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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cross-Platform File System file sharing between MAC, WINDOWS, LINUX?

I've a laptop with triple boot, Yosemite, Windows 8.1, CentOS 7, and need a partition for sharing files between the 3 os's, i've been using exFAT, as it is supported by OSX & Windows but had some ...
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Turn off NVIDIA on Windows 8.1 Bootcamp

Has there be a successful attempt to turn off the NVIDIA graphic card and use the Intel one? I know that in Linux, it is possible to turn off one graphic card and use the other (using vgaswitcheroo). ...
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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 ...
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Can i remove OS X completely and install Windows?

Can I completely remove Mac OS X from my system and install Windows 7 or 8 on it? I do not want to use Bootcamp or create VM's. Is there any way at all? The problem here is that i want to ditch OSX ...
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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. ...
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Bootcamp stuck in Windows

I have a Bootcamp partition with Windows 8.1 that I rarely use. Last night I was in OSX, closed the lid, and when I opened it this morning it was in Windows and I cannot get out. Booting with the ...
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Is it safe to upgrade to Yosemite when using VMWare Fusion 6?

I'm currently running OS X 10.9.5. Within that I have Windows 8 running in VMWare Fusion 6.0.4 for some critical (but Windows only unfortunately) applications that I use daily. Is it safe to upgrade ...
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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 ...
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Late-2013 rMBP able to install & boot Win8 using EFI?

I've previously installed Win7 (and then upgraded to 8) via Bootcamp, but I've been looking around some forums recently regarding running Win8 natively. I now have the impression that the latest-gen ...
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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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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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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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iPad Mini stuck in iTunes logo (failed upgrade)

I tried to update to iOS 8 today, and when I opened iTunes to do so, it also requested to update itself, as I thought it could handle both things (especially because I assumed it would update itself ...
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Boot Camp'd Windows 8 Trackpad interferes while typing

When I type on a MacBook Pro (2013), which is Boot Camp'd with 5.0, the built-in trackpad interferes while typing under Windows 8. While typing it will place the cursor on random lines. Apple does ...
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Where do I get a product key and ISO for Windows 8 Boot Camp?

(Please note that this is a hypothetical question as I do not yet own the computer mentioned in this post, but will be getting it next year for school) Next year, I am going to buy a MacBook Pro ...
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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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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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Is Windows 8.1 compatible with Apple MacBook Air MD711HN/A?

I'm planning to buy Apple MacBook Air MD711HN/A. I would like to know whether its compatible with Windows 8.1. Is it possible to have a single OS (Win 8)? I use Windows very frequently and travel a ...
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Can I dual boot Mac mini with Windows 8?

I am planning to buy a new computer. I want to use Visual Studio 2013 and app development for iOS. Is it possible to make a Mac Mini dual boot with Windows 8? Will I be able to run all Microsoft ...
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Broke Boot Camp while trying to get a triple boot

I'm running Yosemite, up-to-date on a mid-2012 MacBook Pro. I removed the optical drive, moved my internal HDD to its location and placed a new SSD in the original HDD's location. This has been great ...
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installing windows 8 on mac

I am trying to install windows 8 on my mac osx yosemite using boot camp. I created the bootable usb myself and will download windows assistance software later.So I ticked gthe last option only. ...
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How to sync new songs from a new laptop using iTunes v11.04?

I had an older laptop (Windows 7) with which i used to synchronize my songs on to iPod Nano using the iTunes v10.0. But recently I have shifted to a newer laptop with (Windows8.1) I have the setting ...
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How can my son access my iTunes account from his windows 8 'sign on' on my computer?

I want my son to be able to access my full iTunes library without signing in to my Microsoft account on my Windows 8 pc. He has his own Microsoft account/sign in. I have tried Home Sharing, but this ...
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Windows 8.1 on bootcamp not hibernating

I am running windows 8.1 on macbook pro retina. When i trying to hibernate it is giving me an error A device attached to the system is not functioning.(31) Any thoughts what it could be related ...
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Some program windows in Windows 8 on macbook pro has small text size

On Retina Macbook Pro I am running Windows 8.1 via Bootcamp on Macbook pro Here is my DPI options(default): But some windows showing incorrectly or with a small text size or icons: Also I am ...
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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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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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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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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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Running Mac OS X on a Windows PC

I have bought a Macbook Pro Retina 13-inch (late 2012 model). I've been very satisfied with Mac OS X so far and I would like to use it on my home computer, which currently has Windows and Linux on ...
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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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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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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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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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OSX 10.9 RDP to Windows 8.1 on AD

I am trying to use the default built in apple RDP client to RDP into my Windows 8.1 box but I keep getting the following problem: Remote Desktop Connection for Mac OSX - cannot verify the identity of ...
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“Destination folder access denied” on a partition on MacBook Pro from Windows 8

I have bought a new MacBook Pro. I am from Windows background so I installed Windows 8.1. I wanted to have a partition that can be accessed from both OS so I created a partition using Bootcamp from ...
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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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Are there any options for IOS development on Windows 8? (Apps, Emulators, Cloud Computing OK)

I am trying to develop iPhone apps on Windows 8. To do that, I might need an emulator to run certain IOS development programs. I would like to know if there are any OS-X emulators available for ...
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Virus Scan Windows 8 Bootcamp Partition from OS X?

Is there any software I can use to scan a bootcamp partition on OSX for viruses from OS X? I prefer to run the scan from OS X because: Typically Windows anti-virus solutions are more like full ...
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Does the two-fingered secondary click not work in Windows8.1/Bootcamp?

I just setup a Windows 8.1 installation on my 2012 MacBook Air using Bootcamp (5.1.5640). I've noticed that the two-fingered secondary click doesn't appear to work even when configured via the ...
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Bootcamp Windows 8.1 keymap

Case: I just received a MBP 13" Haswell Retina and installed Windows 8.1 with Bootcamp 5.0.5033 drivers. Problem: The Danish and Danish (Apple) keyboard layouts have two keys swapped: $ and < How ...