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

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Windows management

Just wondering whether its possible to achieve my goal. Imagine you are running Firefox and have all windows minimized to Dock. If you switch to other application and back to Firefox via cmd+Tab, it ...
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Why do PDF forms/annotations filled in using Preview.app appear blank to Windows/Adobe users?

If I fill out a PDF form using Preview.app on Mac OS X, and email it to a Windows user, it appears to be blank when they open it in Acrobat. The same applies to some (most?) annotations. How can I ...
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using file tags on OS X and windows

I use file tags in OS X 10.9.3 and I love it. However, I store and access many of the same files on an external drive that I also access with a Windows computer. Is there a way to see or search for ...
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Is there a way to convert a video from iOS (QuickTime) format to Windows (WMV or AVI) format?

I recently purchased an iPod 5 and had the opportunity to take videos with it. The videos are great; but, I have a problem. I would love to be able to convert these videos from their original Quick ...
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IP addresses and how to find them? [closed]

i'm trying to find the IP address of a PC but when i use the CMD it shows odd stuff instead of the IP like fe80:2de0 and it go's on but i don't want to reveal any info of this PC's IP address someone ...
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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 ...
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Amazon Music App

I downloaded two albums from Amazon to the Amazon music app on my iphone. I realise now I can only play them back with a network connection. My iTunes is version 11.2 and I run Windows XP. Is there ...
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Is it possible to install Windows Vista 64-bit on mid 2010 27" iMac w/ Mavericks?

I have a legal copy of Vista which I used to use before I had a drive failure on my mid 2010 27" iMac. Since then I've installed OSX Mavericks, and now it's telling me that only Windows 7 and 8 are ...
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MacBook with Windows keyboard

Problem occurs when pressing the @ and the " keys. They seem to be mapped to each other, so @ -> " and " -> @. The system preferences allow modifier keys to be re-mapped but not these two. Can it be ...
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Is there a way to do SMS from the PC with iOS? [closed]

Is there a way to do SMS from my PC, like MightyText does on Android? I know I can do iMessage on the Mac, but I do not own one and would also like to do SMS.
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How to sync mouse pointer correctly in screen sharing when connecting to a Windows VM?

I am using the screen sharing application on a MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.3 to connect to a Windows 7 virtual machine on a different computer. Although the keyboard and mouse work in general ...
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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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How to install boot camp without Windows cd? [closed]

I'm trying to install boot camp on my MacBook Pro, problem is I don't have a windows installation disk. Can someone please explain how to install bootcamp without the cd? Please!
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Windows 8.1 on external SSD USB3

I have a 2013 Mac Pro. I created a bootable USB stick with Bootcamp Assistant. I then followed the steps over here: ...
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PC as Bluetooth Airplay receiver

Well, the title pretty much speaks for itself. I would like to stream my Mac's music to my PC over Bluetooth. It appears this isn't supported by default (or at least my devices are reporting it's ...
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Can't print on OS X Lion via shared printer connected to Windows Vista. Fix?

As the title states I am not able to print from my Mac to a shared printer that is hooked up to my Windows PC running Windows Vista. I am currently running OS X Lion 10.7 on a Mac Mini. My Mac is able ...
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How do get photos from your photo stream on your PC

Ok so I downloaded the iCloud program for Windows and synced my photo stream with my PC but only 100 pictures went onto my PC. There are still another 500 pictures in my photo stream on my iPhone. How ...
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Directories showing as files when browsing a Time Machine backup on Windows

I have to grab some files from a time machine backup and I only have a Windows PC. I downloaded the HFS+ filesystem drivers from MacRoumers (here) and plugged in my Time Machine Drive. Everything ...
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Can you stop “minimize” from bringing other windows forward in OS X?

I've seen this asked previously, but it's 3 years old, so I was really hoping that there were some other answers by now (new options? new add-on apps?). In OS X (I'm using Mavericks), minimizing a ...
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Very small resolution on external monitor Windows 7 with Macbook Pro Retina

I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13", and I run both OSX and Windows 7. My Windows 7 is run in Parallels. I work with OSX on the screen of the Macbook, and Windows on an external monitor (with the typical ...
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How to identify if an app is installed on iPhone from Windows PC?

I am trying to identify programatically from computer if a particular app is installed in my iphone, once the iphone is connected to the computer( Windows OS). How to proceed with this?
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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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Small Windows 7 on Bootcamp

I am using MacBook Air 13". I need to install Windows 7 on my MB to run some software. I have about 30GB free space on my MB. Is there any Windows 7 distribution that uses less space and works with ...
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how to add few music files to iPhone which is “manually managed” by a different PC?

I have an iPhone which is set up to "Manually manage" music on a PC that I don't have access to right now. How can I add few more MP3 files to it with another PC/Mac, which will be available for ...
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After upgrade Lion to Mavericks, can't run Windows 7 on boot camp because is hidden/disabled

The question is about iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011) It was with Lion, there was a Windows 7 (32bit) partition created by Boot Camp v4. So, I made the upgrade to Mavericks (no clean install), after this ...
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Windows shares keep dropping from OS X

I have a Windows Server 2012 machine providing shares for multiple workstations. I have 2 Mac users that connect to this server and use the shared folders. They report that this share keeps dropping. ...
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Is there an iMessage client for Windows?

My wife's iPhone has iOS 5 and hence iMessage installed. I would like to be able to chat with her using my Windows computer. What options are available for this? Is there a Windows client or any ...
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Mavericks permission issues with Windows Server deduplicated shares

We have a number of 10.9-10.9.3 - Mavericks - machines installed throughout our facility. Much of the user content is pulled from shares stored on our Windows Server 2012 fileservers with ...
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How to “un-maximize” or “restore” an Excel window

In Excel, I have a window that uses all of the display real estate, apart from the dock area. Is there any way to make it use only part of the display, apart from resizing the window by dragging the ...
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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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I can't get my iPod touch to show up in iTunes what am I doing wrong?

I recently purchased a new iPod touch, when I set it up I used my user on my Mom's Windows 7 laptop (and a Wi-Fi network). But, right now that computer is not the one I am using, I am using a Windows ...
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Windows: Why does Bonjour's mdnsNSP.dll inject itself into every process?

In Windows, why does Bonjour's mdnsNSP.dll inject itself into every process?
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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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Using Wine to open Windows .exe

I apologize for repeating my question, but it was suggested that I ask it on this StackExchange site instead of stackoverflow: Original post: I have created a simple .NET 4.5 Entity Framework ...
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How to turn on Hardware Virtualization on Late 2013 MacBook Pro (for Windows 8.1 using Boot Camp)?

I am trying to turn on Hardware Virtualization for my new MacBook Pro for Windows 8.1 setup using Boot Camp. I have searched online and I know that we can not just go to the BIOS like windows and ...
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How can I upload music from an iPhone to a PC without iTunes? [duplicate]

I am looking for an app that will let me transfer media from iPhone 5 to a PC without iTunes sync. It has 3 atributes that I like: works on any Windows upload media with no iTunes sync multiple iOS ...
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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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Remove “Windows” Entry from Mac Boot Loader

Background A while back, I installed Windows 8 on my MacBook Air (mid 2013 model) using Bootcamp. It never really worked, (it would freeze all the time, the WiFi would cut in and out, etc.) so I got ...
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How do I enable cover flow in iTunes 11?

I just installed iTunes 11 and I cant seem to find any place to activate the cover flow. Did they remove it? Can I re-enable it? If I can't, does anyone know of a way to downgrade with out ...
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Transferring photos from iPhone to windows computer

I recently purchased an iPhone 5. I was using an android device before this. When I made the switch from android to iPhone I synced my photos from my android device onto my iPhone 5. When I synced ...
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Map windows printer by name doesn't work, by IP does, buy why?

Using Mac OSX 10.9, adding a printer using Advanced, "Windows printer using spoolss", smb://servername/sharename does not work. The servername is resolvable, but is using a different subnet than the ...
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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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Bootcamp 5.1.5621 needed Bootcamp64.msi

I am using Macbook Pro 2011 July 13 inch. I wish to install Bootcamp 5.1.5621 that I have downloaded at http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1720 It prompts me the following error message: What is the ...
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Can I compile .NET C# code on my Mac?

I need a way to cross compile a short piece of .NET C# code to a dll, which will then run a client's Windows environment. I run OS X 10.9.2 on an iMac. Does anyone know what tools allow this? I ...
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How to refresh metadata in iTunes?

I've updated much of my songs' metadata using MusicBrainz Picard and it's successfully updated in the .mp3 files. However, a song's updated metadata is not reflected in iTunes until I play it. 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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Lost Windows after repartitioning with Disk Utility

I've just re-partitioned my hard-drive using Disk Utility. I shrank my Mac OS X partition and created a new one with the available space. However, after rebooting, the option to start under Windows is ...
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Is iTunes for Windows affected by the code responsible for the goto fail vulnerability?

I've been reading about the infamous "goto fail" security bug in iOS 6 and OS X 10.9, but I haven't read anything about whether other Apple software, like for example iTunes for Windows, is affected. ...
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Syncing notes between Notes.app and Windows

I would like to sync notes between my Apple devices (the default Notes app on iOS and Mac) and Windows. To elaborate, I use Windows in work and the majority of my content is made there and then ...
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Show In Playlist functionality

I frequently use the "Show In Playlist feature" to pick songs so I can play songs that I have not played before. However, I have multiple copies of the same song - some are the same version, some are ...