Mac Pro :: BootCamp Assistant Cannot Be Used - Update Boot ROM

Aug 30, 2009

I have a fresh install of the Snow Leopard and I was about to install Windows XP on the bootcamp partition but to my surprise I've got this error: Boot Camp Assistant cannot be used. You must update your computer's BOOT ROM. What gives? I was running Boot Camp with no problems with Leopard. My Boot ROM Version: MP41.0081.B03. I've tried the other machine at Apple Store - same result. Store staff, of course clueless.

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Windows On Mac :: Boot Camp Assistant Cannot Be Used/update Firmware

May 9, 2007

"Boot Camp Assistant cannot be used: You must update your computer's boot ROM firmware before using this setup assistant"."

That's the dreaded message I get every time I try to use boot camp 1.2. Unfortunately my firmware is already updated, and any attempt at updating my firmware (again) results in the message that I "don't have to update my firmware."

I've google'd this problem numerous times, but I have yet to find a solution.

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OS X :: Bootcamp Partition Which Eventually Ended Up Removing Again With Bootcamp Assistant

Jan 16, 2010

had a bootcamp partition which I eventually ended up removing again with the bootcamp assistant.Now I want to create the bootcamp partition again, and when I start up the assistant, there is a 5gb leftover partition of the old bootcamp it seems. I just can't resize it... I've tried anything as low as resizing it to 10gb to 100gb... both fails.I have more than 200gb free space.I have just run a full defrag with iDefrag I've tried to do fileoptimization with techtool pro v5
I tried using camptune (which only works if you already have a working bootcamp partition, which I dont.

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MacBook :: Can't Run Boot Camp Assistant - Boot Camp Assistant Can Not Be Used

Apr 24, 2009

I want to install XP using Boot Camp but when I run the Boot Camp Assistant I get the following message

Boot Camp Assistant can not be used

You must update your computer's Boot ROM firmware before using this setup assistant.

Now I have tried all firmware updates available on apple site but they say they are not needed, I'm on 10.5.6 and a friend of mine with same firmware runs his boot camp comfortably.

My Boot ROM Version:MB21.00A5.B07

SMC Version:1.17f0

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Assistant - Disk Cannot Be Partitioned

May 3, 2009

I ran Bootcamp Assistant and assigned 20 Gb of space to windows - leaving 115 Gb free. I had defragmented my harddrive using iDefrag and then I ran the partition. Afterwards I got the common error "The Disk Cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved. Backup the disk and use disk utility to format it as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume." Is there a simple way to fix this problem (I have looked on the web) without having to run disk utility and format the harddrive.

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Windows On Mac :: Can't Create Partition With Bootcamp Assistant?

Apr 28, 2010

I cant create partition because it says that i should have a unique partition...

I have two partitions, one for system and other for data (Music, photos, etc)

Bootcamp assistant only work if i have one unique partition?

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Intel Mac :: Deleted Bootcamp Assistant, Can Get It Back

Jun 24, 2012

I deleted bootcamp assistant. Can I get it back?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Assistant Will Not Open - Error Message

Aug 5, 2009

I bought this mac last year and decided to put a windows partition on it. I decided the partition was way too small so I erased it and made a new one. This time when I went to make a partition on my hard drive it said the beta had expired. I looked deeper into this message and some sites said to put your clock was to before September of 2007. Doing so I now get this message. Bootcamp assistant cannot open. This version of Boot Camp Assistant is not supported in Mac OS X v10.5. Use Boot Camp Assistant 2.0, located in /Applications/Utilities/. Well first I don't have a boot camp 2.0. So I downloaded the combo pack to make sure my firmware and such was up to date which it was. I still get this error message.

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Windows On Mac :: BootCamp Assistant Error After Upgrading Hard Drive

Jun 19, 2009

I have a 13" white macbook, which I had partitioned with Bootcamp. When I decided to upgrade to a 500 GB drive I didn't want to reinstall everything, so after ordering and installing my new harddrive, I used super duper to clone my mac volume onto the new drive. [URL]. It worked like a charm for the mac volume, but did not copy my windows volume. No problem, I figure, I will just run the boot camp assistant again, b/c I didn't have that much on that volume anyway. However when I booted up in my new 500 gb mac drive, the Boot Camp Assistant would not work and generated an error message stating. "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."

Only problem is, my drive was already formatted as an extended journaled volume. I erased it and reformatted and recloned from super duper just to double check, but still got the same error message. Then I tried to start from scratch, and erased the drive again and tried to install an operating system from the dvd. I got another error message saying that the hard drive could not be partitioned and that I needed to use disk utility to reformat the disk as a GUID partition. However I couldn't figure out how to do that, and couldn't find anything on the disk utility that said GUID. it took a call to mac support (thanks mark!) to figure it out. Thought I would post it here in case anyone else has the same problem. It turned out that the hard drive I'd ordered was somehow not set up the way as my old one.

The solution was:
1. boot from the mac os DVD
2. go into disk utility, select the new hard drive, and choose the partition tab
3. change the number of partitions from "current" to "1"
4. then the 'options' button becomes available, and you can go in and select to format as a GUID drive.
from that point on, I was able to proceed with installing Mac OS x, install all the software updates, and run the boot camp partition.

Once I had the hard drive partitioned properly I used Super Duper to clone my mac volume onto the new drive, and then used Winclone to clone the windows drive. for some reason the main site for winclone is down right now - two canoes - but I got a working copy here: [URL] none of the help info on two canoes was available yesterday or today either so I had a little trouble figuring out how to use it. (though others have said it's super easy...). I wasn't sure where to save the disk image, on a mac or windows volume and on my old or new drive. The way I ended up doing it (that worked) was:
1. open winclone, and in the 'image' tab, create an image and save it on the mac volume of the new hard drive. (I couldn't save it on the old drive b/c there wasn't enough room)
2. then, still in winclone, go to the 'restore' screen and restore from the mac volume of the internal hard drive to the windows volume.

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OS X :: Using Boot Camp Assistant - No Dvd Comes Up?

Dec 31, 2008

So I downloaded Windows 7 eventually, and I burned the iso onto a DVD.

Then I went into Boot Camp Assistant to partion my HDD, and install it. But this came up.

I have tried rebooting and pressing alt, but no DVD comes up

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OS X :: How To Restore And Use Boot Camp Assistant

Oct 18, 2010

I just did what the attached image said to do, and I've spent the last several hours restoring everything after I formatted the whole drive...What do I do now??!?!

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OS X :: Finding Boot Camp Assistant?

Dec 10, 2008

i am told its on my OSX disk 1 >system>installation>Packages>bootcampassistant.pkg but it is no where to be seen for me. i get the error in the picture. I went to apple to download the firmware, what ever that is. and will not let me because I tells me i don't need it. when to the genius bar and he told me go archive it on the Install disc!!!!!!!

and this is in the OSX forum because, its "supposedly" on the OSX disc.

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Windows On Mac :: Boot Camp Assistant Cannot Be Used?

Mar 5, 2009

I just got my Mac back from the shop after getting a new hard drive installed (the old one was hosed) and I'd like to get Boot Camp set up again but I'm having problems. I have a 2006 iMac CoreDuo running OS X 10.5.6.

When I tried to use Boot Camp Assistant the other day I got the following error message: "Boot Camp Assistant cannot be used. You must update your computer's system software."

Here's what I have checked already:
- My system software is current.
- My version of boot camp assistant is current.
- My firmware is current.
- Journaling is enabled on the drive.

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Applications :: Cannot Run Boot Camp Assistant?

Jun 12, 2010

Running Snow Leopard with all the latest updates on an Intel iMac. Want to install xp to run Dragon voice software. When I attempt to open Boot Camp Assistant, I get "Boot Camp Assistant Cannot be used. You must update your computer's boot ROM firmware before using this set up assistant."

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Windows On Mac ::You Must Update Your System Software Before Using This Setup Assistant?

Jan 19, 2009

If this post is extremely repetitive from previous ones than I extend my sincerest apologies. When I start the Boot Camp Assistant I get this message, "You must update your system software before using this setup assistant." The thing is that my software for my OS is up to date according to Software Update.Any thoughts or solutions?

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Mac Pro :: Finding Version Of Boot Camp Assistant?

Oct 31, 2010

I have a Mac Pro 2008 with 10.6.4. I am having trouble installing Windows 7 using Boot Camp. I see that I have Boot Camp Assistant 3.0.1, however, I noticed on my laptop, that it has 3.0.2. I go to SU and nothing shows up. How do I get to 3.0.2 Boot Camp Assistant? One reason I noticed that something may be wrong is that when the Boot Camp installer goes through, that it doesn't mention Windows 7 in the disc requirements.

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OS X :: Can't Find Boot Camp Assistant In Leopard?

Nov 1, 2007

According to the help file, it's found "in the utilities folder in the applications folder" but it's just not there. I have the newly updated macbook that I bought today, pre-loaded with Leopard. I was under the impression that it's a part of Leopard, and that I don't have to download it.

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OS X :: Using Boot Camp Assistant Is In Universal Binary?

Dec 10, 2008

why would boot camp assistant be in universal binary? it's not like ppc macs can even use boot camp

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MacBook Pro :: How Boot Camp Assistant Works

Mar 7, 2012

I'm migrating from Windows to Mac and all my files are in Windows programs. A friend recomended to use the Boot Camp assistant plus the use of a program called Parallel V.7.

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Windows On Mac :: What Will Happen To Boot Camp After Migration Assistant

Dec 20, 2010

I have a 15Gb boot camp partition on my 80Gb macbook hard drive (its the 2006 intel one and I haven't upgraded it because I keep everything on an external HD). I need to move everything over to my macbook pro which has a 250Gb HD.

I was wondering if Migration assistant will move everything (including XP) onto the new macbook pro (and if so, what size will the partition be) or if it will just leave the XP bit untouched as it isn't part of the mac?

I only use the XP bit for playing some older games that I absolutely love (Rome Total War, The Sims 2) and in case of any incompatibility problems, so if need be I can just create a new XP partition on the new Pro. However I would like to keep my saved games, so is there a way of migrating the windows partition as well?

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Windows On Mac :: Deleted My Boot Camp Assistant - How To Get It Back

Oct 8, 2009

i have no idea where to download it and i tried the install disc that came with my macbook pro but it didnt install it! someone tell me where i can get bootcamp !

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Windows On Mac :: Partitioning HardDrive With Boot Camp Assistant?

Jun 29, 2010

When attempting to partition my hard drive with boot camp assistant, it appears that for any size under 110 GB for my Windows partition, I am unable to set the size to anything that is a multiple of 10 (20, 30, 40, 50 GB, etc.).

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Windows On Mac :: Bootcamp Tells Me To Update Software But It Cannot Be Update?

Sep 8, 2010

bootcamp is telling me i have to update my software inorder to use bootcamp assistant (im setting bootcamp up for the first time) anyways mac was installed a few days a go so i know it doesnt need to be reinstalled ive already repaired my disk permissions and of course i have tryed to update my software: its up to date apparently im ot the only one whos had this issue (i researched before i decided to ask)im running 10.6.4 on a 2007 imac so its intel based thats not an issue

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Windows On Mac :: Bootcamp 3.1 Update Keeps Appearing In Software Update?

Jan 24, 2010

I have windows 7 installed on my imac. I updated bootcamp to 3.1. However, now software update keeps prompting me to update to version 3.1 again?

I have done this 3 times now. Is there a way to check what version is installed?

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MacBook Pro :: Installed Windows 7 Using Boot Camp Assistant - No Access

Dec 21, 2010

I installed Windows 7 to my macbook pro simply using the boot camp assistant, then again simply I deleted the windows partition. I cannot access to windows but every time I open my mac, it tries to open windows and a black screen comes, saying that I need to insert a disc or something like that.

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Windows On Mac :: Can't Find Boot Camp Assistant. In Apps/Utilities?

Dec 5, 2007

I just bought windows xp and i am just trying to install through boot camp. I downloaded Boot Camp Beta 1.4 installation and set-up guide. On step 1 it ask to "open boot camp assistant (located in Applications/Utilities/) and follow the on-screen instructions." I can't find Boot camp Assistant in the utilities folder. I am using a white macbook with mac os x 10.4.11.

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OS X :: Using Boot Camp Assistant - How To Make Partition And Restore Partitioned Hdd

Apr 23, 2009

I have a partitioned hard drive taking up space (30.9 GB's) on my computer, but when i try to run boot camp assistant to remove it, it refuses to open, saying it can't create a partition, nor restore a partitioned hard drive to the main hard drive.

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Find The Boot-camp Assistant In Utilities Folder

May 7, 2012

i have a macbook pro that runs on MAC OS 10.6.8, i need to install windows 7 on my computer, but i cant find the Boot Camp assistant in my utilities folder.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X Mavericks :: Dual Boot With Mountain Lion And Migration Assistant

Jun 6, 2014

I have a Macbook Pro Retina which cam with Mountain Lion installed, and I want to upgrade to Mavericks. However, I have a need to run some apps in Mountain Lion, as official support for those apps will not go past 10.8.5 (Avid's Pro Tools 10) and I need to be able to open archived projects. 

I also wish to clean install both operating systems fresh, and do a stripped ML partition, with bare bones essentials, on the smallest partion possible. Mavericks will be the main system, and ML won't host user data, only the legacy apps. I am fine with erasing my 500GB SSD. 

My current process is to install ML from the recovery partition, and use disk utility to partition before I do, then install Mavericks from a bootable USB (already made). 

So my questions are these: 

For ML: 

1. What size partition is the minimum necessary to install ML, plus the apps and run without hitch? The legacy apps will take maybe 4GB.I want this as small as possible. 

2. When I do a fresh install of ML, what apps can safely be deleted without affecting the system? 

For Mavericks: 

When migrating my old user account to Mavericks, I don't wish to migrate the apps, just the user settings and the data. I will make an entire backup of the user directory on a separate drive before I start this process, as well as a Time Machine backup. I then plan to migrate the account settings and data, but manually reinstall the extra apps. The reason for this is I have a lot of third party apps, and some are trials I decided to uninstall, and they all leave junk behind. 

3. If I import the user account settings and data only, what cruft or orphaned files should I be aware of? 

4. Are there options to cherry pick the settings that are migrated? 

5. If I manually copy, for example, the mail folder, iCal or messages folder in my user library, and place it into the appropriate user folder in the new account in a worst case scenario, will there be any drama I should be aware of? 

Lastly, a question of Apple ID's/iCloud: 

6. Before doing this process, should I deauthorise my iTunes account, or will that be fine when migrated anyway? 

7. What will happen with my iPhone when I sync to a fresh install on mavericks, will it attempt to wipe my iPhone, or is that part of the user data that is migrated? 

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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Jul 18, 2009

I launched the Boot Camp Assistant 2.0 on my iMac OS X v10.5. I was hoping to install Windows XP Professional with Built-in Service Pack 3. However, when I tried to partition the disk (32 GB on Windows), a message came up, saying "The disk cannot be partitioned because some files cannot be moved." It states some directions underneath, but, as I am new to Boot Camp and Mac, I don't know what to do and how to do. Please help!

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