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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Boot Camp: is it possible to restart directly to Windows from Mac OS X?

With the Boot Camp tools installed on Windows, there's an option for rebooting directly to Mac OS ("Restart in Mac OS X" from Boot Camp system tray item). But is this possible in the opposite ...
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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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Is there a “Print Screen” command in Boot Camp on a MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro with Windows 7 installed on the Boot Camp partition. I've figured out how to invoke most of the "missing keys" (like home, end, page up, page down) but have not yet figured out if ...
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Clock on my Mac gets altered when I boot into Windows

I'm running an iMac with OS X Leopard, and the Windows 7 Release Candidate (using bootcamp). Sometimes when I boot into Windows, and then boot back into OSX, I find that Windows has changed the ...
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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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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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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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Windows 8 installed with Boot Camp does not show brightness or volume indicators when function keys are pressed

I installed cleanly using Boot Camp on my MacBook Air and managed to install Boot Camp Control Panel without any problems. My screen brightness, keyboard brightness, and volume function keys all work ...
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Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...
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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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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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Activate the 9400 graphics in a unibody macbook pro on bootcamp windows

The Macbook pro unibody has two graphic cores: the 9600 and the 9400. When running OS X you can choose which core you want to use. How do you disable the 9600 and use the 9400 instead on Windows ...
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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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Mac boot to Windows by Default

Is there a way to configure a Bootcamped Mac Mini to boot directly into Windows rather than having it boot to OS-X by default? (Note: uninstalling OS-X is not an option.) Update on 03/09/2010: ...
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Unpredictable MBP wake from sleep in Windows 7 Boot Camp

I have a Macbook Pro with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. I have serious problems with waking from sleep and not sure why. I have the default Balanced power plan selected. Many times when I close ...
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Disk Management and Windows Explorer show different allocted sizes

I shrinked 50GB from my main bootcamp NTFS partition. After a reboot my windows explorer now shows that drive C's total size is 90GB, but the Disk Management tool in windows (and EaseUS Partition ...
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Can't boot to Windows installed on the second drive in MacBook Pro

I have a mid-2012 15" non-retina MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion. I have a 256 GB SSD in place of the original drive and an OptiBay in place of the optical drive where I put the original 500 GB Toshiba ...
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Why won't my Retina MacBook Pro let me plug the power in without the screen blacking out?

I have a late 2014 Retina MacBook Pro. I run Windows 8.1 via Boot Camp with the latest drivers. It worked fine for quite awhile as a standalone setup. Recently I started using it only with an ...
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Unable to Use Bluetooth Mighty Mouse or Wireless Keyboard with Boot Camp

I have Windows 7 64-bit running on a MacBook Pro in a Boot Camp partition. I am trying to pair with my Bluetooth Mighty Mouse and Apple wireless keyboard under Windows, but whenever I try to do so, ...
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How to make a screenshot with a Mac keyboard on a Mac that is running Windows 7?

I have a Mac that is running Windows 7 through Bootcamp. I am using an external Mac keyboard and I want to take a screenshot but I have not had any success. I tried to Google the soltuion, but all the ...
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MacBook Pro / Windows 7 : remap Cmd key to Ctrl, except Cmd+Tab to Alt+Tab

I'm using a MacBook Pro running Windows 7 under bootcamp. I'm used to switching between Mac kb / MacOS X software and Windows kb / Windows software but the crazy mixup of Mac kb / Windows software ...
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Mapping Apple Keyboard Keys to Windows Keys

So I got myself an Apple "Ultra-Thin" USB keyboard (the one that has two USB hub ports). However, I use PC, so some of the keys on the keyboard are not mapped to Windows keys. Specifically, I am ...
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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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Resize Windows partition on a Mac without destroying data

Is there a method/utility to actively resize the partitions on a dual-boot MacBook Air, without destroying the contents? I made the Windows Partition too small initially, and all the places I've ...
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Windows 8 installer: Something Happened

My school provides Windows 8 through MSDN. My system specs seem to fit the minimum system requirements for Windows 8. I ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, and it seems to indicate that my computer ...
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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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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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How secure is Time Machine/FileVault/Dropbox/Google?

Lately, I have been somewhat preoccupied with the security of my computer. Not that I had actually anything to hide, but I just do not want anyone pilfering my data. So, I set up FileVault in OSX, ...
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BootCamp - Right-Click on Windows 7 running on MacBook Air

How do you right-click on Windows 7 running on a MacBookAir? I'm sure it used to work, but lately I haven't been able to figure it out.
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Is it possible to use a Vista Boot Camp partition inside Virtual Box on Mac OS X

I've got windows Vista installed inside Virtual Box on my Mac OS partition. I've also got it installed under boot camp and I occasionally boot to it when I want to run windows with better performance ...
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Moving Bootcamp partition to another drive

I don't know how sketch this is. I currently have Bootcamp with Windows 7 on my internal along with my Snow Leopard. I'm moving to a bigger harddrive. I'm reinstalling Snow Leopard but I would like ...
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“Can't install Windows Support Software” while updating Boot Camp drivers

Currently, I have already upgraded to Mac OS X Lion. But an error occurred (Progress to the last 99%) that when I trying to downloading Windows support software via Boot Camp 4.0. It says Can't ...
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Safe mode in Windows 7 on Bootcamp?

How do I boot my Windows 7 partition to safe mode if it is installed into BOOTCAMP? On normal PC computers, you normally see the BIOS getting started and prompting you to press something (normally F8) ...
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Mac book pro swap function key usage and F * keys using boot camp

Is there a way to auto imply the function key being pressed. Or swap it's use. I basically want F1 to be for F1 and F2 to be for F2 by default. If I want to lighten or darken my screen then I will ...
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Minimum disk space for Windows 7/VS2010/Expression 3 etc

I'm about to boot camp my at home PC (a Mac, if not obvious) with the intention of only doing some .NET development on it. I have about 60GB to work with, so only want enough room for the Windows ...
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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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Strange problems after Windows 7 installation with Boot Camp on iMac

So, I thought give Windows 7 a shot on my iMac 20" running Snow Leopard. Installation went well, it is running without any problems. After the installation, some very strange problems occur: When I ...
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Has Boot Camp changed in Snow Leopard?

I have a brand new MacBook Pro which I use exclusively in Windows 7. Is it worth buying Snow Leopard? Since I don't use Mac OX at all (and don't intend to in the future), I don't need the HFS+ ...
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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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How to create an ISO file of a Boot Camp partition from OS X?

How do I create an ISO file of a Boot Camp partition from OS X to use the ISO in Parallels later? I thought Winclone could do it, but it can't. Any alternatives?
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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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Where Do Bootcamp Utilities Install?

In my Snow Leopard installation, I was unable to pull the BootCamp Windows tools down with the Bootcamp utility. I downloaded them from here and installed them, but, I have no idea where they ...
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I want to dual boot Windows 8 on a Macbook Pro that doesn't already have Windows. Do I have to buy Windows twice?

My girlfriend just bought a Macbook Pro, and she wants to to dual boot OSX with Windows. Specifically, she would like to use Windows 8. What I already know is the following: Windows 8 discs are only ...
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Powershell or other script to swap mouse buttons?

I'm wondering if this is possible. I use a Macbook, running Windows 7...when I don't have an external mouse connected, I leave the left/right settings of the buttons to the default. But when I plug in ...
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Why does the Macbook Pro Unibody crash on hibernate under Windows?

My late 2008, Macbook Pro Unibody machine has a number of ugly flaws that rear their head under Windows (Bootcamp): Crash 9 out of 10 times on Hibernate Audio flickering (already have the latest ...
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Doing Ctrl-Alt-Break under BootCamp

When using the remote desktop client on Windows, one very useful keyboard shortcut is Ctrl-Alt-Break, which toggles the remote session between full screen and window. How can I do the equivalent of ...
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Create a VM from DMG disk image created from Windows XP Boot Camp Partition

I had Windows XP installed on a Boot Camp partition, and wanted to replace it with Windows 7, so I used Disk Utility to create a .DMG image from the partition, reformatted and installed Windows 7 on ...
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Parallels from Bootcamp Partition: Can Vista be activated for real and virtual HW simultaneously?

I am running Vista and OS X natively on a new Mac Pro. Now I am trying to virtualize the natively installed Vista via Parallels 4. I am not planning to migrate Vista into a virtual machine completely, ...
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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 ...