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Connect a Thunderbolt Display to windows 8 desktop

I've been spinning around with this question but couldn't find the answer. Hope someone here could help. I have been trying to connect my Windows 8 desktop to a Thunderbolt Display 27" without ...
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Opening Windows 8 through VirtualBox on a Macbook Air

How do I open Windows through a virtual box on a Macbook Air? I tried to select a virtual CD/DVD drive, but was not sure which file to select.
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Macbook pro late 2011 cannot access windows based server through VPN

I am trying to use vpn to access a Windows based server. I set up the VPN when I was at the office, and was able to connect when I was connected to the internet at the office through VPN, but as soon ...
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How to download orginal photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC?

I'am an iPhone + PC (Windows/Ubuntu) user. Nowadays, I'm used to download photos from iPhone to local folder, sort them and then backup them by myself (by syncing to remote disk and burning onto ...
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Which version of Windows will run on an iMac 24" early 2009 model?

I have an iMac 24", early 2009 model with 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 4 GB RAM running OS X Yosemite. I need to setup my Boot Camp and have done a lot of research, learned a lot but still unsure on ...
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Multi-monitor virtualisation with Parallels

Is it possible to make a Windows 8.1 VM running on Parallels think it has two monitors but in reality these monitors are just two separate "desktops" as far as OSX is concerned running on a single ...
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How to install Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro from USB?

I'm on a 2011 MacBook Pro trying to install Windows 8.1 from a USB. I tried creating bootable FAT32 and NTFS USBs from my Windows ISO with Rufus, but still I don't see anything in Startup Disk in ...
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Maximizing windows like on Windows

Is there a way to maximize windows by dragging the window to the top of the screen? I'd also like to be able to drag windows to the side of the screen and have them take up half the screen like in ...
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Installing windows on Mac won't recognize USB [duplicate]

I am trying to install windows as a boot camp partition on my main hard drive ssd (after spending countless hours trying to get it installed on the optical bay hard drive). I assumed this would be ...
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Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices

So I have a 2010 15" macbook pro (MBP6,1) and I replaced the optical drive with a hard disk. I wanted to install windows 7 on the hard disk with boot camp with a USB and ISO image. After searching I ...
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Do Macs run the full Windows OS making full use of Windows functionality?

So I now know that Macs can run Windows, but I just want to confirm if it runs Windows like a normal Windows would run on a PC, with full functionality. In other words, just like you get an HP-Laptop ...
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How To Create A Bootable USB Installer for Windows, Linux and OSX?

How can I use my 120GB USB Drive as an ultimate IT tool? I want to have the following ISOs partitioned off and accessible through a bootloader (any): Windows 5,6,7,8,10 OSX 10.6,7,8,9,10 GParted ...
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How to change boot picture of Windows partition?

On a MacBook with Bootcamp installed, I got three partitions: OS X 10.10 Windows 10 OS X Recovery On boot, with 'alt' key down, I get the bootloader and I can choose which partition to boot. On ...
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Using MacBook Pro's monitor for Windows PC

I want to use my 2014 macbook pro 13's monitor for my windows 7 pc . How can I do this ? my MacBook is running yosemite.
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Does Apple's EFI patch Thunderbolt devices to Windows 10?

So, I've been rattling with myself about this for a bit. I've followed 5SH-2a's guide of EFI Bootcamp to no avail. I decided to try it on my own, by mapping an NTFS Partition on my hard drive to a ...
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Is there a way to force OS X / Finder to use Windows File naming conventions?

We have a number of Mac workstations (OS X Mavericks) which connect to a fiber attached SAN. This SAN is also accessed by a number of Windows workstations. Windows file naming conventions (and path ...
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Unable to convert NTFS to HFs

I am using Paragon software to convert NTFS to HFS. But it is telling me that there are no parttions or HD available, even though I have 100GB free space and 200 GB empty partitions.
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Odd Red Lines in Windows 7 Games on 2013 rMBP

Last September, I upgraded to a late 2013 model rMBP (Core i5 2.4ghz with Intel Iris 5100). It has largely been fantastic for gaming in Windows 7 — I've played through Bioshock Infinite, Dishonored, ...
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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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How to download past purchases from old Apple ID without waiting 90 days to switch back to new Apple ID?

On my old laptop, I used a shared Apple ID to purchase music on iTunes. It was a little tedious because it was connected to my sister's bank account, so I had to send her money before each purchase I ...
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What file systems can work with OS X File Tags? (HFS+, ExFAT, NTFS, etc.)

What file systems can work with OS X File Tags? (HFS+, ExFAT, NTFS, etc.) I have an NTFS data drive in a Windows machine that I might move to an external hard drive enclosure, if I can use Tags with ...
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Show hidden files from windows PC on Mac

I created some hidden files in windows and copied them on pen drive. Now i want to see those files in Mac but not able to see. please tell how i can see those files ? thanks
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Create a bootable USB with Windows installer for Yosemite?

I'm having trouble creating a bootable USB for my mac. I have an iMac, and I'm wanting to install a copy of Windows Server 2008 x86 onto it. I've tried BootCamp, but I'm getting errors when selecting ...
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How can I run Windows Software .exe on a PowerBook G4?

I have an old PowerBook G4 12" with 1,25 GHz and 786 MB RAM, actually MacOS X 10.4.11 is installed. I'd like to give it to my son, but he likes (among others) to use learning games/software, which ...
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Why don't Windows 7 bootable sticks start on MacBook?

On Macbook air ~2014 when I created the bootcamp partition and the Windows bootable stick, it made a stick that can start an install just fine on Windows computers. Why doesn't that bootable stick ...
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Anyone else having problems joining domain in OS X 10.10.2?

I am (have confirmed I have rights since I can remove and join a Windows 7 box) having problems joining a Yosemite OS X 10.10.2 to the domain--I receive a "authentication server encountered an error ...
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PDF form is missing information entered on a Windows PC

I have a 3rd party form which has a lot of fields to be filled in. I started entering the information on a Windows PC and saved it to Dropbox. When I open the form in Apple Preview on my OS X Yosemite ...
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Suddenly some folders are unreachable from my external hard drive

I have a MacBook Pro and I partitioned the internal SSD into two parts (150GB and 50GB). One of them (the 50 GB part) contains a bootcamp with Windows 8.1. I also have an external hard drive, which is ...
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Best config for day time Windows user + occasional Mac usage

I bought a 2015 Macbook Pro 15" retina, 16GB memory 1TB SSD. I use Visual studio on day time on windows 8 and work on Mac, open source technologies at night and on weekends. I first thought of using ...
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Periodic Backups to a remote Windows Server folder with OS X

I need a tool that will allow backups of specific folders to a remote Windows Share. The Macs connect via SMB or CIFS, meaning AFAIK rsync is out of the question. I only need it to backup on folder, ...
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Using Boot Camp Support Software 4.0.4033 to install 64 bit Windows 7 or 8

My computer is a iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007). The model identifier is iMac7,1. The processor name is Intel Core 2 Duo, which means I have a 64 bit machine. The Apple web site Boot Camp: System ...
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Moving a window to another workspace by a key combination

Is there any way to move a window to another workspace by a key combination? For example, in Ubuntu I can do that by "Ctrl+Shift+->" if I recall correctly. In mac - only by mouse? It's not convenient. ...
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Install OSX on Macbook Air which currently only runs Windows 7

I have a mac book air, which was formatted a long time ago, and only has windows running on it. I would like to run Mac OS again instead of windows. Or if that isnt possible, have both OS's. How can ...
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Fix Recursive Partition (Boot Camp Windows Partition Still Detected After Deletion)

I recently deleted the Windows Partition I had on my Macbook Pro (Mid 2014) which I had installed using Boot Camp. I followed the uninstall instructions in the second section of Apple's website, here. ...
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Is OS X 10.10.2 faster than Windows 8.1 on same hardware?

I run geekbench on some computer on 10.10.2 get 7500,and on windows on same computer get 7200,does this mean OS X 10.10.2 faster than Windows 8.1 on same hardware?
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“Select CD-ROM Boot Type:” error during Windows install

Which version of bootcamp 4.x do I need to install Windows 7 (64 bit) on an iMac7,1 with Yosemite? Specs: 64 bit Core 2 Duo, 4GB, 16GB Flash, optical drive, Windows 7 install DVD Everything goes ...
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Installing Windows on an Early 2011 MBP w/ swapped out SSD… major roadblocks

My problem started a few days ago when after installing my brand new 250gb evo ssd I decided having a windows partition would be nice. I had previously had this setup before having the ssd whenever I ...
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Getting Swedish Apple keyboard to map the same way in Bootcamp (Windows 7)

Whenever I use Windows 7 through Bootcamp, my keyboard mappings are totally different. Many special keys get mapped to what they would be on a PC keyboard, which is a real pain since I program on both ...
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MBP late 2008 HDD and SSD setup

I just upgraded my old MBP to SSD and put my old HDD in my optical drive space for a duo-HD setup. I am running Yosemite on the SSD. I wanted to use my HDD as a Window 7 setup. However, when I go ...
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Dropbox Install in Data Partition between OS X and Windows 7 Boot Camp

I have a Data partition between OS X Mavericks and Windows 7 Boot Camp. I have my Dropbox folder in the partition. I have tried using it in the past formatted as exFAT. This was unsatisfactory in that ...
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Should the Windows 10 Technical Preview work in BootCamp 5.1 on new Mac Pro (Desktop)

Microsoft released the windows 10 technical preview . I am not 100% thrilled with the user experience of windows 8.1 so i wanted to try this out on my new Mac Pro (the garbage can black one). Does ...
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Can't reduce size of OSX partition in bootcamp

I'm trying to install Windows 7 Pro (64 bit) onto my new macbook air (OSX Yosemite 10.10.2). I'm using the Boot Camp Assistant and am at the point where it's asking me to create a partition for ...
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Bootcamp fail stuck at no bootable device (hold option not working)

I've been trying to find an answer to my problem all day with no luck. I tried installing windows 7 via bootcamp this morning. I accidentally created the partition before creating a bootable usb ...
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iTunes 12.1 - Stuttering when playing music

I've just upgraded to the latest version of iTunes (12.1) for Windows -- the first proper 64-bit edition of the software for Windows -- and now all my music has stutters, pops and clicks when playing ...
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Boot Camp OS startup selection not available with Windows Alt

I am using iMac (Yosemite) and Logitech K800 wireless keyboard http://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/wireless-illuminated-keyboard-k800 (specifically the Finnish version of it). When I press Alt on ...
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How can I create a Windows 7 usb from Mac OS to work on a PC?

I know this has been asked about two or three times here, but none of the solutions work. Basically I have a frozen PC, a Mac w/o virtual Windows, a Windows ISO, and a USB stick. While I initially ...
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Apple Updater (Windows) Won't Download Updates?

I have an update for iTunes and iCloud yet neither will download. It downloads less than a megabyte but hangs up. My internet connection is fine and very fast. What is going on? Note: I am on Windows ...
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What is analogous to the Windows registry in Mac OS X?

I am new to Mac and was wondering where application/OS settings are saved.
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Why does Mac OS X requires repairing of permissions for maintenance while other OS (windows /Ubuntu) doesn't require it?

Please explain briefly why repairing of permission is one of the maintenance tool for mac os x exclusively . Why it isn't done on windows?
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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 ...