Using Apple products and services with a computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system in its various versions.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

1
vote
0answers
372 views

Win 7 in Boot Camp: Drivers will not install from snow leopard cd

I have a early 2011 Macbook Pro (8,1). I am loading Windows 7 with Boot Camp, but cannot get any of the drivers to install. (ethernet, video, etc) I have tried both the Snow Leopard cd, and ...
0
votes
1answer
975 views

Reformat old windows hard drive for use externally

I have an old 100 GB hard drive from a windows laptop that I would like to make use of as a portable, external hard drive. I ordered a cheap case on Amazon and it works fine. However, the disk is ...
5
votes
6answers
21k views

How do I correct wrong iTunes play counts?

The play count in my iTunes library has somehow become incorrect. It shows some songs as never been played while I know that I have played them many times before. These songs do still have a "last ...
0
votes
2answers
851 views

Bootcamp assistant won't let me increase the Windows partition

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac. The Bootcamp Assistant won't let me increase the Windows partiton's size above ~45 GB. I've got 200 GB free out of 500 GB on my SSD. I run Disk Repair, but ...
1
vote
4answers
44k views

How to backup iPhone by iTunes?

I'm new to iTunes and everything doesn't make sense for me. I need to do backup of contacts, photos and music on my iPhone. I've tried to follow several manuals how to do backup on my Windows PC but ...
1
vote
0answers
520 views

Removing all IPA files not in iTunes?

I currently have have 692 IPA files on my Windows 7 machine, but only 598 IPA files actually in my Applications section of iTunes I'm guessing this is a result of me pressing the wrong key when ...
1
vote
2answers
131 views

Opening a new iTunes window for my apps (Windows 7)

I've currently got around 700 apps installed on my desktop PC, and 500 installed on my iPad. I'm trying to remove all of the apps from my iTunes library that aren't on my PC, but it seems the only ...
0
votes
2answers
5k views

Finding drivers for Macbook Pro (13 inch, i5, 2.3GHZ) without bootcamp

I had a customer come in (regular) and brought me a mac his son screwed up by deleting partitions and installing windows. Somehow in the bootcamp process he screwed it all up. So now there's a fresh ...
2
votes
3answers
828 views

How to extend bootcamp partition?

When I was installing windows 7 on my mac I allocated 55GB to my bootcamp partition, I now realise that it is not enough for me. is there a way to extend it, without loosing any data and re-instaling ...
-1
votes
1answer
5k views

Why does Ctrl+Alt+Backspace work to log in to Windows on MacBook Pro?

I have Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp on my 2011 MacBook Pro. I have configured Windows to require a Ctrl+Alt+Del to log in. This is supposed to prevent malware from putting up a fake login ...
1
vote
0answers
358 views

Cannot change startup disk

I have my OS X 10.8.2 system with bootcamp, with Windows 7 on the other partition. However, when I try to set the startup disk in System Preferences, I get the error The bless tool was unable to ...
0
votes
1answer
950 views

How can I create a new iPad backup in iTunes after I forgot the backup password? [closed]

I lost my password for the backup of my iPad. I don't need to restore, just be able to make a new backup with a new password, preferrably without reinstalling iTunes.
3
votes
5answers
25k views

Will bootable usb created by bootcamp on mac work with PC?

I need to make a bootable usb with windows 8 files on it, I can't think of easier option than creating it via help of bootcamp, but Will it work for pc (I want to install files on my pc)?
2
votes
1answer
783 views

Document upload/sync with iTunes 11

I have updated iTunes to version 11 and I can't Find the spot where to upload and sync documents anymore (to use in iAnnotate for instance). I don't have a WiFi connection so iCloud syncing is not an ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

27" Cinema Display Windows Drivers

I just built a new windows 8 PC with a GA-Z77X-UP4 TH motherboard so I could have a Thunderbolt port for my Apple LED Cinema Display 27" . Unfortunately, the display isn't working. I have read that it ...
1
vote
0answers
31 views

Can I make iTunes try to identify a playlist like it would a CD?

I'm slowly recovering from the problems described in this question, and I've run across a couple situations where I know the track numbers and that a set of MP3s came from one album, but I can't ...
16
votes
3answers
33k views

Is it possible to install and boot Windows on a Thunderbolt drive?

I know the BIOS emulation of the EFI firmware in Macs does not support booting from FireWire or USB drives, and the EFI version of Windows doesn't seem to be compatible with Apple's EFI ...
4
votes
1answer
965 views

Can I “play higher rated songs more often” in iTunes 11?

After upgrading to iTunes 11, I miss the "Play higher rated songs more often" feature available in iTunes DJ from previous versions. Is there a simple way to restore this feature? I used to use a ...
1
vote
0answers
320 views

How can I fix my music library?

I upgraded to iTunes 11 and it destroyed my entire music library in one fell swoop. After the upgrade to 11, many of my mp3 files got moved to Unknown Album folders. If I looked at the files in ...
1
vote
2answers
314 views

Is there a (working) iTunes 11 “search” shortcut?

The Help Topics say that Ctrl+Alt+F should go to the search field, but it don't here. I'm on Windows 7, with iTunes 11. Is there a shortcut for the search? (I really don't like to have to use the ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

How to make a terminal window always float on top?

I see tons of people who have asked this question in the past, and the answer is always the same.. "Use Afloat". But since Afloat hasn't been updated in ages, and has only support for certain ...
0
votes
1answer
619 views

Printing from a remote windows computer on a printer connected to a MacBook Air

We have a consultant who has a MacBook Air. He connects that to one of our printers via USB. The Mac recognizes the printer and we can print from his documents etc. He then remotes to his office ...
2
votes
1answer
334 views

Can the playlists and ratings be recovered from iOS devices when an iTunes library is lost?

I recently had to do a complete reinstall of my C: drive due to a catastrophic hardware failure. Unfortunately, the iTunes database and play lists and play counts were lost with no backup. ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Does iTunes 11 need extra services or tools to manage duplicates in the library?

In the new version of iTunes 11 the find duplicates option is gone and I don't want to revert to iTunes 10 to get that function back. I know I had 1 GB of duplicates in iTunes 10, but I can't have ...
17
votes
4answers
17k views

iTunes 11: Sorting albums by year

Is there a way of sorting albums for an artist by year in iTunes? For example: "Coda" is actually Led Zeppelin's last album, but it appears first for me in iTunes. I'd prefer it if it sorted albums ...
2
votes
2answers
928 views

iTunes warning about 1080p playback

Installing and tweaking around some settings on the new version of iTunes 11 today, and when I was messing around in the "Store" settings, I clicked it to prefer 1080p downloads, only to be presented ...
0
votes
1answer
369 views

Running a Win XP scanner driver on CrossOver

I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard. I own a scanner that was discontinued a couple of years ago (a Mustek A3 USB), and that comes only with drivers for Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS 9. I am ...
0
votes
1answer
619 views

Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

Mac File Sharing with Windows 7

I haven't found any useful info about what to do when asked for a password whilst sharing files between Mac and Windows. My scenario: I have ONE user on my Mac (somebrit) and no one else, not even ...
1
vote
1answer
60 views

How can I boot to Windows on my Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro that I installed Windows 8 on via Boot Camp. I've managed to boot to it, before, but since then I've made two new partitions on the disk, and I'm afraid it's messed things up ...
3
votes
1answer
6k views

How to stop Windows firewall from blocking Bonjour hostname resolution

I have Bonjour installed on my Windows 7 PC, and the installer appears to have poked all the necessary holes in the Windows firewall. However, I can't ping windows-pc.local from my Mac. If I ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

Booting from USB to install Windows 7 on Macbook Pro, Early 2011

I used Bootcamp (5.0) to create a Windows 7 install USB. It successfully created the install USB but when I reboot the system and hold down the option-key to boot from the USB drive, the boot-loader ...
4
votes
1answer
325 views

How can I remove a program from “Open With”?

I recently installed VMWare Fusion and added Windows 7. Now when I right-click on a text file and choose Open With, there's an option to open with Notepad in Windows 7. This is not something I want ...
7
votes
3answers
12k views

Are the Retina MacBook Pro 15" suitable for PC (Windows) gaming?

I want to buy a MacBook Pro Retina 15" and install Windows 7 or 8 (boot camp) to play games. Obviously games aren't ready for this 2880x1800 resolution, so I hope I can set the games to run at ...
1
vote
0answers
918 views

Does Boot Camp support Windows Server 2012 with ReFS?

According to this article it is possible to install Windows 8 on a Mac (with minor issues). Assuming Windows Server 2012 supports installation to an NTFS volume, I don't expect to run into any ...
2
votes
2answers
695 views

How to convert Windows-based ISO for Mac OS X Installation DVD?

I made an ISO image from Mac OS X Snow Leopard Installation DVD using PowerISO on Windows machine. The ISO file size is 7.6GB, but when I mount the ISO using PowerISO, what I can see is only the files ...
0
votes
0answers
665 views

1080p movies won't play on my PC laptop

Is there a problem with the specs on the iTunes help page regarding 1080p requirements? I have Windows 7 64-bit, an i7 quad-core, iTunes 10.7, 16 GB of RAM, NVIDIA GT 540M 2GB, and a 1080p display. ...
1
vote
1answer
831 views

Can I use my PC to mirror an iPod Touch screen like Apple TV?

I'm using an iPod Touch 3 and I saw in the AppStore that it is possible to use it as a controller via Apple TV to play games on it like Modern Combat and Real Racing. Because I don't have neither an ...
0
votes
1answer
731 views

Boot Camp / Partitioning Weirdness

I have a MacBook Pro, running 10.8.2. I'd like to give Windows 8 a go, using Boot Camp. Now, I've probably done a b Boot Camp install of Windows close to 10 times, on multiple Macs, but I'm stumped ...
3
votes
4answers
8k views

How to install Windows 8 on Mac?

From what I've heard, Windows 8 is only available in its upgrade form. Having never installed Windows on my Mac before, is it possible at all to dual boot Windows 8? Would using the upgrade version ...
4
votes
2answers
11k views

Using Windows 8 .img file to create a bootable USB thumb drive

Is it possible to create a bootable USB drive for installing Windows 8 without access to a copy of Windows? I know I could install a VM and install Windows there, then make the bootable drive and ...
1
vote
1answer
557 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
860 views

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). ...
0
votes
2answers
3k views

iMac OS X 10.6.8, didn't come with any disks…how do I create an install disk [closed]

I want to do a dual boot with Windows 7 (the eventual goal being Windows 8 but to upgrade I think I need to have a version of Windows on my Mac already). I meet all of the system requirements and I ...
1
vote
1answer
926 views

Windows 8 Pro on MacBook Pro 15" early 2011. Multitouch and reversed scroll?

I've installed the newly released Windows 8 Pro on my MacBook Pro, and I'd love to get multi-touch gestures working such as pinch to zoom and 3 finger middle click tapping. I'd also like to reverse ...
0
votes
1answer
179 views

Is this impossible to install XP using BootCamp on Lion?

I want to install XP with bootcamp on my Mac running Lion. The only choice that it gives me is to install Win7. Is there a way to install XP on Lion ?
0
votes
1answer
5k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
26k views

How to fix no backlit keyboard on BootCamp Windows 8 partition

I have a Retina Display MacBook Pro with the latest OSX and also installed Windows 8 RTM on BootCamp. I hadn't logged into BootCamp in a few weeks, so I dont recall if the backlit keyboard ever ...
54
votes
4answers
344k views

Where can I download Safari for Windows?

This sounds like an absurd question, I know, but when I go to: http://www.apple.com/safari/ There isn't a download link! I'm sure it used to be there :-/ Here's what I see: Scrolling further ...
2
votes
2answers
757 views

Hide application menu bar

How can I hide the Menu Bar? I am on mac Osx moutain Lion (10.8) Yes, one can full-screen an app, but it does not solve my problem. Here are 2 scenarios to explain my problem: Scenario 1: I am ...