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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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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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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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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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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MacBook Pro HD shows gray progress bar, bar completes and Mac turns off

I've MacBook Pro HD (Late 2011) with Maverick and a Bookcamp partition. Yesterday, when i turn on my Macbook ON, after starting sound, it sows me Apple logo and a Progress Bar. Progress Bar completes ...
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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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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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How can I retrieve a .iso from an MSDN dreamspark account? [duplicate]

I am currently attempting to bootcamp my Macbook Air. As far as I have seen, bootcamp can only be installed via .iso. When attempting to download my version of Windows (Win7 Pro 64-bit) from the ...
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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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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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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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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 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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windows 8 on macbook locks after 2 mins despite high performance settings

I am running my Macbook Prop as a Windows 8 machine using bootcamp and for some reason, when I leave the keyboard/mouse alone for 2 mins it locks the PC (i.e. goes to the lock screen). I have (of ...
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Mac OS X 10.9.3 Bootcamp: “No bootable devices.”

Mac OS X 10.9.3 - 2013 MacBook Pro (w/optical drive) - attempting Windows 7 install Downloaded the correct .iso (X17-59465.iso) Plugged in USB drive (500GB) Opened up Bootcamp Bootcamp gives me the ...
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Can't type into password box on login

I'm running Windows 8 trough Boot Camp on my 15" MacBook Pro Mid 2010 (Model 6,2). This has been working well for a long time. Since yesterday I'm having this issue though, that Windows boots to the ...
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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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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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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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Bootcamp on iMac

My windows 8.1 installation does not seem to honor power settings. The display shuts off after about 1 minute of inactivity regardless of what power settings are set to. Does anyone have any ideas on ...
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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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Can I safely delete this partition?

I have a MacBook Pro with Bootcamp installed (Windows 7). When I look at the Disk Management console, I that there is a 620MB partition. I am not sure what that is. Can I safely delete it and ...
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BSOD when running Windows Phone 8 Emulator

Each time I run the Windows Phone 8 emulator in Visual Studio 2012, I get a BSOD with the message PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA. I cannot seem to locate where this logged so I can see which device is ...
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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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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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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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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 ...