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Convert Windows 8 VirtualBox to Bootcamp Partition

I have installed Windows 8 as a Virtual Machine in Virtual Box a while ago. For performance reasons, I want to create a bootcamp partition from the VDI to avoid re-installation. Is this possible? And ...
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Windows 7 on mac book pro, battery life and font size [duplicate]

I have installed 64bit windows 7 pro on my Mac Book using Bootcamp. Everything is fine except of: First Problem: Battery life is much shorter while running windows (2-3hours) than while using OSX ...
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I can't boot into MAC after that I resized my Windows partition

I created Windows partition by boot camp on Mac and after that I resized this parition in Windows. Now I cant boot into Mac. I dont have recovery usb. Can I create it somehow from Windows? Or is ...
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Bootcamp windows in OSX

So I do not have access to the firmware password of my MacBook Pro '13. I was wondering that if I install windows over bootcamp would prompt me for my firmware password at any point of the ...
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1answer
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Backup and restore windows partition on macbook

I know there's lots of posts and talks on the subject, however I could not find some answers yet. I'd like to do a backup of a bootcamp windows partition on macbook and restore it. I know there are ...
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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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171 views

Mac Air Bootcamp Windows 7 Installation and USB3 Hurdles

I am trying to load windows 7 on a new Mac Air(OS X 10.9 Mavericks) using Boot camp, a downloaded windows 7 iso file, and USB3 flash drive. No obvious issues with stepping through the initial phases ...
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I want to backup bootcamp and Macintosh HD hard drive to my external hard drive using Disk Utility. How Can I do that?

My Macbook pro has got completely messed up. It has the regular Mountain Lion and Windows 8 installed through Bootcamp. I guess some startup file got corrupted and now Mac wouldnt repair even when 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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758 views

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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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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155 views

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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177 views

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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72 views

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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164 views

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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2answers
238 views

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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853 views

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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1answer
80 views

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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36 views

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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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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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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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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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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1answer
49 views

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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23 views

Access to Boot Camp so I can activate action keys from Windows instead of Mac

I can't open Boot Camp from the Control Panel. It says that I don't have rights to access it even though I'm in the administrator account. How can I access Boot Camp from Windows 8?
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145 views

iMac with Windows on SSD

I have an iMac with a fusion drive as hard drive. Over bootcamp, I have installed a Windows 7 next to MacOS for my daily windows tasks. Now time has come and I realized I run out of space in windows ...
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758 views

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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2k views

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 ...
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1answer
106 views

Do I have to reinstall Mac OS in case something goes wrong during a Windows Boot Camp install?

I have a Macbook laptop running Snow Leopard, there's absolutely no information on the laptop, just a few unimportant files on it, I wanted to use Boot Camp Assistant (version 3) to create a partition ...
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1answer
102 views

Mid 2011 iMac 27 inch 1 TB hard drive partitioned 50% Mac and 50% Win 7 bootcamp [duplicate]

Bought iMac from new. Works perfectly and installed bootcamp by dividing the 1TB drive 50/50. iMac came with 4GB RAM. Made enquiries and have found that there are 4 memory slots. Kept the 4GB and ...
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2k views

Need to install visual studio and sql server on macbook pro

I am a developer, I just got a macbook pro and I need to be able to use IIS, Visual Studio and SQL Server like I did on my old windows notebook. I understand that I need to get windows first but I am ...
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2answers
2k views

Mac OS X is not bootable anymore; Bootcamp is?

I installed Bootcamp on my iMac Late 2012 (the Thin one). The installation went smooth and everything worked after. Now recently, I installed windows updates since Windows was bugging me about it. ...
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1answer
94 views

Only 3 FPS on Mac mini, boot camp, windows 7

Using the GPU test tool from FurMark I get only 3 FPS. In normal use I notice it when playing fullscreen videos: When the video pans horizontal I get these stripes across the picture. My setup is ...
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1answer
351 views

Parallels or Bootcamp For Running AutoCad?

I have a client who just recently switched to a Mac and wants to run all of his old Windows programs within the Mac. I'm not familiar enough with Mac to know but I would assume this would be handled ...
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1answer
310 views

MacBook Pro running Windows 7 trouble sleeping

I have Windows 7 on my bootcamp partition and everything was working fine until now... now, when I close the lid, the computer doesn't go to sleep completely (fans are running)... when I reopen it, ...
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3answers
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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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449 views

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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1answer
516 views

How to I create a smaller OS partition size when reinstalling OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

I want to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp on my Macbook Air but my OS partition is the full drive size. My understanding is that you cannot resize the OS partition with Disk Utility (and it appears ...
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20 views

How to make a USB flash drive bootable for Linux on an iMac? [duplicate]

I want to make a USB flash drive bootable on my Mac (iMac 12,1), so I can run a live version of any Linux-derivate and check for viruses on my Boot Camp partition. I've already tried creating one ...
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116 views

Error with Formatting Partition (Late 2012 Mac Mini)

For some reason, I am getting an error when I have follow the 'Boot Camp Installation & Setup Guide' which I downloaded and printed from Apple. The error is that when I get to the bit on the ...
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1answer
3k views

rEFIt on Mac won't boot into USB Installation after OS is installed

Recently I have used Bootcamp to install Windows 7 Professional (64bit) on my Mac Book Air 3,2. I didn't have a CD/DVD so I used ISO and USB. This is how I did it: Use VirtualBox to install the ...
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1answer
823 views

I already have my drive partitioned. How do I install Windows 7 on it?

For some reason Boot Camp it seems that boot camp is not letting me install Windows on the partition I already have. When it shows my available drives, it shows my drive and says it's my startup disk ...
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1answer
1k views

Late 2012 iMac — Windows XP via Boot Camp?

My father is looking to purchase his first iMac, but wants to be able to dual-boot into Windows XP to allow him to gradually get used to the new OS. I know that Windows XP is not "officially" ...
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1answer
1k views

Formatted a Bootcamped drive as a dynamic disk, now can't boot to either Mac or Windows

I was trying to create an extra partition to get a file from the Windows side of my Macbook Air to the Mac side, and I accidentally made the disk dynamic without realizing it. I am now unable to boot ...
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1answer
473 views

Can't move mouse/keyboard on startup for a few seconds while Windows loads USB devices?

I run Windows 7 in Boot Camp on an iMac. For some reason, sometimes when I start it up, I can't move my mouse (using USB via RF) and my Bluetooth keyboard for about 10–20 seconds while Windows loads ...
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1answer
4k views

Retina Macbook and optimizing Windows 8 Resolution

What's the best way to optimize Windows 8 (operating system) resolution on a retina MacBook? Text randomly appears too small, the wrong windows are the wrong size, etc.
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1answer
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Capped Brightness in Win 8 / Bootcamp

So I just installed windows 8 on my mac (osx Lion, late 2011 mbp) via bootcamp, and I have all of the drivers installed. However, my maximum brightness seems to be capped by Windows, because it is not ...