Boot Camp is a technology from Apple that allows for an assisted installation of alternative operating systems on an Intel-based Macintosh computer.

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How to manually install USB3 drivers?

I tried to copy over my old Bootcamp partition to my new iMac (for those wondering: with sysprep & winclone). So that's working ok. I got to the "first setup my computer screen". But now I'm ...
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Boot Camp Assistant not accepting Windows 10 Preview .iso file

Using bootcamp to create a mountable installable USB drive with a Windows 10 .iso gives me an error saying: Boot Camp only supports Windows 7 or later installation on this platform. Please use an ISO ...
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Macbook Pro: disable Win7 discrete GPU with no screen access

Backstory It's a well-documented problem with Macbook Pro 2011 models that from 2014 onwards, the discrete GPUs that are automatically activated and deactivated (or whatever, I'm not going to pretend ...
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Unable to ever properly get Windows running under bootcamp

I have a late 2012 iMac I'm trying to get Windows 7/8/8.1 running on. I've tried all 3 versions, and nothing ever works. I'm pretty certain it's a driver problem - the OS installs fine and I can do ...
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“Non-system disk press any key to reboot” after removing Windows 7 on Mac

My MacBook had Snow Leopard. I was trying to remove Windows 7 to make more space available. When I thought I had successfully removed Windows 7, I powered off the laptop and when I turned it back on, ...
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Installing Debian on my macbook air

I want to install Debian on my macbook air 13" from 2011. I'm following this tutorial: https://wiki.debian.org/MacBookAir4%2C2Testimonial It starts by telling me to use bootcamp on OS X. I don't have ...
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Mbp bootcamp windows 8.1 Apache don't work

Computer: Apple Macbook Pro (Yosemite 10.10.3) Bootcamp: Windows 8.1 When I install XAMPP and try to start Apache, it didn't work. The error message is below: 上午 09:14:05 [Apache] Problem ...
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Hyper-V Wireless Bridge Disappears After Sleep

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on a MacBook Pro via bootcamp. I've setup a Hyper-V for a Windows Server 2012 R2 VM. For networking I've setup a Hyper-V External Switch to my wifi, which creates a ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro from USB?

I'm on a 2011 MacBook Pro trying to install Windows 8.1 from a USB. I tried creating bootable FAT32 and NTFS USBs from my Windows ISO with Rufus, but still I don't see anything in Startup Disk in ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on a MacBookPro2,2 running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) with Boot Camp?

The installation & setup guide says I need a MacBook Pro introduced in 2007 or later. I have a MacBook Pro introduced in October 2006. I have my Snow Leopard installation disk, and can obtain a ...
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Boot Camp: is it possible to restart directly to Windows from Mac OS X?

With the Boot Camp tools installed on Windows, there's an option for rebooting directly to Mac OS ("Restart in Mac OS X" from Boot Camp system tray item). But is this possible in the opposite ...
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Bootcamp partition in Vmware fusion

I've installed windows on my macbook pro using bootcamp. Is there a way to run the same partition in a virtual mode in OSX. When I try to import the bootcamp partition through vmware fusion, it works ...
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Formatted a Bootcamped drive as a dynamic disk, now can't boot to either Mac or Windows

I was trying to create an extra partition to get a file from the Windows side of my Macbook Air to the Mac side, and I accidentally made the disk dynamic without realizing it. I am now unable to boot ...
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Internet browsing in bootcamp much faster than OS X

Hardware: iMac mid 2010 i3 processor 8GB ram Crucial M500 256GB SSD 120 Mbps internet through Time Capsule 4th generation connected with 1 Gbps cat 6 cable Software: OS X Lion Windows 7 through ...
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Installing Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air Mid-2012, I have OSX Yosemite Beta and Windows 8.1 (via BootCamp) installed. I have rEFInd installed too. I would like to install Windows 10 Tech Preview on my MacBook along side ...
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Windows installation on imac late 2009 without superdrive , (ssd modified)

My model is an Imac late 2009 27" i7 , with OSX 10.9.5 Maverics, i had change the not working superdrive with an 500GB sasmung evo ssd , install the OSX again and everything worked perfect ,and also ...
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Installing Windows 10 on OS X Yosemite with BootCamp

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro, the late 2011 model, using BootCamp. However, with all of the videos I have seen there is an option in Boot Camp Assistant that says "Create a ...
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Boot Camp: Partition error when installing Windows 7

So I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac (Solid State Drive) with Boot Camp 5.1. Everything goes smoothly until I need to select a partition to install Windows on. The Windows 7 installer ...
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issue: bootcamp - windows 8 - fusion drive 1TB

I have an iMac 3.4GHz quad-core Intel Core i5 with 1TB Fusion drive since early January this year. I have added 2 extra 4Gb of memory bringing it to 4x4. I installed Windows 8 without any issue back ...
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Boot Camp: Windows 8

I recently installed windows 8 on my mac with Boot Camp. The Bootable USB is working fine. I am a noob when it comes to this stuff, but can I remove the booted USB? I am currently in windows, and I ...
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No Bootable Device error: Boot Camp Windows 8.1 mac

I have been trying to install Windows 8 on my macbook pro, 13 inch, mid 2012. After the EFI Windows setup, I get the "No Bootable Device.. Please insert device and press any key" type of error. I am ...
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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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BOOTCAMP: Missing Operating System after installing Yosemite

I recently installed Yosemite, and that broke my Bootcamp partition. I think the problem is that I resized my Bootcamp partition after I made it, and now there is a bit of dead space, and the ...
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Leopard on a Lion Mac

I have a brand new Mac with OS X Lion on it. I would like to have a 200 gig partition with Leopard on it (I have the discs). When I insert the disc, upon bootup it just gives me a black screen with ...
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Windows device manager data screwed up

I have Windows running on a Macbook via Bootcamp. Got 3 drives: 2 for Windows (1 as bootdrive and 1 for storage), and 1 for Mac. Recently I've upgraded to Yosemite and lost the storage partition ...
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Why won't my Retina MacBook Pro let me plug the power in without the screen blacking out?

I have a late 2014 Retina MacBook Pro. I run Windows 8.1 via Boot Camp with the latest drivers. It worked fine for quite awhile as a standalone setup. Recently I started using it only with an ...
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Hard drive capacity showed in Disk Management is inconsistent

If you look at the highlighted boxes in below image, you can see box 1 shows C: drive has 697 GB of capacity, and box 2 shows the same drive having 354 GB of capacity. The drive capacities ...
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XP (in Boot Camp) long lag deleting a file

I've got a pretty beefy Mac Pro on my desk, and I've used it in Boot Camp mode (with Windows XP) for most of its life. Every time I delete a file, Explorer hangs for about a minute. Doesn't matter ...
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Mac OS X hard drive not mounted from BootCamp

I recently use MacBook White (Mid-2010) that has Windows 7 installed thru BootCamp. From that Windows, I can access Mac OS X hard drive with read-only attributes. Then I decided to upgrade to a ...
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Corrupted Bootcamp Parition lost in Disk Utility

My OSX Yosemite Mac had a partition of Win 8 that was corrupted and is not lost. Now the original 500GB drive is only 200 and unable to use the 300GB corrupted Win drive. (see photos) From other ...
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Fixing my external hard drive partition map

Okay, so something really strange has happened, and it's a doozy, so please bear with me. Problem: I need to fix my hard drive's partition map So let me fill you in on what happened here. I ...
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Can I install Windows onto the SSD part of my fusion drive, overwriting Mac OS X?

I have a Mac Mini with a fusion drive (128GB SSD + 1TB 5400RPM HDD). Running Windows on a 5400RPM Hard Drive (with boot camp) is a bit annoying, so if I'm not intending on using OS X for a while can ...
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How to image a windows machine and put it on a Mac?

I have a desktop running windows 7 Professional, which I invested countless number of hours to setup various development environments and tools. I just purchased a MacBook Pro and need to replicate ...
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Creating a Windows 8.1 install USB on a Mac - for install on an Intel NUC (non-Mac)

How do you create a Windows 8.1 install USB using a Mac (OS X 10.9.5), to install on a non-Mac, an Intel NUC? Is this the same process as using Bootcamp to create a Windows installation USB? Does it ...
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how to boot from dvd on windows on mac?

I have a windows 7 image from my a PC. I setup bootcamp (on my mac), but when I try to restore the image it states I must first create a startup disk, so I do then the computer reboots and the ...
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Can't access Boot Camp partition on Macbook Pro after removing Ubuntu

Up until several weeks ago on my Macbook Pro (mid 2012) I could switch with no problems between OS X, Ubuntu and Windows 7 (installed through Boot Camp) using rEFInd. Then I decided to remove the ...
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I don't see an option to partition my drive in a Bootcamp.

I don't see an option to partition my drive in a Bootcamp. It shows me only options to Download windows Support and Install Windows 7 or later. iMac Mid 2011
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Remove OSX partition?

I have a Macbook Air. I have installed Win7 using bootcamp but during the process I was only allowed to allocate 40GB of the 120GB HD to Win 7 and OSX retained 80GB. This isn't big enough for my ...
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Windows 8 refuses to install on new partition created using Boot Camp

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my Mac (10.7.5) but I'm running into some big issues. First I'll explain what I already did. I created a partition with the Boot camp assistant (151 GB) I ...
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How to create an ISO file of a Boot Camp partition from OS X?

How do I create an ISO file of a Boot Camp partition from OS X to use the ISO in Parallels later? I thought Winclone could do it, but it can't. Any alternatives?
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Writing Windows Installer from a Mac to a USB for PC usage

I have to reinstall an ultrabook which came with a Windows Installation disk but no reader. The only machine which has a CD/DVD reader in the house is a 2007 iMac. I think BootCamp makes a ...
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Install Windows 7 on bootcamp with broken DVD drive

I'm upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 on 15 iMacs with Snow Leopard using bootcamp. Unfortunately on one of the iMacs the DVD drive seems to be broken. What are my options ? Can I use an USB ...
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iTunes: use same folder by Mac and Windows

I have Windows 8 installed on my MacBook Pro with Boot Camp, and I have read/write access to my HFS+ partition through Paragon's HFS+ for Windows 10. My question is, can I install iTunes on Windows ...
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Windows 10 freezes at “Preparing Automatic Repair” on a MacBookPro (Bootcamp'ed)

Well, at first I should've stopped the auto updates or either took an image of the system at least to be on the safer side. I'm not sure what went or may be an update, but now the boot screen just ...
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Retina Macbook 2014 - Screen max brightness on Windows 8.1 bootcamp

Is it possible to have the screen display at its maximum brightness on bootcamp? The screen brightness options are available, but seems capped at lower than usual
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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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Getting Bootcamp to recognise .iso

I am trying to install Windows 7 64 bit on my Mac via Bootcamp, only problem is that its an .iso file, and every time I mount it or burn it and click install Bootcamp can’t find it. Any suggestions?
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HFS partition shows up as RAW on Windows, otherwise fine

I have a Mac laptop running OSX and Windows 8 via Bootcamp. [I think since I ran a system restore in Windows] my Mac HFS main and recovery partitions show up as RAW under Windows, but I can boot up ...
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Mac OSX boot option missing after Bootcamp and Installation of Windows 8.1 and BitLocker

A user has the most recent MacBook Pro, we've installed Mac OS X, and then Boot Camp and Windows 8.1 Professional, and enabled BitLocker (which obviously re-arranged the Windows partitions). We are no ...
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How do I install Windows 8.1 Pro on a Mac using bootcamp?

I bought Windows 8.1 Pro from the Microsoft store with student discount. All I got was a product key and a download named "OSGS14-WindowsSetupBox-32bitand64bit-English-4141408.exe". I can't open the ...