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I want install Windows 7 on my Macbook after I formated Snow Leopard

I want install Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro after I formatted Snow Leopard. The Macbook is now empty with no OS on it. How can I install Windows 7 on my MBP that has a formatted hard drive?
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Where are the sync settings in iTunes 11 for Windows?

I've just upgraded to iTunes 11 on Win 7 Home Premium x64. No matter how I try, I simply cannot find the synchronization setting for pictures/podscasts/music/movies etc. Can someone please point me ...
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Transferring iTunes library after Windows upgrade broke link to some songs

I replaced my hard drive and upgraded from Windows Vista to Windows 7. Some of my songs were in one (or perhaps a few) folders which no longer exist. The songs exist in a new location. I know I can ...
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iMac does not boot in windows 7

my iMac (iMac11,2) refuses to boot in win7. Nor from bootcamp partition, neither from win7 installation DVD. It boots without any problem into Mac OS (10.6.8), it as well boots from mac os ...
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MBP 2011 - BootCamp - Samsung SSD Drive - Windows install fails

I have a MBP 2011 Version. I used to have Windows 7 installed on the 500gig native drive via Bootcamp and everything was fine. I recently bought a Samsung 830 256gig SSD (latest firmware). I used ...
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Don't see “Bluetooth Radios” and bluetooth not working on Bootcamp Windows 7

I attempted to ask this question at superuser.com but so far I have not received any help. So for the past couple of days I've been trying to get my Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth Keyboard working on my ...
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Internet Sharing Issues (WiFi to Ethernet)

For some reason my internet sharing has decided to stop working. It was perfectly fine about a day ago, no issues, no hiccups, but today it differs. It won't work at all. I'm connecting my MacBook ...
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How do I access my apache web-server (running locally) from Windows 7 running on Parallels?

I'm running Windows 7 from within Parallels running on MacOS X Lion. I've also setup a local apache server; I can access this server from MacOS X via any browser. I've configured this using a ...
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Brightness on bootcamp is totally off

So i have a MBP retina 15" that has a Windows 7 Bootcamp partition. The other day I noticed my screen was a little dirty so I took the screen brightness all the way down (fn+ f1) and did this while ...
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win7 on macbook pro: is it safe to delete osx partition?

I've installed win7 on mbp using bootcamp by creating additional partition - so now I have 2 partitions (win and osx) My question is: will win7 boot normally if I delete osx partition from windows ...
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putting windows 7 on a flash drive using bootcamp

I'm thinking of changing to a new MacBook Pro 15" (the one with an 256GB SSD), 256GB is enough for my files and OS, but I also want to have about 50GB for a Windows 7 (BootCamp) partition. So, taking ...
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Safe to upgrade to Windows 8 on Bootcamp?

So I'd read a service advisory on the Parallels site warning users not to upgrade to Windows 8 due to it damaging their virtual machine and associated files therein. That being said, is it currently ...
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Boot Camp drivers don't always load (for Windows 7)?

Recently, I backed up my Windows 7 Boot Camp partition with Carbon Copy Cleaner before realizing that it would not be a bootable backup. Well, after some fiddling around, I made it bootable again ...
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How to use MacBook from my PC

I have a PC with a big monitor and a 13" MacBook sitting on my desk. I have to do some development in PC environment and also some iOS development on MacBook. Is there a way I could use my PC's ...
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Grey screen on startup of OS X when using Boot Camp 5

I'm afraid I've corrupted my OS X install. When choosing to boot up with the system I get a grey screen (there's a short load sequence before this, after klicking the system icon in the bootup menu). ...
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bootcamp: automatic change of audio output device like in OSX ? (if headphones plugged in, mini toslink, ..)

I don't really know if it is like that for everyone or if there are some bootcamp driver issues on my machine, but: Every time I plug in headphones, a mini-stereoplug or a optical mini-TosLink cable ...
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How to install Mac OS X from Windows on MacBook Air?

I have OS backup .dmg installation file. The problem is I have Windows 7 on my MacBook Air, and I do not have access to OS X to use Disk Utility to burn/restore the OS X image. Is it possible to ...
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Can't update Boot Camp in Windows 7 (MacbookPro9,1)

I've been looking for situations similar to these before posting, but failed to find any. When trying to install Windows 7 (64bit) through Boot Camp Assistant on Lion, the Windows Support Software ...
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Macbook 15 Retina Bootcamp Windows 7 64bit

When I go through the bootcamp process, then get to the windows 7 setup screen. I format the bootcamp partition like the instructions say, then click next with that highlighted and get the error: ...
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How do I restore a Windows 7 DMG file to Boot Camp (and make it bootable)?

My iMac's HD died last week, and so I was unable to access OS X (I had a Time Machine backup of it though). Fortunately I was able to boot into the Recovery HD and use Disk Utility to backup Boot Camp ...
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Booting Windows 7 in Boot Camp shows a black screen with a blinking cursor

I am trying to restore a DMG image of a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition back to Boot Camp. (I know that I should have used Winclone, but I didn't have that option because the drive was already dying and ...
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Dual boot MacBook Air 2012 with Windows 7 - now boots directly into Windows

So I attempted to set up dual boot (Boot Camp) on my new MacBook Air (Mountain Lion) with Windows 7 and failed spectacularly in the process. The Mac just boots straight into Windows now. There's no ...
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Add Windows Printer to Mac OS X 10.6.8

I have a Windows 7 computer that I am trying to print to from a Mac. I have added my printer using a smb:// protocol and it works and says Idle, however when I try to print I get the following: ...
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Make a 2 way sharing folder with my PC

I've been trying to make a sharing folder with my PC for so long and it seems to complicated. In windows 7 there is Homesharing and the configuration is so easy. I would like to make a folder which ...
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iTunes 10.7.0.21 (and earlier) on Windows 7 64bit crashes when converting to AAC

[Also posted in the Apple Support Communities, where it has not received any responses so far.] iTunes crashes very consistently whenever I try to convert songs to AAC format. Sometimes I can get ...
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How to change boot camp partition if is set?

I had a mistake in windows 7 in my mac. I want to change the size of the partition of my hard drive to my windows 7. I know how to use boot camp but how do I change the windows 7 partition? I don't ...
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Installing Visual Studios using Bootcamp Assistant

I have recently installed Windows 7 on my Mac using Bootcamp Assistant. I have partitioned a decent amount of memory for it. Now I am trying to install Visual Studios 2010 Express on the Windows ...
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VirtualBox Win7 enable horizontal trackpad scrolling

I use a Windows 7 installtion in Virtual Box. The magic track works fine for scrolling up and down but scrolling sideways doesn't work. Does anyone know how to get it working?
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How can I change the shortcut keys for my MacBook Pro so it doesn't conflict with my remote Windows shortcuts?

From my MacBook Pro, I use a Java program that allows me to remotely connect to my Windows computer. I use Outlook on this Windows computer where normally I use shortcut keys like ControlF2 or ...
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Keyboard Layout in Windows 7 with VMware Fusion 5

I'm using my MacBook Pro for programming. I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running with VMware Fusion. When I switch from OS X to Windows 7, my keyboard layout changes. It's really annoying because ...
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Why is there no bootable disk found when using windows install disk?

I have created a partition of MS-DOS FAT on my Mac, then created a Windows 7 Install Disk on my Flash Drive. When I try to boot using the Install Disk via rEFIt. It just says no bootable disk found. ...
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iPhone 4 upgraded to iOS 6 - restore ringtones from iTunes

The ringtones show up in iTunes, but iTunes says that it cannot find the songs in order to restore them to my iPhone. How do I get these ringtones back without having to go and redo it again?
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Macbook Pro hangs when booting into Boot Camp Windows 7

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro 15" 10.7.4 with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. A few days ago, I tried to boot into Windows 7 and it just froze after I selected the Boot Camp volume on the Select Drive ...
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iMac display — can't change screen brightness on bootcamp with Windows 7

I can't change iMac (2011) display brightness on bootcamp with Windows 7. When I press F1 it shows icon and even fill the bar, but nothing happen to display. What have I tried: Reinstalling support ...
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Best Note Application Integrated With Exchange For IPad 2

I am looking for a note taking application that needs to be integrated with MS Exchange, because i am using an iPad, a notebook running Windows 7 and MacBook Pro. I want to be able to take notes, ...
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Can a PC with Thunderbolt use 2011 iMac in target display mode?

I just purchased Lenovo T430s laptop with Thunderbolt and I'm wondering if I should be able to use my 27" 2011 iMac with Thunderbolt as an external display using target display mode. So far, no luck. ...
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Empty PhotoStream-folder on Window

I have installed iCloud Control Panel on my Windows PC. During setup, I was asked to create folders for both the PhotoStream and my uploads. I've done all that, but the issue is that I can't see my ...
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How can I stop my iPod connecting to my computer when I plug it in?

Seems like a strange question, but here is the situation: when I arrive at work, I want to recharge my iPod. The easiest way to do that is via the USB connection on my computer. But if I plug it in, ...
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Sharing Mac hard drive over the Internet to a PC

Similar question to this, but my other computer is a PC. (PC seeing external hard drive from the Mac over the Internet.) My external is formatted exFAT. Neither the Mac nor the PC have issues using ...
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BOOTCAMP HDD move - Missing operating system

A few weeks ago I put a bootcamp partition on my 320gb HDD in my mbp early 2009. However, a few days ago I bough me a 1tb hdd and exchanged it. Of course, I don't really want to re-install windows all ...
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Why is parallels giving me the error “there is no disk in the drive”?

I installed parallels on my macbook pro and i installed windows 7 iso via a DVD. at first everything looked fine exception now I am now trying to compile an asp.net-mvc app in visual studio and i get ...
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Can’t reboot into OS X from Boot Camp

I made a partition with Boot Camp on my wife's Macbook Pro and installed Windows, however after being installed I can not find the Boot Camp control panel. I have looked in the control panel and the ...
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Are Boot Camp drivers for thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet available?

I have a Retina MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion and Boot Camp with Windows 7 and the Boot Camp 4.0 drivers. I'm also using the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter. My problem is that my ethernet port (aka ...
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The free vs. inactive memory ratio on a Mac with 16 GB RAM has me concerned

I am looking for clarification since I am seeing large allocations of RAM on my Mac. I have 16 GB of RAM and recently installed Windows 7 on Parallels. When the machine runs, I see 3.55 GB Free memory ...
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Can I install Linux and Windows on a Mac to triple boot the hardware?

I'm quite the newbie at operating systems etc., so forgive me if my question is dumb. Is it possible to install Linux and Windows on a Mac, to run side by side with OS X? I'm about to start a new ...
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What drivers should I install to use the trackpad “two finger swipe” on Windows 7 running under VirtualBox?

I'm using Oracle VirtualBox to run several VMs on my MacBook and am unable to use the trackpad to "two finger swipe" to the previous webpage under Win 7. I'm guessing this is a driver issue. Since ...
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VMware Fusion auto-adjusting Windows 7 resolution on MacBook Pro Retina

Finally my company bought me a MacBook Pro Retina (yeah! I feel so lucky!) I always used Windows (and need it, because of Visual Studio), so I installed VMware Fusion. I installed Windows 7 as ...
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Share External USB from OSX to Windows7

On sharing from Mac to Windows I get access denied. My setup: 1 - Windows 7/64 bit 6GB 2 - OSX 10.8 - Mac mini 8GB 2TB external USB drive formatted exFat Both machines are on the same ...
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Samba share on Mountain Lion freezes

I'm using a Mac Mini (Mid 2010) with Mountain Lion on (OS X 10.8 12A269 – not OS X Server) as a file server at my home network. The Mac is equipped with an external 2TB USB disk (Western Digital). ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB won't boot

I have used Boot Camp to create a bootable usb of Windows 7. But when I hold Option to select the drive all I get is my Mac OS and the restore drive or whatever it is. Shouldn't Boot Camp create the ...