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 ...

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
30 views

How to install Windows on a MacBook without Bootcamp?

Recently my Mac got erased while trying to format the partiton. So i was trying to install windows 8.1 on my MacBook Pro. I can't use Bootcamp as there is no OS X in my Mac. The Internet Recovery is ...
0
votes
1answer
51 views

Windows 10 display looks too small

I moved to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 but the display at 2800x1800 looks too small in Windows 10. In Windows 8.1 the display was fine at 2800x1800. Also, before installing bootcamp drivers in Windows ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Any solution to bootcamp windows 8.1 with macbook pro 15" 2010?

This question may at first glance seem to be a duplicate but I am asking for an update and clarification to an unsolved problem. After extensively scanning the web, it seems that the consensus is ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

Boot Camp Partition Unavailable After Windows 10 Upgrade

I have a simple problem for you today. I have been using Boot Camp with my Mac Mini for about two years and now, after upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, the Boot Camp partition doesn't seem to ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Let Windows 8.1 use 5k pixels of my iMac 5k? (Boot Camp)

So I installed Windows 8.1 x64 using the Boot Camp Assistant on my Yosemite, iMac 5K 27". The max screen resolution is being reported as 3840x2160. I cannot explain what exactly is wrong, but my ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Upgraded to 10.9, but it broke my Windows 8.1 Boot Camp partition!

I just got Windows 8.1 set up via Boot Camp a couple days ago, and everything was working wonderfully. Today, I upgraded my Mac to OSX v10.9, as suggested by Apple. Nobody told me it would break my ...
0
votes
1answer
46 views

How to resolve the 100% disk usage on my iMac 27" (late 2013) when in Bootcamp bootup

I own an iMac from the late 2013 series, it is the core i7 with 32GB RAM. I eventually established that using Bootcamp would allow for a better experience when working in Windows land (I am both an ...
1
vote
2answers
55 views

Is there a Windows 7/8/8.1 like automatic window sizer? [duplicate]

so I got a Macbook Pro a few months ago to use for coding and as a DAW. Really the only thing I miss about Windows 8.1 is the ability to drag a window to the upper left or upper right corner and have ...
1
vote
0answers
115 views

Upgrading Windows 8.1 to 10 changes bootcamp partition to disk0s4

I recently upgraded my Windows 8.1 Pro on bootcamp to Windows 10 successfully. However when I booted back into Mac, the bootcamp partition had disappeared in the finder window. When I checked disk ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

Can I use my iPad as a microphone/webcam for my PC?

My PC doesn't have a mic or webcam, and it's been that way because I've survived with my iPad, whenever I needed to Skype with friends. However, I do need the microphone on my PC, but before going ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Restore Windows 8.1 System Image Backup to new Boot Camp partition

I just got a new hard drive because the old one was going bad. I made a system image backup of the old Boot Camp partition and saved it to an external drive. Got the new drive set up, with Mavericks, ...
2
votes
1answer
82 views

How to install Windows 8 on a MacBook Pro with OS X Yosemite, using Boot Camp, without a USB drive or DVD

The title covers most of my question. I am relatively new to the Mac world, and came across Boot Camp, which can dual-boot Windows, which seems pretty cool. I have read through many Boot Camp guides, ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Turning Off Keyboard's lights while in Bootcamp's Windows 8

When I start Win8 (installed with bootcamp) the keyboard lights are always on. How do I disable this? Is there a possible way to never ever let them turn on again? (Besides opening the hardware and ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Mac Mini 2010: DualBoot (BootCamp) OSX Mavericks + Windows 8.1

Before Mavericks I had a BootCamp dual boot configuration with Lion and Seven x64. That was fine but, because I replaced the hard drive with a SSD model, I took a chance to set as the newest ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Why won't Windows 8.1 64 bit (MacBook Air) recognize all 1GB video memory?

My 2011 MacBook Air has 8GB of RAM and Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB My Windows 8.1 partition (64 bit) doesn't recognize more than 128MB of video memory, causing graphics oriented programs to crash. ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

IOS 8 get pictures off iphone 5 with windows 8

Is there some trick to get pictures off an iphone 5 with ios 8 on a Windows 8 computer? I can get my pictures off my iphone 5 with ios 8 on my Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP computer but not ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Creating a Windows 8 bootable usb on Mac 10.6.8 without BootCamp?

I'm running 10.6.8 and when I try to use BootCamp, it tells me I need "at least 10GB of free space", which is interesting since I have 21GB of free space. However, trying to fix this issue has seemed ...
2
votes
2answers
264 views

F3 on Windows is what on a Mac?

On Windows to quickly search something, I just press F3 and then you can type what you are searching for as "keywords", how do you do this on Mac? I am busy with HTML and I want to quickly search ...
0
votes
2answers
6k views

How to transfer MKV file from Windows PC to iPad Mini

How do I transfer MKV file from Windows PC to iPad Mini? I have installed iTunes on Windows PC but I can't any option to transfer file.
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Transferring file from Windows to iPhone through iTunes?

A friend has a Windows 8 laptop and needs to copy a text file from the laptop over USB to her iPhone running iOS 7. On the Windows side, I upgraded iTunes to the latest and greatest. When plugging ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Bootcamp Windows 8.1

I recently purchased a Macbook Pro and I'd like to run Windows 8.1. I purchased Windows 8.1 online and got a downloadable version. I now tried to run the bootcamp assistant and was asked to insert a ...
1
vote
1answer
55 views

How can I read/write to several hard drives created on windows 7,8 from OS X

My PC's hard drive - running w8.1- crashed. Bought a mac mini and now trying to retrieve files from crashed disk (and others). All drives have read only permissions, with no locks showing in the get ...
0
votes
1answer
124 views

How can I get Windows to install in Legacy (BIOS) boot on my mid-2012 MBP

I've got a 13" mid-2012 MBP running OS X 10.10.3 Yosemite. I've recently repaved it with a fresh install and now I'm getting round to Bootcamp`ing it. I've installed Windows 8.1 in EFI boot mode and ...
1
vote
1answer
195 views

Cross Platform GUI-compatible Encryption

I am looking for an encryption tool that is completely cross platform - effectively like FileVault or BitLocker but compatible with both operating systems. My use case is that I'd like to encrypt a ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

Software not available from update server when installing Windows 8.1 on Mavericks

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 on OS X Mavericks via Bootcamp. I have a Macbook Pro mid 2010 model. I'm running Bootcamp assistant 5.1.0 (473). Unfortunately, I am getting the following error ...
1
vote
3answers
5k views

Boot Camp - Can't download the software because of a network problem

I have spent 20 hours trying to install Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit on my MacBook Pro Retina MGXC2B/A I created a ISO image of my Windows dvd, put it on my desktop. Inside Boot Camp it asks for the Iso ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

Trying to transfer photos from iPhone 5S to Windows 8.1 machine; only about 25 of the 1000+ photos show up in file explorer

My wife and I are heading to Europe tomorrow and want to free up space for pictures on her phone. I use iPhoto on my mac, but we want to transfer her pictures from her iPhone 5S to our Windows 8.1 pc ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Bootcamp - Why can't I put windows to sleep?

Closing the lid and putting windows to sleep shuts down my macbook. How can I fix this? MBP 13" Retina Early 2015, OS X Yosemite, Bootcamp, 5.1 Windows 8 Pro Edit: Hibernation is off and all the ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

My old iTunes library isn't appearing in iTunes on my new PC

I recently set up my new PC (Windows 8) and installed iTunes. I then moved the iTunes folder from my old PC to my new PC. I set the iTunes library path in Preferences to that folder. But when I launch ...
0
votes
1answer
289 views

Can't install Windows 8?

Okay, so this is the first time ever that I install a non-Mac operating system. But it went like this: First, I downloaded the drivers to a 4GB USB stick. Then, I created a 300GB partition on my hard ...
3
votes
1answer
21k views

iTunes Sync Error

Starting up iTunes on my Win 8.1 computer to sync via USB connected to my iPhone4 immediately brings up the message The iPhone can't be synced. An unknown error occurred (-54) Any ideas how to ...
0
votes
1answer
178 views

connect Windows 8 client to Mac OS X Server Fileshare

I want to connect a Windows 8 Client to a SMB fileshare on a OS X Server 10.9. With OS X I have no problems, but I don't know what I have to do to get the Windows client connected.
0
votes
1answer
237 views

How to fix non-bootable OS X, after Boot Camp problems?

I accidentally removed the "Recovery HD" partition, when I was installing Windows, and now my OS X system is not booting anymore. How do I fix this, without wiping the entire disk, and starting ...
7
votes
2answers
5k views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
293 views

How do I share an optical drive with Windows?

I need to install something from a CD on my PC, but it doesn't have an optical drive. I have an optical drive on my Mac. I have enabled "DVD or CD Sharing" from System Preferences:Sharing. However, ...
0
votes
2answers
29 views

Windows not updating folders from the OS X drive

I have installed Windows 8.1 on my MBP through Bootcamp. Sometimes I encounter a strange issue: Log into OS X, and move/delete/create some files, e.g. Desktop\test_file.txt Turn off the machine; ...
1
vote
1answer
371 views

New “EFI boot” drive appearing after reverting OS X drive to HFS+

Months ago I performed a clean install of Yosemite, and as you can read elsewhere, drive was formatted as Core Storage. Later on I partitioned and put on Windows 8.1 through Bootcamp. Worked well for ...
1
vote
2answers
254 views

Deleted 600mb Partition on Bootcamp-ed MBP while logged into Windows 8 using Disk Manager. No longer boots into OS X

On Mac Book Pro retina ( 2014 ) Mavericks running Boot Camp, one hard drive partitioned to dual boot OS X and Windows 8. While messing on Windows 8 I mistakenly deleted a partition which is now ...
62
votes
2answers
167k views

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 ...
2
votes
8answers
59k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
542 views

Creating a Bootable USB drive for a PC on a Macbook

I recently had a little mishap on my PC machine and now my HDD is completely cleared. I have a 32GB USB, a Windows 8.1 full DVD iso, and my macbook pro 2013 with Yosemite on it. I tried using ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

Importing .acl files (MS Office autocorrect dictionaries) from Windows to Yosemite

I am a lucky new (and hopefully a long-time) user of a Mac mini 2014 with Yosemite onboard. My question is, whether I am able to use by somehow importing my Windows ACL files I've been using with MS ...
0
votes
1answer
979 views

How Do I fix The Audio in Windows 8?

I have Windows 8 installed on my MAC but I don't have sound. The Internal speakers are not detected by Win8. In the charm, it show this; No speakers or headphones. and in Driver manager The High ...
0
votes
1answer
114 views

How to recover NTFS volumes after accidentally formatting drive as JHFS+ volume?

I was reinstalling 10.9 Mavericks on my dual boot setup. I had 2 separate HDDs for 2 OS, both Hitachi 500 GB. But i accidentally formatted the Windows 8 HDD (NTFS) to Mac extended journaled. I had ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Multi-monitor virtualisation with Parallels

Is it possible to make a Windows 8.1 VM running on Parallels think it has two monitors but in reality these monitors are just two separate "desktops" as far as OSX is concerned running on a single ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Boot Camp partition not even starting to boot

I do not remember doing anything unusual to my Mac, but when I tried rebooting into Windows partition, nothing happened. If I didn't hold alt while booting, I got white screen stuck for ages. If I ...
0
votes
0answers
169 views

Windows 8 Product Key doesn't work with Boot Camp

I currently have Windows Boot Camp'd on my early 2013 MacBook Pro Retina however I am not allowed to download anything. When I go into pc settings to input my product key to Activate windows it denies ...
3
votes
4answers
31k views

How can I get sound working on Bootcamp + Windows 8.1?

Windows 8.1 isn't playing back audio on my 13" mid-2012 Macbook Pro. I only have a speaker with an x on my notifications bar. When I click on it, I get the usual "detecting problems" garbage. ...
0
votes
1answer
283 views

External Monitor is not Working with Windows 8.1 64bit (MacBook Pro Late 2011)

I need to connect my Macbook Pro Late 2011 to external (LG) monitor via Minidisplay port to DVI. I have the latest drivers for my Intel HD Graphics 3000 and the latest Bootcamp as well. Can anybody ...
0
votes
0answers
190 views

Sound not working on new Windows 8.1 install (Early 2011 MacBook Pro)

Background: My CD/DVD drive is broken so I had to install Windows from a USB drive. I used a trick that involved changing entries in an info.plist file belonging to Boot Camp Assistant which allowed ...