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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install windows 7 through bootcamp on mac without cd

I want to install windows 7 through bootcamp and i have mountain lion currently installed. When i go through bootcamp to make the partition it forces me to insert a windows 7 cd. But i have a iso of ...
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Impossible to configure boot on Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro with a bootcamp running both Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7. From Mac OS, I did a restart under Windows 7 but since I had not been using Windows for a long time, I ...
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What strategy should I use for two hard drives in Macbook Pro + Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Windows OS (Windows 7) on a removable USB hard drive? Is there a way to make Windows 7 install .iso onto USB drive from OSX? I just bought a new Macbook ...
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Macbook Pro + Windows 7 (bootcamp) = Terrible battery life

I recently put Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on my wife's Macbook pro because of some software she bought for her business. Since then, the battery life has been abysmal. I've identified and researched ...
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boot window 7 from external HD

I run windows 7 using bootcamp on my mac. I have backed up my windows 7 partition using driveimage xml to an external HD creating an exact clone. I would now like to try to boot windows directly off ...
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Making room for TrueCrypt in front of Boot Camp Windows partition

Windows on Boot Camp can run from an encrypted disk, such as TrueCrypt. However, TrueCrypt needs a very small space (less than a MB) in front of the Windows (Boot Camp) partition to install. How can ...
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Macbook pro hard drive not recognized by any means after using chkdsk /r on bootcamp

Good afternoon everyone, Here is my headache: I have (had?) a macbook pro late 2011 wtih bootcamp running in Win 7, the bootcamp partition started to give problems (corrupted data I recon) so I ...
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Install Windows 7 onto bootcamp partition from VHD image

This question has been asked once before but afaik no definitive answer has been forthcoming. Basically I have a .vhd image that was created using windows7 tools from an existing bootcamp partition. I ...
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Windows 7 Boot Camp Partition Not Recognizing Full Disk Space

I recently used Boot Camp to install Windows 7 on a small partition on my MBP, and have found the need to extend the partition for more space. Through the use of several tools, I have managed to ...
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Resizing Bootcamp Partition Without Wiping

I done goofed and made my Win7 bootcamp partition just a little too small (about 850mb left after installing critical software). So, I kinda really want to get a little bit more space. However, after ...
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Using Bootcamp to do C# work on Late 2011 Macbook Pro - Runs hot

I expected the battery life to not be as good, but Windows 8 CP seems to kick the fans on very often. I closed out of SQLMS, VS2010, and Zune. It still comes on fairly often and I'm not sure why. Any ...
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Copy Windows 7 environment running on external drive to a new HDD partition on a Mac?

My PC has just given up on me. It's getting a bit old so I took the HDD out and bought a Mac. I've put the PC's HDD into an enclosure, plugged it into the Mac and dragged across most of my files. ...
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Installing Windows on Macbook(5,1) should I use 32 or 64 bit?

This page says my Macbook version (5,1 released end of '08) doesn't support Windows 64bit but "can use" it. This is pretty vague, am I going to run into issues down the road if I install the 64bit ...
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How to setup Windows 7 on a Mac Book Pro with Parallels

Long-time Windows user needing some tips on migrating to a Mac world. :) I'm a software developer. My company uses Visual Studio / IIS / SQL Server to build web-based apps. I'm also working on some ...
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Can I format the Macintosh HD from Windows with Bootcamp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Mac OS X and install Windows? I got a Macbook Air from work, but I only need Windows programs. I use Bootcamp to create a Windows partition and installed W7 on ...
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Use HFS+ or NTFS for Bootcamp-shared harddrive?

I put a second HDD into my MacBook Pro. Now I want to install Windows with Bootcamp and want both OSX and Windows to be able to read and write to that HDD. What I am asking is whether you'd recommend ...
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OSX, Bootcamp, rEFIt, Win7, Win8 and MBRs, oh my

So, in my infinite wisdom, I decided to repartition one of the drives in my late-2011 15" Macbook Pro to install Windows 8. I have: 240GB SSD - Win7 and OSX boot/OS partitions, plus new FAT ...
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Is there a fix for Windows 8 Release Preview freezing intermittently on Macbook Air

I've successfully installed Windows 8 x64 Release Preview on a 2010 Macbook Air (4GB/256GB). I was also able to install the Apple Boot Camp tools without incident, but the computer will ...
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Remap eject-key in Boot Camp

I am running Windows 7 x64 on my MBP within Boot Camp. I would like to remap the eject key to work as a forward-delete and remove the delay from it. On OS X this is easily achieved with ...
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MacBook Air with Bootcamp - How to partition?

I want to buy a MacBook Air for my wife with a 128GB SSD. She has to use Windows 7 but I would like to keep OS X for myself to use somtimes. Using Bootcamp, is it feasible to install the following? ...
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Adjust MBP trackpad scrolling speed in Windows

Does anyone know how the scrolling speed for the trackpad can be changed in Windows? I installed the bootcamp drivers but I can't find this option anywhere. THe scrolling is way to fast on Windows ...
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Enabling AHCI for SSD under Win7 BootCamp on Macbook Pro 2011

I've just installed a new Samsung 830 256GB SSD and have configured BootCamp with Lion and Windows 7. Under Lion, I have installed Trim Enabler. Under Windows 7 I have installed the Samsung (Wizard) ...
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BootCamp Windows 7 partition shown as FAT32 instead of NTFS after update from Mac OS X 10.5(Leopard) to 10.7 (Lion)

I have a MacBook (Early 2008) with a 512 GB aftermarket Hard disk with about 450 GB allotted to Windows 7 and about 50 GB to Mac OS 10.5 (Leopard). I recently upgraded Mac OS from 10.5 to 10.6 (via ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a MacBook with HDDs and no optical drive, without rEFIt

I just removed the SuperDrive on my MacBook Pro and replaced it with an SSD. So now my laptop has a SSD, and a HDD, but no optical drive. I have Lion on the SSD and I want to install Windows 7 on the ...
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Can I install standard drivers in a windows 7 macbook?

Can I simple format the macbook pro HD and install windows 7 then use the bootcamp drivers inside the macos dvd? Does Windows 7 installation in a mac use the same drivers as a standard PC (I mean ...
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Hibernate between OS X and Bootcamp Win 7

Is it possible to use the true hibernate system functionalities of Win 7 and OS X to create a kind of instant switching between the two? Imagine this when reading/writing the sleep images to a quick ...
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Why does my MacBookPro keep on hitting Apple servers non-stop?

Installed Windows 7 on my MBP via Boot Camp and I kept on seeing packets of data hitting a bunch of IP addresses that are apparently within the block that Apple owns. I blocked them. Now it tries to ...
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What does the Boot Camp Assistant do to my drive that I can't just do with Disk Utility?

What I understand is that Windows 7 will not install on GPT (GUID Partition Table) drives. Of course, all new Macs have their drives partitioned that way, and when you run the boot camp assistant, it ...
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Is there a way to install Windows 7 on MacMini without Bootcamp?

I want to install Windows 7 on the MacMini (2007 era, 2GB, Core2Duo, 80 GB HDD). I'd like to do so without BootCamp. In other words, I'd like to completely get rid of Mac OS from the hard drive. ...
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Which encryption method is best used for my MacBook Pro which uses Boot Camp for Windows 7?

I'm running MBP 6,1 with Lion 10.7.4 and Boot Camp with Windows 7 x64. I'm doing research to try and encrypt my laptop so that while I'm traveling I feel a little more secure about this machine in ...
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Virtual Machine that sees third (data) partition

I have a Mac with three partitions: MacOSX (HFS), Data (NTFS), Windows-Bootcamp (NTFS). Is there ANY configuration that allows Windows see the "Data" partition when run as a virtual machine? (it sees ...
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How to install Mac OS on Quicksilver PowerDesk G4 with blank hard drive

I have a Quicksilver PowerDesk G4 and the hard drive is blank and also I have no boot disc. What should I do then? Would burning a Mac OS 9.2.1 installion disc using a Mac computer and the IS960 ...
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How do I resolve the Boot Camp error “Can't install windows support software.”?

I have tried many times to download the Windows Support Software using BootCamp assistant on OSX Lion 10.7.4 ,every time after downloading about 650MB I get the error "Can't install windows support ...
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Difficulty connecting to network

I have a 2011 21.5 inch iMac that connects to my router perfectly while running OS X, but refuses to connect running Windows 7 SP1. It tells me to "reset the adapter", which I have to no avail. The ...
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How come my bind for ctrl-` doesn't work in Sublime Text 2 on Bootcamp?

Not sure what's up with this. But my default bind for ctrl-` in Sublime Text 2 doesn't work. I can rebind it to something else, that works, but the app doesn't recognize any bind involving the ` key. ...
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Reinstalling Windows 7 with Bootcamp on a Mac

I have already installed Windows 7 on my Mac per the installation instructions but didn't use Bootcamp because it didn't specify to do so. I am now wondering if I made a mistake. Do I need to ...
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A-Data firmware remains old after update

I'm running A-Data S599 SSD on my Apple Mac Pro running Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate in Apple BootCamp. The flasher is updating the drive ok, but when it finish I got BSOD. After rebooting the system I ...
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Installing Windows natively on MacBook Air without USB drive

I have a late 2010 MacBook Air. I need to install Windows 7 natively (like BootCamp), but I don't have a USB drive. What are my options? Update: I mean USB Flash Drive.
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Share virtual machine between Windows7 and OSX

I would like to be able to access an Ubuntu virtual machine from both Bootcamp Windows 7 and OSX. The best way I can think of doing this is by putting the image on a external drive. However, I'd ...
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OSX Lion BootCamp: Win7 update breaks OSX, writes to OSX partition

I've had this happen twice now: I boot to win7 in boot camp, and install the windows updates as indicated by windows. After rebooting , osx loads slowly at first, and disk util tells me there are ...
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VMware Fusion won't boot my Boot Camp partition

I have a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook that I would ultimately like to convert to a VMware virtual machine image. I've installed VMware Fusion and tried to start up my Boot Camp install using the ...
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5.1 analog sound card MacPro

To avoid the lack of analog ports in the past I bought a USB headset, it broke recently :( I'd really like to use my uber pair of headphones unfortunately they use analog so I'm having a little ...
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Windows Multi-Touch Gestures

Is there a driver or program that will emulate the four finger and three finger touch gestures when using Windows 7? I really enjoy that functionality on OS X and would love to have Windows respond ...
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External Mic on Macbook Pro late 2010 not working under Bootcamp Windows 7

MacBook Pro late 2010, using Bootcamp 3.3, in Windows 7, 64bit, all updates current as of 2012-Mar-30. In MacOSX 10.6.8 Snow Leopard the MBP's combo (single) headset jack recognizes the (iPhone) ...
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Windows 7 Bootcamp to see data doubler SATA SSD in Optical Bay Connector

Hi I purchased a OWC data doubler http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DDAMBS0GB/ ... Long story short it lets you add a second HD to your macbook pro in place of the cd/dvd drive (which is useless ...
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VMware Fusion can't find Bootcamp on second hard drive

I have Win7 x64 installed on a SSD in my 2011 15" MacBook Pro. Lion and my Windows data (documents, profiles, etc) are stored on the conventional hard drive that came with the machine. (I removed the ...
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Copying drivers from the “System32” folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: BootCamp drivers - lost my Mac OSX CD Is it possible to copy the drivers from another WINDOWS folder? I have re-installed my computer only to find that none of the ...
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Can partitioning a hard drive (specifically via Boot Camp) slow down a computer?

Going by the rule of thumb "the more data on your hard drive the slower your computer will be" I always thought when you partition a hard drive into an OS X disk and a Windows 7 disk via Boot Camp, ...
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Windows 7 Upgrading: “Windows was unable to create a required installation folder”

I have an office machine that's running a full OEM Windows 7 Professional x64, and I've been handed a full retail Windows 7 Ultimate x64 DVD and key to upgrade the machine with. I had assumed that ...
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How do I open the Recovery Console for Windows XP?

I'm running BootCamp on my mac but the MBR needs fixing and I get this when I put in the XP disc: A screen should appear giving me the Install or Repair option, but the Repair option is missing. It ...