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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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 ...
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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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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, ...
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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 ...
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How to restore OS X on MacBook Air after installing Windows 8?

After installing Windows 8 MacBook Air is not booting. I want to revert back to OS X. I need help on how to do that.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Do Windows 10 or 8 fonts or app windows become very small running on an iMac 27 Retina with bootcamp?

I am thinking of getting an iMac 27 Retina that has 5k resolution, and making it dual boot Windows 8 or 10 using Bootcamp. But the thing is, does anybody who use this set up know, whether the font or ...
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Boot Camp on new Mac Pro

I am stuck with a Boot Camp installation on a new Mac Pro. I have tried Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1 Enterprise, and Windows Server 2012 R2. (Can't try Windows 7, obviously.) All three give me this ...
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Move Purchased App from Windows Phone to iPhone

My Windows Phone got stolen and I decided to get an iPhone 4s as a replacement. I bought the Threema-App for WP 8.1. Is there any possibility to get Threema for iOS 9.2.1 without having to buy it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Share calendar with non iOS user

How does one share their calendar with a non-Iphone/ios user? I've tried everything and it seems that all your downloads and accesses keep you chasing in circles.
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iTunes Sync Error: iPhone cannot be synced Error -54

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 ...
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Attempting to dual-boot Windows on late 2011 Mac but the partition number is greater than 4

I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do here. For some background knowledge, my late 2011 Mac does "not have UEFI firmware and the ability to boot Windows installers from USB flash drives until the ...
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How to install Windows on a MacBook without Bootcamp parallely?

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 ...
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Fixing my external hard drive's partition map

Okay, so something really strange has happened, and it's a doozy, so please bear with me. Problem: I need to fix my hard drive's partition map So let me fill you in on what happened here. I ...
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Install Bootcamp on external drive where OS X installed

I have 128G SSD internal storage. And wanted to install Bootcamp on external drive (USB storage). Found out that Bootcamp could not be installed on the external drive. So I thought to install OS X ...
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Boot Camp fails on iMac late 2015 2TB Fusion drive

After one week of try and error I need your help! I'm trying to install Windows 8.1 via Boot Camp on my iMac. What I have: - late 2015 iMac 27", 2TB Fusion drive, OS X 10.11.1 - Windows 8.1 64-bit ...
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I can't see my photos on my iPad mini from Windows 8

Up until recently, I've been able to download the photos and videos off of my iPad mini onto my Windows 8 box. However, the last time I plugged it into the computer, Windows updated the driver that it ...
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Winclone 5 partition is not bootable

I have been trying to transfer my windows copy from my old drive to my newer drive. I used WinClone5 to do this, but when I booted it up, it just said this: ðR(a smiley face)NTFS And a blinking ...
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Bootcamp + Windows 8.1 + Apple Macbook 2011

Recently I installed Windows 8.1 64bit on my Macbook Pro (2011). Everything went fine and I am able to duel boot using Bootcamp. Only issue I am facing is poor performance in Windows. Its taking ...
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Unable to shrink a partition in osx 10.10

Hi, I installed windows using bootcamp, but i made the mistake to make the bootcamp only 20gb, so i want to expand it. I found a way to do so, but firstly i need to shrink my other partition - ...
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iPhone 4s can't be detected by iTunes

I'm connecting it to my laptop which is Windows 8 and I got the latest version of iTunes and is running on iOS 9.0.2, it was able to detect it at first then after a while it just suddenly stopped ...
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I got a problem with bootcamp

Hey guys I'm using mid 2013 MacBook Pro. I know how to install Windows from bootcamp and I already did last year. Until now I haven't faced a problem like this: after creating an USB install disc I ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 VMware 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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Bootcamp no longer bootable after I fixed GPT/MBR mismatch error

I had an error which prevented me from upgrading my system, so I did a few commands with gdisk to fix it, but now bootcamp is no longer bootable. When I boot into it, (it doesn't appear when holding ...
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3Gs how to do simple file operations like create folders, move/copy, drag/drop, from Windows via USB?

I'm looking to access the filesystem of an iPhone 3Gs iOS 6.1.6 via Windows 8.1: i will never use it as a phone. i do not want to install iTunes or any Apple software whatsoever I'm looking to ...
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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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Does Bootcamp modify contents of the USB used?

If I'm planning to install Windows 8 using Bootcamp, will it modify the contents of the USB I use without my permission? I just plan to download the ISO and place it in a folder inside the USB/EHD. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...