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 do I install Windows 7 64-bit on a Mac using Bootcamp?

Has anyone been able to install Windows 7 x64 under Bootcamp on a Mac? I was able to get the 32-bit version to install, but I cannot get x64 to install. The Mac doesn't seem to even want to boot the ...
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Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? [closed]

Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? In a recent article on Australian LifeHacker.com they discussed the following question, I trust the SU group more then the anonymous answers from ...
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How do I install a 64-bit Windows 7 on a Macbook Pro without Boot Camp?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 (64-bit) on a Mac Pro without Boot Camp? I don't need Mac OS at all and just want to install Windows 7. EDIT: Yes, it seems possible (see answer), but I would ...
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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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Windows 8 doesn't detect my MacBook Pro trackpad

I have to plugin an external USB mouse in order to use the cursor. Specs: Boot Camp 3.3 systeminfo | findstr /B /C:"OS Name" /C:"OS Version" OS Name: Microsoft Windows 8 Pro OS ...
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How hard is it to upgrade my Boot Camp Windows 7 to Windows 8?

I use Boot Camp and rEFIt to dual boot between Mac OS X 10.8 and Windows 7. How hard is it to upgrade my Windows to Windows 8? Is it even an option, or will I have to essentially wipe Windows and ...
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Can't use Bootcamp partition for Windows 8 installation

I'm trying to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro. Sadly it won't let me get past the disk partition choice (even after formatting the Bootcamp-drive). It says: Windows can't be ...
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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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How do I restore Windows 7 from a System Image to a Boot Camp partition without formatting?

I had a 70GB Boot Camp partition on my iMac that I wanted to increase the size of, so after creating a system image (.vhd) on an external FW drive of the Boot Camp partition using Windows Backup and ...
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How to make braces with Apple keyboard in Windows?

I'm using Bootcamp to run Windows on my Mac. Now I can't find a way to make curly braces and brackets. What is the keyboard shortcut for that? I am using a Swiss German Apple keyboard layout.
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How much hard drive space do I need to install Windows 7 on my Mac via Boot Camp?

I have a Macbook Air and would like to install Windows 7 on it via Boot Camp. How much hard drive space should I make sure to have free before doing this?
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Image/Clone Entire Disk including OS X and Boot Camp Partitions

Is it possible to clone an entire Mac disk including both OS X and Boot Camp partitions? Background: My company is switching from PCs to Macs. We want to have a dual boot platform. Before I used to ...
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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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“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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Using existing Boot Camp partition with Parallels

I am thinking of buying the latest version of Parallels, version 6, to run on my shiny new iMac. I already have my drive partitioned to use Boot Camp with Windows 7 and everything runs smoothly, but I ...
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BootCamp drivers - lost my Mac OSX CD

I've lost my Mac OSX Snow Leopard CD. Where can I find BootCamp drivers and the latest driver-updates?
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Can I erase OS X after I installed Windows with Boot Camp? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove Mac OS X and install Windows? I installed Windows XP on my Mac with Boot Camp, and now I want to erase OS X. Is it possible?
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Installing Windows 7 fails on Mountain Lion

What I want I'm trying to install Windows 7 with bootcamp(Version 5.0.2 (462)) on Mountain Lion(10.8.3). The problem I get this error message upon opening bootcamp and clicking continue: The ...
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Windows 7 64 bit not booting with Intel iMac (Mid-2007 model)

I have an Intel iMac, Mid-2007 model or MB878LL and I'm unable to load the 64 bit DVD I downloaded from TechNet for Windows 7. I read here http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1846 that 64 bit Vista is only ...
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How can I install a Windows 7 into BootCamp via USB

I have a MacBook and I'd like to install Windows 7 via USB. I've created the partition using Boot Camp and I've got an .ISO of my Windows 7 install disk. Is it possible to install this via USB, ...
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How do I make my Boot Camp partition bootable again?

I needed to resize my Boot Camp partition so I used Gparted to move and resize it. This seemed to work, except that now I can't boot into Windows. I can boot into OS X just fine. OS X can recognize ...
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Migrating Dual Partition HDD to Solid state drive

My current Configuration is a Macbook Pro 15" early 2008 with a 100gb HDD and I'd like to replace this with a Solid State Drive. The tricky part is that I have an OS X partition and a Windows 7 ...
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Sharing iTunes library (Mac/PC)

I recently got a MacBook and installed Windows 7 on it. Being a .NET developer and a Windows lover (I'm sorry, it happens), I want to keep my iTunes library on my NTFS partition, but have both Windows ...
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How to encrypt ONLY a user's profile folder (e.g.: /User/sid) on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2?

I wanted a way to encrypt my user folder e.g. (/User/sid/*) and have Mac OS X auto mount it based off my login credentials. Since that folder also contains profile info, I suspect it would need to be ...
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Mac Pro won't boot from Windows 7 DVD - Flashing prohibitory sign

I am trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac pro, I have tried everything it seems. I have a perfectly good Windows 7 DVD which boots on other devices, yet it doesn't on mine. First off it started with ...
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Does FileVault2 on OSX Lion encrypt bootcamp partitions?

When using FileVault2's Whole Disk Encryption, does it encrypt a bootcamp partition? If not, does it still allow access from Windows to the encrypted Mac disk? What about Parallels access of bootcamp ...
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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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Change function keys in Windows 7 (bootcamp)

I am gaming on windows 7 with my Mac. The problem is that the function keys are set as the mac function keys. For example if I need to drink a healing potion in the game by hitting F1, my computer ...
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MacBook Pro keyboard backlight on Windows 7

Is there any way I can save the keyboard backlight setting under Windows 7? Every time I boot it is on the max setting.
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MacBookPro running Windows 7: accidental trackpad input is driving me mad

I am running Windows7 Professional 64bit on a 2010 MacBookPro using BootCamp 3.1. I am using an external trackball. When I am typing, I accidently brushing the trackpad and accidently overtyping ...
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How do I install Windows on a Mac using Boot Camp?

I need to install Windows on my Mac. I have read that I need to use Boot Camp to do this. However, when I tried, I got the following error on the first step: The startup disk must be formatted as ...
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Why does my Macbook become extremely hot when using Boot Camp?

The bottom of my Macbook becomes extremely hot when I use Boot Camp (Apple's built-in solution for running Windows on a Mac), especially when I play games. Sometimes my Macbook shuts itself down ...
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Print Screen key of Windows on Mac

I've tried Win 7 on my MacBook. then I'm facing a problem of capturing the screen. I want to take the screen shot of the whole screen(including the cursor). I'm sure that I can grab it with the key ...
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does bootcamp provide the best drivers for windows 7, or should i install the ones windows 7 suggests for me?

I'm running windows 7 via bootcamp on my MBP (the model that was newest in summer 2009). Bootcamp is up to date. Windows 7 just suggested I install a new driver for my nvidia card. However, I was ...
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Copying VMware Fusion virtual Windows 7 machine to a bootcamp partition

Is it possible to copy my virtual disk contents to my Bootcamp partition and use bootcamp from there. I know you can use a bootcamp partition as a virtual machine, if you already have Windows on a ...
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Getting 3d acceleration working in Windows 7 64bit on Mac Boot Camp?

I've installed the Windows 7 RC 64-bit edition under boot camp, but I'm have zero luck getting the 3D acceleration working. I've installed all the Mac drivers (including the 64bit Nvidia ones on the ...
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How can I make Boot Camp use unallocated space?

I have created a partition for OS X (200GB journaled, encrypted) and also left 51GB unallocated for Boot Camp later on. After I successfully installed OS X 10.9, I wanted to install Windows 8.1 with ...
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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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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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Download Windows XP SP3 iso

I got a license for Windows XP Pro here and wanted to install this on my Mac as a Bootcamp System but the Disc is only SP1 so it crashes on installation with a BSOD stating IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL. ...
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Is it possible to pair my Magic Mouse to both Windows and Mac OS X?

I have a Magic Mouse that I'd like to use on Windows and Mac OS X (scrolling will not be necessary on Windows, at least for now, since I have this shiny trackpad too). However, it is my understanding ...
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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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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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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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Unable to boot into my OS X after installing Windows 8

Ok I am in major trouble here! I wanted to install Windows 8 in my Mac.. So I used BootCamp to partion my HardDisk and allocated some 100 GB for Windows.. All was well and Windows was installed.. ...
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Windows 7 or Windows 8 on Retina Macbook

I'm now ready to finally bootcamp my retina Macbook, due to too many things just not working on Parallels (partly due to memory limit)... It seems that Windows resolution may be an issue - ...
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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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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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Function keys not working in Mac Keyboard on windows

I am using a mac keyboard on Windows. The function keys F7 - F12 are not working. In an attempt to fix this problem I installed BootCamp drivers from Apple. Now these keys are working as Media keys ...
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Boot Camp: How should I partition for Windows XP, FAT or NTFS?

I've read quite an old article on Ask Dave Taylor (Boot Camp was still beta) and he says to format the Windows XP partition with FAT; Mac OS X can't browse NTFS partitions. I have a new MacBook Pro ...