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

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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 ...
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Windows Server 2012 (or 2008) on a Mac mini

I understand Windows Server 2008 (and presumably 2012) works with Boot Camp. But I am wondering if it will be able to access the second hard disk in the Mac mini server. Can a Boot Camp Windows use ...
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Sync my Music from Windows with the correct Added Date?

I recently moved my music via USB from my windows to my macbook. All the songs were on iTunes and were arranged by Date Added. Once I moved them to the macbook, they all scrambled around with ...
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How can I save my PowerPoint 2003 presentation (.ppt file) in Windows so that it can be viewed (including animations) on PowerPoint for Mac?

I have created a Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 presentation (a .ppt file) using Windows XP. My colleague has a Mac computer and PowerPoint for Mac. I would like to share my presentation -- including ...
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What is the best way to copy 1000 pics from my PC to my ipad3?

I don't want to copy all of my pictures and i dont want to setup ongoing sync. I simply want to do a one time transfer of pictures in a certain folder from my windows PC to iPad
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How can I remotely control my iMac user desktop from a Windows computer?

I know the IP address of my iMac and I have been able to ssh into the computer successfully, but I want to be able to control the desktop remotely from my Windows machine as well. How do I enable my ...
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Hard drive defect? Help me recover my music!

I've an old iPod Classic with 80 GB of Storage, suddenly it stopped showing any music. I can still access the files on it (with Windows Explorer). Copying all files is possible but it stops at a ...
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How to convert Vmware Fusion virtual machine to bootcamp image

i'm using ENVI + IDL software on a windows xp virtual machine. That software is too heavy so i can't work as well on that virtual machine so i need to boot that virtual machine on boot so to have all ...
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How to get my networked drives to also work on Mountain Lion?

I have a networked drive on the XP side of my MacBook. I use a VPN and then can login to the drive. Nothing too special going on. I believe the server uses Active Directory. There isn't a ton of info ...
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Where to find missing USB Driver for Windows 7 on MacBook Air 2012?

I successfully installed the latest Boot Camp for Windows 7 on the latest MacBook Air 2012. My only problem is with one driver for USB controller, which it couldn't be found. Any attempt from device ...
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How to purchase Windows for my planned VMWare Fusion setup — via online download, etc

Apologies for this common question, but answers online are often patchy and a few details always elude me. -- I plan to buy VMWare Fusion for my Mac Powerbook (core 2 duo.) So I need to buy a copy ...
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Can I develop iPhone apps under Windows using an image of OS X?

I want learn iOS development, but I don't have enough money to purchase a Mac. Is there any way that I could learn iOS development on Windows, perhaps using an image of OS X?
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Lost Windows after repartitioning with Disk Utility

I've just re-partitioned my hard-drive using Disk Utility. I shrank my Mac OS X partition and created a new one with the available space. However, after rebooting, the option to start under Windows is ...
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Understanding RAM and Disk Space when using Windows on a Mac?

I am trying to understand how you need to set things up when trying to run Windows from a Mac (using Bootcamp / Parallels). I understand the differences in terms of Bootcamp requiring you to choose ...
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What advantages do Macs offer designers? [closed]

I'll try to make this not be an opinion or a preference question. I am previously a PC owner and I am looking for a new computer. A school of thought around Macs being better for designers than ...
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Windows 8 RTM Freezes on Mac Book Pro

I've installed Windows 8 RTM (available to MSDN subscrbers) on my Core 2 Duo 13" Mac Book Pro. I've been trying to install Visual Studio 2012 on my MBP and it keeps freezing up during install. ...
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Bootcamp touchpad drivers fail to install on Windows 8 RTM

I've just upgraded my bootcamp partition from Windows 7 to Windows 8 RTM on a MacBook Air (2011 Core i7) and have been utterly and entirely unable to get the touchpad to work. Things I've tried: ...
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Mac does not see shared Windows domain printers

Several Macs are able to connect to a printer on a Windows 7 machine, but there is one Mac that I can't get to hooked up. When I go to add a printer, I can browse to our domain, but no computers are ...
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iPhone no longer syncs automatically when connected to PC

I use my iPhone for work. Our IT technician formatted my hard drive and re-installed the operating system and now my iPhone no longer syncs automatically. Any suggestions?
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How well does Windows 8 RTM run on rMBP via BootCamp

How is Windows RTM running on Retina MBP via BootCamp? Are all the Windows 8 touchpad gestures working? How well does Win8 display on the retina screen resolution? Are there any other serious ...
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VMware Fusion vs. Parallels Desktop vs. Boot Camp

I've been wanting to get Windows on my retina MacBook Pro for a while now but there are so many softwares that I simply gave up. I recently found out that VMware Fusion, Parallels, and Boot Camp are ...
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Deleting windows font which were copied from my bootcamp partition

I recently wiped my os x partition to reinstall a fresh mountain lion. I already had windows xp installed as a bootcamp partition, and it seems os x copied windows font (tahoma, verdana, surely ...
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Where on the target computer can I find the files the Migration Assistant left when the migration process was interrupted?

As a newbie, I decided to use Migration Assistant to copy my files from my Sony Viao windows platform to a newly purchased macbook pro. Within the process the connection was interrupted, as it is ...
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Pausing downloads in iTunes on Windows platform

I have used many iterations of iTunes to download videos on Windows platform . However , only one iteration of iTunes the pause option did what it said , it paused the video to the point where I ...