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Using your iMac as an external monitor for a Windows laptop [duplicate]

I have an iMac Retina 2020 and a Windows ThinkPad laptop. I need to use the iMac's display as an external monitor for the Windows laptop. However, I understand that this is not possible with iMac ...
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I can't sign in with my Apple ID after transferring a copy of my data using Time Machine imac

Problem: After transferring Ventura 13.6.7 system and files from MacBook 16 2019 to iMac 2017, I can't log into my Apple ID like any other, always like in the video. If you create a new user in the ...
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1 External SSD with OS and all files, used by 2 Macs, possible?

I have an iMac M1 at home, and a Mac Mini M2 at an office, instead of having 2 completely separate operating systems, programs, files, etc I am wondering if it is possible to clone my iMac's internal ...
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27in iMac running at 100% CPU usage resolution

How do I resolve 100% CPU usage on my late 2012 27in iMac running MacOS Catalina? The processor is a he processor is a 3.2GHz quad-core intel core i5 with 24GB RAM.
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iMac 21" i3 very slow even on clean install of OS

A friend has a 21" i3 iMac 2019 with 8Gb RAM and it's horrendously slow. He's had Apple Support and Geniuses look at it and they cannot find a problem. The only extra software he has is Photoshop ...
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2006 iMac won't turn on - No Indicators of Life

I have an old iMac that ran like a beauty. It could play Minecraft like a champ, and was great for browsing and retro games. Recently, the iMac shut off and took a while to turn back on. It wouldn't ...
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My iMac takes more than 30 minutes to start after a restart

I have an iMac, 2019 with 14.3.1 MacOS. I use to keep it on Sleep, but from time to time, I need to either restart or shutdown. Whenever I do this, no matter if I chose to reopen the apps or not, it ...
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Can an iMac 5K's Display be overclocked to a higher refresh rate with the right display controller?

I was looking at iMac 5K models and found out that some people have successfully gutted them and turned them into external displays by installing a third-party display driver board, such as this one [...
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iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) not booting from USB Catalina getting prohibition symbol

Every time it's powered on (with no keys pressed) it shows a prohibition symbol. Using Command+R for reset doesn't work(same prohibition symbol). Pressing Option mid-chime brings up the disk menu(its ...
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27" iMac 5k VDH002, won't mount other disks

2015 27" iMac 5k with SDD. Diagnostic says "VDH002 issue with storage device" and it won't boot from the internal drive any more. Recovery can't mount any other disks to reinstall. ...
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2008 iMac screen problem

I have a 2008 iMac, running El Cap, screen unusable, went stripey and unreadable in full screen mode, using Firefox. Can anyone please tell me: Likely issue, graphics card? Repairable? No response ...
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Connect a DVD player to an iMac

I have a DVD player that I want to connect to an iMac M3. This is not the standard external-drive DVD player, but one that you'd normally hook up to a TV or similar; more a set-top box style. It's a ...
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3rd party keyboard not recognized at startup

What must I do to enable recognition of my logi keyboard at startup. macOS fails to recognize logi "MX MCHNCL M" * keyboard at startup. I must enter login credentials via Mac Magic Keyboard. ...
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Need assistance installing Windows 10 64bit on a late 2009 IMac 27in with a non functional optical drive

So far I have attempted the answer/instruction to this question. I also attempted to UEFI boot install windows 10 from start up manager by creating a ExFAT Flash Drive with the contents of a mounted ...
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How do I delete tunnels on the localhost (lo0) interface?

How do I delete tunnels on the localhost (lo0) interface? I have tunnels on my machine, but no active VPNs, so it seems like they shouldn’t be there. How do I delete these tunnel interfaces and routes?...
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M1 MacBook doesn't see Intel Mac in Target Disk Mode

Hardware iMac, 2019 3 GHz 6-Core Intel Core i5 Ventura 13.6.3 MacBook Air, 2020 Apple M1 Sonoma 14.2.1 Thunderbolt cable (edit: actually, charging cable. My mistake.) Problem I want the iMac in Target ...
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Configuring iMac 2023 to use Google LDAP Configuration but cannot connect

I am setting up a series of new iMacs 24 inch 2023 models to use Google LDAP in a classroom setting. I have gone through the directions that Google provide as well as Apple on adding LDAP to the users ...
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What happens if I connect a charger via USB-C to an iMac (M1 2021)?

The iMac has its own power supply but I'm wondering what would happen if I would connect an additional power supply to my iMac (M1 2021). The reason for the question is, the Anker 675 active docking ...
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How to install Windows 7 on early 2009 iMac without Boot Camp [duplicate]

I have an early 2009 iMac that I'm trying to install Windows 7 on. I’ve been trying for a few days, but I can’t even boot the installer. I tried making a USB using Rufus. On the first attempt the USB ...
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ubuntu 22.04 on iMac 2012 - 27" - external screen and nvidia drivers [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 22.04 on an iMac 2012 fusion drive - to my great satisfaction. (Dual boot with OSX / MacOs Catalina) The only problem I had was that I could not get an external 27" monitor to ...
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Left click causes pointer lag on iMac, without magnet or bettertouchtool

I have been having some little issues with my 2019 Sonoma 14.3.1 iMac. When I click the left button of the mouse, it causes the pointer to freeze for half a second. It is making the gaming experience ...
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PCIe SSD not recognized, only when restarting on iMac

I have an iMac 2019,2 that I installed an 2T Aura Pro X2 into the PCIe SSD slot, and I left the original Apple 1T HDD drive in the SATA slot. I was able to: Successfully split up the Fusion Drive ...
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How do I make the system to ask for keyboard and mouse?

I have a Mac 21.5 from 2015 that I hadn't used for a while. A few weeks ago, I used it with a USB mouse and its original keyboard but didn't use it afterwards. Today, when I turned it on, it didn't ...
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How can I make a USB installer for my mid-2009 iMac?

I am trying to create a bootable USB installer for my mid-2009 iMac, that was completely deleted. Nothing is on the SSD. I tried to boot OS X El Capitan, but it said it could not open the OS X ...
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iMac (late 2013) w/ High Sierra is very slow; lots of spinning wheels

The last couple weeks, I've had infinite waits in many applications. Logging in after restart took a few minutes, and the password space even disappeared for awhile. Do these iMacs have batteries? ...
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How to open different menus depending on which app is frontmost?

I am trying to create something that opens different menus depending on which app is frontmost. For example If I run it while InDesign is frontmost, I want it to open a menu containing the options &...
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iMac 12 mid 2011 model - OS installation issue

My kiddo recently got a iMac 12 mid 2011 model as a gift for homeschooling purposes. The device was working perfectly fine until the reset to remove the previous owners information as per the Apple ...
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Factory Reset iMac won't boot into recovery mode

I today performed a factory reset on my Early 2009 iMac by going into the recovery mode, erasing the disk (as per this video). I then quit the disk utility application and proceeded for a fresh ...
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Synchronizing my iPad photos to my iMac (2017) with an external SSD

My internal SSD drive was getting full so I purchased a plug-in, external SSD. Will I be able to sync my photos to my iPad’s now that I’ve done this?
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Having trouble setting up used iMac, Mac OS X Start Disk won't eject

I just got an iMac from a friend and tried starting it up on the Mac OS X Start Disk. But following the instruction to install Snow Leopard, I can't install it onto Macintosh HD (which is the only ...
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Can someone help resolve confusion over Blender’s GPU not support on macOS?

I'm not very tech-savvy so bear with me here. I want to use the newest version of Blender on my iMac. It is a late 2013 model with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 1 GB graphics card. More info below: ...
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My left click is not working in iMac

I have an iMac that I bought in 2017. Never give me issues, but suddenly the left click is not working. I’m using a Logitech mouse, and I have tried changing the mouse to wired ones but the same issue ...
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Restore IMac(Late 2015 - 17,1) from Time Machine gets stuck on HD reformat

I tried to update my late 2015 IMac (27" I7 - IMac 17,1) to the latest MacOS version it will support - Monterey. The upgrade failed, leaving my OS in an unbootable state. I am trying to restore ...
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Can I transfer data from iMac 2015 to MacBook Air 2020 using a cable? [duplicate]

I have an iMac Retina 5k 27' Late 2015 and a MacBook Air 2020. The issue is that my iMac won't turn on - it hangs during startup, and diagnostics indicate errors in the file system. I want to transfer ...
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Repairing scratched black border on the back side of the imac screen

I tried to replace the imac screen and accidentally scratched the black frame that comes on the back side of the screen around the lcd area. Just forgot about it and now it has some really noticeable ...
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Recover data from fusion drive on late 2015 17 inch iMac which no longer displays (possibly burnt)

This time last Christmas my fusion hard drive stopped working. It had been loud and the back of the iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2015) was burned. After eventually installing the macOS onto the 121....
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Radeon Hd2600xt to mid 2010 27" iMac under TDM [duplicate]

I want to use a mid-2010 27" im iMac as a monitor for a 2007 mac pro fitted with a Radeon Hd2600xt. My question is a simple one: Is a DVI to MDP cable the way to go to achieve this, and should it ...
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How to convert large .mp4 file (~1.5GB) to .gif without my iMac crashing?

As it says in title. I couldn't find a way to convert it with a file conversion system already on my computer using a Google search, and nor could I find any online converters without a size limit. ...
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Update to macOS Sonoma completely rearranges Desktop

Upon updating to macOS Sonoma all my contents on the desktop have been put into a "Desktop - iMac" folder and is now also being uploaded to iCloud (which is also full now, because my desktop ...
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How to handle a kernel_task going wild, wrongly trying to cool my Mac?

I have a very annoying bug on my iMac 2019 (27", Retina 5K, i9, 8cores, Monterey, Radeon Pro Vega 8 Gb, 64GB Ram). It's likely caused by a hardware problem but also triggers a software bug I ...
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Gathering photos from multiple sources on a new iMac

For a home system, multiple computers and systems would like to access a shared photo dataset. I'm helping them to set up their new system, but I'm not experienced in administrating computers or ...
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Unable to partition apfs on internal ssd. macOS high sierra

My internal SATA SSD is formatted as APFS and I am running High Sierra on it. I want to use open core patcher to install Big Sur on a separate APFS partition (I heard there were problems when having ...
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Is it possible to rotate the screen on an M1 or M3 iMac?

The option to rotate the screen has disappeared from the Display settings. After much searching, I have not found a definitive answer: Is it possible to rotate the screen on the new iMacs? I'd like to ...
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How do I bypass password in Ubuntu on A1224

I was given an A1224 iMac for my 5-8th grade students. The previous owner said he could not remember the password. It has Ubuntu on it. When I hit alt at boot up it shows one drive. I click on the ...
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I can't partition my hard disk in disk utility

After I deleted Windows from my Intel iMac (OS X 10.6.8) using The Boot Camp Assistant, I tried to install Windows 7 again, but when I reach the part of partitioning, the iMac got stuck and stopped ...
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How do Google contacts change without me making the changes?

I have windows and apple devices but mostly apple. iMac, iPhone and iPad plus a Dell XPS. Contacts are from google. I've noticed for quite a while that a certain category of contacts are changed ...
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Best way to recover a photo library when it is incompatible with current os

I’d like to delve deeper into recovering a Photos library. The originals are very easy to get back. How/where is stuff like added locations and facial recognition/people data stored, and now pets. I’...
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Run Windows 11 under Linux on an iMac 2012

I am booting in Linux on an iMac 27" from 2012. I wanted to install Windows 11 in VirtualBox, but that does not work. I gave it 2 CPU's, 8 GB mem and 80 GB hdd space. In VirtualBox I get the ...
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Install MacOS without screen on iMac

I want to install macOS on an old iMac 21.5 from mid-2011, but the issue is the screen is completely broken. When I opened the iMac, the screen accidentally fell onto my table. The LCD connector is ...
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iMac Time Machine backup to Qnap external drive

I can access the Time Machine backup files on Qnap external device which is shown in file station. It is named Imacsparsebundle. I use the Qnap TS-932PX system as a backup and storage server for a mix ...
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