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Using Apple products and services with a computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system in its various versions.

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BootCamp Partition Error

I'm having some difficulty installing a copy of Windows onto my MacBook Pro 15". I tried to install the copy of Windows 8 through BootCamp and I got the error Your disk could not be partitioned. An ...
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Windows Putty connect to OSX SSH Server with SSH key

Could someone guide me to setting up OSX (10.10 Yosemite) so that I can ssh from Windows using putty to Mac, but using ssh key rather than password. On the Mac I've enabled remote-login under sharing ...
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Copy Photos from Ipad to windows 7

Sub: The easiest way to access the photos from Ipad to Windows PC. I got a ipad from my sister. I like to copy the photos from it to pc. I am using windows 7. I failed trying with iCloud, iTunes, ...
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Can AppleTV stream content directly from iTunes in Windows

Suppose I have iTunes in a Windows laptop. Can AppleTV stream the content from that iTunes directly (as it is supposed to do with iTunes in a Mac) ?
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How to get my files of a Windows-formatted HDD?

I have a very new MacBook Pro. I have an old Windows laptop that died. However I suspect the hard disk is fine. I also have an external HDD that I had used as a backup for that machine (although I ...
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Is it possible to access a Mac OS X Yosemite Server with Windows 7 or 8 laptop without an intermediate Server or software?

Is this even possible? Does anyone do it with any degree of success? I have read conflicting threads and also have had mixed results trying to do this myself. Basically have had moments where it ...
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Connecting to OS X server with Windows 7

I run an OSX server in my office (Previously Mavericks now upgraded to Yosemite) and I need to allow a few Windows laptops to the server. I have never been fully successful at doing connect to the ...
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Opening windows applications on Mac

There's an application for windows only I was wondering if it was possible to run it on my MacBook 2008 on Yosemite. I have tried using VMWare fusion but it is too slow. Are there any faster ...
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Transferring word documents from windows to mac

i have trouble with office documents. when i save it on windows everything looks fine but if i open the same file on a mac everything is a mess. the tables, spaces, pages all look messed up. (and vice ...
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Does a Boot Camped Windows alongside a Mac OS X partition profit from a Fusion drive like Mac OS X does?

While writing an answer to this question Should I defrag my SSD before creating a partition for Boot Camp? i wondered if a Boot Camped Windows profits from a Fusion drive like OS X on the same drive ...
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Unable to use Gmail on Safari for Windows

Why is Google Gmail telling me they no longer support my version of safari when I already have the most current version, 5.1.7, for Windows 8? Then they point me to a Safari web page that has no ...
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Upgrading Windows 8 to 8.1 Pro via Windows Store

Currently I'm running Windows 8 in Boot Camp (MacBook Pro Retina Mid-2012) and get a free update to Windows 8.1 Pro from Windows Store. My question is... Should I change the startup disk to Windows ...
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Mini iPad with ios8 sync thru iTunes 11 on pc

My. Sync cancels randomly since upgrading to iOS 8. Can anyone tell me why please? I have over 1000 books and it cancels anywhere from like 20 to 100 books at a time... Very irritating. It takes a ...
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Fixing a Windows partition boot using OS X tools

I've got a triple boot system on my Early 2013 Mac Book Pro: OS X, Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I'm using rEFInd as my boot manager. My Windows install boots using legacy BIOS boot, and OS X and Ubuntu boot ...
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Shortcut Keys do not work any more

Previously when editing the information about a song, you could press Alt+G to go to the Genre, or Alt+A to the artist. This seems to not work in the latest iTunes 12. Is there a way to get the ...
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iMac - how to install Windows 7

I need to know how to install Windows 7 on my iMac without an external hard disk. I created 2 partitions on the iMac and downloaded the Win7 ISO, but Bootcamp doesn't install.
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How to check OpenGL Version? The version is the same as if i install Windows?

I need to work with at least OpenGL 3.1, and i am not sure which version do i have. When i execute this command on terminal: glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version" i get this message: OpenGL ...
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Can I upload songs to Itunes from second HD?

I have 2 Hdd's one solid state and the other is moving parts. I have Itunes on my solid state and all of my music on the secondary. Is it possible to to have iTunes play music from that drive without ...
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Using Command-backtick (⌘-`) to toggle between windows

As far as I can tell, Command-backtick (⌘-`) behaviour in OSX 10.9 works as follows: Given a stack of windows for the current application 1 2 3 4 5 6 in order of most to least recently used: Do it ...
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Find Windows incompatible file / folder names

Is it possible to detect files / folders that are incompatible with Windows in Mac? We are uploading all our files to Dropbox (from Mac) and we have found that folders with names like "< 2014" ...
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Is there a Windows tool to modify PRAM values from the Boot Camp partition?

OS X provides the nvram command line tool to view and set values in the PRAM. Is there such a tool for Windows running from Boot Camp?
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Icloud on Window Mail (windows 7)

I have tried the settings for iCLoud but the issue is when it treis to loads (sync.) the Folders for the account, it does not seem to be able to authenticate the email account...
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Will iTunes Match organize my local files?

Today I organized some of my songs/albums on my Macbook Pro while I was at work. My main/local files are on my PC at home which is also connected to Match. After organizing songs in the cloud, will ...
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Need to burn FAT32 CD from Snow Leopard

Please tell me how to burn a FAT32 CD under Snow Leopard (10.6.8). I have tried multiple approaches, including creating a FAT32 .dmg properly sized for the disc, and burning from the Finder or from ...
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All bootcamp drivers for Windows stopped working suddenly

I've been using Bootcamp Windows perfectly until yesterday that I turned on my macbook pro i7 retina (the latest version) and the keypad stopped working the 2 finger click (right click) and the 2 ...
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the installer encountered errors before apple mobile device support could be configured

I'm having issues with installing Apple mobile device support. Every time I try to install Apple mobile device support I get this annoying message: the installer encountered errors before apple ...
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I can't install the drivers from AppleMultiTouchTrackPadInstaller64 on WIndows 8.1 (Bootcamp dualboot)

When I try to install "AppleMultiTouchTrackPadInstaller64.exe" (Apple Multitouch (09/04/2013 5.0.20) and Apple Multitouch Mouse (09/11/2012 4.0.3.0)) on Windows 8.1 I get an "install failed". As a ...
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iTunes randomly freezes on startup on Windows 7

I'm running iTunes 11.4.0.18 (the latest available version) on Windows 7 x64; for reference, I've been having this problem for months, and even on the computer I had before this one, which I replaced ...
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Getting rid of “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer” message at startup

I have a couple of disks in Windows software mirroring RAID in my system, and when OS X (Mountain Lion) loads, the same message pops up (twice) each time: The disk you inserted was not readable by ...
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Service that allows me to seamlessly sync files between Windows and iPhone

My scenario is the following: I have big PDF and video files I want to access in my iPhone 5. PDFs with ~50 MB and videos with ~600MB. I do a lot of underlining in my PDFs, both on my Windows ...
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MacBook Pro failure to reinstall OS X Mavericks

I've bought a late-2008 MacBook Pro 15". On startup, it takes me straight to the OS X Utilies menu. When I try to reinstall OS X I eventually get an error telling me that 'installation information ...
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Create Mavericks bootable USB under Windows for MacBook Air [duplicate]

After experiments with my macbook air, I have clean hdd drive without any OS on it completely (nor recovery partitions). How can I create bootable usb flash drive to install mavericks back to my ...
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How to Backup from OS X to a Windows Home Server

I have a Windows Home server in my basement that I've been using as a backup solution when I had a house full of Windows machines. Since making "the switch" to Mac, I haven't been able to find a ...
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Restore iPod nano 4th gen for Windows

Is it possible to restore an iPod nano 4th generation using a Mac to be formatted for use on a windows computer? Windows computer is currently not recognizing the device however the Mac is able to ...
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Is it possible to launch and use Itunes with the command line on windows?

Is it possible to use iTunes with the command line on Windows? I want to pass actions to the program like to play a playlist. Is it possible to use any iTunes functionalities in the command line? ...
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Is Boot Camp unstable?

I'm curious about this after using Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013) because my Boot Camp partition gets thrashed a lot, and by a lot I mean every time I reboot into Boot Camp I ...
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How to get iTunes to reconnect after buffering?

If I am streaming internet radio and iTunes looses the signal it will try to reconnect and then just gives up and moves to the next track in the playlist of internet songs. Is there a way to change ...
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How do I create a Mac bootable USB drive using Windows?

My MBA 2012 with OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks won't boot anymore - it simply freezes after the initial jingle. I already tried resetting NVRAM and SMC, but to no avail. I don't have any time machine backups. ...
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SMB3 support on Mavericks

Does anyone know if Mavericks supports SMB3? My work server uses it, and it's been buggy as hell and never keeps connected. If it keeps connected I lose write permissions to files I'm working on. ...
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iphone 5c syncing with samsung laptop

how do I sync music from my iphone to my wifes ipod and her Samsung phone, using our Samsung laptop we have separate iTunes accounts - can I share the music on those accounts then manually sync the ...
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Access Windows Virtual Machine Localhost from Host Mac

I have a Windows 8.1 virtual machine (VMWare Fusion 6) running on my Mac (OSX 10.9.4). In windows, I am running a site using IIS Express on a specific port. On the windows vm, I can write ...
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Can one mount a FileVault 2 encrypted drive from Windows?

I encrypted an external drive with FileVault 2. Now it would be great if I could access it from a Windows PC. Is this outright impossible? I found no definitive answer either way.
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How can I restart from an Apple script without warnings?

I wrote this Apple Script to bless my Windows partition and boot to Windows only once: do shell script "/usr/sbin/bless --device /dev/disk0s3 --setBoot --legacy --nextonly " with administrator ...
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Can't close the lid on macbook air while using windows 8

I installed windows on a macbook air, and it works fine, except that when I close the lid, and open it the screen is black, but when I tried to press the touchpad, I hear the sound of windows error. I ...
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Home sharing only works one way

I have two Windows PC's With iTunes installed. They are logged on With two different Apple accounts. I turn on home sharing on both computers using "account1". On the computer I'm logged to With ...
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How to send a pop up message from a Mac to Windows on same network?

I want to use the equivalent of net send, but from a MacBook. I want to send a pop up message from my mac to a windows machine on same network. Is smbutil the command to use?
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Mac OS X accessing Windows Share

Strange thing keeps happening with one of my clients. They are running 3 iMacs 2of which are running 10.9.3 and 1 is running 10.9.4. While they are accessing a Windows share, they can be working away ...
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Battery Life on MBPr (2014 model) with*out* dedicated GPU

I am considering to try MBPr (late 2014 models) coming from Windows environment, which means that I would still need to use Windows about 50% of the time. One of the strong points in favour of MBPr is ...
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Make iMac file structure more like windows

I am a web developer that works for a company and I am looking to make my Mac feel more like windows. I am having trouble navigating the file system, I am colorblind and the files are all blue and ...
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Bootcamp “No Bootable device” but windows already installed

I had an issue in OSX which meant that I had to erase the OSX partition, and after reinstalling OSX, my bootcamp partition won't load. It's not in the option menu on start up, but is still recognised ...