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Can I enable AHCI mode of the SATA controller when booting to Windows on a MacBook with Nvidia chipset?

Is there a way to enable AHCI mode under Windows on a Macbook5,2 (white) on N-Force 730i chipset? If you want to just say 'no', please put it in the comments instead. Thanks. Advanced Host Controller ...
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Synced iPhone to a new computer. iTunes cannot delete music from iPhone

My Mom's iPhone used to be synced to my computer, a Mac. She recently got a new computer, a Windows laptop, so I set that up for her. I did a sync to the Windows laptop and that seems to work fine ...
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Can you stop “minimize” from bringing other windows forward in OS X?

I've seen this asked previously, but it's 3 years old, so I was really hoping that there were some other answers by now (new options? new add-on apps?). In OS X (I'm using Mavericks), minimizing a ...
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Mavericks permission issues with Windows Server deduplicated shares

We have a number of 10.9-10.9.3 - Mavericks - machines installed throughout our facility. Much of the user content is pulled from shares stored on our Windows Server 2012 fileservers with ...
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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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How does Parallels' CPU and ram usage work? When to shutdown virtual machine?

I run Windows 7 using Parallels in host operating system OSX. I have it configured to use 2GM ram and 2 cores on a Retina MacBook Pro with 8GB ram. I'm curious under what conditions I will experience ...
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Music's disappeared

Today I turned my computer on and I afterwards opened iTunes. To my surprise, my music disappeared, everything that I had was gone. I have no idea what happened and I have no idea how to put it back ...
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How can I backup my notes and highlights on iBooks? (pc user)

I don't have a Mac and I want to do what's specified here. Is there a Linux/Windows app for this?
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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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Replicate functionality to double click headphone button

You can use the headphones button to pause or play, or skip to the next song. Has anyone figured out how to replicate this functionality on a Windows desktop or a MacBook Pro with players like ...
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Apple Wireless Keyboard (Bluetooth) not responsive in Windows

From time to time, I have to turn off my Apple wireless keyboard to save battery when I'm away from the computer to run an errand, and when I come back to the computer, I would turn the keyboard back ...
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Boot Camp “Non System Disk”

I'm trying to install Windows via USB on my 2010 MacBook Pro (by doing some plist editing, it doesn't matter). I used the Boot Camp Assistant to create a bootable flash drive, and let it install the ...
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Can I install Windows from a preexisting Windows installation?

I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro. The Superdrive broke, so I installed an SSD and put my old HDD in an optibay. The old HDD had a bootcamp Windows installation on it. Since I can't use bootcamp ...
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Using Command-backtick (⌘-`) to toggle between windows

As far as I can tell, Command-backtick (⌘-`) behaviour in OSX 10.9 works as follows: Given a stack of windows for the current application 1 2 3 4 5 6 in order of most to least recently used: Do it ...
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the installer encountered errors before apple mobile device support could be configured

I'm having issues with installing Apple mobile device support. Every time I try to install Apple mobile device support I get this annoying message: the installer encountered errors before apple ...
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Getting rid of “The disk you inserted was not readable by this computer” message at startup

I have a couple of disks in Windows software mirroring RAID in my system, and when OS X (Mountain Lion) loads, the same message pops up (twice) each time: The disk you inserted was not readable by ...
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Restore iPod nano 4th gen for Windows

Is it possible to restore an iPod nano 4th generation using a Mac to be formatted for use on a windows computer? Windows computer is currently not recognizing the device however the Mac is able to ...
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Is it possible to launch and use Itunes with the command line on windows?

Is it possible to use iTunes with the command line on Windows? I want to pass actions to the program like to play a playlist. Is it possible to use any iTunes functionalities in the command line? ...
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Is Boot Camp unstable?

I'm curious about this after using Windows 8.1 Pro on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Late 2013) because my Boot Camp partition gets thrashed a lot, and by a lot I mean every time I reboot into Boot Camp I ...
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Battery Life on MBPr (2014 model) with*out* dedicated GPU

I am considering to try MBPr (late 2014 models) coming from Windows environment, which means that I would still need to use Windows about 50% of the time. One of the strong points in favour of MBPr is ...
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Keyboard/Mouse Not Responsive During Bootcamp Windows 8 Install

I'm trying to install a copy of Windows 8 via Bootcamp on my late-2013 13" Retina Macbook Pro. Everything goes fine up until it asks me to pick a home screen color and name my computer. The built-in ...
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Loading Windows 7 on external drive for gaming

I'm attempting to load Windows 7 onto an external hard drive in order to boot from the hard drive whenever I play games. I originally split my internal drive to make a Mac OS side and a Windows side, ...
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using file tags on OS X and windows

I use file tags in OS X 10.9.3 and I love it. However, I store and access many of the same files on an external drive that I also access with a Windows computer. Is there a way to see or search for ...
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How to sync mouse pointer correctly in screen sharing when connecting to a Windows VM?

I am using the screen sharing application on a MacBook Air running OS X 10.9.3 to connect to a Windows 7 virtual machine on a different computer. Although the keyboard and mouse work in general ...
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Using Wine to open Windows .exe

I apologize for repeating my question, but it was suggested that I ask it on this StackExchange site instead of stackoverflow: Original post: I have created a simple .NET 4.5 Entity Framework ...
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iTunes for Windows randomly skips songs, puts exclamation mark next to them

I'm using iTunes 11.0.1.12 on Windows 7 SP1 with a large music library (30+ GB). I've had no problems with this until recently...This problem only started within the last week, which is odd since I ...
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Raid two external hard-drives with read/write support on Windows & OS X

I have a USB 3 HDD enclosure that currently has two 1TB drives in it. I am looking at buying another external USB 3 HDD drive (not an enclosure). I am currently running the external enclosure with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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MBA trackpad and keyb not working on Windows 8.1

Listen to this one folks... I have a mid-2013 MBA and thought a few months back that I'd give the new Windows a shot, so I bootcamp'd Windows 8.1 PREVIEW. Since the final 8.1 is upon us and the ...
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iTunes backup process programmatically on iphone 5

I am using iTunes 11 and iPhone 5 on Window XP. I want to create iTunes backup process programmatically in my selected location (not in default location). Can you provide any type of suggestion.
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Files copied from Windows to Mac have very limited permissions

I have a shared folder on my Windows 8 computer, and I connect to it on my Mac. When I copy a file from the Windows to Mac (while I'm on the Mac), the file has very limited permissions. "gary (Me)" ...
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Increased the Size of Bootcamp Partition but Winclone Restores Old Size Partition

I followed all documented steps to increase the Bootcamp partition size on the Mac OS 10.5.x. I used Winclone, Disk Utility and Bootcamp Assistant to perform this operation. In short, I cloned Windows ...
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Issue with installing Windows 8 on an iMac

I own a MacBook Pro and a mid-2010 iMac. I'm trying to install Windows 8 on a second partition on my iMac (currently running Snow Leopard), but I'm still having issues : I tried with BootCamp, but ...
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How to change iTunes metadata on PC?

I'm looking for a windows compatible program that will change iTunes metadata. I'm interested in changing tags that iTunes doesn't let me change, such as making a little HD flag appear next to the ...
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How to send Home key to a VM running on OSX?

How to send the home key to a windows installation in VirtualBox in OSX?
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No bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key after Boot Camp

When I tried to install Windows on my iMac I must have have formatted the wrong disk. Now when start I get no bootable device - insert boot disk and press any key. Any suggestions!
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software kvm for osx / windows

I have a dell 27" monitor with the dvi input connected to my windows machine and the display port connected to my macbook air. I can change the input manually but it's fairly tedious. I'm looking ...
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After syncing laptop to iPad, photo drop down tab no longer visible with iTunes version 11.0.1

After syncing my laptop (Windows XP) with my iPad and selecting my iPad under Devices on the left hand side, there is no photos heading any longer. I have menu headings (tabs) for "Summary", "Info", ...
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Win 7 in Boot Camp: Drivers will not install from snow leopard cd

I have a early 2011 Macbook Pro (8,1). I am loading Windows 7 with Boot Camp, but cannot get any of the drivers to install. (ethernet, video, etc) I have tried both the Snow Leopard cd, and ...
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Removing all IPA files not in iTunes?

I currently have have 692 IPA files on my Windows 7 machine, but only 598 IPA files actually in my Applications section of iTunes I'm guessing this is a result of me pressing the wrong key when ...
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Cannot change startup disk

I have my OS X 10.8.2 system with bootcamp, with Windows 7 on the other partition. However, when I try to set the startup disk in System Preferences, I get the error The bless tool was unable to ...
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Can I make iTunes try to identify a playlist like it would a CD?

I'm slowly recovering from the problems described in this question, and I've run across a couple situations where I know the track numbers and that a set of MP3s came from one album, but I can't ...
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How can I fix my music library?

I upgraded to iTunes 11 and it destroyed my entire music library in one fell swoop. After the upgrade to 11, many of my mp3 files got moved to Unknown Album folders. If I looked at the files in ...
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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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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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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 ...