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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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The brightness on the Windows 7 partition of my Macbook Pro won't change. How do I fix this?

Since installing Windows 7 + Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro, I've been unable to change the brightness. Pressing the F1/F2 keys makes the brightness graphic appear and a bar moves up and down, but the ...
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58 views

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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59 views

Why does my MacBook play the startup sound through the speakers rather than through the connected earbuds?

I just installed Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook using Bootcamp. Before doing this, the startup sound that gets played whenever you turn on the MacBook would play through my earbuds if they were ...
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1answer
32 views

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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143 views

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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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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77 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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1answer
288 views

INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Windows 8.1 Bootcamp

I'm on my MacBook Pro and I want to use my Bootcamp partition to work on one screen. I've installed Parallels 9 and after I installed it and configured it to look at my Windows partition through the ...
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1answer
45 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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78 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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1answer
79 views

OS X / Windows bootcamp, Wi-Fi drops on OS X only

While I know there can be a vast sea of different explanations to this matter, I am trying to figure out why my Wi-Fi keeps dropping on OS X but not on my Windows(bootcamp)-partition. Symptoms: - I ...
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1answer
408 views

Can I install Windows 8.1 as Bootcamp partition from OSX Mountain Lion using a USB stick?

I have the following: Bootable USB stick with Windows 8.1 - 64 bit MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion 10.8.5 The Bootcamp partition currently has Windows 7 installed. I want to know whether I can ...
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92 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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331 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
58 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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29 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 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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1answer
46 views

Best disk perfomance in VMWare Fusion: VMDisk or Bootcamp partition ?

I need to run Windows and MacOS alongside each other on my Macbook Pro. I have VMWare Fusion. For best performance, should i choose to install a Bootcamp partition and run that through VMWare Fusion, ...
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Can I run existing MS Windows in parallel to OSX? [duplicate]

I've installed Windows 7 on the separation partition of my HDD of Macbook (with Bootcamp). Is there any way to run it without rebooting (i.e. as separate application)? Something like Oracle VM ...
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83 views

Reconfiguring partition locations on a Macbook with 2 hard drives and bootcamp

Here's my current setup in my 13", early 2011 Macbook Pro: 120 GB SSD (replacing the SuperDrive): 1) 60 GB HFS+ partition for OSX 10.8.5 operating system 2) 60 GB NTFS partition for Windows (Win 7 ...
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54 views

Installing Windows on a MacBook Air

I'm very new to Macs. My supervisor wants me to install Windows on his MacBook Air. I'm pretty confused about what to do. This MacBook Air runs 10.7.2 and there is an update for 10.7.5 which is around ...
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1answer
362 views

New partition destroyed bootcamp bootup

I was happily using bootcamp on my mac to run Windows 7. I then decided to create a shared exFAT partition on the drive as well to share files between the systems. After I did this, windows won't boot ...
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54 views

Are there any gotchas reinstalling Windows 7 on a Mac with Bootcamp?

I'm reinstalling Windows 7 on my Mac. Are there any gotchas that I should be aware of during the process, or should the process be straightforward? My current plan is: Copy everything important ...
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135 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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586 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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1k 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
93 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
92 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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Can't install WIndows on my Mac

I am trying to install windows this boot camp assisten on my macbook pro. I have an external drive (my internal drive is now a ssd harddrive) I select the right harddrive in boot camp assistent and ...
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Win 8 on Bootcamp corrupts repeatedly

I've a persistent issue with Windows 8 installed via Bootcamp on my 2011 iMac. It gets corrupted every now and then, entering the Automatic repair loop (Attempting automatic repairs... Diagnosing your ...
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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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1answer
2k views

Windows 8 will not install on my PC via USB, but will from my Laptop. Error code: 0xC00000005

So, I got a Windows 8 Pro iso and I wiped my laptop and desktop. I used a Macbook Pro and used bootcamp assistant to create a Windows 8 USB bootable drive. When I used it on my laptop, it worked fine ...
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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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365 views

Clean up or repair Mac OSX bootloader?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium installed in a Bootcamp partition on my iMac. A couple of months ago, I restored an image of my harddrive, which I've done multiple times before with success, but on ...
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173 views

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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280 views

Share iTunes Library between OSX and Win7 Bootcamp

I've done quite a bit of research on this but I still haven't found a solution that does what I require. Basically my setup is a SSD & HDD in my MBP. I have OSX and Win7 (Bootcamp) on the SSD ...
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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
87 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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153 views

OSX Mac SnowLeopard Bootcamp Windows7 ATI Radeon 6750 black screen upon startup after installing Mountain Lion

I updated my MacBookPro to Mountain Lion from Snow Leopard a while ago and hadn't tested going into Bootcamp for quite some time. I recently did and found the much talked about 'black screen of death' ...
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1answer
751 views

bootable USB for installing windows 8 using bootcamp stop because biggest file is more than 4G but its format is Fat32

bootcamp format usb drive to Fat32 when it want to create a bootable flash but biggest file is more than 4G. I even change its format to exFat but bootcamp makes its format Fat32 again what should I ...
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389 views

Macbook pro won't boot after boot camp attempt

So, I have a macbook pro 15" and tried to install windows 7 on it using boot camp, the instalation succeded and windows 7 loaded the first time fine, i've then installed the apple drivers on it and on ...
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3k views

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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127 views

Bootcamp Win7 partition does not load

I am running Mac OS X and Bootcamp with Windows 7. I needed to have read/write access to data on Windows partition. Therefore I have created one more partition using Disk Utility. The resulting ...
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399 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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0answers
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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 ...
0
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1answer
194 views

Will Windows 8/OS X boot from a hard-drive drive created from a block-level backup of its main hard-drive?

I'm running Windows 8 and OS X on a late 2010 Macbook Pro using Bootcamp. I'd like to replace the internal HDD with an SSD, but want to get a backup process in place first. I read this article by ...
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110 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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84 views

Win 7 Ultimate partition size on I-Mac

Does the required size of the Win 7 (64-bit) Ultimate partition change when one uses it on an I-Mac with Boot Camp? I am trying to use it on an I-Mac 27 inch (late 2012) with the following data: CPU ...