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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Cannot Install Bootcamp on Mac Fusion Drive

I have two drive installed in my mid-2013 Macbook pro. It is running osx maverick. I set the two drives (an ssd and a regular HD) up using the fusion drive (following the diy fusion drive guides out ...
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Removing the Apple sound effect when changing volume levels in a boot camp assisted installation of Windows 8

I find the sound effect that plays when you adjust the volume levels on a mac very annoying. The issue is I can't find a way to remove this on the windows side of my mac. I'm fairly certain I ...
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Mac Keyboard Driver on Windows 7 - Trully configure fn and media keys (or forcibly installing BootCamp)

I did exactly the same as the OP of How do you reset Windows keyboard drivers to their original defaults? at first (kudos for Being the very-smart, highly-intelligent person that I am ...
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How to enable hardware virtualization on a MacBook?

I need to enable hardware virtualization on my MacBook Air 2013. I want to run the Windows Phone 8 emulator, which requires hardware virtualization. I am running Windows 8 in boot camp. On my old PC, ...
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Macbook pro, boot camp, can't enable wifi adapter

installed Windows 8 on my macbook pro (Item No : 8899069, Mftr Part No : MD313LL/A) via boot camp. I installed the boot camp support tools. The wifi adapter says that it is working correctly. However, ...
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USB Mouse disconnects ONLY on bootcamp (win7,works fine on OSX) [duplicate]

I have a mid 2010 iMac with a Logitech G500 mouse which works fine on OS X. I game on Windows 7 in bootcamp, and for a month now I have been getting random mouse disconnects while gaming. Sometimes ...
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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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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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Macbook Pro with Bootcamp 5.0 - Windows crashes on return from sleep

My Macbook Pro (13" Mid 2012) crashes upon return from sleep when in Windows 7 (64 bit). I'm running the Bootcamp 5.0.5033 version of the drivers. The minidump analysis is: 0: kd> !analyze -v ...
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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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Can Windows use headsets that have a single audio jack with 4 rings?

As you guys may know, for several years now, Apple uses 4-ring headphone jacks instead of 3-ring headphone jacks, and the fourth ring is dedicated to microphone input. This is what lets you have ...
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Certain sounds don't play in certain programs

got an interesting problem with my Mid-2013 MacBook Air 13" laptop's sound in Windows 8.1 Pro. This is a fully native UEFI install of Windows, done by using the Boot Camp Assistant in Mac OS X ...
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Windows 8.1 - black and white after MS logo on bootcamp

Late 2013 macbook pro with retina display. The laptop display turns black and white when the logon screen appears. The screen is color when the MS logo and loading icon is spinning and when the full ...
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clone bootcamp with windows 7 and install windows 8 then restore

I have mac mini (2012) in which i have installed mac os 10.8.2 and windows 7 using bootcamp. Now that i want to try windows 8 (as long as it can remain active). I decided to install windows 8 in same ...
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Open/save file dialog takes a long time to open in Windows

This is driving me up the wall every time it happens :-) As the title states, clicking on open, save, browse on basically any windows application makes said application stall and not respond to ...
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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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Lose files/data when removing bootcamp partition?

By removing the bootcamp partition on my iMac, will I lose all my files on the bootcamp side? Or does it automatically save all that data on my iMac drive?
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Strange symbols in password when installing Win7 => lost password

I think I'm victim of a rather curious mistake. I installed Windows 7 through BootCamp, chose a password with some symbols (like #€<&, etc). What I didn't realize was that the keyboard layout ...
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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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Windows 8.1 randomly shuts self down

I have a 2011 iMac, and was having no problems using Bootcamp to dual boot the 8.1 dev preview and OSX. However after doing the update in the Windows Store to the release 8.1 version (after making ...
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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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Backtick character not working on Windows 8.1

I'm not sure if it's always been this way or not but for some reason any time I hit the backtick key I'm actually getting a backslash character instead (and amusingly when I hit shift + backtick i get ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I prevent a driver from being installed with windows 8.1?

I have a Mid 2011 27" Imac with Windows 8. It works mostly fine with the latest bootcamp drivers, I don't have sound in the integrated sound card since I upgraded from Windows 7, but I use bluetooth ...
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Create Windows 8.1 USB Boot Disk to Boot in OSX Maverick

After I installed Mac OSX Maverick 10.9 to my Mac Computer. I have a problem with installing Microsoft Windows 8.1 into my Mac my using Bootcamp. I try some third party software such as Win USB Boot ...
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how to recover data from a OSX/Bootcamp HDD with two Windows partitions and broken boot record to a new HDD?

I have an HDD which doesn't boot (details) but when mounted into USB enclosure, all files are completely readable. I have a spare larger clean HDD which I can clean install / repair to. What is the ...
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Installed SSD in Mac Mini to split as bootcamp drive, now I can't format the original drive

I just bought a Mac Mini. Before I even booted it up I installed a 256 GB SSD along side the stock 1 GB hard drive, and reinstalled Mac OS and Windows 8 on the new drive using bootcamp. Everything ...
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“Windows failed to start 0xc00000e” for OS X + dual-partition Windows 7 disk

How to fix "Windows failed to start 0xc00000e"? I have OS X + dual-partition Windows 7 disk. Before I encountered this error, I was trying to migrate from this (older) disk to a newer one. I tried ...
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Where can I get Windows XP drivers for MacBook Pro hardware without using Boot Camp?

I have an Intel-based MacBook Pro whose hard disk was formatted before I received it. It had no OS installed, and I have no Mac OS X installation disks. I’m trying to get the machine to run some ...
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Where is the “boot camp directory” in a Windows installation?

I think this should be a simple question, but I can't for the life of me figure it out. I'm trying to do a Boot Camp Windows 7 install on a old Black Macbook, and I've gotten to the point of ...
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HDMI, Thunderbolt ports not working in Boot Camp

I've installed Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro, but the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports still aren't working. When I connect an HDMI cable from my Mac to a monitor, the monitor says No HDMI Input. System: ...
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All compatible games crash on Windows 8 via Bootcamp

I'm running Windows 8 x64 natively via bootcamp on a brand new Macbook Air 2013. However, I've run into a small problem: every game that I try to start up crashes instantly. To attempt to correct the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Bootcamp uses half of my Ram

I have a Macbook Pro with 4G Ram DDR3 I installed Windows 7 32 bits on my bootcamp partition. I believe that Bootcamp would use all my hardware and in the DxDiag In the Windows Task manager, ...
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Win 7 — mice only work in safe mode — what does it mean?

My Windows 7 system on Mac via Boot Camp isn't seeing any mice. Mice were working fine up until yesterday, then suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason. Move the mouse around, cursor stays ...
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Mac OS X is not bootable anymore; Bootcamp is?

I installed Bootcamp on my iMac Late 2012 (the Thin one). The installation went smooth and everything worked after. Now recently, I installed windows updates since Windows was bugging me about it. ...
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Only 3 FPS on Mac mini, boot camp, windows 7

Using the GPU test tool from FurMark I get only 3 FPS. In normal use I notice it when playing fullscreen videos: When the video pans horizontal I get these stripes across the picture. My setup is ...
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How to type curly braces on an Apple keyboard with BootCamp, running Windows 7? [duplicate]

How do I type a curly brace, the "{"? I run Windows 7 on BootCamp with an Apple keyboard. Alt+Shift+8 or Alt+Shift+9does not appear to work.
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OSX Mac SnowLeopard Bootcamp Windows7 ATI Radeon 6750 black screen upon startup after installing Mountain Lion

I updated my MacBookPro to Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard a while ago and hadn't tested going into Bootcamp for quite some time. I recently did and found the much talked about 'black screen of death' ...
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bootable USB for installing windows 8 using bootcamp stop because biggest file is more than 4G but its format is Fat32

bootcamp format usb drive to Fat32 when it want to create a bootable flash but biggest file is more than 4G. I even change its format to exFat but bootcamp makes its format Fat32 again what should I ...
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Parallels or Bootcamp For Running AutoCad?

I have a client who just recently switched to a Mac and wants to run all of his old Windows programs within the Mac. I'm not familiar enough with Mac to know but I would assume this would be handled ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Del on a Mac with Windows

I'm using Boot Camp to run Windows on my Mac. Last night I tried to compress the memory of C, then after that finished, it told me to Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart How do I press these ...
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How to restore OSX after I add another drive in window partition?

I installed Windows 7 using Bootcamp one month ago and it worked fine. Today, I decided to make another drive in Windows partition.(I didn't know I could not make another drive.) So, I shrank C:\ ...