operations failed more frequently if I used the USB hub in my monitor.
In addition to the external drive that will ...
It sounds like you're running into the same issue I did, where after booting into Windows the VT-x shows as 'Disabled' in Task Manager.
Not sure how or why, but after going into
Select the BOOTCAMP disk as the
Everything was well after that and I could happily use Hyper-V, even from a cold boot.
If I ...
I followed this tutor here and got success: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE8If6gabUI.
The "Create a Windows 7 install disk" option is hidden because your system's capabilities are limited. For instance, older Macs can not boot from external USB disks, therefore creating an installer onto a USB disk would make no sense.
Still, if you want to create an ...
Yes, It is possible to download the Bootcamp drivers outside of the Bootcamp tool:
timothy-sutton's answer will make your life so much easier, go there first
For Windows 7 through 10, Apple have published a table of 'which download you need for which model' at https://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634. Win 7 download might work for Vista.
For WinXP, ...
When you don't use the Boot Camp utility to remove Windows, the Windows boot image on your EFI partition is not removed. This is what you see when you hold down ⌥ during boot.
The procedure to solve this is not for the faint of heart. You need to mount the EFI partition in OS X (normally, it only gets mounted for system updates).
Mounting the EFI partition
Quick fix: Fake Bootcamp.
"I partitioned the free space (that OS X couldn't use) as MS-DOS, Bootcamp Assistant thought it was Windows, and was able to remove this MS-DOS partition and restore Mac OS to a single partition."
This is the easiest solution, so try that first.
No luck? Long fix:
In my case, I couldn't get Disk Utility to create the ...
Open Boot Camp Assistant, and click on "Action" in the menu bar.
Click on Download Windows Support Software.
You can download the drivers from Boot Camp Assistant.
First, uncheck "Create a Windows 7 or later install disk" and "Install Windows 7 or later version", leaving only "Download the latest Windows support software from ...
Note: These instruction have been updated for use with Ubuntu 18.
This answer installs Ubuntu on your computer without the use of third parity tools for either the installation of booting of Ubuntu. The Ubuntu file I downloaded was named ubuntu-16.10-desktop-amd64.iso. I assume you have created a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive installer and have verified ...
Installing Windows 7 or 10 Pro 64 bit without DVD or Flash Drive
Special thanks to user Rafa, who was able to correct this procedure so it now works with Windows 10.
Here I assume your computer is configured as required by the Boot Camp Assistant. (In other words, you will be installing Windows to the 4th partition on disk 0.) Also, your firmware is up ...
I have written a tool that helps me deploy Boot Camp in an organization where we manage a dual-boot lab environment, and one of its features is that it can download the driver package for arbitrary models:
Either git clone or download an archive of the repo, then within the root of the repo (using an iMac15,1 here as ...
It appears that there is an Adaptive Brightness feature in Windows 8 that messes with the overall brightness of the MBP
If you just installed Windows 8 on your laptop and the screen won’t
stay at the brightness level you want, it’s probably because the
adaptive brightness feature isn’t working right on your system. Here’s
how to disable it.
Open up ...
If anyone still looking for answer.
Step 1: Delete the container
sudo diskutil apfs deleteContainer disk0s3
this will change the container to Apple_HFS Untitled 98.9 GB disk0s3
Step 2: Erase the volume
sudo diskutil eraseVolume "Free Space" %noformat% /dev/disk0s3
Step 3: Resize the container
sudo diskutil apfs resizeContainer ...
EDIT: I found a better way to get this working instead of the boot dance originally suggested (it's below for reference). Basically set enable_and_lock_vmx true in rEFInd and that's it. Details below ...
Disable macOS System Integrity Protection/SIP (Reboot Mac, hold down Command + R keys, at "OS X Utilities Utilities" pick "Terminal" menu ...
First of all, connect the adapter and reboot. In many cases, it will solve the problem. You need to reboot because the adapter is not hot-pluggable. For the same reason, if you remove and re-insert the adapter, it won't work until you reboot.
If you still have difficulties, I've found driver information while looking at the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet ...
I've written a small c# app to change the registry settings for all devices. It enumerates every device and changes the 'FlipFlopWheel' setting to 1 or 0 depending on which button you press.
The full source is available on Github, the source code that actually does the flipping the registry setting (<100 lines) is here: https://github.com/jamie-pate/...
An improved procedure for installing Windows 7 can be found at Installing Windows 7 Pro 64 bit without DVD or Flash Drive
The updated steps, for installing Windows 8.1 using the procedure given below, can be found here.
My hardware and software differs from yours. I will first document how I tested my answer and then try to adapt the answer ...
Yes, you can do it. The instructions are originally for Windows 8. Some terminal commands might be a little different for Windows 10.
You will need :
Windows 10 x64 ISO file
a running Windows installation real or virtualised
a blank external hard drive
Apple Bootcamp drivers (obtained from the BootCamp setup) on USB key
Format and prepare ...
After some trial and error, I finally figured out what the problem was and found a solution. Hopefully this will help those who come across this thread with the same problem.
The problem: Reformatting using Disk Utility did not create a child partition, but only formatted the whole drive as FAT. In Disk Utility one can derive this from the "Partition" ...
I found the answer in this Apple Support Communities thread.
This is what I did:
In terminal executed diskutil list and the output was
#: TYPE NAME SIZE IDENTIFIER
0: GUID_partition_scheme *1.0 TB disk0
1: EFI EFI 209.7 MB disk0s1
Ok, this is written for a 500GB HDD.
4 partitions max, just like every other (bootable) hard-drive.
I tried this on 2 MacBook Pros and it works perfectly on both.
This tutorial also assumes you have OS X Lion installed.
What I want to achieve is to have OS X Lion & Windows 7 installed, with a shared space too.
Theoretically everything is fine with your Fusion Drive. Fusion Drives look like this. Disk0 is your SSD with 121 GB and disk1 is your HDD with ~1 TB (~1.121 TB summed up).
The larger parts of your SSD (disk0s2) and your HDD (disk1s2) are pooled to a CoreStorage LVG (Fusion Drive: disk3) with a size of 967.8 GB. The rest is reserved for EFIs, a Recovery HD ...
Here is the page which helped me to enable this option
Create a Windows Install USB on OS X Yosemite.
Creating a Windows installer from OS X is actually quite simple - Boot Camp Assistant can do it for you. If you’re on a newer machine without an optical drive, you probably have an option that says “Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk”. Click ...
If you're working exclusively with Win7 machines (i.e. no Vista or XP), and 10.6.6 or greater on the Mac side, try exFAT. Native read/write support under Win7 and OS X, and none of the file size limits of FAT32. Disk Utility will happily format your drives using it.
As long as you don't need legacy support, it's probably your best option, as it avoids any ...
Here's what worked for me:
use diskutil list to find the small Microsoft Reserved partition you're trying to delete but disk utility (or the command-line equivalent diskutil) won't allow. Let's say it's on disk 99 partition 400 (mine was on disk 0 partition 4)
sudo diskutil eraseVolume JHFS+ deleteme /dev/disk99s400
The above reformats the partition to ...
WARNING: This answer may cause a problem with El Capitan! Read Warren Pena's comment below. If anyone knows how to get the disk space back on El Capitan after doing this then please comment below.
I had this issue and I solved it by doing the following.
Go to "Disk Utility.app"
Select your Windows Partition
Click "Erase" and select "Mac OS Extended (...