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Upgrade Windows 8.1 to Windows 10

Any experiences with upgrading a Windows 8.1 bootcamp install to a Windows 10 install? Is it safe? Will it somehow mess with the efi/bootcamp settings so boot up problems might ensue?
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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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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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Bootcamp Windows 10: Bluetooth works, but mouse not found

I'm having some weird issues with getting my bluetooth mouse to work on a Bootcamp Windows 10 installation. I've verified that bluetooth per se is working by connecting other bluetooth devices (my ...
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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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Web cam sharing in MacOS X

There is a very strange behaviour with Mac Os that i give access to web cam to multiple application like Skype and Face time .where as windows does not allow this ,any answers ??
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Read-only HFS+ on Windows 10 with boot camp driver question

I've been searching around on the internet for a while trying to answer this question, but I can't get a clear answer for it. Background info: I'm running El Capitan with a Windows 10 partition on my ...
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Windows 10 dual-boot iMac partition crashes after 15 minutes of use

I installed Windows 10 onto a partition on my iMac and it's been working fine for a couple of days. However, today it crashed after around 15 minutes of being powered on. Either the screen just goes ...
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Run Windows 10 on Mac from custom boot drive?

My Mac has specs for Fallout 4, but it won't run with wine like the others. I don't want Windows directly installed on my Mac because it corrupted my hard drive last time, instead I want to install it ...
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Windows 10 Professional, Macbook Air , cirrus logic on Bootcamp

I have Windows 10 Professional installed on my Macbook Air. I am using bootcamp version 6.0 I have serious issue with my audio device: Scenario 1: When my headphones are plugged in and i play a ...
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How to release mouse capture in VirtualBox?

I'm on my MacbookPro and using TeamViewer for remote access to my 2k3 Server. On this server I installed VirtualBox to create a virtual machine. But now I stuck at this screen and no more can use my ...
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Dual login Windows and OSX on an Apple computer (not dual boot)

A couple years ago I was using the business center of an Embassy Suites hotel. They had Apple computers with a dual login screen where I could choose to login to Windows or OSX. This was not a dual ...
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Cannot install Windows on my Mac

I have a 2008 Macbook running Lion. I started up Boot Camp and it gave an error saying the startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. I looked at Disk Utility and there was ...
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How do I install Windows 10 on MacBookPro5,1, with no optical drive (SSD+HDD)

I have a huge problem. I am not able to install Windows 10 on my late 2008 MacBook Pro with bootcamp. I have replaced the optical drive as it was not working with a 1 TB HDD and i have a SSD drive ...
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How to create a bootable usb for OS X on Windows?

i had erase all data from my macbook and know i need to create a usb bootable to reinstall the yosemite or another version. I can't access to app store to download the OS. How i can download it and ...
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Unable to install Boot Camp 6 Update for Windows 10 due an invalid signature

I previously upgraded to Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro (Mid 2012)'s Windows (former W7) Partition. Sadly I'm unable to install the BootCamp 6 update - it fails during the installation. Following error ...
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How to make installation disk/pendrive of Mountain Lion in Windows 7?

I would like to install Mac OS Mountain Lion in my Intel Core i3 processor. I have: a Mac OS .DMG file Windows 7 OS Is it possible to make installation disk of Mac OS in Windows 7
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Read files from old windows-formatted external USB hard drive

Years ago, I used an external USB hard drive with my PC (most likely Windows XP at the time). I've been trying to recover some files off of the old drive, but I no longer have a Windows machine and ...
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Apple Watch with Android ir Windows PC?

I have an Apple Watch but I don't have an IPhone or Mac. I want to use my Windows 10 PC, or my android phone with the Apple Watch. How do I do this? (Maybe using an Iphone emulator on PC? There ...
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Boot into Mac from Windows after failed Bootcamp

Don't hate on me too much for this one... I put Win8 on my Mac Mini using Bootcamp, and all was well. I switched back and forth a couple times between the two with no problems. The problem started ...
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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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I only have 2.48 GB of 8 GB RAM available on my Mac after I installed Windows 10

My iMac (iMac12,2) has a pair of 4 GB memory for 8 GB total. It shows up in OS X. Booting to Windows 10 (64-bit) only 2.48 GB of total physical memory are available. Is there a way to use ...
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my passport for Mac on a PC

I have photos on My Pass0port for Mac and attempted without success to download other photos using my Acer which uses Windows 10
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How do I install Windows with Bootcamp?

I am using El Capitan on a 15" MacBook Pro mid 2015. I downloaded a Windows 10 iso file from the Microsoft website. Then I used Boot Camp Assistant and selected the file. I allocated 120 GB to the ...
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What is AppleMobileDevice - System user - in Task manager?

In Windows Task Manager - what is AppleMobileDevice, system user? It is running 55% or more and makes the cpu usage at 55-100%
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Merge all partitions back to single volume

I was trying to install windows 10 on my Retina Mid 2015 MBP using bootcamp, and ran into a few problems during the installation. Without going into too much of detail, this is what i have right now, ...
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Converting between a Mac file path to a Windows file path

I am working in an office that is dominated by PCs, but we are moving select designers to a Mac platform (testing). The biggest issue I have come across is sharing file paths to shared drives, and the ...
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Bootcamp no longer able to boot to OS X

I have a Macbook Pro 2014 with a Boot Camp partition for Windows 10. I decided to create a partition for data. I created and re-sized the partition in Disk Utility (OS X) but formatted it using a ...
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Access Windows Virtual Machine Localhost from Host Mac

I have a Windows 8.1 virtual machine (VMWare Fusion 6) running on my Mac (OSX 10.9.4). In windows, I am running a site using IIS Express on a specific port. On the windows vm, I can write ...
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Issue while installing Windows 10 on an early 2011 MacBook Pro

I try to install a bootcamp with : OSX 10.11 El Capitan Windows 10 Pro (from Dreamspark system, its a license for students) I have succeeded in installing the Windows 10 .iso file on my USB stick. ...
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How to close info window batchly

This habit was inherited from windows 7. I normally choose all the files and then right click and get the folder size. But when I do this in Macos, mac open all the file info. Then how can I close ...
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iTunes won't back up bc it's corrupt or incompatible [duplicate]

I can't back up my iPhone to iTunes and haven't been able to for almost a year. I updated my phone, I've reinstalled iTunes, |I've deleted the backups existing in the preferences. Any forum I've ...
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Run Windows natively on Xserve hardware?

I was given an old retired Xserve 2008 model. This model cannot officially run Mac OS X beyond Lion Server. I have tried the tricks to get later OS X versions to boot on it, and while it works, the ...
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Trying to run Windows from USB on Mac, says “No bootable device found”

I am trying to run Windows 10 on my Macbook Air. I originally wanted to upgrade my SSD so that I would have enough space for a windows partition. Unfortunately, I can't do that with my model (I have a ...
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Boot Camp partition won't show

I had Windows 10 installed on Boot Camp and updated Mac from Yosemite to El Capitan. Afterwards, I could no longer boot to Windows... I want a way to get to Windows or at least get to data on the ...
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Make Mac OS X “Option-Arrow” work like Windows “Ctrl-Arrow”

I rely on the "Ctrl-→" command on Windows to navigate my way through text documents. This useful key-combo will quickly bring me to the beginning of the next word. For example, the following ...
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Mac Pro, Boot into OSX without EFI after Bootcamp

I have a Mac Pro, early 2008. I installed Windows 10 using bootcamp. The mac came with an 8800gt, but I had a GTX680 from my other PC which I put in the mac, it is not the mac version so I don't get ...
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Where to (legally) download Windows iso directly instead of using their .exe utility?

Recently, I installed Windows onto a bootcamp partition on my MBP by using an .iso image file of Windows that I downloaded directly from one of Microsoft's official websites (maybe it was ...
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VPN to OSX from windows machine?

The environment i have setup consists of an OSX Server, running file sharing and VPN. The file share is accessible from the local network on both windows or OSX machines, and OSX machines have no ...
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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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Upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 using VMware fusion 8.0

I'm having difficulty (=it doesn't work) to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. This is the situation: I use a 2011 MacBook Pro running OSX 10.10.05 VMware fusion 8.0.0 (I have it set to run W10 ...
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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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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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Whats the most efficient way to switch between 2 open windows on OSX ? (OR What am I doing wrong ?)

I've recently transitioned to using OSX after using windows/linux for the last 14 years. Few things I like, few things I can't come to terms with. The biggest gripe is active window management on OSX. ...
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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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Install Windows 7 On MacBook (x) 2015

I have just looked on MacRumours and found out that Apple have stopped support for installing Windows 7 with BootCamp on the 2015 MacBooks (Air and Pro) (link). Since I am going to get the new 12" ...
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Full Screen with Microsoft's Mac OS X RDP client?

I have a MacBook Air and I'm using Microsoft's RDP client (Remote Cesktop client) for OS X to remote in to Windows machines. Is there any way to get the client to use the full screen? There seem to ...
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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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Boot Camp - Disadvantages

Let's assume I've got a MacBook Pro, the latest version. Most of the time I'll spend time using OS X, but sometimes I would like play video games or use Visual Studio to develop. I don't really want ...
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How to make special French keyboard characters work in MS RDC?

I'm on a Macbook Pro with a French Keyboard. Keyboard layout works fine when connecting to Windows XP Professional but I cannot get certain keys to work: For example $, &, é, § and @ etc. work ...