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

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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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Why do you use a mac? [on hold]

Why do people use a mac instead of a pc when clearly PC's are: Relatively cheaper in terms of cost Doesn't follow a walled approach Relatively more powerful More flexible Upgradable Better for ...
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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 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 ...
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My Toshiba hard drive doesn't work on Windows machines

At first I was struggling to get my Toshiba Hard drive to appear (so I could use it) on my MacBook Pro (as I wanted to put all my photos, iMovie videos etc on there) so I eventually found a way by ...
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Are there any options for IOS development on Windows 8? (Apps, Emulators, Cloud Computing OK)

I am trying to develop iPhone apps on Windows 8. To do that, I might need an emulator to run certain IOS development programs. I would like to know if there are any OS-X emulators available for ...
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Make the green full screen window icon on Yosemite maximize windows [closed]

On Mac OS X Yosemite the green icon in every window: is by default used to make the application full screen. How do I make it work the same way as in previous versions of Mac OS X, i.e. to ...
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Troubleshoot Mavericks & Windows Remote Desktop

I have a macbook retina late 2013 and a PC on the same LAN (yes, a regular wired connection). When using Microsoft Remote Desktop i can connect to my pc, but the quality is terrible and it disconnects ...
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Keyboard/Mouse Not Responsive During Bootcamp Windows 8 Install

I'm trying to install a copy of Windows 8 via Bootcamp on my late-2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. Everything goes fine up until it asks me to pick a home screen color and name my computer. The built-in ...
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Synced iPhone to a new computer. iTunes cannot delete music from iPhone

My Mom's iPhone used to be synced to my computer, a Mac. She recently got a new computer, a Windows laptop, so I set that up for her. I did a sync to the Windows laptop and that seems to work fine ...
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Loading Windows 7 on external drive for gaming

I'm attempting to load Windows 7 onto an external hard drive in order to boot from the hard drive whenever I play games. I originally split my internal drive to make a Mac OS side and a Windows side, ...
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Can I create a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller for anonymous Mac OS access?

I'd like to have a share on a Windows Server Domain Controller (2012 R2) with Mac software for folks on my company to install from. Not everyone who will have access to this share will have a domain ...
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screen sharing from Windows to Mac over LAN

What software do I need to install / use on a Windows box to be able to remote desktop into OSX locally on LAN? Versions don't matter really, but to be specific: OSX 10.7.5, with "VNC viewers may ...
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using file tags on OS X and windows

I use file tags in OS X 10.9.3 and I love it. However, I store and access many of the same files on an external drive that I also access with a Windows computer. Is there a way to see or search for ...
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IP addresses and how to find them? [closed]

i'm trying to find the IP address of a PC but when i use the CMD it shows odd stuff instead of the IP like fe80:2de0 and it go's on but i don't want to reveal any info of this PC's IP address someone ...
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Amazon Music App

I downloaded two albums from Amazon to the Amazon music app on my iphone. I realise now I can only play them back with a network connection. My iTunes is version 11.2 and I run Windows XP. Is there ...
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Is it possible to install Windows Vista 64-bit on mid 2010 27" iMac w/ Mavericks?

I have a legal copy of Vista which I used to use before I had a drive failure on my mid 2010 27" iMac. Since then I've installed OSX Mavericks, and now it's telling me that only Windows 7 and 8 are ...
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Is there a way to convert a video from iOS (QuickTime) format to Windows (WMV or AVI) format?

I recently purchased an iPod 5 and had the opportunity to take videos with it. The videos are great; but, I have a problem. I would love to be able to convert these videos from their original Quick ...
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MacBook with Windows keyboard

Problem occurs when pressing the @ and the " keys. They seem to be mapped to each other, so @ -> " and " -> @. The system preferences allow modifier keys to be re-mapped but not these two. Can it be ...
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Is there a way to do SMS from the PC with iOS? [closed]

Is there a way to do SMS from my PC, like MightyText does on Android? I know I can do iMessage on the Mac, but I do not own one and would also like to do SMS.
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How to sync mouse pointer correctly in screen sharing when connecting to a Windows VM?

I am using the screen sharing application on a MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.3 to connect to a Windows 7 virtual machine on a different computer. Although the keyboard and mouse work in general ...
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Windows 8.1 on external SSD USB3

I have a 2013 Mac Pro. I created a bootable USB stick with Bootcamp Assistant. I then followed the steps over here: ...
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How to install boot camp without Windows cd? [closed]

I'm trying to install boot camp on my MacBook Pro, problem is I don't have a windows installation disk. Can someone please explain how to install bootcamp without the cd? Please!
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Windows management

Just wondering whether its possible to achieve my goal. Imagine you are running Firefox and have all windows minimized to Dock. If you switch to other application and back to Firefox via cmd+Tab, it ...
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Directories showing as files when browsing a Time Machine backup on Windows

I have to grab some files from a time machine backup and I only have a Windows PC. I downloaded the HFS+ filesystem drivers from MacRoumers (here) and plugged in my Time Machine Drive. Everything ...
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Can you stop “minimize” from bringing other windows forward in OS X?

I've seen this asked previously, but it's 3 years old, so I was really hoping that there were some other answers by now (new options? new add-on apps?). In OS X (I'm using Mavericks), minimizing a ...
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Very small resolution on external monitor Windows 7 with Macbook Pro Retina

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13", and I run both OSX and Windows 7. My Windows 7 is run in Parallels. I work with OSX on the screen of the Macbook, and Windows on an external monitor (with the typical ...
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Missing BPM information

I have hundreds of songs that are missing BPM information in ITunes. How do I force ITunes to update the BPM? Please note that deleting and re-adding songs back is not a very good option for me.
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how to add few music files to iPhone which is “manually managed” by a different PC?

I have an iPhone which is set up to "Manually manage" music on a PC that I don't have access to right now. How can I add few more MP3 files to it with another PC/Mac, which will be available for ...
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Small Windows 7 on Bootcamp

I am using MacBook Air 13". I need to install Windows 7 on my MB to run some software. I have about 30GB free space on my MB. Is there any Windows 7 distribution that uses less space and works with ...
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After upgrade Lion to Mavericks, can't run Windows 7 on boot camp because is hidden/disabled

The question is about iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) It was with Lion, there was a Windows 7 (32bit) partition created by Boot Camp v4. So, I made the upgrade to Mavericks (no clean install), after this ...
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Windows shares keep dropping from OS X

I have a Windows Server 2012 machine providing shares for multiple workstations. I have 2 Mac users that connect to this server and use the shared folders. They report that this share keeps dropping. ...
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VPN to OSX from windows machine?

The environment i have setup consists of an OSX Server, running file sharing and VPN. The file share is accessible from the local network on both windows or OSX machines, and OSX machines have no ...
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Mavericks permission issues with Windows Server deduplicated shares

We have a number of 10.9-10.9.3 - Mavericks - machines installed throughout our facility. Much of the user content is pulled from shares stored on our Windows Server 2012 fileservers with ...
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How to “un-maximize” or “restore” an Excel window

In Excel, I have a window that uses all of the display real estate, apart from the dock area. Is there any way to make it use only part of the display, apart from resizing the window by dragging the ...
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How do I get purchased and ripped music from my Iphone to Itunes when it won't sync the traditional ways

Okay, so I have a BUNCH of music on my old IPhone and my best friend wants to convince her mom to let her have it. First, I want the music off it, because they're my favorite artist. Also randomly I ...
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I can't get my iPod touch to show up in iTunes what am I doing wrong?

I recently purchased a new iPod touch, when I set it up I used my user on my Mom's Windows 7 laptop (and a Wi-Fi network). But, right now that computer is not the one I am using, I am using a Windows ...