Best OSX and Windows version for Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by razorous, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. razorous macrumors newbie

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    I am planning to format my MacBook Pro to where I can easily switch from OS to OS remotely.

    That said the latest doesn’t work for me, where you need to physically press the option key after rebooting to select the boot options.

    I know that apfs started on High Sierra which requires pressing option, but I cant get it Sierra to select Startup Disk from Preferences. Is this because Windows 10 is not letting me, or do I just need to have Windows 7 or a older version OS X?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3

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    Windows won't allow you to see the APFS system partition (not yet, anyway)

    Is there any possibility that you could use a virtual machine solution, such as Parallels, which makes it easy to go between macOS and Windows, which is just running as an app.
    Is there some technical reason that you really need to reboot completely from one system to the other?
     
  3. razorous thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Aside from cost for the software, I wanted to the option to run the OS natively, network administration, etc.

    Mac OS, or should I say OS X Sierra still uses Mac OS Extended (Journaled) which shouldn't be the case. I think they first introduced APFS when Mac OS High Sierra was released.

    When I reboot from Windows Bootcamp to OS X, it works just fine. But when I reboot from OS X to Windows Bootcamp, I get "No bootable device, please press any key" on a black screen. The only way I can get to Windows again from OS X is by pressing the option keys.

    Any ideas?
     
  4. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Did you install the Boot Camp drivers: https://support.apple.com/downloads/bootcamp-windows-drivers
     

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