Using Apple products and services with a computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system in its various versions.

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How to transfer large videos from iPad 2 camera roll to Windows XP?

iPad 2 16GB WiFi iOS 5.1.1 Windows XP SP3 All updates installed I have one video on my iPad 2 that is 24:13 in length that I filmed myself and stored in the camera roll. My goal is to upload it to ...
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Reinstalling my Windows machine and wanting to preserve iTunes backups

Is there a way to preserve the backups from all my iDevices stored into the iTunes folder - photos, audio notes, SMS etc. and move them to the new Windows installation. Is this possible? How?
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Enabling AHCI for SSD under Win7 BootCamp on Macbook Pro 2011

I've just installed a new Samsung 830 256GB SSD and have configured BootCamp with Lion and Windows 7. Under Lion, I have installed Trim Enabler. Under Windows 7 I have installed the Samsung (Wizard) ...
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Can iCloud synchronize contacts from Windows Mail?

Can I sync my Windows Mail contacts into iCloud? I don't use Outlook for Windows, only Windows Mail.
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MacBook Retina Display for coding

This is a question that could be better on Stack Overflow or Programmers, but I thought I'd try it here first. As a programmer, I need lots of screen real-estate for the IDE and files that I'm ...
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Windows XP Server needs reboot to be discoverable with OS X Lion

I'm really not sure whether this is a Mac question or a PC question, so I will cross-post to both SE sites (see this Super User post). I'm expecting it has to do with how the PC is configured, but if ...
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Any app that will automatically size and lock Finder windows? [duplicate]

For several years I was Windows-only at work and used a great utility that resized and locked my Explorer windows. I'm surprised I haven't come across this for the Mac as I am always repositioning, ...
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Is this possible to print a Pages document on Windows?

I know it's a bit weird, but I received a Pages document. I'm currently on a Windows machine. Can I have some kind of preview/quicklook of the document or print it?
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iCloud: Troubleshooting Safari bookmarks sync between Windows and OS X

I've been trying to ditch Google Chrome and start using Safari both on my MacBook (OS X Lion) and my Windows 7 desktop. After setting up iCloud on my Mac, I've set up bookmarks sync with Safari via ...
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Are bluetooth battery information readable from windows through BootCamp?

Is there any way to see the battery level of bluetooth device (eg, magic mouse) on bootcamp+windows?
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How to enable the windows/linux-like “click to open/reduce windows” on the dock

There is a really intuitive behavior in windows or linux systems: when I reduce a window, it vanishes to the corresponding "dock" icon. Then, when I click on the program icon, the window shows up. On ...
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How to get Mac OS X to run in a VM on Windows

I want to be able to run RubyMotion on Windows 7 computers. But RubyMotion only runs on Mac OS X Lion. So it seems like the only option is to run a virtual machine on the Windows 7 computers which ...
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Operating System Not Found from bootable USB?

Hi I am trying to create a bootable USB for Windows 7 (I have superdrive removed). I went the rEFIt + Microsoft Bootable USB Tool route and keep getting "Operating System Not Found". I also checked ...
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Disable the iTunes import finished sound

Often I'm listening to the songs being imported during the import, using the new tracks in the library. When iTunes completes the import there's an annoying finished chime that sounds loudly because ...
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Repair iPod music database

I have an iPod Nano (5th generation). Recently I decided to stop using iTunes for synchronizing my music. So I started uploading songs with Foobar2000. This has caused some songs to be on my iPod ...
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iTunes do not connect to iTunes Store anymore

This started to happen some days ago, but it's pretty annoying, my podcasts aren't been updating too. When I click in iTunes Store it just show 'accessing itunes store' (the loading bar) and just keep ...
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How do I perform a right-click-drag with the trackpad on Windows 7 under Bootcamp?

I tried two-finger-click and drag. Nope, doesn't work. I tried clicking in the bottom right corner with one finger, but can't seem to drag. I'm on a early 2011 Macbook Pro running Bootcamp 4 and OS ...
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Can I use my Time Capsule with other OSes?

I have two Macs at home which use Time Machine to back up to a shared Time Capsule. Does anybody know of any tools or methods for other operating systems to perhaps make use of that back-up facility? ...
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What is the best way to sync iCloud with other syncing services?

I have recently purchased an Windows Phone 7 (Nokia Lumia 900). I would like to use it alongside with all of my other Apple products. I have an iPhone 4S (I need 2 different phones for work), an iPad ...
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Sync voice memos for the first time [closed]

I recorded a long and important voice-memo on my old iPhone which is not synced anymore to any iTunes. I wanted to retrieve the memo using the advice here, however choosing Sync Music in iTunes ...
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syncing favorites from computer to iphone

I can't sync my favorites from my pc to my iphone 3G through icloud, they say it will will do it through the air, yeah not happening? Please HelpI've tried everything even deleting and it goes back to ...
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Best way to send Videos from the iPhone?

What is the best way to send a video from the iPhone to another iPhone or to a PC - Windows ? I tried dropbox but it is really slow (probably because of my internet) .. BUMP doesnt send videos, and I ...
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Will new desktops with Thunderbolt capabilities work with existing 27" Apple Thunderbolt displays? [closed]

Searched for the answer, apologies because I'm sure this must have been covered. In 2012 we'll see desktop motherboards (and I suppose laptops but let's ignore that) to build Windows boxes that have ...
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What application can I use to increase fan speed of MacBook Pro under Windows 7?

On OS X Lion I use smcFanControl to increase fan speed. What application can I use on Windows 7 on MacBook Pro?
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Upgrade OS X with Windows already installed using Boot Camp - will it break anything?

I've got a late 2010 MacBook Air that came with OS X 10.6.6 installed; I have never upgraded it to 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or to 10.7 Lion. I dual boot with Windows 7 installed using boot camp. I use ...
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Complete iPad backup software without using iTunes, for Windows?

I'm searching for Windows software to fully back up an iPad. iTunes only saves those files which were transfered from the same Apple ID. I need to backup songs, apps and photos. Perhaps the e-mail ...
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Themes in Safari

I have themes in almost every browser that I have installed on my PC. Most themes on the Internet are absolute crap - blurry, inappropriate, racist, or all three. However, I've always managed to get ...
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Writing EOF (End of File) on Windows 7 with bootcamp

I'm looking for a way to input the EOF char into the command line on my MacBook Pro with Windows 7 running in Boot Camp. I've tried several suggested shortcuts and the on-screen keyboard but none of ...
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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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How best to share a Mac-connected printer with Windows 7 PCs on a workgroup network?

I've currently got an old but decent non-network-capable laser printer connected to one of my Windows 7 PC's, and shared over the network (a plain Windows workgroup.) Other PCs in the house, my Mac ...
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How can I access my Photostream on Windows?

I'm trying to swipe a couple photostream pictures onto a borrowed windows laptop, but I can't find any way to do that via the web. Can I access my photostream in any way other than iTunes? I'd rather ...
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What's the Mac equivalent of Windows' Turn Windows Features On or Off?

One of my favorite parts of Windows is the ability to selectively turn features on or off. For instance, on a tablet you can turn on Tablet PC components; on a desktop you can disable these and ...
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VMware fast for first user, sluggish for second

After launching VMware and opening the virtual machine prepared by another user, Windows 7 runs very slowly. File read/write is 10-30x slower than it should be and Windows has started to animate ...
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VMware Windows and resizing the desktop

So I install two Windows 7 VMs through VMware fusion 4. The desktop resizes very nicely in the first: Windows senses the resizing and uses smaller icons. In the second VM Windows simply magnifies its ...
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Installing VMware-Windows for all users

There are two problems with VMware installing Windows in ~/Documents: Multiple OS X users cannot use the same Windows installation. Even one inadvertent omission to exclude ~/Documents from the Time ...
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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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Changing Graphics Card on a 2006 Mac Pro

I have a 2006 Mac Pro running an ATI 1900XT graphics card, but since it is acting as a server (Windows 2008 R2), 99% of the time it's running headless (Remote Desktop does the job) and the graphics ...
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Do I really need Bonjour on Windows?

One of my least favorite things that Apple does to every Windows computer during an installation of iTunes is that it installs Bonjour. On almost every Windows machine I've installed iTunes on, ...
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An iPhone has been detected, but it could not be identified properly

Why do I get the following message in iTunes when syncing my iPhone(s)/iPad(s) to iTunes wirelessly on Windows Vista Ultimate? An iPhone has been detected, but it could not be identified properly. ...
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Is upgrading to iOS 5 faster on a Mac?

As I've mentioned in another question, I want to upgrade an iPod 4th gen to iOS 5. It's currently on iOS 4.latest. I'm interested in doing this in the fastest possible time. However, I right now all ...
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Is there software to mirror a Windows PC via AirPlay?

I would like to mirror my Windows PC to my Apple TV via AirPlay. I've found a few options which enable Windows Media Player to receive video via AirPlay. I've also found an application named Airfoil ...
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Interference on external VGA monitor (intermittent ripple) only when booted into MacOS X but OK on Windows Bootcamp, why? and how to fix?

I'm seeing a ripple-like interference on an external display attached to my 2010 Mac Book Pro via VGA (Display adapter). This only occurs when the Mac is booted into MacOS X but not Windows. It's ...
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Are there any differences, feature-wise, between Firefox for Mac and Firefox for Windows?

I know that Chrome for Windows and Chrome for Mac are extremely similar. So similar that I only notice one difference for the Mac version: the green + button doesn't maximize. However, that can be ...
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Are there any differences, feature-wise, between Safari for Mac and Safari for Windows?

I know that Chrome for Windows and Chrome for Mac are extremely similar. So similar that I only notice one difference for the Mac version: the green + button doesn't maximize. However, that can be ...
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What is the cheapest way to get windows running on a Mac

I want to get windows running alongside Mac OSX, just so I can run one program not available om Mac OSX. what is the cheapest way to get this set up?
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Why can I not edit some photos Imported from an iPhone to Windows Vista?

Lots of people are complaining about this issue on the Apple Support forums. Some people have some work-arounds but there aren't any explanations of what's going on. I've checked out permissions ...
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Apple TV 3G can't connect to Windows iTunes home sharing library

I'm trying to connect my 3rd generation Apple TV to iTunes on Windows 7 via iTunes home sharing, but when I "click" the Computers icon on the Apple TV, it shows an error message stating that it can't ...
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BF2 via CrossOver “@” problem

I've installed BF2 with CrossOver, and so far it's working. Now I like to play online but I can't login with my e-mail because of the "@" Does anyone know how to type the "@"? Can't find it... ...
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Does Find my Mac work if you boot into Windows on BootCamp?

If I have Find my Mac set up and Bootcamp is installed as well, will my computer be trackable when I'm in Windows? What happens if a thief steals my computer and remains in Windows all the time, will ...
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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 ...