More info is available here if needed. Boot Camp allows you to choose the operating system you want to boot up to use during system start, selecting either Windows or Mac OS as desired. You can also change the boot drive from the Mac OS system preference panel for Startup Disk, though most users will probably rely on the Option key during system start and restart. If needed, you can reset Windows 10 to factory settings within Boot Camp, and you can also reinstall Windows 10 within Boot Camp too. Enjoy this tip? Subscribe to the OSXDaily newsletter to get more of our great Apple tips, tricks, and important news delivered to your inbox!
Enter your email address below:. Hi, Am I correct in reading that File Fault 2 will not work with a bootcamp win 10 install? Meaning it cannot be run in the apple partition if you have a bootcamp install…. I have the USB stick formatted correctly. Any thoughts? Thanks for the reply. Bootcamp is actually leading me down the external device road. Lots of googling for drivers. I did manage to get everything working though. I have been trying to install windows 10 external SSD. However, there are random BSOD frequently.
Any tips you can help? Many readers would appreciate an article about this topic.
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Good luck. I ran into a series of problems getting Windows 10 installed onto my late MacBook Pro running In windows its a simple Shift-Del.. Thanks Alex News comment 59 User comment - 22nd, Feb Hmm, I do believe Apple introduced a force delete but not sure if it was in Try holding option when emptying the trash. You can also hold command to securely empty the trash as well. Proved very helpful. I originally found this method guide on another site, but there were some things that weren't so clear for me specifically errors sometimes that I didn't see solutions for until I got to the comments section on your article.
I managed to get everything working. Do you know what specific files I can delete now from my Bootcamp drive to get rid of the original installer files so I don't keep getting asked if I want to boot into Windows 7 or the installer? I installed everything okay, started deleting files, but accidentally removed too much and had to go through the whole installation all over again.
Also, any idea if I can back up this partition with Winclone as you would any other Bootcamp partition so in the event that the hard drive fails, I can restore the partition with Winclone? Winclone sees the Bootcamp partition when I launch it and I see the partition in the finder, but for example, OS X doesn't see the Bootcamp partition as a bootable drive. Do I have to keep Refit installed now that It can boot into Windows? I think the Refit menu disappeared anyways because now I can only boot into it by holding option.
Alex News comment 61 User comment - 20th, Mar I've deleted the files that the first tutorial you mentioned told me to delete, and for some reason I still get asked which system I want to boot into. I looked online for a possible solution, there's something in the msconfig you can change but this also did not work for me. As for refit, I have the same issue. I haven't removed anything though.
I don't think it will change anything if you do, so let me know how it turns out : And backing up the windows partition Well it's a windows partition, so it should act like a separate computer right? I'm not familiar with winclone but if it's anything like other backup software, once you get your system working again you should be able to restore whatever backup you have. If it's a ghosting software, that could be a little different.
Which files would those be? Anyways, before I had to wipe and reinstall a second time, I did manage to delete some files and have things be alright. It was only when I revealed the hidden files and started going after those that I screwed myself. Basically, anything with the word boot in it should be left alone :P Refit It doesn't bother me.
Though it likes to kind of ghost though. In the end though, it's working. Winclone is cloning software designed specifically for the bootcamp partition on a Mac it's an OS X app that runs from your OS X partition to clone your bootcamp partition. It sounds like everything should be fine, but the reason I ask is because after all of that VM trickery to get the partition formatted correctly which we still can't fully explain , I'm not sure if Winclone would pick up on it.
I intend on running some experiments to see what happens. Hate that all of this was necessary! Oh well : kamran News comment 64 User comment 1 - 7th, May Hi, thanks for the tutorial but I am facing a problem in setup 8. I am trying to install windows 7. I had to change it to disk0 to make it work but when I do that it does not show "Win 95 Fat32". I would really appreciate your help. Thank you. Alex News comment 65 User comment - 21st, May Hey Kamran, are you still having trouble? Meaning does it show up without the Win95 Fat32? I already had a Windows 7 BootCamp partition that i deleted, then tried to set up another one, but..
With no luck whatsoever. I recently found this thread and tried setting up the OS your way, but once i get to set up the VMware Fusion Virtual Machine, start setting up WIN, and get to the partition selection window: no partition is being displayed. This happens every time i run VMware Fusion.
I cannot really reinstall my whole system to set up OSX and WIN once again, and none of the solutions seem to work so far.. This is really frustrating.. Thanks for you help in advance! D Alex News comment 68 User comment - 20th, Aug A couple of things you may need to take into consideration: - Apple has updated bootcamp on What did you use to format it? I moved from Snow Leopard before to next version and i hated it.
Same with some other software from apple that got updated to have bugs and annoying glitches. I use DiskUtility to format everything. Should i use Terminal maybe? I have tried tweaks and other suff, but nothing seems to work. THis is really frustrating.. Windows 10 is up and running fine on my superdrive swapped HDD. I have reformatted the drive and went for the setup. When the windows setup screen came to the part where you choose the partition i simply deleted the one i formatted with DiskUtility and reformatted it with the setup tool.
Thanks for your time anyway, this is a cool website! Alex News comment 72 User comment - 25th, Aug Glad it all worked out and thanks for the explanation. Every little bit helps : And the site needs a revamp but thanks! Works fine, just cant get the sound card to work..
Alex News comment 74 User comment - 26th, Aug did downloading drivers help? Probably don't remember me, but I posted on here about 6 months ago when I was going through the install nightmare that is getting Windows onto my late iMac. Just wondering if now that Windows 10 is out, you've tried upgrading to it? Windows offers me the option to upgrade and even downloads all the files and begins the install process, but I cancelled in the middle because I realized I really cannot afford to lose Windows and have to reinstall at the moment.
But, if by any chance you've tried it or are willing to and it's worked just fine, that'd be great to know, as now that Windows 7 is 3 generations behind, something tells me that the programs that I need it to run are going to become outdated. Thanks in advance.
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Upgraded from inside Windows 7. No problems at all. Every time it restarted, I held the option key and had it boot into Windows. Only problem I found was that my trackpad would move the cursor and click, but wouldn't right click, scroll, etc. After a couple of hours of searching for drivers, I couldn't find a solution Windows kept telling me the drivers were up to date. Finally, I decided to download the latest bootcamp from Apple.
I downloaded to my computer and tried to run it from within Windows. It wouldn't run because it said that my system wasn't supported, but then I noticed that I could go into the drivers folder and find the trackpad driver manually. Installed that by double clicking on it, and everything started to work. Alex News comment 77 User comment - 26th, Oct Hi Silon, I don't think windows 10 would have any issues with installing if it's an upgrade.
Personally, I haven't done it yet on my macbook, though I don't think I will either. I've become a bit of a luddite and don't necessarily go for the newest thing, be it a new mac or new os. I can give you horror stories about El Capitan and my dad's imac. I also have a dedicated pc for gaming now so that's kind of taken me away from my mac a bit too. I will tell you, though, that I upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 and it worked great for half a day and then avg screwed everything up.
Luckily windows was smart enough to save a working version of 7 on its own and reverted me back to that after some digging on my part. Thanks for the update though, pretty daring of you to do a major upgrade like that to a system that is pretty untested. I have swapped the optical drive with another SSD to install Windows on whichever version would be ok , because programs i need to run don't exist for OS X. Since I go to school in Germany I have licenses to 7, 8.
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Do you have any new information on this topic since you mentioned you have some horror stories concerning El Capitan and so on What does this sentence mean? Thanks ahead of time?! Seems it's changed things for security reasons maybe? I still haven't upgraded to El Captian though.
I'm getting kind of scared that it would completely break my laptop's current set up. I'm trying to get Windows 7 or 8. Unfortunately I made the mistake of installing El Capitan.
I'm stuck on the BootCamp Info. I've changed the details exactly as described. But no changes show up in BootCamp. I am using the latest Bootcamp, though 6. Any ideas? Alex News comment 81 User comment - 30th, Oct I've had similar problems with my work iMac for some reason. Still haven't found a work around unfortunately, but I haven't really spent too much time looking into it yet.
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Sorry : simonandmac News comment 82 User comment 4 - 31st, Oct Alex Thank you very much for this step-by-step procedure. Much appreciated.
And thanks for the wuck response. Then i inserted for fun this identifier: MacBookPro8,1 the 13"-Macbook then it work and i had all three "options". Im pretty disappointed in apple for making this so complicated. This worked. The third option shows up now. Now let's see if I can get through the rest of it. I am trying to install from my Windows 7 iso.
I have completed Step 11, but VMware keeps saying "No operating system found". Click Autodetect and select choose image, find your image and finally click the enable button at the top. Determine whether your computer can run Windows 10; refer to Apple's System requirements to install Windows on your Mac using Boot Camp. If you see a "Create a Windows 7 or later install disk" checkbox, your Mac supports this feature. Installation guide Note:. These instructions are intended strictly as a guide for installing a fully updated bit version of Windows on a macOS High Sierra Perform these steps in order.
Step 1: Check for macOS updates Before configuring Boot Camp, it is critical to make sure that your Mac's software is up-to-date, which lessens the risk of encountering problems during installation: In the menu bar, from the Apple menu, click App Store. At the top of the window, click Updates. If there are updates for your computer, in the upper right corner of the window, click Update All. This process is called partitioning a disk, and requires that you disable FileVault whole-disk encryption provided by Apple : In the menu bar, from the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
Click FileVault. The FileVault control panel will open, locked by default. Before you can disable FileVault, it requires you to unlock the control panel to show that you're an administrator on your computer. To do so, click the lock icon. Enter your administrator username if required and your password. You'll then be able to click Turn Off FileVault To confirm, click Turn Off Encryption. Step 4: Download Windows 10 Note:. Back up your files if you haven't yet done so. Partitioning your system's hard drive with Boot Camp Assistant may erase all files.
To learn more, see Back up your Mac. For details about backing up your documents and content using cloud services at IU, see Store, share, and collaborate on documents at IU. Select the language, time and currency format, and keyboard or input method for Windows. Click Next. On the next screen, enter the product key you got from IUWare. Choose the version of Windows that the product key unlocks Windows 10 Education and click Next.
Read and accept the license terms, and click Next. Click Format.
To confirm that you wish to format the partition, click OK. To continue, click Next. The installer will copy Windows files and install any features and updates required. Step 7: Configure Windows 10 After Windows restarts, you'll need to do some configuration. Microsoft's digital assistant, Cortana, will help guide you through this process. If you are wearing headphones, remove them while your computer is restarting. Until you can install the Boot Camp support software, you may not be able to control the volume of Cortana with the volume keys on your computer.
Step 8: Create your Windows administrator account Note:.