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

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I have deleted all photos from my iPhone 4s but phone usage and iTunes still show 16gb of photos

I had 25GB of photos on my 4s. I have deleted all of them, some via the photos app, and some via windows explorer. Unfortunately, phone usage and iTunes is still showing 16GB of photos. I backed up ...
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How to check OpenGL Version? The version is the same as if i install Windows?

I need to work with at least OpenGL 3.1, and i am not sure which version do i have. When i execute this command on terminal: glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version" i get this message: OpenGL ...
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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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Multiple remote logins from Windows clients to a Mac mini server

I would like to share a Mac mini (currently running Mac OS X Server 10.6.8) allowing coworkers running Windows XP on their boxes to perform a remote login using their username/password. They should ...
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Error when downloading Window support software under Boot Camp

Currently, I have already upgraded to Mac OS X Lion. But an error occurred(Progress to the last 99%) that when I trying to downloading Windows support software via Boot Camp 4.0. It says "Can't ...
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Is it possible to Bootcamp Windows 8.1 using USB on Late 2011 MBP?

I've been having a very difficult time trying to get Windows 8.1 running alongside OS X Yosemite and it's starting to become a real pain. I initially attempted to burn the Windows 8.1 ISO onto several ...
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Can I skip the downloading of the Windows support software if I already have it?

Yesterday I was facing a problem that Boot Camp Assistant was stuck on copying Windows files but that problem is solved now. After that copying files Boot Camp Assistant is showing that it is "...
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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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Boot Camp 5 drivers not installing in Windows 8

I have a MacBook Air 2013 that does not have MacOS installed, but is booting Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (clean install, not upgraded from Windows 7) in a vhdx file via EFI. I'm not having any problems in ...
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Installing Windows manually

Here's the situation: I've got three partitions on my disk - EFI, OS, and a Data Partition + 40 gigs of free space for a Windows partition. I already deleted the Recovery partition to avoid conflicts ...
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What is the best way to sync iCloud with other syncing services?

I have recently purchased an Windows Phone 7 (Nokia Lumia 900). I would like to use it alongside with all of my other Apple products. I have an iPhone 4S (I need 2 different phones for work), an iPad ...
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Using Command-backtick (⌘-`) to toggle between windows

As far as I can tell, Command-backtick (⌘-`) behaviour in OSX 10.9 works as follows: Given a stack of windows for the current application 1 2 3 4 5 6 in order of most to least recently used: Do it ...
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How to create a Windows 7 installation USB from OS X?

I'm trying to create a Windows 7 installation USB (for use on a PC) from OS X. I've tried following these instructions from a similar question on superuser: Insert the USB flash drive and run the ...
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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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Seeing the desktop while in Unity mode in VMWare Fusion?

When I run VMWare Fusion in Unity mode, is there any way to see the desktop or access the files on the desktop? Or must I switch into Single Window/Full Screen mode?
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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 install Windows 10 64-bit in El Capitan Boot Camp?

I'm running OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 on an early 2015 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro (MacBookPro12,1) with Boot Camp Assistant 6.0.0 (519). I have downloaded Win10_EnglishInternational_x64.iso from ...
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How to play music from my computer on iPhone (without iTunes)?

How can I play music that resides my computer on my iPhone (plugged in to my stereo)? I am at home, they are on the same wifi network. The computer runs Windows 7. I tried iTunes's sharing feature ...
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How to transfer large videos from iPad 2 camera roll to Windows XP?

iPad 2 16GB WiFi iOS 5.1.1 Windows XP SP3 All updates installed I have one video on my iPad 2 that is 24:13 in length that I filmed myself and stored in the camera roll. My goal is to upload it to ...
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Can I bulk delete songs no longer on my hard drive from iTunes?

Does anyone know how to do an iTunes windows bulk delete of files for songs no longer on my hard drive?
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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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The simplest way to transfer photos from an iPhone to PC selectively (not sync-all)

Windows 7 user here, though access to a Mac (in case that'd be the only way to do this) wouldn't be impossible. I know I could download iTunes and sync all the photos, but I have nearly 4000 of them ...
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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 ...
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Is there any Mac OS software really supporting Windows RemoteApp?

Is there any Mac OS software that supports properly Windows Terminal Server RemoteApp? By Properly I mean with an experience comparable to Windows Remote Desktop, that is, the Remote App Window is ...
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Understanding RAM and Disk Space when using Windows on a Mac?

I am trying to understand how you need to set things up when trying to run Windows from a Mac (using Bootcamp / Parallels). I understand the differences in terms of Bootcamp requiring you to choose ...
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Given its IP, how can I find out the name of a Windows PC on my network?

I'd like to find out the computer name of a Windows PC (like the name shown in the 'Shares' section of the Finder, e.g. bill-pc) given only its IP address. nslookup doesn't do the trick. I'm also ...
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How do I boot from my Mac partition?

I tried to install Windows 7 on my Mac via Boot Camp, but the disk of Windows 7 doesn't work. When I tried to install the Windows 7 it shows a black screen. Now I want to boot back to OS X, but I don'...
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Install and boot Windows from USB hard drive?

I would like to install Windows 7 on an external USB 2.0 500 gb hard drive. Is it possible to both install to and boot from this USB drive from my MacBook Pro 2010?
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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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How to access Windows share from an iPad?

I didn't find any iPad app that's supporting samba. What is the best way to access Windows shares from an iPad?
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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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Why is Windows 7 giving me a software counterfeiting error?

I have a legitimate copy of Windows 7 Ultimate installed via Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro. I also have Parallels 5 installed on my Mac OS X, which can boot up Bootcamp's partition of Windows 7. I'm ...
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Same dedicated Windows drive for Boot Camp and VirtualBox?

I am going to be setting up a new (to me) Mac Pro 4,1 with multiple internal hard drives. I want to run Yosemite most of the time with Windows 7 virtualized in a window for a few programs I need to ...
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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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Importing a slow-mo video to Windows

I recorded a slow-mo video using my iPhone 5s. How do I import that video to my Windows PC without losing the slow-mo effect? When uploading the video directly to Facebook from the iPhone (from the ...
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Is there anything like the clipboard manager Ditto for Mac?

I'm looking for a clipboard manager like Ditto for Mac: Ditto is an extension to the standard windows clipboard. It saves each item placed on the clipboard allowing you access to any of those ...
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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 ...
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Best file system for an external hard drive sharing between OS X and Windows

I would like to buy an external hard drive that I'll use on Mac OS X and on Windows, but I don't know the best file system for it (reading and writing on the both system). I know I can used FAT32 ...
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Is Mac OS X required to submit an app to the iOS App Store?

We are about to develop an application using Phonegap, a cross platform mobile development tool, but they offer a service where they will build your applications and send you the compiled source code. ...
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Is it possible to use the Magic trackpad on Windows?

Is this possible to use the Apple Magic Trackpad on a Windows Computer ?
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How to keep my iTunes (app) library after reinstalling Windows?

I have an iPhone 4 and I'm a windows 7 user; I have the latest iTunes installed on my PC and synchronized with my iPhone; I don't have any music or video in there, as I don't use the iPhone for that ...
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Speeding up and improving directory listing from windows Servers?

When I connect to windows servers (called PC-servers in OS X) getting the list of files in a directory is really slow (20-30s) in comparison to using a windows machine (<1s). Sometimes the files in ...
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How to purchase Windows for my planned VMWare Fusion setup — via online download, etc

Apologies for this common question, but answers online are often patchy and a few details always elude me. -- I plan to buy VMWare Fusion for my Mac Powerbook (core 2 duo.) So I need to buy a copy ...
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Magic Trackpad / Mouse very spongy on Windows 7 with Bootcamp Update Drivers [closed]

It seems to me that both, Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad respond differently on Windows. While using them with Mac OS X feels natural, on Windows 7 with drivers extracted from Bootcamp Upgrade, it ...
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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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How can I restart from an Apple script without warnings?

I wrote this Apple Script to bless my Windows partition and boot to Windows only once: do shell script "/usr/sbin/bless --device /dev/disk0s3 --setBoot --legacy --nextonly " with administrator ...
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Are Apple boot camp drivers excellent on Windows 7?

First off, I realize some may not prefer Windows, but I like Windows, and I like Apple's hardware so let's set aside any preferences on OS and focus on how well I can expect Boot Camp to run for me. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Can't eject Windows 7 install disk to get drivers from Snow Leopard Install Disk

Alright. I'm angry at this. I'm on a 2008 Macbook Pro, running snow leopard trying to install windows 7. During the "find drivers" phase still in mac, it can't. So according to apple I'm supposed ...