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 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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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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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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iMac will not boot from WININSTALL USB, but MBP will?

I have a MacBook Pro, and I was able to "burn" my Windows 7 ISO onto a USB stick, boot from it, and install it onto a Boot Camp partition. Now I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my friend's iMac, but ...
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How to fix “BOOTMGR is compressed” via Mac OS X?

I've had Windows 7 on a Boot Camp partition on my iMac for a while now. All of a sudden, my BOOTMGR is compressed. I've read countless solutions to this that involve using the Windows installation ...
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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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In Windows 7, if I play a full screen game, then all apps become “full screen” as well

In Windows 7, when I play a full screen game, then quit the game, all windows, such as those belonging to Firefox or Windows Explorer, become full screen as well. This means that they will expand to ...
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Windows within OSX VMWare Fusion not able to access mac partitions

when I run my bootcamp Windows 7 natively, I installed macdrive and it can see all of the HFS+ partitions as windows drive letters. Read/Write performance is great. When I run my bootcamp Windows 7 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Running Windows 8 off partition created in Boot Camp and also in Parallels 8. How do I handle Windows activation?

The scenario I have in mind is: Install Windows 8 on a separate partition via Boot Camp. Create a virtual machine in Parallels based on the installation in step 1. Create a new virtual machine based ...
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Black Screen, Blinking Cursor after cloning from HDD to SSD

(I'm aware there are similar questions, but from what I've seen I've already tried the fixes suggested.) How I got into this situation: I'm running a Macbook Pro (Which means a hybrid GPT/MBR ...
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Stuck at booting Ubuntu 12.10 on iMac (late 2012)

So i've installed bootcamp windows on my mac already and created a extra partition for installing ubuntu 12.10. However i've downloaded the image from ubuntu, then burnt the iso to the DVD, boot my ...
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Windows bootcamp partition still present, unrecognized?

So I recently got a computer that came partitioned via bootcamp with windows 7 and OSX 10.7. It had the ratio of Mac to Windows 1 to 2, and I preferred it to be the other way around. So I went in and ...
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How do I save keypad settings in Bootcamp?

I have Windows 8 running on my MacBook Pro using Boot camp and everything is fine apart from the fact I have to change the settings for the touchpad every time I log in. Is there a way to save the ...
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iMac Mid 2011 Bootcamp running slow

I have a lab of iMacs (21.5 Mid 2011) that primarily run Windows 7 X64 via Bootcamp. The issue that they have been seeing since installation, is on the Windows side, anything to do with accessing ...
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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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Install Windows 8 on MBPr with Boot Camp

I am trying to Install Windows 8 on my MBPr via Boot Camp. I get the USB flash drive setup via Boot Camp in OSX, created the partition, reboots and installs files and features. When it gets to ...
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Install Windows 7 USB with Mountain Lion's Boot Camp? (MBP)

I was on the net the whole day and I couldn't find any clue to solve this problem... I try to install Windows 7 on my MBP with the .iso and an USB key. To do so... Boot Camp. My CD-ROM player is dead, ...
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Mountain Lion Boot Camp Partition Unavailable for Installing Windows 7 on New Crucial M4 SSD

I recently ripped my HDD out of my mid-2010 Macbook Pro to replace with a 128GB M4 SSD drive. I upgraded to Mountain Lion and performed a software update. I want to install Windows 7 Professional with ...
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Don't see “Bluetooth Radios” and bluetooth not working on Bootcamp Windows 7.

So for the past couple of days I've been trying to get my Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth Keyboard working on my Windows 7 partition. Unfortunately it is not finding any bluetooth devices. I have no issues ...
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Retina Macbook Headphone jack Built-in Mic No Device Driver (bootcamp)

I have a retina MBP. There is only one headphone jack, which allows for headphones with built in mics (like the apple iphone headphones) to be plugged in and used along with the microphone. This ...
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Can't Boot into Windows on Mac Bootcamp Installation

I recently installed a new SSD in my 2008 Mac Pro to replace my old HDD. Previously, I had a 2 HDD setup, one HDD with Mac OS installed, and the second HDD with Windows installed via Bootcamp. It ...
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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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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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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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How can I swap control and command in bootcamp?

Didn't see this exact question on here, so figured I'd ask anyway. It's simple, I do a lot of dev on a macbook pro, and now I'm using a bootcamp a lot as well. My muscle memory has me doing ...
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Boot Camp on external hard-drive partition?

I would like to know if it is possible to boot Windows or Linux on a Mac through BootCamp, or without it, from an external hard-drive so to leave the internal drive completely unaffected. the thread ...
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Can Windows 7 run on Boot Camp with an OCZ Vertex 3 as the boot drive?

I have looked around, can shed some light, but have failed to get Windows to work. to install Windows the DVD drive MUST stay inside the Mac. It will not work if you have already put it in an ...
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MacBook Pro (April 2010 edition) overheats while running Boot Camp

I have a MacBook Pro, 15" April 2010 edition, which overheats and then freezes while running Boot Camp. It appears that the fans aren't turning on. I run Windows 7 x64. The CPU is a Core i5. I see ...
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Boot camp not utilizing all cores on Mac Pro

I've recently inherited a MacPro2, 1 for a new development machine. I have a decent-sized disease transmission simulation that needs to be run several thousand times. The model is written in C# and ...
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Windows 7 on 1st Gen Macbook Pro (Q4-2008), power management problems

I have the first generation macbook pro, purchased Q4 2008. I've been trying to run Windows 7 and can get it all installed great with the BootCamp 3.1 64 bit drivers however ... power management isn't ...
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Gdisk reports protective MBR on OSX but Hybrid on Linux?

Running Gdisk on Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks reports a protective MBR, which is normally for GPT. However when booting into Ubuntu, it detects it as Hybrid. Now that isn't an issue except I am planning on ...
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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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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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Remapping Caps Lock and Ctrl in Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro doesn't work completely

I know there's lots online about swapping Caps Lock and Ctrl, including for Macs running Windows. However, I'm having a problem where, if I do that using AutoHotkey (running a native BootCamp ...
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BootCamp Windows 8 - External Drive - Macbook Pro mid 2009

I am trying to partition a MacBook Pro Mid 2009 through boot camp with a Proshe Drive. 1st issue is that my MacBook Pro says I cant use Windows 8 and that I can only use windows 7 plus I don't have a ...
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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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How to best configure virtual machine network

Background: I have the following setup: Mac (OSX 10.8.5); Bootcamp partition; Virtual Machine, VM, (using Parallels Desktop) that runs from the physical Bootcamp drive; I have some Cross-platform ...
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imac bootcamp windows 7 - program for adjusting the screen backlight

I've installed windows 7 on my imac with bootcamp and I'm searching some programs that allows me to adjuste the screen backlight (not colors and gamma).But all the programs that I found dont support ...
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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 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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Format OS X Partition as NTFS from within Windows

I'm currently running Windows 7 Pro, installed via Bootcamp, on my MacBook Air. I never use OS X and I'm running out of space on my Windows partition. If I format the partition which currently ...
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How to enable/switch to AHCI in Windows 7 64 bit on Boot Camp 3 MacBook White 2010

After some research and ploughing through the internet, I know that one can enable/switch to AHCI on a PC using registry involving BIOS (please correct me if I'm wrong). The instructions can be found ...
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2 hdds, 1st OSX, 2nd Windows, No Bootable Device, remove 1st windows boot

desired scanario: 2 hdd: 1st - ssd - OSX (Mavericks) (has two internal partitions - MacOSX & OSX_Data) 2nd hdd - 500gb hdd in optical bay. want to install windows 7 on second hdd, via bootable ...
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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 ...