Questions tagged [boot-camp]

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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Mac running Windows via Boot Camp

I'm running Windows 10 on a Macbook via Boot Camp, recently I keep hearing the notification sound for USB connect occurring randomly throughout the day/week. I've just switched on my Mac now & ...
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Trying to fix random restarts on Mid-2012 MacBook Pro on Windows 10

My recently installed and updated Windows 10 (installed via Bootcamp on an SSD which replaced the main HDD, which resides in the CD Drive bay) is very unstable, it restarts automatically after a ...
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Booting into Windows setup via EFI causes freeze (on MacBook Pro mid-2012)

I'm trying to get into Windows 10 setup on my Mid-2012 non-Retina MacBook Pro via making a bootable USB with Rufus and a recent copy of Windows 10 but when I choose the USB drive (named EFI Boot on ...
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I've “Reset this PC” in a macOS Bootcamp installation of Windows and have lost the ability to sign into macOS

After installing Windows 10 on my Macbook via Bootcamp, I've "Reset this PC" while in Windows, and now I'm no longer able to reboot into macOS. I'm not concerned with losing any files on ...
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My MacBook has space but the boot camp gives an error

My laptop has 43 GB of free space, but when I try to install it with Windows Boot Camp, it gives an error that there is not enough space and it has 30 GB of space. Error text: Your disk can only ...
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“MacDrive Isn't Working / Boot Camp is Active”

I have installed the most recent version of MacDrive to copy files from my Windows 10 PC to a Mac formatted HD. I have been getting the error message "MacDrive Isn't Working / Boot Camp is Active&...
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Windows Installer does not automatically start up after Boot Camp has installed Windows to the USB flash drive and restarted my MacBook Pro

I am using macOS BigSur (11.2.3 trying) to use Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows 10. I have partitioned the hard drive and downloaded the Windows files to the a USB flash drive. After this ...
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No Space on Internal Hardrive C: want to run computer through external hardrive :D

Okay so I have the newest Macbook Pro, and I made a windows partition a minute ago with I forgot how much storage but definitely not enough. Every time I want to download something it says C:/User/J1/....
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Does remotely wiping my mac os remotely also erase data on a Windows partition?

I am running Mac (big sur) with Windows installed via bootcamp on another partition. If my device is stolen I will need to ensure all the data in my windows partition also gets wiped along with the ...
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Lost storage when resizing bootcamp

Thank you for reading this post. I had partitioned my Mac using bootcamp and had no issue. I was running out of space in my windows section and I resized it again using disk utility tool. And poof ...
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Macbook Pro 16 inch keyboard light wont turn on in bootcamp windows

Whenever I use Windows on my MacBook I can't turn on the light on my keyboard and it's tough because when it gets dark I want to see my keyboard.
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How can I install Kali Linux, (some other linux, any), Bootcamp, and MacOS on the same MacBookPro?

I would like to boot between four operating systems (That would all benefit from native hardware), with one optional for education, experimentation, and other activities. MacOS (active and in use) ...
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Can’t boot to Windows, stuck on Grub BASH-like command line

I have installed Grub in Windows through bootcamp on a MacBook, to dual boot ChromeOS and windows . However after repairing the hard disk in MacOS disk utility grub shows the command prompt interface ...
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Remote Desktop Connection Works only one-way

I bootcamped a Macbook Pro with Windows 10. I can RDC from the Mac to another PC, but I cannot RDC from another PC to the Mac. Any ideas?
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Empty Bootcamp Partition Big Sur Macbook late 2013

When I create a bootcamp partition using bootcamp, windows does not boot and the bootcamp partition is empty with no files
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APFS partition corrupted after Paragon Disk Manager has failed

I am using a MacBook Pro 16" with Big Sur with FileVault enabled and used Paragon Disk Manager (latest version) to resize Bootcamp partition in the 1TB Internal SSD of my Mac. However, operation ...
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“missing operating system” error with Bootcamp on 2013 Macbook Air

I seem to have royally messed up my bootcamp. I have a tiny (30GB) bootcamp partition, and was trying to expand that space. I shrank my OSX partition via disk utility, then found I was unable to see ...
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Is it possible to disable Apple's bootcamp volume changer overlay on Windows 10

I currently use a mid 2015 MacBook Pro, but have fallen out of love with MacOS, so currently dual boot between Windows 10 and Pop!_OS. I do have a minor gripe though when using Windows 10, after ...
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Windows zoom stuttery when running in bootcamp

I instlled windows 10 on my mac using bootcamp, but as I'm visually impaired, I need to zoom in to see what I'm doing. When I started the built-in zoom functionality, it felt incredibly stuttery. What ...
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Can't install Broadcom Windows Bluetooth drivers on a macbook pro 15" 2017

I have installed Windows 10 via Bootcamp on my MBP. After the installation, I have noticed that there are BT audio stutters present. Devices also don't connect automatically. When I open the device ...
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Getting a “not currently available” error when attempting to install Windows 10 on BootCamp on a MacBook Air 2020 running macOS Catalina

I tried to install a Windows 10 via bootcamp, but I got stuck with this error: “Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update Server.” Been searching all ...
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Macbook 6,1 late 2009 won’t boot to windows 7 after installing bootcamp drivers

I’ve been trying to find a solution on this problem for two days on many forums and couldn’t get any progress. I would install windows 7 sp1 on my old MacBook and followed Apple’s instructions step by ...
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macOS Disk Utility shows too many disks

I installed Windows 10 on my MacBook using Bootcamp. While I was doing it I noticed that Disk Utility showed me that I had 4 disks on my computer. I bought this Mac from a person a little while ago, ...
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New Win10 install. Wifi, bluetooth and other UI issues

New Windows 10 x64 installation on a 16" MacBook Pro: i9, Radeon graphics, 16GB RAM, 768GB SSD. Running in Bootcamp (dual boot), not a VM. When I click the wifi / network button on the ...
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Is it possible to make a mbr legacy bootcamp win 10 from a gpt partitioned hdd on catalina 10.15.7 with bootcamp 6?

I tried to install win10 to ssd via efi boot on my macbook air 2012, it ran pretty well as far as performance, but because it's pre-uefi it makes it the garbage windows version with no sound, no ...
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Trying to install w10 on an external ssd to use on a mac, can I just clone drive from windows notebook?

I've tried one tutorial using virtualbox to get it on there and it failed, it would just crash in the middle of using windows, I was going to try another using parallels and win2usb, then I had the ...
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Boot Camp Assistant can't read Windows 10 ISO

I'm trying to install Windows 10 as a dual boot on my Macbook Pro, but every time I try, I get the following error message: There was a problem reading the Windows 10 ISO file. Please use a different ...
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Which drive is the “data drive” referred to in the Bitlocker error “The data drive specified” where would it be set to “automatically unlock”?

I'm attempting to enable BitLocker on Windows 10 Pro using Bootcamp on an Apple MacBook Pro [2016]. I am following well-documented guides, however after going through the setup process and rebooting ...
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Map a key between Apple and Logitech keyboards

I am using MBP 2015 running Catalina. I am using external keyboard Logitech. I installed Windows 10 with Boot Camp. I have a problem to switch between OS's using software. The only option is to hold '...
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Windows virtualization (no Boot Camp) on Mac hardware

I recently installed Windows on my old Mac to use it as a server. The problem is that I didn’t use Boot Camp, instead I just installed like a normal OS. Is there a way to enable CPU virtualization to ...
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Switch from Windows to Mac OS using Boot Camp

I am using MBP 2015 running OS Catalina. I installed second partition Windows 10 using Boot Camp. The issue I have on Windows: I want to reboot into Mac not by holding Alt key but by using icon. On ...
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Reinstalling macOS

I currently have a Mac that only has Windows 10 installed. I would like to create a partition and reinstall macOS on that partition without erasing any of my Windows data. Does anyone know of a good ...
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Bootcamp trackpad: Left tap while dragging with other finger

I'm running Windows 10 under MBP bootcamp. I wonder if there is any way of (specifically) enabling the LEFT-tap click while moving the cursor with an other finger, so when I left-tap, 2 fingers are ...
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Disable keyboard backlight on MacBook Pro entirely on Windows

I'm on a MacBook Pro (probably '17 edition, can't be bothered to go to macOS to check) using Bootcamp to also use Windows (Windows 10). Every single time I launch Windows -- or, rather, log in -- the ...
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Stuck in Bootcamp. Unable to go back to MacOS

So I have an MBP15,2015. Its startup disk was accidentally set to windows. There are 3 major problems that will basically get me fired: My ctrl key on the internal mac keyboard is stuck (logic board ...
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Is there anyway to revert my mac to HFS from APFS?

Most of the time spent on my mac is spent on bootcamp or linux distros, but i have noticed that the main partition cannot be accessed by windows since it is APFS. Since the only way to access APFS is ...
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Automate clicking these control panel settings every time I boot?

I have a late 2012 MacBook Pro dual-booted into Windows 10 using MacOS Boot Camp. Every time I boot into Windows, I have to enable these Boot Camp Control Panel settings to enable trackpad 2-finger ...
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Windows 10 computer keeps restarting after shutdown

i installed Windows 10 on an iMac using BootCamp. The computer keeps restarting after shutdown. I promptly searched online. Found this. Turned OFF fast startup In the Windows registry, I set ...
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My Apple Magic Keyboard on Windows says it's connected, but doesn't do anything

I'm using Boot Camp and trying to reuse my Apple Magic Keyboard. It works fine when connected via Lightning. But I can't get it to work via Bluetooth. Is it paired and connected? The most infuriating ...
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How do I boot to Windows 7 (32 bit) with my 2017 Macbook running Catalina 10.15.5?

Bootcamp will not let me install anything besides window 10 and I cannot find the instructions to create a bootable windows 7 usb using Catalina anywhere online. Please help! Thank you.
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Mac goes into GRUB terminal when trying to boot Bootcamp after installing Ubuntu

I recently installed Ubuntu onto an external SSD following these instructions. By the nature of the installation, I did not need to install rEFInd, but now I'm running into the issue where trying to ...
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Mac won’t start up after deleting the Boot Camp Windows partition

I erased the Windows partition I had created using Boot Camp assistant and now my Mac is showing question mark on start up. I have tried to reinstall macOS in recovery mode but it doesn’t work because ...
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Problems after installing bootcamp drivers

I set up a windows 10 Partition with bootcamp and after installing the bootcamp drivers, windows doesn't start normally. It opens the window where you can choose between 4 options. 1.continue 2.use ...
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How long does Mac Boot Camp Assistant Take, and a couple more questions

I want to install Windows 10 with Mac Boot Camp Assistant since it will help with driver installation. The thing is, my Mac has a Fusion Drive of 3TB HDD and 128GB SSD. I saw previously on Linux that ...
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Portable Ubuntu used with Macbook Pro with Windows10 Bootcamp

I have a 2016 MacBook Pro with 8GB of ram and 250GB internal SSD. I currently have a bootcamp partition of 100GB for Windows10. I want to set up Ubuntu and am trying to figure out the best approach. ...
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Windows 10 (1909) requiring all Bluetooth devices be re-paired after reboot. (MacBook Pro 2017 w/ Boot Camp)

Problem Every time I reboot Windows 10, every Bluetooth device has to be removed and re-paired. Details Devices will appear in the Bluetooth & other devices" section in "Settings", either as ...
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Macbook Pro 2020 Fingerprint sensor not working in Windows 10 Pro x64 Bootcamp

The fingerprint sensor (which doubles in as the power button) on the new Macbook Pro dones't get detected in Windows 10 Pro x64 Bootcamp partition. I checked the Device Manager and the Fingerprint ...
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Installed Windows 10 on Mac without using Boot Camp - Need Help About Right Click, Trackpad and Function Keys [closed]

I installed Windows 10 on Mac without using Boot Camp - Actually all I need is Bootcamp menu, because you can activate right click and function keys with it. But I tried a lot of things from this ...
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Bootcamp OSX no longer compatible with Windows 10 (2019 / 2020)

Using Bootcamp on a Macbook Air 2013 (Mojave) to install Windows 10 on a partition (as I have done several times in the past) I found the process no longer works! Bootcamp requires an MS-DOS(FAT) ...
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Windows 10 not recognizing microphone in bluetooth headphones

I've tried connecting my AirPods Pro and my Bose QC35 headphones - both of which include a microphone. Windows 10 doesn't seem to pick up the microphone for either of them: When I try to troubleshoot ...

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