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Does Windows, running on latest Apple computers, see boot disk partitioned as MBR or GPT?

From my understanding, the newest apple computers boot Windows in EFI mode. Traditionally, Windows has seen the boot disk as an MBR partitioned disk. In fact, the boot disk (i.e. /dev/disk0) has aways ...
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How to group Adobe CS5 application tabs in one window (like the Windows version)?

On Windows (7) my Adobe products have all their tabs and tab groups in the same window. On Mac (OS X Lion) my Adobe products have all their tabs and tab groups separated floated every which way. Is ...
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Removing from dock when quitting

Many programs are not removed from the dock when quitting them (using apple-Q) or when closing their visible windows. I know this behaviour is on purpose, but I don't like it. Is their a way to ...
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iTunes 11: Sorting albums by year

Is there a way of sorting albums for an artist by year in iTunes? For example: "Coda" is actually Led Zeppelin's last album, but it appears first for me in iTunes. I'd prefer it if it sorted albums ...
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After mounting a Windows SMB share, how can I determine the windows “creator” of a file?

I've mounted a Windows SMB share to my Mac. On a windows machine you can open the "File Properties" dialog for folders in this network share and see different "Owners" for whoever created the file: ...
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How to remove Windows Operating system from Bootcamp?

I have installed Windows 8 through BOOTCAMP, and now i want to remove it and leave it for a clear OSX. Is there anyone who know how to remove it completely? (I mean nothing related windows left).
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Windows Bootcamp drive space getting smaller and smaller without explanation

I recently installed Windows 8.1 with bootcamp. I've only installed Quartus. Every time I login into windows, I note that the C: drive is showing less and less free space, without me having installed ...
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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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How do I install Windows 8.1 on an USB flash drive instead an internal or external hard disk?

I'm using MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) with OS X Yosemite (10.10.1) and I would like to run Windows 8.1 off USB Flash Drive and not my internal SSD. So, I ran Boot Camp Assistant, went ...
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iCloud photo stream not updating in Windows 8.1

I'm using the latest version of iCloud on Windows 8.1, but the photo stream is not updating. What should I do? I've tried sign out and reinstall it, and it's still not updating.
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Editing songs in iTunes 11.0.2

I've recently got a new Windows laptop and downloaded and installed the latest iTunes (11.0.2). All my music (over 5000 songs) went into iTunes fine, just as they were on my old laptop. However I have ...
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Dual Boot USB installation with OSX and Windows

I have a 16gb USB pendrive that I want to partition to be able to use it as a Window 7 and Mac OSX install drive (probably using a bootloader?!?) I want to be able to use it on our Macs and PCs as a ...
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Can I install and use Windows on an external USB 3 drive in Boot Camp

I'd like to try Windows 10 Technical Preview before it is released for purchase. I am curious and have never used a windows based machine before. Question: Is it possible to install and run Windows 10 ...
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How do I get a Windows ISO to set up Boot Camp?

I have a new Macbook Pro. I have an external USB Superdrive. I have a Windows 8.1 DVD and legal product key. I have a blank 8 GB USB Drive. I'm trying to set up Boot Camp and install said copy of ...
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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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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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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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Connect a desktop PC wirelessly to a home network via Airport Express

I have a desktop computer with a non-Mac OS (it currently runs Windows XP Home Edition, but I'm about to replace/add Ubuntu) which I can't connect to my home network (again, the router is not a Mac ...
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Transfer data from Windows to OS X

I'll buy a Macbook air and wonder how I can transfer my files from external hard drive I used for windows to the new Macbook Air?
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Can I install Win 8.1 pro with SuperDrive without bootcamp

I wish to install Windows 8.1 pro 64 bit without the use of bootcamp or any apple software. I have wasted over 8 hours of my life trying to create a bootable USB image. I now realise I should just ...
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Macbook Pro formatted with windows, now can't install OS X or Windows!

I formatted my MacBook Pro Mid 2010 with Windows, now I can't install any operating systems on it. I tried to install Windows 8.1 on my MacBook, then at the final step I received a message saying ...
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OS X Server: why would some Win 7 clients not be able to open a file, but another can?

Question: Why do most of the Windows clients on my network get "File in Use" or "file locked for editing by 'another user'" errors when opening files from the server, but one Windows client from the ...
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Lost partitions after a botched Windows install attempt via Bootcamp

I tried to install Windows 8 using the bootcamp assistant, but when I got to this screen, The BOOTCAMP partition created by bootcamp wouldn't accept the windows install. Meaning, I reformatted it, ...
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Prevent iTunes 12 for Windows from stopping podcast update

There are some podcasts that I listen to infrequently, but when I do, I want to listen to all of the previous episodes. After I stop listening for a while, however, iTunes stops updating ...
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Make a Boot Camp partition totally impenetrable?

I'm thinking of setting up Boot Camp on my early 2011 MBP for gaming purposes because, obviously, VMs just don't cut it when they have to share their hardware with OS X. However, several forums I've ...
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Cannot re-connect to windows shares

Mac laptop running 10.10.1 Shares setup on a Windows 2003 server & domain, but Mac is not in the domain. Shares setup for user. Used to work fine. it's my GF's machine. I'm not really a mac ...
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files synced to xampp via google drive between windows vista and mac running os x yosemite file permissions being changed to 403 forbidden

My friend and I are coding a web page via xampp. We both have different copies of xampp server installed. The files are synced via google drive into the htdocs folder. The problem is that the files ...
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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 enable opportunistic locking in OS X Server 10.10

We have Windows clients with a software which relies on opportunistic locking using SMB2. I would like to get rid of the Windows Server and use OS X Server File Sharing for this. With OS X Server ...
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Screen sharing with windows 8.1 - observe windows screen on mac

Here are already some questions about how to connect to mac's screen from windows, like: screen sharing from Windows to Mac over LAN Screen Sharing from windows to mac with no software on the ...
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Can I create symbolic links in OS X which also work in Windows/Linux and vice versa?

I'm synchronizing a folder structure between my MacBook (OS X 10.6) and a PC with Windows XP (soon Linux or Windows 7). My problem is that Windows shortcuts or OS X aliases seem to be unusable on the ...
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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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How to install Windows 8 on an early 2006 MacBook?

I have recently obtained a MacBook 1,1 from my older sister and it happens to be quite old. I have attempted to revive it with boot camp but my windows installation is stored on a USB drive instead of ...
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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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Windows 8.1: how to update Broadcom driver without using external drive

I am looking for a way to update a Broadcom driver without using BootCamp or external boot drive. I have a Macbook pro mid-2012 (non-retina) and successfully had Windows 8.1 running on it, except it ...
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Can I keep my Boot Camp partition when moving to a larger hard drive?

I just bought a 512 GB hard drive to replace my 250 GB hard drive, which currently has a Boot Camp partition (pretty vanilla, just running a standard Windows 7 install). I was planning to just clone ...
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How to resolve netbios names with osx

Hi I'm new to osx and trying to resolve the netbios name of a windows machine. When I try to ping it I get the error cannot resolve hostname. When I use the command smbutil lookup %hostname% it will ...
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Mac runs same vm. Cannot exit

I have inherited some Mac-based machine, but when I power it on - virtual machine with Windows XP starts. I cannot figure, how to exit this mode or restore Mac to factory defaults. I tried booting ...
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Point iTunes to restored content after PC crash

After my PC died I have started to restore my data from backup. I have backed up the entire iTunes folder and successfully restored it. I do not put my content in the standard location...I do not ...
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How to do I keep music on an iPod when I have no access to the iTunes account that it was added with?

I have a rather difficult question. When I got my iPod I didn't have my own laptop, so my brother set up a joint account for both of our iPod's on his laptop - using his email and his personal ...
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Bootcamp Windows USB Installation Errors [duplicate]

I am having issues installing Windows 7 through Bootcamp on my Mac. I want to be able to natively boot into my Windows installation so Parallels or VMWare will not work for me. I am using an early ...
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Windows 7 Boot Camp Automatic Brightness

Is it possible to enable automatic brightness on my MacBook when I use Windows 7 ?
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Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) not responsive in Windows

From time to time, I have to turn off my Apple wireless keyboard to save battery when I'm away from the computer to run an errand, and when I come back to the computer, I would turn the keyboard back ...
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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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Switch Windows in Pages

So I'm using Pages on my Mac and I once was able to switch the windows (NOT the application, but the windows in Pages) with the shortcut command + < or command + >. Now, they apparently removed ...
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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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Windows PC as second monitor for macbook [duplicate]

How to make windows PC second monitor for macbook (over wifi)?
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Boot Camp “Non System Disk”

I'm trying to install Windows via USB on my 2010 MacBook Pro (by doing some plist editing, it doesn't matter). I used the Boot Camp Assistant to create a bootable flash drive, and let it install the ...
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How to create HFS partition on Windows 7 machine

I've got Windows 7 running on my computer and I would like to partition my D: volume, make it HFS+ but I cannot find any tool that will accomplish this. Anyone had done this before? Is it possible? I ...
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Boot Camp to replace previous Mavericks partition

I have a 2011 MacBook with an old partition containing Mavericks and a larger partition that I had reserved for Yosemite. Yosemite's running great, and I would like to install Windows alongside it. ...