The latest version of Microsoft's consumer Windows operating system, released in late October 2012. It sports a brand-new, redesigned user interface with full-screen apps, an app store "Windows Store," (similar to Apple's App Store for OS X) and includes new hardware support like USB 3.0, enhanced ...

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Hibernate spins fans up indefinitely on Windows 8

I'm running Win 8 on a Late 2011 MBP. Whenever I hibernate the computer (either through the charms menu or when it auto-hibernates from low battery), the computer's fans spin up and won't stop until I ...
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Creating A Bootable USB Of Windows 8.1 On OS X?

Reasons for wanting create such a usb include: PC is unbootable and you want to prepare a bootable USB using the ISO file that you have on your external hard drive. to install Windows 8.1 on Mac ...
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iMac's built-in microphone doesn't work on Windows 8

I'm running an up-to-date copy of Windows 8 on my iMac via Boot Camp and apparently it doesn't like the built-in microphone. I tested it with Audacity and Teamspeak, both of them just record absolute ...
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How can I get VMWare Fusion 6 to display in Unity with full resolution on a Retina display?

As a long time (intimately familiar with 3.11) Windows user I finally made the jump to OS X. I was excited to take advantage of the massive resolution on my new MBP, and it's as awesome as I thought ...
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Upgrading from Windows 8 to 8.1 RTM on a Boot Camp partition

Have anyone been able to upgrade/install Windows 8.1 on a Boot Camp partition? When trying to upgrade to 8.1 RTM it goes into blue screen on first boot, claiming that "A required device is missing" ...
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Can I install Windows 8 using Boot Camp with a Windows 8 recovery disk?

I've created a Windows 8 recovery disk following this procedure: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-SG/windows-8/create-usb-recovery-drive Can I use such a disk to install Windows 8 through Boot Camp ...
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Windows 8.1 poor sound quality

I installed Windows 8.1 on my MacBook Pro 13 (2011 late) using Bootcamp and everything seems ok except poor sound quality. It is just so impossible to listen to music. The quality is like a radio or ...
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Why does iTunes not recognise a plugged in iPhone on Windows 8.1?

I have iTunes 11.0.4.4 and have just installed Windows 8.1 - iTunes seems to work ok, but when I plug the iPhone in (iOS 6.1.4) it doesn't appear and be recognised. The OS sees the phone and I can ...
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How can I install both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on a Mac Mini 2012?

I'm a developer, and I'm working on a cross-platform app that have to run on Mac OS X, Win7 and Win8. Unfortunately it's impossible to test my app in VM due to some hardware restrictions, so I have to ...
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Boot Camp 5 drivers not installing on Windows 8 (iMac)

So I have a mid-2010 iMac 22" that I just installed Windows 8 on, but cannot get the Boot Camp 5 drivers to install. I was unaware that my mid-2010 iMac was technically unsupported for the Windows 8, ...
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Boot Camp and Intel HD Audio

I've recently encountered an interesting audio problem, using OS X with a Windows partition (via Boot Camp). Specifically, if the Windows partition is used, and then the computer is restarted into OS ...
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Issue with installing Windows 8 on an iMac

I own a MacBook Pro and a mid-2010 iMac. I'm trying to install Windows 8 on a second partition on my iMac (currently running Snow Leopard), but I'm still having issues : I tried with BootCamp, but ...
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Which version of Windows runs best on an early 2011 MacBook Pro (and how do I obtain it)?

I'd like to install Windows on my early 2011 MBP via Bootcamp so I can run a highly critical piece of software (Guild Wars 2). The system reqs. are XP or better. Which version of Windows? On ...
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How to remote desktop to Windows 8 with email login?

How can I remote desktop to a Windows 8 machine using an email address login? If enter my username as myusername@gmail.com and leave the domain blank I will be taken to the Windows 8 login screen and ...
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Failure to backup files from Mac partition while in Windows 8 partition

I am running Windows 8 and OS X Lion using Bootcamp, and ran into an issue where OS X is no longer bootable (empty gray progress bar on startup). Googling this error led me to believe it could be any ...
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MBP Boot Camp Windows 8 brightness issue

I am unable to get full screen brightness on my 13" MacBook Pro when booted to Windows 8 Professional. As a result, I can't use my machine outside unless I'm booted to OS X. I checked all the power ...
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Windows 8 version specifically for Mac

I really dont understand this. My school sells products to students via onthehub.com. They offer a separate version of Windows 8 Pro that they claim is specifically for Macs. How does this make any ...
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Mount ISO as CD/DVD in VMware fusion 5

I am trying to mount as CD/DVD an ISO image of Windows 8, in VMWare Fusion 5, but i cant. I dont know if this is a VMware bug. I have rMBP, and since it doesn't have an optical drive, I have to ...
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Windows 8 Resolution Problems

I just installed Windows 8 on my ManBook Pro Retina 15" and I am having some problems. Scince the default resolution looks bad, I set the Resolution to 2880x1800, but this made everything small. I ...
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Parallels VM process has high CPU on Macbook Pro Retina when running Chrome in Parallels 8

When I look in Activity Monitor in Mac OS X 10.8.3 on a Macbook Pro 15" Retina while running Chrome (Build 26.0.1410.64) in a Windows 8 Pro VM hosted in Parallels 8 (Build 8.0.18483) I see that the ...
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Is Windows 8 fully compatible with latest Macbook Air 13"?

I am planning the next laptop and I really like the Macbook Air 13" hardware, looks, and weight. On the other hand, for certain reasons I need Windows, so in case I stick with buying MBA13" I am going ...
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How do I make a window move to the left half of my screen and another window move to the right half? [duplicate]

On Windows 8, I type win + left and the current window becomes full-height and half the screen width and moves to the left. If I type win + right, the current window does the same except moves to the ...
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Boot Camp 5 drivers will not install in Windows 8

I have a Macbook Pro Early 2011 and I had Windows 7 installed on it through boot camp.I recently upgraded to windows 8 by using an upgrade CD. When I upgraded I had Boot Camp 2.3 installed and that ...
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Microphone & Headphones combo port does not work on Win 8 Bootcamp on MBP Retina 15"

I have a macbook pro retina 15in and I have windows 8 installed via bootcamp. I have bootcamp v5 drivers installed in windows 8 and everything works well except my external headset mic. It is a Dr ...
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Win 8 on Macbook Air

I tried to install win 8 on mac using new bootcamp. the problem is that bootcamp formats the drive as Fat 32, and the installation does not start because it needs NTFS format. when format bootcamp ...
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BootCamp 5 + Windows 8 troubles (unsupported hardware?)

I preordered Windows 8 a while back, and as soon as I got it I tinkered around with BootCamp 4 (which technically only supports Windows 7) to get it up and running, since the only computer I have is a ...
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How to clean install Windows 8 Pro *Upgrade* on BootCamp already running Windows 7?

Now that Windows 8 is officially supported in the latest BootCamp, I am considering this for my Mac. There is plenty of general advice about installing Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro in BootCamp on a Mac. ...
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Where can I download Bootcamp drivers for Windows 8 Macbook1,1?

I have been looking for Windows 8 Boot Camp drivers for my first generation MacBook Pro. Where will I be able to find said drivers?
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What are Mac alternatives to Storage Spaces in Windows 8/Windows Server 2012?

I like the Storage Spaces feature in Windows 8/Windows Server 2012, but since I'm mostly working on Mac computers I would like to know if there are any Mac alternatives or equivalents.
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Sound always comes from Apple Thunderbolt Display even with headphones connected

I have an issue using the Apple Thunderbolt Display. I have a Dell XPS laptop with Windows 8 where I connect to the display over Thunderbolt, but every time I try to listen to some music or video, the ...
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Cannot access administrative share (c$) on a Windows 8 PC from Mountain Lion

I'm having an issue trying to access administrative shares on my Windows 8 PC from my MacBook Air running OSX 10.8.2. Here is the process, errors and background info: On the MacBook, Go menu > ...
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Macbook Air Caps Lock Delay in Windows 8

I have remapped Caps Lock to Backspace in Windows 8 using SharpKeys on my Macbook Air, but there is a noticeable delay that prevents me from quickly pressing the key to backspace. The Delete has no ...
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On a mid-2011 iMac, how do I use Bluetooth on Windows 8?

I installed Windows 8 over a Boot Camp installation of Windows 7 on my mid-2011 iMac. By and large it's worked perfectly, UX issues notwithstanding, apart from the rather critical part of a complete ...
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Resize Boot Camp partition

I installed Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro using Boot Camp. Now I've figured out I should have made the Windows 8 partition bigger. Is this safe to attempt using Disk Utility? If not, how do I go about ...
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Installing VMWare on Macbook - Free version

I need to install Windows 8 on my Macbook. So i am hoping to install VM Ware and then install Windows 8 on top of it. I need to know if i need to install VMWare player or VMWare Fusion ? I am using ...
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“No Bootable Device” after failed Boot Camp installation (Windows 8 - 1TB Fusion Drive)

On my new iMac /w a 1TB Fusion Drive, I tried to install Windows 8 (still technically unsupported) using the following method: ...
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Mac mini sound problem with Windows 8 partition

My sound is not working on my Mac mini. I have installed Windows 8 on it, have updated all the drivers, and under device management, it is telling me that everything is running fine. There is no sound ...
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Magic Mouse middle click in Windows 8 with Boot Camp

I've seen this asked around the web quite a bit, but nothing recent, so I'm hoping someone has an answer. I've got Windows 8 loaded with Boot Camp, and a Magic Mouse. The mouse left and right click ...
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Can I partition an iPod (nano, classic, shuffle) for use as a flash drive?

I have made an iPod nano appear as a flash drive by going to iTunes and checking "Enable disk use." However, I am short of a large enough USB key to hold a bootable Windows 8 installer for use by Boot ...