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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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Haswell Macbook Pro Drive Performance

I FINALLY managed to migrate my triple boot mid-2012 rMBP to a new Haswell model, and was very surprised to see this in Win7: On the other machine, the "primary hard disk" score was a solid 7.9. ...
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How to install Linux & Windows on a Macbook

I've been contemplating on buying a Macbook Pro, but what I want to try and do is to have Linux, Windows and Mac (Primary) running on the Macbook. I feel this is a good idea for me, as I'm in my first ...
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How can I uninstall Windows Server 2008 rs2 from my Macbook?

I have a Macbook that I dual booted Mavericks OSX with Windows 7 so I could have the best of both worlds for my CS classes. I am taking a networking course that I need Windows server for. So I ...
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how do i “check” my songs in Itunes

I'm on PC with Microsoft Windows Vista. iTunes was stuck for forced it to close. When I reopened iTunes all 5000 of my songs were unchecked. How do I put the check mark back on all of them?
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How do I dual boot Windows 7 and OS X Mountain Lion on two separate drives?

Is it possible to dual boot Windows 7 (on my internal disk) and OS X Mountain Lion using two different drives?
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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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Can't boot to OSX on 2013 Macbook Air after installing Windows 8

I installed Windows 8 using the Bootcamp today. During the partition screen when installing Windows 8, there was no NTFS partition. There was one partition which said Bootcamp on it. I formatted it ...
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OS X SMB Sharing with Windows Clients via Host Name

I have an OS X Server serving up files to Windows clients (Windows 8). I would like the windows clients to be able to connect to the network share via host name instead of IP address. As an example, I ...
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how to connect to mac lion from a windows machine [duplicate]

I have turned on screen sharing on Mac OSX Lion, and I could remote into the server from another mac machine (Finder -> vnc://192.168.xx.xx) However, when I try to access the machine from a windows ...
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Can we install Windows on a Mac mini

Can we install windows on Mac mini? Also, is it possible to Install Mac OS on PC's rather than Macs ?
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How can I tell if I have the 64-bit version of iTunes installed?

As I understand it, the 64-bit version of iTunes is actually a 32-bit application, and so appears in the Program Files (x86) folder. Is there a way to see if the version of iTunes I've installed is ...
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How to import Outlook vCard into iCloud.com

I am trying to export a single contact from Outlook on Windows to iCloud.com. I successfully exported the vCard but when I import it I get: 1 contact could not be imported because there was a ...
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Boot Camp partition not listed in Windows Setup

I am trying to install Windows 8.1 (I have tried Windows 7). I put my USB stick and I used the Boot Camp assistant. Everything was copied with latest drivers, created Boot Camp partition. After that ...
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Windows Key when running Win 8.1 in Boot Camp on a Mac

I'm running Windows 8.1 in Boot Camp under Mountain Lion on a MacBook Air. I've tried every combination of Command, Option, Control and Shift and I can't figure out how to produce the equivalent of ...
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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 to get MP3 file into iPad Music app without iTunes? [duplicate]

Background: My Mac is out of commission, I don't want to borrow my son's Windows 8 laptop, and I don't want to install iTunes (or anything else that touches the Registry) on my employer's Window 7. I ...
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apple imac 2008 BootCamp

i have a 2011 imac downstairs in my house and i created a usb windows 7 install on that and when i plug it in it notices it as an install disk however when i plug it into my imac 2008 and click insall ...
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VMware Fusion 6: cannot start Windows 2000 VM that worked in VMware Fusion 4

Got this message when starting a Windows 2000 VM on VMware Fusion 6 on a Retina MacBook Pro with OS X Mavericks: This virtual machine's policies are too old to be run by this version of VMware ...
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Odd iCloud syncing issue

Having problems with photos syncing from iPhone 5s to PC running Windows 7. Long story short, my wife's photos sync to her computer, mine only syncs to 1 of 3 computers (all Win 7 Pro) all on the same ...
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Updating Word for Mac 2011 Themes to Match Word for Windows 2013

Is there an expedited method of matching the default theme used in Mac Word 2011 to the theme that is used in Windows Word 2013? The default formatting scheme used in Word 2013, for Windows, is so ...
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What happens when a Mac SATA drive is put in a Dell laptop?

I am planning to buy a Mac. But I see Mac uses same Intel processors as other Windows/Linux laptops. So I would like to know if I take a hard disk(say the Mac book is released before mid 2012, so the ...
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Will Parallels Desktop harm the hardware of my MBP?

I am running VM, PD in particular, on my MBP. I have encountered several scary things today: machine noise (sounds like "Kah-Kah") occurs while I am in 64-bit Windows 7 in VM. Will the PD actually ...
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Windows 7 on Bootcamp doesn't want to boot. Can't copy files from Bootcamp to Osx mavericks

I have strange problem. A few days ago a was doing some projects on windows 7 and updates appeared , when windows was installing updates I closed it down by holding power button. After that I can't ...
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Can iCloud do two-way photo syncing (deletion) between the iPhone and a PC?

This is a follow-on question from this earlier one. I want to be able to have iPhone <--> PC photo syncing such that when I delete a photo from the synced folder in Windows Explorer on the PC, it ...
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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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Invoke Perl script in Windows from OS X

I have a Perl script written in Windows and an AppleScript written in OS X. I want the AppleScript to invoke the Perl script that is residing in Windows. How can I do this?
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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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Set EFI to boot Windows via (U)EFI one time

On my late 2012 Mac Mini, I have installed both Mac OS X Mavericks (with FileVault) and Windows 8.1 (natively, not via Bootcamp): /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME ...
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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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What's the minimum partition size for osx mavericks when dual booting with windows 8?

I used boot camp to setup dual booting between windows 8 and mac osx mavericks. To get the most possible space for Windows 8, should I have formatted my computer first? I was able to partition my ...
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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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Sharing screens/monitor between Asus Laptop and iMac

I have the following equipment: An iMac 27" (mid-2011 windows 8 BOOTCAMP with 2 thunderbolt port and 1 miniDisplayPort) An ASUS ROG laptop (with 1x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor / ...
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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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BootChamp equivalent to go from Windows to Mac

I use BootChamp to restart into Windows directly from OS X. I was wondering if there is an equivalent piece of software to restart from Windows into Mac. This will be especially useful when using ...
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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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Is bookmark sync biderectional in iCloud for Windows?

The new version of iCloud Control Panel for Windows (3.0) allows syncing bookmarks with Chrome, Firefox and IE. I was wondering, is this syncing bidirectional? As in, if I bookmark something on ...
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Spotlight keeps forgetting not to index BOOTCAMP partition

For special needs, I must mount BOOTCAMP partition as read-writable. I also add BOOTCAMP partition into Spotlight Privacy because it needs not to be indexed. But once every few days, Mac forgets ...
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How does battery life compare with OSX vs Windows 7 (or 8.1) on an Macbook Air?

Does anyone know how long the battery life is on an Macbook Air with Windows 7?
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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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Parallels cant access SSD partitions

I have 4 partitions MAC Shared 1 exFAT Windows Shared 2 exFAT I can see the partitions when Windows natively but when I am booting Windows through Parallels I cant access any other partitions ...
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Cannot boot from external DVD

I have changed my internal DVD with Crucial m4 SSD and I have put the DVD in to an external case. I'm trying to update the SSD firmware and install Mavericks but I can't boot anything except MAC OS ...
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How to Install Windows 8.1 on Haswell Mac?

I have a Haswell retina MBP, but following the installation process with Bootcamp Assistant v.5.1.1 results in an error when Windows attempts to install. Are there any guides available that walks one ...
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Wine on Mac via Homebrew

I installed a Windows application on my Mac after successfully installing Wine via Homebrew. The application runs and seems to function correctly except that all of my data is missing. I get the ...
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Where do I get a product key and ISO for Windows 8 Boot Camp?

(Please note that this is a hypothetical question as I do not yet own the computer mentioned in this post, but will be getting it next year for school) Next year, I am going to buy a MacBook Pro ...
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Windows / Linux VNC to Mac OS X not clear

I can successfully connect via VNC from my Windows and Linux machine to my Mac OS X. However on connection, the client view shows very large windows and they are all transparent. I can move the ...
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What Windows 7 Product Keys will work for Bootcamp!

I am trying to setup Bootcamp, but am having a tough time. I know this question has been asked previously, but all of the answers are outdated. What SKU product key for Windows 7 is licensed for ...
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Windows on VirtualBox and special characters

I have a standard Apple US keyboard but I often have to type in German. I find the OS X shortcuts easy to remember and I am comfortable with them. To type the umlauts you have to type option+u (u as ...
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Photos not being added to Photostream when added to folder on disk

Before I updated to the latest version of iCloud panel on my PC, I could add photos to the location on disk where my icloud stream was saved to and those photos were synced to the stream on any ...
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How do I copy photos edited via the Camera app on my iPhone to my PC?

So, I know that the photos edited via the Camera app can't be copied to a Windows PC along with the edits. I realise that the alternative is to email 5 photos at a time. This is obviously ...