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Printing from a remote windows computer on a printer connected to a MacBook Air

We have a consultant who has a MacBook Air. He connects that to one of our printers via USB. The Mac recognizes the printer and we can print from his documents etc. He then remotes to his office ...
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Wi-Fi Sync for iOS 4.2.1 and Windows?

I've lost my data cable for my old iPod Touch 2G, so I googled a little bit and found wifi-sync, downloaded it, and it told me to get the desktop app from getwifisync.com but it doesn't exist. Is ...
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Can the playlists and ratings be recovered from iOS devices when an iTunes library is lost?

I recently had to do a complete reinstall of my C: drive due to a catastrophic hardware failure. Unfortunately, the iTunes database and play lists and play counts were lost with no backup. ...
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Does iTunes 11 need extra services or tools to manage duplicates in the library?

In the new version of iTunes 11 the find duplicates option is gone and I don't want to revert to iTunes 10 to get that function back. I know I had 1 GB of duplicates in iTunes 10, but I can't have ...
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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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iTunes warning about 1080p playback

Installing and tweaking around some settings on the new version of iTunes 11 today, and when I was messing around in the "Store" settings, I clicked it to prefer 1080p downloads, only to be presented ...
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Running a Win XP scanner driver on CrossOver

I have a MacBook Pro running Snow Leopard. I own a scanner that was discontinued a couple of years ago (a Mustek A3 USB), and that comes only with drivers for Windows XP, Vista, and Mac OS 9. I am ...
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Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...
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Mac File Sharing with Windows 7

I haven't found any useful info about what to do when asked for a password whilst sharing files between Mac and Windows. My scenario: I have ONE user on my Mac (somebrit) and no one else, not even ...
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How can I boot to Windows on my Mac?

I have a MacBook Pro that I installed Windows 8 on via Boot Camp. I've managed to boot to it, before, but since then I've made two new partitions on the disk, and I'm afraid it's messed things up ...
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How to stop Windows firewall from blocking Bonjour hostname resolution

I have Bonjour installed on my Windows 7 PC, and the installer appears to have poked all the necessary holes in the Windows firewall. However, I can't ping windows-pc.local from my Mac. If I ...
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Booting from USB to install Windows 7 on Macbook Pro, Early 2011

I used Bootcamp (5.0) to create a Windows 7 install USB. It successfully created the install USB but when I reboot the system and hold down the option-key to boot from the USB drive, the boot-loader ...
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How can I remove a program from “Open With”?

I recently installed VMWare Fusion and added Windows 7. Now when I right-click on a text file and choose Open With, there's an option to open with Notepad in Windows 7. This is not something I want ...
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Are the Retina MacBook Pro 15" suitable for PC (Windows) gaming?

I want to buy a MacBook Pro Retina 15" and install Windows 7 or 8 (boot camp) to play games. Obviously games aren't ready for this 2880x1800 resolution, so I hope I can set the games to run at ...
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Does Boot Camp support Windows Server 2012 with ReFS?

According to this article it is possible to install Windows 8 on a Mac (with minor issues). Assuming Windows Server 2012 supports installation to an NTFS volume, I don't expect to run into any ...
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How to convert Windows-based ISO for Mac OS X Installation DVD?

I made an ISO image from Mac OS X Snow Leopard Installation DVD using PowerISO on Windows machine. The ISO file size is 7.6GB, but when I mount the ISO using PowerISO, what I can see is only the files ...
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1080p movies won't play on my PC laptop

Is there a problem with the specs on the iTunes help page regarding 1080p requirements? I have Windows 7 64-bit, an i7 quad-core, iTunes 10.7, 16 GB of RAM, NVIDIA GT 540M 2GB, and a 1080p display. ...
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Can I use my PC to mirror an iPod Touch screen like Apple TV?

I'm using an iPod Touch 3 and I saw in the AppStore that it is possible to use it as a controller via Apple TV to play games on it like Modern Combat and Real Racing. Because I don't have neither an ...
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Boot Camp / Partitioning Weirdness

I have a MacBook Pro, running 10.8.2. I'd like to give Windows 8 a go, using Boot Camp. Now, I've probably done a b Boot Camp install of Windows close to 10 times, on multiple Macs, but I'm stumped ...
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How to install Windows 8 on Mac?

From what I've heard, Windows 8 is only available in its upgrade form. Having never installed Windows on my Mac before, is it possible at all to dual boot Windows 8? Would using the upgrade version ...
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Using Windows 8 .img file to create a bootable USB thumb drive

Is it possible to create a bootable USB drive for installing Windows 8 without access to a copy of Windows? I know I could install a VM and install Windows there, then make the bootable drive and ...
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Safe to upgrade to Windows 8 on Bootcamp?

So I'd read a service advisory on the Parallels site warning users not to upgrade to Windows 8 due to it damaging their virtual machine and associated files therein. That being said, is it currently ...
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Grey screen on startup of OS X when using Boot Camp 5

I'm afraid I've corrupted my OS X install. When choosing to boot up with the system I get a grey screen (there's a short load sequence before this, after klicking the system icon in the bootup menu). ...
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iMac OS X 10.6.8, didn't come with any disks…how do I create an install disk [closed]

I want to do a dual boot with Windows 7 (the eventual goal being Windows 8 but to upgrade I think I need to have a version of Windows on my Mac already). I meet all of the system requirements and I ...
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Windows 8 Pro on MacBook Pro 15" early 2011. Multitouch and reversed scroll?

I've installed the newly released Windows 8 Pro on my MacBook Pro, and I'd love to get multi-touch gestures working such as pinch to zoom and 3 finger middle click tapping. I'd also like to reverse ...
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Is this impossible to install XP using BootCamp on Lion?

I want to install XP with bootcamp on my Mac running Lion. The only choice that it gives me is to install Win7. Is there a way to install XP on Lion ?
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Booting Windows 7 in Boot Camp shows a black screen with a blinking cursor

I am trying to restore a DMG image of a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition back to Boot Camp. (I know that I should have used Winclone, but I didn't have that option because the drive was already dying and ...
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How to fix no backlit keyboard on BootCamp Windows 8 partition

I have a Retina Display MacBook Pro with the latest OSX and also installed Windows 8 RTM on BootCamp. I hadn't logged into BootCamp in a few weeks, so I dont recall if the backlit keyboard ever ...
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Where can I download Safari for Windows?

This sounds like an absurd question, I know, but when I go to: http://www.apple.com/safari/ There isn't a download link! I'm sure it used to be there :-/ Here's what I see: Scrolling further ...
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Hide application menu bar

How can I hide the Menu Bar? I am on mac Osx moutain Lion (10.8) Yes, one can full-screen an app, but it does not solve my problem. Here are 2 scenarios to explain my problem: Scenario 1: I am ...
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How to play music from my computer on iPhone (without iTunes)?

How can I play music that resides my computer on my iPhone (plugged in to my stereo)? I am at home, they are on the same wifi network. The computer runs Windows 7. I tried iTunes's sharing feature ...
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Which key is Num Lock on an Apple keyboard in Windows?

I have an extended keyboard as in the image below When connecting to a Windows machine, which key is Num Lock? For future reference, the key on this UK keyboard does not say Clear, it has an image ...
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Odd permissions issues on Windows Share

I'm handling the IT for a Mac based design studio and they're having weird issues with files on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server. They should have complete access to everything, they can create, ...
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Dual boot MacBook Air 2012 with Windows 7 - now boots directly into Windows

So I attempted to set up dual boot (Boot Camp) on my new MacBook Air (Mountain Lion) with Windows 7 and failed spectacularly in the process. The Mac just boots straight into Windows now. There's no ...
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Why do PDF forms/annotations filled in using Preview.app appear blank to Windows/Adobe users?

If I fill out a PDF form using Preview.app on Mac OS X, and email it to a Windows user, it appears to be blank when they open it in Acrobat. The same applies to some (most?) annotations. How can I ...
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Can I use my Mac's Bluetooth as a Personal Network?

I'm writing this question on my iMac. It's connected to the internet via WiFi as my modem/router is in another room. My iMac has bluetooth running for my magic mouse and apple keyboard. I've also got ...
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My iphone 3gs won't connect to iTunes

I've tried everything. reinstalling iTunes restarting Apple Mobile Device bought a different cable restarting my laptop restarting the iphone checked for iTunes Helper Services uninstalled and ...
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Creating boot disk for Windows 7 on MacBook Pro

EDIT: I gave in and burned the DVD from a windows PC and I was able to install Windows on my MacBook Pro with Bootcamp. Sorry, that I don't have a satisfying solution. My goal is to install Windows 7 ...
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How can I right click on a Mac using only the trackpad in a dual-boot environment?

I am absolutely new to Mac OS and can't determine hot to issue a right click on my Mac. If I want a shortcut menu to appear I can ctrl + click to get the same effect or I can use an old mouse that has ...
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Is it possible to sync my iPad 2 with my iTunes library stored on my pc wirelessly?

I want to be able to wirelessly sync my iPad with iTunes how I do this?
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mac cannot bootup Mac OS X

Installation of Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro prompts me that it requires a CD/DVD device driver. I ejected my DVD and then got a window displaying "No bootable device--inset boot disk and press any ...
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Can't use Bootcamp partition for Windows 8 installation

I'm trying to install Windows 8 with Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro. Sadly it won't let me get past the disk partition choice (even after formatting the Bootcamp-drive). It says: Windows can't be ...
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Can't get past choose partition on Windows 8 boot camp install. Then can't remove incomplete installation

So I got a new shiny sparkling MacBook Pro retina and Windows 8 just downloaded from MSDNAA. Reading success stories on the web that this runs even though Boot camp says Windows 7 makes me want to try ...
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Running iPhone Apps on Windows

I have an .ipa file in my Windows 8 Laptop. How can I run it on my Laptop. I just want to run the app, use it in my laptop. I have no intentions of developing iPhone apps or making any changes in the ...
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What does UEFI need to attempt to boot from a partition?

I'm the Windows guy on our team, and the Mac guy doesn't have an answer for me, so I'm hoping someone here specializes in both enough to help me out. To be very terse, I have a custom WinPE image to ...
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Invert scrolling on Windows Bootcamp

It just irritates me a little bit that when I scroll in Windows, I have to scroll normally, but on Mac OS X, I have to change back to the other scrolling (Inverted), I prefer the Mac OS X way, is ...
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What program(s) can I use to open an .xlsx spreadsheet for editing on my Mac

I can double-click the file and a browser preview opens that looks like excel.... but it is basically just a browser preview feature and it is read-only. The file came from a Windows machine.
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Is there any Mac OS software really supporting Windows RemoteApp?

Is there any Mac OS software that supports properly Windows Terminal Server RemoteApp? By Properly I mean with an experience comparable to Windows Remote Desktop, that is, the Remote App Window is ...
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How to obtain Boot Camp Drivers for Windows XP

I've got an early 2011 Macbook Pro on which I've installed Windows XP. The installation went fine until the point at which I inserted my Mac OS disk to install the drivers. My Mac OS disk apparently ...
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Dedicated SSD/HDD to install Windows on a MacBook

So I have a Late 2008 unibody MacBook. I recently bought a caddy to replace my optical drive with so I can fit a secondary drive in the laptop. I have a 256 SSD in the main and a brand new 128 SSD to ...