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Bootcamp (windows 7) won't boot anymore, but works in Fusion (El Capitan)

I had Boot Camp running Windows 7 working on my Mac. I also had VMWare Fusion installed, running Windows XP. I recently created an new admin user (OS X) and created a Fusion virtual machine from ...
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Hardcore gaming with in Windows running under Parallels Desktop

So, I have MacBook Pro Retina (16 GB, Iris pro, 750M Nvidia, 512 GB SSD). I don't like Boot Camp. Its not productive and I don't like to use Windows unless its super necessary. I saw a YouTube video ...
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How do I copy a partition of an Image to a partition of a physical disk?

I finally had a bootable usb key working with a windows 7 install ready to go, when I realized that once the Language selection came up, my Macbook Pro's keyboard and trackpad no longer functioned and ...
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Mac Book Pro running Bootcamp Win 7 connecting 2 Thunderbolt displays

I had this working a couple of years ago, but I have not been able to find the workaround. I updated my Bootcamp and I lost my windows drivers to get both TB displays to work. I am hoping someone ...
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Windows 7 only seeing some Pictures on iPhone

When viewing the Camera Roll in a friends iphone I am able to see many pictures. However when viewing the same folder in Windows Explorer I can only see a small number by comparison. My friend uses ...
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Can I install Windows onto an SSD in a PC and then replace the optical drive of a Mac with it? [duplicate]

I want to install Windows onto an SSD replacing the internal optical drive of my Mac. I have tried almost everything but I wasn't successful. My idea now is to start the installation with Boot Camp ...
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Stuck at black screen in almost completed Windows 7 installation on iMac

I installed Windows 7 on my 27 inch iMac using Bootcamp and the installation DVD. After the installation, Windows booted to a black screen. When restarting, I can see the Windows logo loading, but ...
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Bootcamp will not let me partition Windows 7

I am trying to Partition my mid 2010 macbook to boot in windows, and so far nothing seems to be working for me. I am using bootcamp assistant and following the very simple instructions, but once ...
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Bootcamp says “insert windows 7 install disk”

When my bootcamp asks me to inset windows 7 install disk, do I need to purchase a physical install disk or do I need to just purchase a windows 7 copy online with a product key? My Mac's Model is: ...
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No bootable device, insert boot disk (Windows 7 already installed)

Recently I installed Windows 7 Ultimate via Boot Camp Assistant on my MacBook Pro and everything was going alright. I wanted to share files between my two operating systems so I created a fat32 disk ...
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Why is my Bootcamp asking for a windows installer disk?

Firstly my computer specs are: MacBook Pro: (13-inch, Mid 2010) Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB I'm trying to download windows 7 ...
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All music gone in iTunes version 12.4.0.119 after upgrade

All of my music in iTunes is gone. I upgrade to version 12.4.0.119 from the previous version. After I rebooted all of the music and custom playlists are gone in iTunes. All of the media files are ...
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I can't sign in into itunes store with my PC

I am trying to login to iTunes App Store on my PC but it gives me the error every time "There was an error connecting to Apple ID server". Till now I have. Any Support?
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open bitlocker USB stick on mac os X

I have a USB stick encrypted by Windows 7 built-in tool (bitlocker). I would like to open it on my Mac OS X El Capitan. When I open it, all I get is a file "BitLockerToGo.exe" and another "Read Me....
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Missing disk space after failed Bootcamp install

Earlier today, while running Bootcamp attempting to install Windows 7 on my late-2012 iMac, I suddenly lost 160g of disk space after Bootcamp failed to create the partition for Windows. Disk Utility ...
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unable to boot Mac OS after installing bootcamp

Installed bootcamp Win7 on my MBPro with Yosemite a couple weeks ago and both OS's worked fine for some time, until recently the Mac OS suddenly decided it couldn't boot anymore. If I select the Mac ...
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Connect Windows 7 Laptop to Mac mini

I have a Mac mini and a Windows 7 laptop. I want to control the Mac mini through my Windows laptop. Is there any solution in a way that I don't have to hook up the Mac with a monitor, keyboard, and ...
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Windows 7 on Virtual Box 5 not recognising USB 3

I have Virtual Box 5.0.2 on my Mac (El Capitan) running Windows 7. I also have the Virtual Box extension pack 5.0.2, which supposedly enables USB 2.0/3.0 ports, but I can't see my USB stick in Windows ...
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Windows failed to start after upgrade to El Capitan

There is something very frustrating I am trying to figure out for a few days. My MacBook Pro has a 500 GB hard drive. It had Mac OS 10.6.8. There was a Windows7 installation done some time ago via ...
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Planning to test our web application in Safari/Windows 7 instead of Safari/OS X & iOS

We got a recommendation to test our web application in Safari for OS X and iOS (iPad). Instead of using a MacBook/iPad will it be the correct way to confirm the compatibility of Safari OS X and iOS if ...
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Problem Installing Windows 7 via Boot Camp

I've recently created a DIY Fusion drive (240GB SSD & 1TB HDD) using the core storage commands on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro, I've restored from a time machine backup and everything works great. Now ...
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How to Stream audio from Windows 7 PC to MacBook without latency?

I'm trying to stream audio from my Windows 7 PC to my MacBook for the purpose of gaming. I dont have external speakers for the Windows PC, so I want to use my macbook as the "speakers" while playing ...
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Bootcamp: How do you reboot from Windows to Windows via script in OSX El Capitan?

I'm asking this because I think it would be incredibly useful to myself and other Bootcamp users. I currently have my default boot drive set to restart to my Mac partition and already have a script ...
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Mac not booting into OS X nor hard-drive utility is running

I am using OS X El captain 10.11.4 on Macbook pro 2009 I created a partition in Boot camp assistance for windows 7, after reboot Windows installation started, but while installing setup shows ...
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Broken Bootcamp built in audio with macbook Pro mid 2014 win7 x64, SPDIF LED constantly lit

Hardware: Macbook Pro retina mid 2014 15" Software: MacOS + bootcamp installed win7 x64 with latest updates Just recently speakers and headphone port stopped working and the SPDIF red LED light from ...
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USB Win 7 boot disk shows in rEFInd but booting from it loads BootCamp partition instead

I'm having issues with my BootCamp installation of Win 7 Ultimate and want to troubleshoot it using a USB Win 7 boot disk. I created the USB disk in yet another Windows system in Parallels Desktop, ...
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Issue installing Win 7 on Mac

I have been following this answer to install Windows in Boot Camp. Seemed to work absolutely fine until the command e:\setup in step 9. When this command is run "The subsystem needed to support the ...
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How do I restore my missing partition and install Windows 7 64-bit?

I previously had a Windows 7 32-bit installed on my Mac using Boot Camp Assistant. I recently upgraded it to Windows 10 (followed Microsoft update message), but later after I saw some drivers are ...
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Poor sound quality from headphones on MacBook Air mid 2011

I have installed Windows 7 64 bit on my Mac and it's the sole OS on my laptop now. My problem is the sound quality without headphones seems okay but with headphones it is too bad. I can't watch videos ...
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Windows 7 installation permanently operate as the only OS?

If I download and install Windows 7 onto my MacBook Pro, will it permanently operate as Windows, or will I be able to switch between it and OS X? I am downloading Windows 7 strictly to operate ...
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Install or remove Windows 7 option greyed out in Boot Camp

I've been trying every possible way to fix this but apparently I ain't good enough. Perhaps the only problem I couldn't solve, so if there's anyone who can, do reply. I really want this thing to work ...
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Trackpad not fully functioning after resume from sleep (Windows 7, Boot Camp)

I have a 2012 MacBook Pro running Windows 7 x64 via Boot Camp. Often, when Windows resumes from sleep, the trackpad does not function fully. Move and single click work, but two-finger click and two-...
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Can Windows PC search Shared legacy files on an Xserve

PC clients can access and navigate to folders (and open the files) on this Xserve sharepoint but cannot search the archive within any acceptable time. Legacy Mac finds Job1234566 in less than 2 secs, ...
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Outlook is not syncing my calendar changes added to my iPhone 6S

After having entered new calendar events on my iPhone 6S, I tried to sync with my Outlook on my PC, but the event doesn't show up. Does anyone know how to sync the Calendar on Outlook?
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No bootable device USB 2.0 MacBook Pro mid 2014

I've been tearing my hair out the last couple days trying to get Windows installed. I have a MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch mid 2014. Yosemite version 10.10.1. Win 7 64 bit iso (sha1 - ...
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Win7-damaged Mac GPT partition map on 4TB external HDD

I recently did a not-so-intelligent thing: I was installing Win 7 64bit on a new PC and I took my old Mac-formatted 4TB external HDD and mounted it internally on the PC. What I did not realize was ...
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VLC Player on Apple TV cannot browse shared folder on Windows 7 x64

I have VLC player installed on Apple TV. I can see my Windows 7 x64 machine (with SMB suffix after its name) when I'm browsing local network in VLC Player. But when I'm trying to open it I can see ...
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Unable to boot into mac or bootcamp

Installed bootcamp and wanted to share files with the mac side. One of my friend told me to create a FAT partition so that I can share files between mac and windows easily. I was stupid to create a ...
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How to fix “A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing” for Windows 7 on Yosemite

I've been trying to install Windows 7 on Yosemite (10.10.5) on a Macbook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013). My machine doesn't have any CD/DVD drive so I've downloaded Windows and the Mac support files ...
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iMac Boot Camp: No bootable device error when installing Windows 7

System: iMac (21.5 inch, Mid 2010) OS: Yosemite 10.10.5 I used Boot Camp Assistant to create a bootable USB for a Windows install (I have a Windows 7 ISO image through school) and a partition, but ...
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Bootcamp: Windows can't install

This evening I decided to Boot Camp my laptop. I had done it before, a few years ago, but quite recently my laptop got an SSD instead of it's former hard drive, so I had to Boot Camp it again. Since ...
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Boot Camp Assistant - Windows dosen't show up on boot!

I followed all steps to get Windows 7 on my Mac with Boot Camp Assistant and everything was working out until I was finished creating a BOOTCAMP partition and when my Mac restarted it said "No ...
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Bootcamp: 'No Bootable Device error' after resizing partition El Capitan

I have a Macbook Pro (Retina 15 inch end 2013) with OS X El Capitan 10.11.1. I have Bootcamp on it to run Windows 7, always using it without any problem. I wanted more space on the Bootcamp partition ...
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Boot Camp script broke after El Capitan update

I have a script that I call from Terminal to boot into my Windows partition: #! /bin/bash sudo bless -mount "/Volumes/BOOTCAMP" -legacy -setBoot sudo reboot After updating to El Capitan (10.11.1) I ...
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How do I instal OS X when boot combos don't work?

I'm trying to instal OS X on a 2013 Macbook Air. I erased the OS X partition, the computer is booting to my windows 7 bootcamp partition by default. All boot key combinations(C, Option, CMD+Option+R, ...
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Large zip files created in OS X cannot be opened in Windows

When I compress a large directory in OS X, like 5-6 GB the resulting archive cannot be browsed in Windows / Total Commander. It hangs the app and stays at 100% cpu usage, like its trying to extract it ...
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Modifying bootcamp (link include) - Error when writing Iso on USB stick

Thank you for your tutorial for modifying bootcamp for Early 2008 MacBook Pro... Bootcamp - No ISO Option On my side, modifying Bootcamp to add the new option have worked perfectly, but i always got ...
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Bootcamp: Windows installer couldn't find drivers. I placed them on the installer USB. Where should they go?

I have a Late-2013 model 15 inch rMBP, with El Capitan. I downloaded a Windows 7 64bit ISO from Microsoft. Opened up Bootcamp Assistant, created a bootable Flash drive, and downloaded the Windows ...
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Can't install Windows 7 on Macbook Pro

I want to install Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro(15'' mid 2012 version). It seems like only Windows 8 can be installed. I was using Windows7 on this mac before. I have erased it and want to install it ...
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Bootcamp + Custom hybrid MBR = PAIN

I installed OS X to my MacBook from scratch. I mean used USB stick with installer and fully erased disk. Then I created 5 partitions: One for OS X, one for Windows, two for Linux and one for Data: | ...