Applications :: Windows On Macbook And BootCamp

Apr 5, 2009

Should I install Windows on my MacBook through BootCamp? Im not sure if I want it on my computer or not. Is it worth it? Should I leave my notebook how it is and not infect it with Windows?

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MacBook Air :: Migrating Bootcamp Image / Blackbook Bootcamp Partition Having Windows

Jan 30, 2009

Used migration assistant to move my Blackbook apps and settings to the Air using a Time Machine backup from my Time Capsule - wirelessly. Two hours later (not terrible) and I'm using my Air with all my apps and setting - fantastic.

Question: My Blackbook also has a Bootcamp partition running Windows - is there a way to take that image and migrate it to my MB Air? I'd rather not have to purchase the Superdrive and re-install/setup the Windows OS on my Air....

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Applications :: Bootcamp Windows XP Or Parallel Windows XP?

Apr 29, 2010

am new to the Mac world and just bought the Macbook Pro 13" 2.4GHz. I desperately need to run some Windows applications on the new Mac. Apart from knowing that Bootcamp can only run Windows or Mac at a time and Parallel allows switch between Windows and Mac, can anyone help me to decide which option I should go for please? In particular

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Applications :: Bootcamp Windows 7 - OS To Boot?

Mar 7, 2010

firstly sorry if this has been asked before, I would search but I don't know the right words to search. basically I have just bootcamped windows 7 onto my 13" macbook and wondered if theres a way to have my macbook automatically ask me which OS to boot into each time I turn it on

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Applications :: Moving Files Between OSX And Windows In Bootcamp?

Feb 5, 2008

i'm about to buy my first mac but unfortunately i need to use windows from time to time. So I am currently trying to figure out whether to go with virtulization or bootcamp.

So here is my question: Can OS X see the windows partition and if so can you move files without any problems?

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Applications :: Can't Work With Windows / Parallels Vs Bootcamp?

Sep 4, 2009

Which do you prefer and why? I am going to be running one on the imac I am about to buy. I don't wanna fool with heavy burning on my MacBook, but I will get down to it on iMac. I have pretty much given up on finding a good decryption program for mac.. many headaches later I have decided to run something so I can use my windows programs to back up my dvd's.

When I put windows on mac, in theory I open it up to the same crap windows has viruses/spy-adware etc. What do you use to keep your mac safe and sound when running windows?

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Applications :: Searching Bootcamp Drivers For Windows 7?

Nov 20, 2009

I know apple has said they will be available by the end of the year, but does anyone know when the bootcamp drivers for windows 7 will be available specifically?

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Applications :: VM Fusion Does Not Boot Up Windows 7 Bootcamp?

Feb 25, 2010

I am having trouble booting up my windows 7 bootcamp, whenever i try to bootup it would give me some screen right after the windows logo and it'll say to repair or somthing, is this a common problem?

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Applications :: Unable To Use Bootcamp Windows Installation?

Mar 7, 2010

i installed windows through bootcamp, but i think i changed the partition and picked the wrong way to format it without knowing. Now when i hold the option key, only a windows drive appears and no os x one.

How do i fix this, i dont mind if windows is gone entirely.

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Applications :: Windows Via Bootcamp Closed Lid Display?

Mar 9, 2010

Has any one had any problems using an external display (Apple 24 inch LED is what I am using) with Bootcamp with an Apple laptop (recent MBP) in the closed lid position. I start Bootcamp & Windows, close the lid, but the display/computer won't restart once I plug in the peripherals.

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Applications :: Bootcamp Won't Recognize Windows Disk?

Jul 9, 2010

I am trying to do a clean install of windows 7 using two upgrade disks (windows vista and windows 7) after windows vista was wiped from my hard drive when my hd crashed. I put in the windows vista disk after partitioning my hard drive (using only 5gb for windows side) and the disk cannot be recognized. It ends up trying to load for 20min then finally allows me to pop it back out. Can anyone direct me how to fix this and install windows using these two disks? My macbook pro is running snow leopard if that matters.

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Applications :: Windows 7 Takes 1 Minutes 45 Seconds To Startup In Bootcamp?

Nov 21, 2009

Is this normal? I've tried changing the number of cores to use at startup as 2 and its a second faster....a second! Anyway, is it normal for it to take 1 minute 45 to start up? I didn't seem to take that long before but its suddenly started doing it.

EDIT: Just to point out, its the 2.53ghz, 4gb macbook pro with 250gb HDD

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Applications :: BootCamp Fails To Create Windows Partition On New Disc

Mar 11, 2010

I'm having grief trying to create a new windows partition on my MCP. This is a similar problem to a million others that I've read on google, but slightly different and I cant get to the bottom of it. So, I had a 100GB hard drive running 10.5 and created a 20GB partition for XP. All good, all worked. But 20GB wasnt quite enough so I purchased a new 160GB drive and used Carbon Copy Cloner to create an exact copy of my OS X partition on the new drive. Removed old hard drive, installed new one and OS X runs like a dream still.

However, now I go to make my windows partition using bootcamp assistant and get the following error: "The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Back up the disk and use Disk Utility to format it as a single Mac OS. Extended (Journaled) volume. Restore your information to the disk and try using Boot Camp Assistant again." Thing is, there is only one partition on my drive when I look in disc utility. I could just format the drive and restore using carbon copy cloner I guess, but I'd like to avoid that hassle.

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Applications :: Crossover And .Iso Files - Cannot Install Windows Vista On Bootcamp Anymore

Mar 24, 2010

when I lost my entire collection of PC games, I've gone through the process of making a .iso file of all of the games I've purchased. I have a few games in .iso files sitting on my mac desktop. For some reason, I cannot install Windows Vista on bootcamp anymore, as whenever I try to start up, I get an error saying something like the file "Wmilib" is missing or something, and I can't repair it using the startup disk no matter what. Which leads me to crossovers. I spent my money on it, and am hoping I didn't waste it. Whenever I tell Crossover to load from my mounted .iso file, and hit the "proceed" button, it takes me to the top drop-down menu, where it asks me to select a program to install.

The only problem is that I want to install from my mounted .iso file, and not from the list of supported programs, which is stupid. I've also tried just directly opening the "Setup.exe" file right with Crossover, and that still does nothing, which is very frustrating. Is it even possible to install games on crossover using a .iso file? And if so, what am I doing wrong, that whenever I hit "proceed" button it takes me right to the list of supported software and WON'T LET ME INSTALL without choosing one?

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Windows On Mac :: Windows XP Crashes On Macbook Pro Unibody Via Bootcamp?

Apr 11, 2009

I occasionally get the BSOD sometimes on the Windows XP side of things in Boot Camp. I always use a mouse on the Windows side, as the trackpad is very glitchy and buggy. Sometimes, when I use the mouse for a prolonged period of time, I accidently touch the trackpad forgetting all of the sudden that i had the mouse (or i use it to scroll down) and the whole thing blue screens on me. It has happened 8 times already, each time blue screening after touching the mouse. I don't know why, but I find out that the mouse drivers are the one that is messing up my Windows XP SP3.

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Windows On Mac :: Windows 7 On Macbook Pro - Bootcamp Driver Won't Work

May 20, 2009

I have a Macbook Pro 15" , C2D 2.33ghz. I have the 7100 version of Windows 7 and everything worked perfectly except for the sound.

No matter which bootcamp driver I try or even Realtek's own vista one nothing works.

I downloaded the bootcamp 2.1 drivers and everything installed correctly , including the realtek ones. All the hardware looks fine in device manager but I dont hear anything out.

Should the default be speakers? It seems that it keeps the driver as microsofts own and it doesnt say anything about realtek. Could that be the problem?

I did not try the microphone jack yet but will in a few minutes.

Even if there is a hack , Im willing to try it. What is the exact audio chipset on this model of macbook pro?

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Windows On Mac :: Windows 7 Bootcamp On Early Unibody Macbook?

Oct 21, 2009

I have today received a copy of Windows 7 Home Premium, and am looking forward to installing it on my MacBook (early unibody version with Core 2 Duo processor, recently upgraded to Snow Leopard - version MacBook 5,1 - with 2.4GHz Processor and 4GB RAM).

The question is simple, but I am utterly confused when searching for the answer...!

Should I install the 32bit or the 64bit version of windows? (both the disks are in the box). I would like a smooth installation, and realise that 32bit should work no problem. However if all the drivers are available for 64bit windows, and it works then I see no reason not to install that version. I am confused because there is reference on the Apple website of this version of the MacBook not being supported for 64bit despite having a 64bit processor (??) Also the vast majority of the information on the Apple website seems to refer to Vista 64bit. I imagine that this will be quite confusing for many users, as it has been for me!

I will only install windows once, and would obviously like to install the potentially faster OS if it will be straightforward, and everything will work as it should (have read about problems with the iSight/backlit keyboard etc. - but these may now be fixed).

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Fails To Make BootCamp Partition

Jan 23, 2009

I want to try out Windows 7. During this process though I deleted my winXP partition. When I went to create a new BootCamp partition in The BootCamp SetUp Assisstant, it failed to create the partition on my harddrive.

I was greeted with the error, "BootCamp SetUp assistant failed to yada yada yada, please backup and reformat your harddrive."

So my question is do I really have to reinstall Mac OS X? (I backup with TimeMachine so it won't be a big deal but still thats a very long process.) Do you guys have any tips or anything to get Mac OS X to partition my main HDD?

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Windows On Mac :: How To Upgrade Existing Bootcamp 2.1 To Bootcamp 3.0

Aug 28, 2009

Maybe I'm just over thinking this, but Apple never posted a KB article about how to upgrade an existing bootcamp partition with the new snow leopard bootcamp 3.0 drivers. I'm assuming if you already have bootcamp 2.1 you boot up in boot camp and then insert the snow leopard disc in order to upgrade the drivers to 3.0 correct? Or do I have to erase my stupid bootcamp partition and reinstall it all over again using the new leopard boot camp assistant in order to get to 3.0?

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Mac :: Windows 7 Bootcamp - Can I Update Bootcamp?

Nov 5, 2009

I've just bought a copy of windows 7. Just wondering if i install it via bootcamp now can i update bootcamp in a few weeks when apple releases windows 7 support or will i have to reinstall windows 7 when that happens ?

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MacBook Air :: How To Run DVD And Do Bootcamp Windows

Oct 21, 2010

I notices no hard drive no optical drive no nothing. The new low entry mac. So how do you run DVD's and do bootcamp windows?

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MacBook Air :: How Does Windows 7 Run Under Bootcamp On An 11.6 With 2GB?

Nov 7, 2010

Trying to figure out what config 11.6 I should get. I'll be mostly running Office apps in Windows 7. The apple store guy says 2gb will be sufficient. He also said the base CPU is fine for my purpose. So the only upgrade I would go with is the SSD. Is that reasonable? I've read some conflicting posts - "windows is a memory hog" to "windows 7 runs fine on 1gb netbooks".

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MacBook Pro :: 2.2 MBP With 2GB RAM Enough For Windows 7 Bootcamp?

Jan 14, 2011

I have an older Macbook Pro 2.2 GHz. It has the original 2GB of RAM that came with the machine. Can it handle Windows 7 HP 32 bit with ease on just 2GB of RAM?

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Applications :: BootCamp - Full Version Or Upgrade Version Of Windows 7?

Jun 17, 2010

In order to install Windows 7 via bootcamp, do you have to use the full version of windows or can you use the upgrade disc to install? I figured I should ask before buying another license as I have an upgrade version of Windows 7 Pro that I don't use. I do own previous versions of Windows (all of them....just like I do Mac OS).

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MacBook :: Installing Windows On The MB Without Bootcamp?

Nov 22, 2008


how exactly is that achieved?

anyone tried it, and any benefits of bypassing bootcamp?

and doing it without bootcamp, will rEFIt still work?

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MacBook Air :: Bootcamp Instructions For 64-bit Windows 7?

Apr 2, 2009

This includes USB Ethernet driver support.


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MacBook Pro :: Windows 7 64bit And Bootcamp?

Sep 6, 2009

Do i just insert the windows 7 64bit DVD and install normally? I'm worried about the drivers phase. I have the MBP that got released early 2008.

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MacBook Air :: XP, Vista Or Windows 7 In Bootcamp / Which One Is Best

Sep 19, 2009

What Windows OS is best? I want something that works give me long (as possible) battery life and doesn't take too much space.

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MacBook Pro :: How Much SSD Good For BootCamp With Windows 7

Apr 13, 2010

Going to buy my first mac. Need to run Windows 7 as well.

If I want a SSD, can I get the 128GB SSD without issue or should I opt for the 256 GB SSD?

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MacBook Pro :: Bootcamp Gone And Want To Reinstall Windows 7

Feb 8, 2012

I couple of months ago I installed Windows 7 onto my Macbook Pro. All went fine. I then bought MS Office Professional 2010 but before I bought Office a tried to download a trial version from Office website. I realized it would take 6 hours to install and so cancelled it. I then tried installing Office cd that I bought from Journeyed and it won't install.

I could see MS office when I go to all programs and thought I may have messed it all up when trying to download the trial version. Anyway now I have removed Windows 7 as I want to try installing it again to see if Office 2010 will install. Removing Windows 7 was fine but Bootcamp is no longer on my Mac. It has just vanished!

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Windows 7 via Bootcamp

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