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Can't login with iCloud Control Panel for Windows. Constant server error

I have problem of connecting to iCloud with iCloud Control panel for Windows. After a while it errors with can't connect because of server error. And gives me a link to iCloud status which is always ...
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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. ...
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Can I install Windows from a preexisting Windows installation?

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro. The Superdrive broke, so I installed an SSD and put my old HDD in an optibay. The old HDD had a bootcamp Windows installation on it. Since I can't use bootcamp ...
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Finding drivers for Macbook Pro (13 inch, i5, 2.3GHZ) without bootcamp

I had a customer come in (regular) and brought me a mac his son screwed up by deleting partitions and installing windows. Somehow in the bootcamp process he screwed it all up. So now there's a fresh ...
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How do I delete a BootCamp partition using Terminal's diskutil?

For some reason, the BootCamp Assistant app won't let me delete my BootCamp partition. How can I do so using Terminal and the diskutil terminal app?
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Is there a Mac equivalent for window snapping? [duplicate]

In Windows, you can use the Win key + arrows to snap windows to half the screen. Is there a OSX equivalent? I found a program that does this called HyperDock. It worked well, but it was just a ...
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How do I correct wrong iTunes play counts?

The play count in my iTunes library has somehow become incorrect. It shows some songs as never been played while I know that I have played them many times before. These songs do still have a "last ...
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Turn mac into a personal hotspot while connected to network via wi-fi

I have two computers, one is a mac and the other is a windows PC. My mac is connecting to a home network through Wi-Fi but my windows PC isn't picking up the signal. I want to turn my Mac into a ...
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Will a Microsoft Office Add-In developed in Visual Studio work for both a Windows and Mac ( osx ) versions of Ms Office?

I want to develop a Microsoft Office Word Add-In for Mac Users. I would like to know if we create it using Visual Studios in windows will it be compatible with the Mac version of office or is there a ...
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How to import Apple Mail archive files in Outlook 2013?

I need to import Apple Mail archived files in Outlook 2013 on Windows, but every time I open the import wizard and reach the file selection step, I cannot select the archived file. It doesn't even ...
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Every single iPhone backup has disappeared - from PC and from iCloud

Today my mother was going to upgrade from the iPhone 4 to the iPhone 4S, so, naturally, I backed up her iPhone so that she could restore from it when we came back with her new one. As I know that ...
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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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Macbook Air 13 inch (256 GB/ 8 GB/ i5) along with Windows (Using BootCamp)

I am completely new to the Mac and I am planning to buy MacAir (256 GB/ 8 GB/ i5) model and want to use Windows 7 along with it using BootCamp. I have no problem with MacOSX but need to use Windows ...
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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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What is Safari Safe Browsing Data and why does it need to copy every time I sync my iDevice?

Whenever syncing iDevices to iTunes, I always see "Safari Safe Browsing Data" being copied. This naturally sounds alarming. Is Apple tracking my browsing history‽ What exactly is it, and why does it ...
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Copy Photos from Ipad to windows 7

Sub: The easiest way to access the photos from Ipad to Windows PC. I got a ipad from my sister. I like to copy the photos from it to pc. I am using windows 7. I failed trying with iCloud, iTunes, ...
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Windows Putty connect to OSX SSH Server with SSH key

Could someone guide me to setting up OSX (10.10 Yosemite) so that I can ssh from Windows using putty to Mac, but using ssh key rather than password. On the Mac I've enabled remote-login under sharing ...
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Windows key when running windows through virtual box on a mac

I am running Windows 7 on a virtual image using virtualbox on my max osx. I need to know what the windows key is on the mac keyboard. Any tips?
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Can AppleTV stream content directly from iTunes in Windows

Suppose I have iTunes in a Windows laptop. Can AppleTV stream the content from that iTunes directly (as it is supposed to do with iTunes in a Mac) ?
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How to get my files of a Windows-formatted HDD?

I have a very new MacBook Pro. I have an old Windows laptop that died. However I suspect the hard disk is fine. I also have an external HDD that I had used as a backup for that machine (although I ...
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Is it possible to access a Mac OS X Yosemite Server with Windows 7 or 8 laptop without an intermediate Server or software?

Is this even possible? Does anyone do it with any degree of success? I have read conflicting threads and also have had mixed results trying to do this myself. Basically have had moments where it ...
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Connecting to OS X server with Windows 7

I run an OSX server in my office (Previously Mavericks now upgraded to Yosemite) and I need to allow a few Windows laptops to the server. I have never been fully successful at doing connect to the ...
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What's the OS X equivalent of a BSOD?

As a Windows user, I've seen my share of BSODs. I've also seen some errors from Macs, but as I haven't used them as long, I don't really know what the Mac OS X error screens are like. I've seen some ...
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Opening windows applications on Mac

There's an application for windows only I was wondering if it was possible to run it on my MacBook 2008 on Yosemite. I have tried using VMWare fusion but it is too slow. Are there any faster ...
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Transferring word documents from windows to mac

i have trouble with office documents. when i save it on windows everything looks fine but if i open the same file on a mac everything is a mess. the tables, spaces, pages all look messed up. (and vice ...
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Does a Boot Camped Windows alongside a Mac OS X partition profit from a Fusion drive like Mac OS X does?

While writing an answer to this question Should I defrag my SSD before creating a partition for Boot Camp? i wondered if a Boot Camped Windows profits from a Fusion drive like OS X on the same drive ...
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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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Installing iOS on VMware Workstation

I have a Windows PC and VMware Workstation. I am trying to figure out a way to install iOS on it. Is there is way to install iOS on VMware Workstation?
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How can I deactivate iCloud to avoid “MobileMe Services Stopped Working” message?

I keep getting the message MobileMe Service Stopped Working each time I open Outlook 2007. I have to click on the Close Program button in the error message twice each time it shows up while Outlook is ...
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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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How to change the location where iTunes stores backups of iPhones?

When I sync my iPhone 4 with my iTunes, the latter starts to make a backup before doing the actual sync. This backup often takes a lot of time to make, which is very annoying. What is even worse ...
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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?