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Windows 7 on mac book pro, battery life and font size [duplicate]

I have installed 64bit windows 7 pro on my Mac Book using Bootcamp. Everything is fine except of: First Problem: Battery life is much shorter while running windows (2-3hours) than while using OSX ...
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149 views

Increasing Mac partition after shrink Windows Bootcamp partition

I have a Mid 2010 Macbook Pro running Mac OS X 10.9.4 with a 500GB HD. The HD is partitioned with 370 GB to Mac and 128 GB to Windows and I decided to shrink the Windows partition to 65 GB because I ...
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Bootcamp windows in OSX

So I do not have access to the firmware password of my MacBook Pro '13. I was wondering that if I install windows over bootcamp would prompt me for my firmware password at any point of the ...
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89 views

HP Bluetooth mouse works in OSX on Macbook but not in Windows 8.1 (Boot Camp)

I installed Windows 8.1 today in a Boot Camp partition on my Macbook Pro. I installed the Boot Camp drivers (uses one setup file that installs a bunch of drivers). So theoretically, this HP Bluetooth ...
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168 views

Installing Windows on Mac from USB drive without having a DVD drive installed

I've 15 inch Macbook Pro non-retina. I've removed the DVD drive and install SSD instead, when I try to install Windows on bootcamp drive from USB drive, the USB drive doesn't boot. I remove the SSD ...
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155 views

Unable to boot into OSX after installing Windows with Bootcamp

I installed Windows 8.1 Enterprise via Bootcamp on my MBP (Nov 2013 model), now I can only boot into Windows, no way to boot into OSX. When I hold the ALT button at boot, the menu shows only Windows ...
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Bootcamp is unable to boot Windows 8.1

Ok I've tried the most tactics to this but i am still stuck. I am unable to boot into windows on my Macbook pro 2012. I have been using Parallels lately and for the first time it read that it is ...
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What Might Cause Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp to Automatically Reboot to OSX Mavericks?

Problem I have a 27" iMac with a 1TB Fusion Drive. I have Bootcamp running with Windows 8.1 installed on a partition. When I boot into Windows and leave the computer idle, I come back to find it has ...
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99 views

Disc not bootable after creating a Windows partition with Bootcamp

I want to install windows on my mac AGAIN after removing it a few weeks ago I buy a USB, get the windows 7 iso, use BOOTCAMP to format it and create it as a bootable disc I then create a new WINDOWS ...
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1answer
165 views

Mac Air Bootcamp Windows 7 Installation and USB3 Hurdles

I am trying to load windows 7 on a new Mac Air(OS X 10.9 Mavericks) using Boot camp, a downloaded windows 7 iso file, and USB3 flash drive. No obvious issues with stepping through the initial phases ...
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172 views

Installing Linux alongside Mac + Windows AFTER Bootcamp

I'm looking to set up triple-booting on my Macbook Pro, running OSX, Windows 7, and something Linux (probably Ubuntu 14.04) Ordinarily, I don't think this would be too hard, but most of what I've ...
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I want to backup bootcamp and Macintosh HD hard drive to my external hard drive using Disk Utility. How Can I do that?

My Macbook pro has got completely messed up. It has the regular Mountain Lion and Windows 8 installed through Bootcamp. I guess some startup file got corrupted and now Mac wouldnt repair even when I ...
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Boot camp assistant: partition size limit?

My rMBP has a 128gb SSD. The boot camp assistant will only let me allocate a max. of 76gb for the Windows partition. Is there a way to get around that? I will be primarily using Windows so I'd like ...
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61 views

Battery indicator not updating in Windows on Macbook Air 13'' (early 2014)

I have just bought my new MacBook Air from early 2014 and I have noticed a problem after installing windows by using boot camp. The battery doesn't show how much time I have got left, and the battery ...
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98 views

Mac Users - Bootcamp, VirtualBox, or something else to use Visual Studio and SQL Management Studio?

I'm taking a computer science class that requires students to use Visual Studio and SQL Management Studio for programming assignments. I have been using Macbook Pro, so i'm considering getting either ...
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177 views

How to reclaim free space after attempting to resize Windows partition with GParted

This is on an OS X Macbook Air with a Boot Camp partition I had a working Win7 boot camp partition that was too small. Being lazy, I googled how to resize it and got a guide for GParted. I ...
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1k views

How to install Windows on an iMac without using Boot Camp?

I’m having difficulties installing a Windows 8.1 trial on my late-2009 iMac. I had Vista installed a little while back, but think I installed this when my iMac was running Snow Leopard (it’s since ...
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1answer
245 views

The brightness on the Windows 7 partition of my Macbook Pro won't change. How do I fix this?

Since installing Windows 7 + Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro, I've been unable to change the brightness. Pressing the F1/F2 keys makes the brightness graphic appear and a bar moves up and down, but the ...
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1answer
255 views

Migrated Bootcamp Partition using WinClone, Damaged MBR

Dual-OS Scenario: Partition 0 runs OS X Mavericks - 250 GBs Prtition 1 runs Windows 8.1 - 250 GBs, installed using bootcamp I recently bought a new mac and wanted to migrate everything, so I used ...
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54 views

external hd formatted for bootcamp setup drive now can't be found

I've recently setup bootcamp on my Mac (OSx Mavericks). Using the bootcamp assistant I setup an external HD with the bootcamp files as recommended and have installed IE 8.1 successfully. I've now ...
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174 views

Why does my MacBook play the startup sound through the speakers rather than through the connected earbuds?

I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook using Bootcamp. Before doing this, the startup sound that gets played whenever you turn on the MacBook would play through my earbuds if they were ...
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1answer
59 views

Clone BOOTCAMP partiton for later full restore [OSX]

I have 2 Macs at home, a Macbook Pro and a Mac Mini. I want to move the Minis data to MBPs and vice versa. I made a time machine backup of both Macs, on my external HDD. The challenge is that both ...
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805 views

External monitors and Bootcamp on a Retina Display MacBook Pro (aka, resolution issues and pixel density)

I am attempting to use an external Acer monitor (1920x1080 max res.) with my OS X Mavericks Retina display (2880x1800). In Windows 7 (through Bootcamp), the OS looks great on the Retina display of my ...
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BootCamp Windows 8 - External Drive - Macbook Pro mid 2009

I am trying to partition a MacBook Pro Mid 2009 through boot camp with a Proshe Drive. 1st issue is that my MacBook Pro says I cant use Windows 8 and that I can only use windows 7 plus I don't have a ...
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174 views

Bootcamp no longer boots after partitioning

I used Mac OS X and Windows 7 with bootcamp for months without any problem. I had a total of 4 partitions: Macintosh HD, Recovery HD, Untitled (my windows boot drive) and Windows (I don't know what it ...
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1answer
71 views

Mac os partition corrupted

i'm in big trouble. Here is my story: i wanted to resize my bootcamp patition (i had windows 8.1) i followd these steps https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5450324 i resized hfs+ partition from mac ...
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162 views

Install windows 7 on mac without product key

My goal: create a windows 7 partition on my macbook for dual boot purposes through Boot-Camp. The problem: I bought the install disc for windows 7, but can no longer find the product key that came ...
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1answer
150 views

OS X / Windows bootcamp, Wi-Fi drops on OS X only

While I know there can be a vast sea of different explanations to this matter, I am trying to figure out why my Wi-Fi keeps dropping on OS X but not on my Windows(bootcamp)-partition. Symptoms: - I ...
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1answer
930 views

Can I install Windows 8.1 as Bootcamp partition from OSX Mountain Lion using a USB stick?

I have the following: Bootable USB stick with Windows 8.1 - 64 bit MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion 10.8.5 The Bootcamp partition currently has Windows 7 installed. I want to know whether I can ...
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233 views

How to safely re-install Windows 7 in the Bootcamp partition on a MacBook Pro

I have a 3-year MacBook Pro laptop. It has a Mac partition and a Bootcamp partition with Windows 7. I want to re-install Windows 7 - basically start fresh and get rid of all the gunk. Based on ...
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843 views

How to get into safe mode on windows 8 on boot camp?

I need to get into windows 8 on boot camp. My Windows 8 won't even start. I heard in Windows 8 you cant get into safe mode without a installation dvd. But my mac doesn't come with a dvd drive. How can ...
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80 views

Re-install OS X on iMac that's currently running Windows 7

I've got a 27" iMac (late 2011, maybe 2012 model) which I have completely wiped and loaded with Windows 7. Works great. No problems. Lately, I've gotten the itch to get OS X loaded back onto this ...
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Format OS X Partition as NTFS from within Windows

I'm currently running Windows 7 Pro, installed via Bootcamp, on my MacBook Air. I never use OS X and I'm running out of space on my Windows partition. If I format the partition which currently ...
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1answer
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Cannot start Hyper-V on MacBook in Bootcamp but can in Parallels

I am running Mavericks on a late 2013 model MacBook Pro 13" Retina (Intel i5 chip) and have installed Windows 8.1 into a bootcamp partition. Under Bootcamp, an attempt to start a VM in Hyper-V ...
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1answer
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Best disk perfomance in VMWare Fusion: VMDisk or Bootcamp partition ?

I need to run Windows and MacOS alongside each other on my Macbook Pro. I have VMWare Fusion. For best performance, should i choose to install a Bootcamp partition and run that through VMWare Fusion, ...
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Can I run existing MS Windows in parallel to OSX? [duplicate]

I've installed Windows 7 on the separation partition of my HDD of Macbook (with Bootcamp). Is there any way to run it without rebooting (i.e. as separate application)? Something like Oracle VM ...
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106 views

Reconfiguring partition locations on a Macbook with 2 hard drives and bootcamp

Here's my current setup in my 13", early 2011 Macbook Pro: 120 GB SSD (replacing the SuperDrive): 1) 60 GB HFS+ partition for OSX 10.8.5 operating system 2) 60 GB NTFS partition for Windows (Win 7 ...
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61 views

Installing Windows on a MacBook Air

I'm very new to Macs. My supervisor wants me to install Windows on his MacBook Air. I'm pretty confused about what to do. This MacBook Air runs 10.7.2 and there is an update for 10.7.5 which is around ...
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660 views

New partition destroyed bootcamp bootup

I was happily using bootcamp on my mac to run Windows 7. I then decided to create a shared exFAT partition on the drive as well to share files between the systems. After I did this, windows won't boot ...
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1answer
237 views

Are there any gotchas reinstalling Windows 7 on a Mac with Bootcamp?

I'm reinstalling Windows 7 on my Mac. Are there any gotchas that I should be aware of during the process, or should the process be straightforward? My current plan is: Copy everything important ...
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0answers
143 views

iMac with Windows on SSD

I have an iMac with a fusion drive as hard drive. Over bootcamp, I have installed a Windows 7 next to MacOS for my daily windows tasks. Now time has come and I realized I run out of space in windows ...
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0answers
758 views

Wifi runs very slow on Windows 7 bootcamp on iMac early 2013

this is a long standing issue for me that has just gotten worse and I can't seem to find anyone online who has the same problem. I have a brand new iMac from earlier in this year (around April). It ...
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2k views

Cannot boot into Mac OS X after partitioning in Windows

My Mac is a Macbook Pro 17", I got it from my friend (no original disc). So after upgrading it to Mavericks (I was unable to install Windows using Boot camp of 10.6.8), Boot Camp successfully let me ...
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1answer
106 views

Do I have to reinstall Mac OS in case something goes wrong during a Windows Boot Camp install?

I have a Macbook laptop running Snow Leopard, there's absolutely no information on the laptop, just a few unimportant files on it, I wanted to use Boot Camp Assistant (version 3) to create a partition ...
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1answer
102 views

Mid 2011 iMac 27 inch 1 TB hard drive partitioned 50% Mac and 50% Win 7 bootcamp [duplicate]

Bought iMac from new. Works perfectly and installed bootcamp by dividing the 1TB drive 50/50. iMac came with 4GB RAM. Made enquiries and have found that there are 4 memory slots. Kept the 4GB and ...
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2k views

Need to install visual studio and sql server on macbook pro

I am a developer, I just got a macbook pro and I need to be able to use IIS, Visual Studio and SQL Server like I did on my old windows notebook. I understand that I need to get windows first but I am ...
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1answer
3k views

Windows 8 will not install on my PC via USB, but will from my Laptop. Error code: 0xC00000005

So, I got a Windows 8 Pro iso and I wiped my laptop and desktop. I used a Macbook Pro and used bootcamp assistant to create a Windows 8 USB bootable drive. When I used it on my laptop, it worked fine ...
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331 views

Bootcamp not letting me partition a drive for Windows 8

I have two HDDs in my iMac (OS 10.7.5 - Lion) both of which are partitioned as "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" (according to Disk Utility). Here's the two drives: df -l -h Filesystem Size Used ...
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423 views

Clean up or repair Mac OSX bootloader?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed in a Bootcamp partition on my iMac. A couple of months ago, I restored an image of my harddrive, which I've done multiple times before with success, but on ...
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217 views

OSX Reformat and Restore with Time Machine

After learning that Windows 32Bit limits Ram under 4GB, I decided to reformat the partition and install Windows 64Bit through Bootcamp. My goal now is to create a partition of 150GB. Here is what I ...