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Since upgrading to OS X Mavericks, I can't open any files on a SMB share from my Windows 8.1 PC

I have a PC with Windows 8.1 and a Mac with Mavericks. I have a folder on the Mac that is shared with the PC. When I'm on the PC and I try to open a file that is shared by the Mac, such as an ISO file ...
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How do I delete a BootCamp partition using Terminal's diskutil?

For some reason, the BootCamp Assistant app won't let me delete my BootCamp partition. How can I do so using Terminal and the diskutil terminal app?
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How to Install Windows 8.1 on Haswell Mac?

I have a Haswell retina MBP, but following the installation process with Bootcamp Assistant v.5.1.1 results in an error when Windows attempts to install. Are there any guides available that walks one ...
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How does Windows 10 run on a Mac that officially only supports Windows 7?

Does anyone have experience with Windows 10 having specific driver-related issues on a similar Mac that only supports (has Bootcamp drivers for) Windows 7? I have this MacBook Pro: Apple MacBook Pro ...
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Install windows (bootcamp) without CD or USB Flash Drive

I'm currently trying to install windows on my macbook (13in, 2011), but without any success. My CD drive is dead (as a matter of facts its ruining any cds I put in it), and I simply cant boot via USB. ...
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Unable to install Windows via Bootcamp without superdrive (mountain lion)

I have iMac (mid 2011) with latest OSX (10.8.2). Seems impossible to install windows without superdrive (it just doesn't work works fine on windows). I have googled for solution but none of them ...
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How to install Windows 8 with BootCamp 5 Assistant via USB?

I was able to put Windows 8 setup files on my usb from the installer. Now I just upgraded my machine to Mountain Lion. I have gone through the BC Assistant and it only asks for my Windows CD to be put ...
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How do I access Windows PCs on the network?

How can I access Windows PCs from my Mac, and vice-versa, on the same network. I need to transfer files back and forth, and I can't seem to figure out how to do it. I poked around the settings, added ...
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How do I deauthorize all computers on iTunes?

In older versions of iTunes (for Windows at least), there used to be a way to Deauthorize all computers associated with an account. Now it appears the only option in 10 (10.1.2.17) is to Deauthorize ...
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Windows-style taskbar functionality in OS X?

Looking for an OS X add-on that will enable Windows-like (one-click) functionality for switching between different windows of a single application. Example: I have 5 maximized Chrome windows open, ...
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Can I stream music from my laptop to my iPod Touch over wifi?

Rather than running a long cable from my Laptop to my stereo, I've been thinking for a while about getting one of those wireless devices that lets you transmit audio from your PC to a receiver plugged ...
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Replacing OSX with Windows/Linux on aging mac

I have an old 2008 13" Macbook4,1 model (not pro) running Snow Leopard with 4GB of RAM and 160GB of HDD. It is adequate for my needs at the moment but the OS is no longer being supported by Apple (NTP ...
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Can I use my Time Capsule with other OSes?

I have two Macs at home which use Time Machine to back up to a shared Time Capsule. Does anybody know of any tools or methods for other operating systems to perhaps make use of that back-up facility? ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switching between open windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Best app to switch between all open windows (alternatives to Witch) On Windows and Linux one can switch between open windows by pressing Alt+Tab. On the Mac pressing ...
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Trouble browsing Windows network printers from Mac

In the "Add Printer" dialog Windows section, there are no printers showing up, even though there are several in the office. I think this might be because my Mac is not "logged onto" the Windows ...
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Always prompt for Boot Device on Startup?

I have a MacBook where I have to dual boot Windows and OS X. When I hold the Option Key on startup, I get the nice "Select Boot Device" screen. Is there a way to permanently enable this, so that I ...
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Why can Mac OS X 32-bit access all 4GB of memory, while Windows 32-bit can't?

I don't understand why Mac OS X 32-bit kernel can access all 4GB of memory (and even more) while Windows 32-bit can only work with ~ 3,3 GB, and for using more than 4GB you need 64-bit Windows. Even ...
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Printing from iOS devices to existing printer connected to windows pc?

I am aware of AirPrint activator as a great solution for printing from iOS devices using a Mac on the network. Is anyone aware of a solution for someone with only a pc?
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Displaying minimised windows

When I minimize safari, finder or Firefox windows, they move down to the dock. When I use Command + Tab , to move back to them, the minimized windows don't appear, just the top menu bar is changed. I ...
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Boot MacBook Pro into non OSX operating system from external harddisk

I have a MacBook Pro and an external HDD with Ubuntu, I can use this HDD to boot other machines into Ubuntu but no amount of pressing option would make my MacBook Pro think that the drive is bootable. ...
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How can I deactivate iCloud to avoid “MobileMe Services Stopped Working” message?

I keep getting the message MobileMe Service Stopped Working each time I open Outlook 2007. I have to click on the Close Program button in the error message twice each time it shows up while Outlook is ...
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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 ...
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Mac doesn't recognize hosts on local network

I have a Linux server in my cupboard. My Windows machines can connect to it via its hostname. I have never configured any DNS server; all I did was assign the Linux box a name when I installed Ubuntu ...
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I removed Boot Camp the hard way, but then I got a Windows error anyway. Should I be concerned?

The short version: I was running Boot Camp on my Retina MacBook Pro, but I decided just recently to ditch it because I never use it and I'd like to reclaim the space. The official method of removing ...
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How to import Apple Mail archive files in Outlook 2013?

I need to import Apple Mail archived files in Outlook 2013 on Windows, but every time I open the import wizard and reach the file selection step, I cannot select the archived file. It doesn't even ...
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How to change boot picture of Windows partition?

On a MacBook with Bootcamp installed, I got three partitions: OS X 10.10 Windows 10 OS X Recovery On boot, with 'alt' key down, I get the bootloader and I can choose which partition to boot. On ...
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Can't reduce size of OSX partition in bootcamp

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) onto my new macbook air (OSX Yosemite 10.10.2). I'm using the Boot Camp Assistant and am at the point where it's asking me to create a partition for ...
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Will Windows 7 want two license keys if I go Bootcamp + Parallels?

I read that Parallels 6+ can use Bootcamp installations of Windows, and I'd like to go this route. But I've read reports that Windows will detect a major hardware change significant enough to ask for ...
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Do Macs run the full Windows OS making full use of Windows functionality?

So I now know that Macs can run Windows, but I just want to confirm if it runs Windows like a normal Windows would run on a PC, with full functionality. In other words, just like you get an HP-Laptop ...
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How to convert Vmware Fusion virtual machine to bootcamp image

i'm using ENVI + IDL software on a windows xp virtual machine. That software is too heavy so i can't work as well on that virtual machine so i need to boot that virtual machine on boot so to have all ...
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Do 2.5" SATA HDDs in an external enclosure need extra power over USB with Windows?

MacBook Pro 2008 motherboard failed. Upon sending it to an Apple authorized repair center, they confirmed this. They gave me the laptop back so I could open 'er up and get the hard disk out, which I ...
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How do I upload my iPhone pictures/videos to my Windows Vista PC?

I found a page in iTunes that appears to allow me to sync pictures from my PC to my iPhone, but I can't see any obvious way to upload pictures taken on my iPhone4. How do I do this? What about videos ...
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Play Windows games on OS X

I have a mid-2012 MacBook Pro (non-Retina). I was a Windows user from 2001 until May 11th, and I used to play a lot of casual games for Windows, e.g. Big Fish's Mystery case files series (Ravenhearst ...
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Is it possible to use an iMac's screen as a second monitor?

Is it possible to use an iMac (early 2008 model) as a second monitor (note: not with a second monitor)? I have a Windows 7 laptop (for work) and when working at home it would be nice if I could ...
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How can I write files to iPod's internal disk on Windows?

when trying it I get the "can't do that" icon How can I copy new photos to the iPod?
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Bluetooth keyboard not working after update to Windows 10

I updated my (native) bootcamp instance to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1, but now the apple bluetooth keyboard doesn't seem to work anymore. The bluetooth screen says 'driver error' on the device. I've ...
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Can iCloud do two-way photo syncing (deletion) between the iPhone and a PC?

This is a follow-on question from this earlier one. I want to be able to have iPhone <--> PC photo syncing such that when I delete a photo from the synced folder in Windows Explorer on the PC, it ...
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Are there any differences, feature-wise, between Safari for Mac and Safari for Windows?

I know that Chrome for Windows and Chrome for Mac are extremely similar. So similar that I only notice one difference for the Mac version: the green + button doesn't maximize. However, that can be ...
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iTunes Does Not Automatically Sync

I just installed iTunes 9.2.5 (x64) on a new laptop, and iTunes is not automatically syncing when my iPhone is plugged in. The preference "Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" ...
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Windows print screen when using Boot Camp

I have bootcamp installed on my Mac, and when on Windows, I need to frequently capture screens using windows shortcuts such as Print Screen. Using virtualization is not an option, since I need to run ...
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How do I update my MacBook Pro to the latest version of BootCamp?

Running Windows 8.1 on my 2013 Macbook Pro that runs OS X 10.10.5. Want to update the version of BootCamp (and related drivers) that it is running - I don't think it has updated since I partioned ...
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screen sharing from Windows to Mac over LAN

What software do I need to install / use on a Windows box to be able to remote desktop into OSX locally on LAN? Versions don't matter really, but to be specific: OSX 10.7.5, with "VNC viewers may ...
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How can I boot my dual-booted Mac back to OS X?

I have a MacBook Pro and run Windows XP on it too much however I cannot remember how I can open the MacBook Pro with OS X on instead of Windows XP. How can I boot back to OS X?
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What's the minimum partition size for osx mavericks when dual booting with windows 8?

I used boot camp to setup dual booting between windows 8 and mac osx mavericks. To get the most possible space for Windows 8, should I have formatted my computer first? I was able to partition my ...
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How to translate between Windows and Mac -style file locations?

For an office with mostly Windows workstations and a few OS X workstations, what's the easiest way for the Mac users to translate to and from a Windows-style file paths? For example, to automatically ...
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How to remove extra iPhone calendars?

I'm using my university's exchange server to sync my calendar, contacts and todos with my iPhone (iOS 5), and this is working perfectly. However, there are (besides the "Birthdays" calendar) two ...
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How to delete Windows “locked” files?

My friend gave me a USB key that has Windows Viruses on it. On my mac, when I try to delete them it fails and tells me that those files are "locked". I ran an anti-virus, which also was unable to ...
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How can I set up Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac to work with the Portuguese keyboard layout?

Can you help me to configure the Apple keyboard in Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection for Mac so it works correctly with the Portuguese keyboard layout when connecting to a Windows 7 computer? I want ...
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How can one copy photos off an iPad onto a Windows computer (prior to syncing)?

My father wants to sync a bunch of photos from his Windows PC to his iPad for a presentation. But he's never synced photos before. And he's downloaded a number of photos from his camera directly to ...
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How to automatically import new songs from iTunes media folder on different devices?

I have a few different computers that that use the same iTunes media folder on a network drive. The media folder contains the iTunes library file and thus all my computers share the same iTunes ...