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apple imac 2008 BootCamp

i have a 2011 imac downstairs in my house and i created a usb windows 7 install on that and when i plug it in it notices it as an install disk however when i plug it into my imac 2008 and click insall ...
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VMware Fusion 6: cannot start Windows 2000 VM that worked in VMware Fusion 4

Got this message when starting a Windows 2000 VM on VMware Fusion 6 on a Retina MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks: This virtual machine's policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware ...
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Odd iCloud syncing issue

Having problems with photos syncing from iPhone 5s to PC running Windows 7. Long story short, my wife's photos sync to her computer, mine only syncs to 1 of 3 computers (all Win 7 Pro) all on the same ...
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Updating Word for Mac 2011 Themes to Match Word for Windows 2013

Is there an expedited method of matching the default theme used in Mac Word 2011 to the theme that is used in Windows Word 2013? The default formatting scheme used in Word 2013, for Windows, is so ...
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What happens when a Mac SATA drive is put in a Dell laptop?

I am planning to buy a Mac. But I see Mac uses same Intel processors as other Windows/Linux laptops. So I would like to know if I take a hard disk(say the Mac book is released before mid 2012, so the ...
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Will Parallels Desktop harm the hardware of my MBP?

I am running VM, PD in particular, on my MBP. I have encountered several scary things today: machine noise (sounds like "Kah-Kah") occurs while I am in 64-bit Windows 7 in VM. Will the PD actually ...
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Windows 7 on Bootcamp doesn't want to boot. Can't copy files from Bootcamp to Osx mavericks

I have strange problem. A few days ago a was doing some projects on windows 7 and updates appeared , when windows was installing updates I closed it down by holding power button. After that I can't ...
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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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Accidentally moving windows using mouse

I'm ex-Windows user. There was no way to drag maximized window, but it's possible in OS X (I have Mavericks). There is full screen mode, but I have found one annoying thing there - it's too hard to ...
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Invoke Perl script in Windows from OS X

I have a Perl script written in Windows and an AppleScript written in OS X. I want the AppleScript to invoke the Perl script that is residing in Windows. How can I do this?
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Switch to Intel Iris Pro on MacBook Pro under Windows

After a successful installation of Windows (Windows Server 2012 R2) on a MacBook Pro (Late 2013, 15") I've noticed that only the Nvidia graphics card is recognized in the device manager. So I've tried ...
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Set EFI to boot Windows via (U)EFI one time

On my late 2012 Mac Mini, I have installed both Mac OS X Mavericks (with FileVault) and Windows 8.1 (natively, not via Bootcamp): /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME ...
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Exporting highlights from Kindle Personal Documents to a TXT file

There are two main categories in Kindle App for iPad: Books - contains books purchased from Amazon; highlights are available at https://kindle.amazon.com/your_highlights — it works fine for me. ...
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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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10.9: “Application cannot be found” on Windows 2012 R2 shares

We recently migrated from Snow Leopard Server to a Windows 2012 R2 server. In the process we upgraded our Prepress department to 10.9, in an effort to avoid purchasing ExtremeZ-IP. For the most part ...
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Sharing screens/monitor between Asus Laptop and iMac

I have the following equipment: An iMac 27" (mid-2011 windows 8 BOOTCAMP with 2 thunderbolt port and 1 miniDisplayPort) An ASUS ROG laptop (with 1x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor / ...
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How can I run Windows applications on a MacBook Pro?

I have a friend that wants to buy a Mac Book Pro and he has some windows applications that he needs to run. He doesn't want to buy the applications again. Can he run the Windows applications on his ...
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BootChamp equivalent to go from Windows to Mac

I use BootChamp to restart into Windows directly from OS X. I was wondering if there is an equivalent piece of software to restart from Windows into Mac. This will be especially useful when using ...
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Swap Fn and Control on Windows 8 under Bootcamp

If I would install Windows 8 on rMBP, would I be able to swap Fn and Control keys behaviour with tools like AutoHotkey?
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iTunes sync with songs on a new disk drive

When I switched computers I moved my music to a data drive D but now itunes can't find most of the music. Any ideas how I get itunes to search all drives and re-add???
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Bypassing Boot Camp to install Windows using a non-standard partition scheme

My new Retina MacBook Pro is on its way, giving me time to contemplate setting it up. Good thing I got started—I had no idea how difficult it was going to be to install Windows and create an auxiliary ...
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Is bookmark sync biderectional in iCloud for Windows?

The new version of iCloud Control Panel for Windows (3.0) allows syncing bookmarks with Chrome, Firefox and IE. I was wondering, is this syncing bidirectional? As in, if I bookmark something on ...
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Spotlight keeps forgetting not to index BOOTCAMP partition

For special needs, I must mount BOOTCAMP partition as read-writable. I also add BOOTCAMP partition into Spotlight Privacy because it needs not to be indexed. But once every few days, Mac forgets ...
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How does battery life compare with OSX vs Windows 7 (or 8.1) on an Macbook Air?

Does anyone know how long the battery life is on an Macbook Air with Windows 7?
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How do I backup iMessages to my PC for free?

I'm getting ready to wipe and sell my old 4th-generation iPod touch, and I'd like to get a human-readable copy of all of my iMessages before I do so. So far, I've found two solutions, but ...
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Parallels cant access SSD partitions

I have 4 partitions MAC Shared 1 exFAT Windows Shared 2 exFAT I can see the partitions when Windows natively but when I am booting Windows through Parallels I cant access any other partitions ...
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Cannot boot from external DVD

I have changed my internal DVD with Crucial m4 SSD and I have put the DVD in to an external case. I'm trying to update the SSD firmware and install Mavericks but I can't boot anything except MAC OS ...
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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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Wine on Mac via Homebrew

I installed a Windows application on my Mac after successfully installing Wine via Homebrew. The application runs and seems to function correctly except that all of my data is missing. I get the ...
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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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Malware on Windows partition, cannot clean up w/o Admin privileges

I have a 2012 Macbook Pro that has the hard drive bootcamped with Windows 7 installed. I accidentally downloaded a Babylon Search toolbar to the Windows 7 internet browser(s) and cannot delete it ...
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Windows / Linux VNC to Mac OS X not clear

I can successfully connect via VNC from my Windows and Linux machine to my Mac OS X. However on connection, the client view shows very large windows and they are all transparent. I can move the ...
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What Windows 7 Product Keys will work for Bootcamp!

I am trying to setup Bootcamp, but am having a tough time. I know this question has been asked previously, but all of the answers are outdated. What SKU product key for Windows 7 is licensed for ...
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Windows on VirtualBox and special characters

I have a standard Apple US keyboard but I often have to type in German. I find the OS X shortcuts easy to remember and I am comfortable with them. To type the umlauts you have to type option+u (u as ...
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Photos not being added to Photostream when added to folder on disk

Before I updated to the latest version of iCloud panel on my PC, I could add photos to the location on disk where my icloud stream was saved to and those photos were synced to the stream on any ...
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How do I copy photos edited via the Camera app on my iPhone to my PC?

So, I know that the photos edited via the Camera app can't be copied to a Windows PC along with the edits. I realise that the alternative is to email 5 photos at a time. This is obviously ...
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Printing from Windows to a Brother HL-1440 printer (thru a Time Capsule)

I'm documenting an answer, instead of a posting a question, in case this helps anyone else (or I need it again). I recently got a 2013 Time Capsule to update my home setup. I wanted to attach my ...
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Adding a MAC to a Windows Domain - well not quite

I am a Windows SYS Admin. We already have some MAC's, but I am not happy with the way that I CAN'T really admin them. So, my question: As we get a new MAC now, what's the correct way to add it? ...
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Does Windows or Linux have any tools for accessing a FileVault2 encrypted drive's contents?

I'm looking to mount (and access files on) my FileVault2 encrypted drive on a non-OS X box, and am wondering if anyone has done this with Windows or Linux.
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Open a Mac installation disk as if it were on a Windows computer

EDIT: I have found a solution, I'll post it here, as I can't answer my own question yet. Not enough reputation, I have to wait 8 hours. I found a workaround, by using VirtuaBox and Windows. I asked ...
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Mavericks kicks out users on my Windows server when locally connecting with Remote Desktop

I recently upgraded my macbook into Mavericks. I have a Windows Server 2003 and I connect several machines to that server. The machines that connect to this server are all Windows based except for ...
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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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What is that delay between a tap and cursor movement?

I occasionally run Windows on my macbook. There is an annoying problem with the touchpad. I click somewhere by tapping the touchpad, and then move the cursor, but the cursor movement will not ...
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MBA trackpad and keyb not working on Windows 8.1

Listen to this one folks... I have a mid-2013 MBA and thought a few months back that I'd give the new Windows a shot, so I bootcamp'd Windows 8.1 PREVIEW. Since the final 8.1 is upon us and the ...
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How to import folder to iTunes as playlist

Previously I was able to create a playlist in iTunes on Windows by dragging a folder to it.Did Apple remove this feature from iTunes? In which version?Is there a workaround, or must I drag each mp3 ...
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How to add additional partitions to Windows under bootcamp

I have a MBP on which running OS X 10.8.4. Recently using bootcamp I installed Windows 7 on it to use some windows specific software. I wanted to have 3 different partitions in windows, where OS and ...
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Problem downloading photos from iPhone Photostream to Windows

Why doesn't my iCloud panel on my Windows 8 computer always download the photos from Photostream on my iPhone? I have an iPhone 5, on iOS 7.
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Can I put my Windows HDD in a caddy for new iMac?

I was wondering if this is possible: I have a PC with Windows 8. The HDD for this PC is a SATA hard drive (can't remember the size off the top of my head). The HDD has a lot of work documents on it I ...
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How does Parallels' CPU and ram usage work? When to shutdown virtual machine?

I run Windows 7 using Parallels in host operating system OSX. I have it configured to use 2GM ram and 2 cores on a Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB ram. I'm curious under what conditions I will experience ...
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RDP from OS X to Windows using RD/TS Gateway Services?

I am trying to connect from my Mac 10.8 to my work Terminal Services server. It think it runs Windows Server 2008. When using the RDC Client on WinXP ➞ Win 8 it bring up these menu options: You ...