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Problem creating a Windows 10 bootable USB on Windows, to work on a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 2013, now with a clean SSD (no OS). I have a Windows 10 PC from which I am trying to create a bootable USB from a Windows 10 ISO file. I tried a lot of combinations and softwares, ...
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Bootcamp Assistant giving errors and so is Disk Utility. Mac isn't allowing me to install Windows like I have before!

I have scoured the internet for a solution to finally be able to use Bootcamp but nothing at all has worked. I previously used BCA to install Windows 10 on my computer but after about a year or so, my ...
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How do I clone an installation of Windows 10 from macOS?

I have an external SSD which has a working copy of Windows 10 on it. I would like to transfer this copy of Windows 10 onto a different SSD. However, I do not currently have access to a Windows ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on an external SSD on the 2019 16 inch MacBook Pro?

I'm considering buying the 16 inch 2019 MacBook Pro because I need a powerful x86 machine that can run macOS, but I would also be interested in running other operating systems on this computer. I know ...
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stopped (err = -3253) iTunes

iTunes error message when downloading music stopped (err = -3253) the network connection was reset. this message will pop up once or twice before it will download the song. It will eventually download ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 10 bootcamp

Something got borked recently on my MBP and now Windows 10 is unbootable - here are the details. MacBook Pro 2019, macOS 11.2.3, Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2. I can see all files on the Bootcamp partition ...
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Alt Gr not working with Microsoft Windows RDP client on Mac OS with a PC keyboaard

Alt Gr key (right alt) randomly stops working when working on Microsoft RDP client and behaves as left alt instead. I am on a Macbook Air M1, with a PC keyboard, using an AzertyPC layout in MacOS. ...
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What are the pro's and con's between Yabai and Amethyst window manager [closed]

I already have BetterSnapTools, but it lacks some features which I liked on my old Windows laptop (I had AquaSnap installed, which actually has a lot of great features which I miss on the Mac). ...
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How to “resize” side-by-side windows SIMULTANEOUSLY on Mac?

I recently switched from Windows to Mac M1 running Big Sur and can't find a feature that I had on my Windows Laptop. On windows, I had AquaSnap installed, which has really nice features. One of those ...
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How can I move my photos from my iPad storage to my Windows 7 computer without a USB cable, AirDrop and iCloud?

I tried to select all the pictures, which is rather tedious, and upload them to Google Drive, but if >100 pictures, Google Drive won't upload all the images. to SendAnywhere, but this would take ...
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Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard not working with Macbook Bigsur

I have the using the Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard with windows machine and it works fine, but with my macbook, the experience is really bad, it lags and the track pad is jerky/ slow and ...
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How can I create a BIOS USB stick for ASUS ROG Strix X570-F in OS X?

I need to install a new BIOS for my new motherboard ASUS ROG Strix X570-F here where I need USB flashback tool and BIOSRenamer. I need flash an USB stick and then rename the file somehow but the tools ...
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Migrate external Boot Camp to Mac

I currently run Boot Camp off an external SSD (using a guide like this one) and I want to migrate it to my new Mac (due to it having more storage space than my previous computer). How can I install ...
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Latest Windows 10 update (March 2021) broke Bluetooth on mid-2014 MacBook Pro Retina

Running Windows 10 on Boot Camp on a MacBook Pro Retina from mid-2014 (with Catalina, if that makes a difference). Bluetooth was working fine till last night. Today it installed a system update and ...
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iMac 27" late 2012 boots into Windows 7, but screen is white. How to activate screen?

I've replaced the HDD in an iMac 27" late 2012, and image copied it to new one, and it doesn't seem to want to boot. I noticed it actually boots into Windows 7, but the physical screen is still ...
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Lost macOS boot option after using EaseUS partition to resize Windows partition

I am using a Macbook Air. After I installed Windows 10, I wanted to resize the Windows Partition and create a new partition to use data. After that, Windows informs me that a recovery error - cannot ...
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How can I dual boot macos and Windows 10 on an early 2011 MacBook Pro?

I have lost the last couple of weeks struggling to install Winodows 10 alongside macos on a early 2011 MBP. I understand that Windows 10 is not officially supported by Apple, nevertheless I do not ...
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How can I only import the edited ('IMG_E') photos to Windows?

I've imported thousands of photos to Windows and I've ended up with thousands of duplicates. :/ It's importing the originals (IMG_001.jpg) and the file containing the edits (IMG_001.aee) but it's also ...
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Bootcamp cannot be selected through option key after patitioning using recovery

I have installed windows 10 on my Macbook late 2009 unibody and thus far have worked well. I wanted to increase the capacity of my Bootcamp partition so I used recovery to reduce the size of Macos and ...
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Any tricks anyone can recommend on how to uniquely identify a window (in any app) after restart?

I have a fun little project I am working on. I am developing an AppleScript that saves and restores windows to their original desktops (a.k.a. "Spaces") after a restart or an app relaunch. ...
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Can’t switch from Windows to MacOS on macbook?

When I try to switch from Windows to Mac it doesn’t let me. I restart while pressing the option button until the option to choose what system to operate in appears and when I choose Macintosh the ...
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How to export photos from Photos.app library to Windows, and retain all metadata?

I want to transfer my entire photos library from my MacBook to a Windows 10 PC. I am using an external hard drive to transfer, since there is large number of photos (~8k). Is there any way to do this ...
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Changed iPhone Backup File Type. What to do?

I was browsing through File Explorer on my Windows 10 laptop, and I located my iPhone backup files. I thought that they were my photos, so I converted (just) one of them into a .jpeg. I can't revert ...
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How do you disable the autofocus of a Razer Kiyo webcam on Mac?

The Razer Kiyo is not officially supported on Mac, but works anyway. Problem is: autofocus is not convenient, with the camera often jumping in and out of focus. Is there a way to disable it?
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Windows Explorer stopped working after connecting external display (monitor) to My Apple Mac Book Air 2011

Earlier i was using Window 7 32 bit (bootcamp), and i have replaced my new SSD and load the windows 7 64 bit. After installing windows 7 64 bit, i was facing display driver issue due to incompatible ...
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When accessing my Windows DFS share on my Mac machine, it shows empty folder

I have a domain server mydomain.com and a DFS server which is part of mydomain.com. DFS server has a share with namespace //mydomain.com/Datashare, which points to a TestData folder inside the machine....
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What does the iTunes backup of the iPhone include and what does it not include on Windows 10?

I was under the impression that when I back up my iPhone with iTunes on Windows 10, everything is backed up, so that I can restore everything to a brand new iPhone. iTunes iPhone backup size (6 GB) ...
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Is there a Windows VNC app that can ask a Mac user (via apple id) to share their screen?

On macOS UserA can ask UserB to share their screen simply by entering UserB's Apple ID into a "New Connection" window in the macOS Screen Sharing app. Then, by some magic, Apple delivers the ...
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Extract some IPA from iPhone to USB Memory without jailbroken/download from App Store without iOS Device

How can I copy an IPA (iOS App Store Package) from my iPhone to a USB memory, using Linux, macOS, or Windows OS? Alternatively, How to download IPA directly to my Laptop from App Store without iOS ...
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Transfer photos from iPhone to PC

I'm trying to upload all my pictures (around 4,000) to my Windows computer from my iPhone. I have tried using the Explorer method, but it only copies around 10 items. I also tried importing using ...
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How to connect to a Windows PC?

I've tried to connect my MacBook to my Windows 10 PC via SMB without success. My Windows PC is in a private network and I shared a folder readable by Everyone. One time I found the Windows PC on my ...
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Install BootCamp drivers in Windows 10 to fix bluetooth and keyboard issues

I recently installed Windows 10 20H2 along with MacOs on my MacBook Pro, but upon booting Windows I can see the touchbar doesn't work in Windows(doesn't display anything), and Windows isn't detecting ...
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New library found after upgrading iTunes for PC

tl;dr After updating iTunes (via Microsoft Store) to the newest version (as of February 7th, 2021) and connecting the same iPhone SE 2020 to the same PC it turned out that all sync setting are turned ...
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Bootcamp - Windows 7 Installation Help

I have a mid 2011 21.5” iMac with High Sierra, the disk drive I think has an issue, it writes to DVDs but can’t read. I successfully burned Windows ISO to a DVD+ disk but the drive reads it as blank ...
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Booting from a cloned Windows 10 installation

I have Windows 10 Pro installed on a external flash drive, I tried to install Windows via bootcamp but it is required to have more free space. I succeeded to install Windows 10 with VirtualBox on a ...
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Repurpose Fusion Drive - Booting from USB 3.2 Gen 2 SSD

iMac Retina 4k 21.5" (2019) 3GHz Core i5 with 8 GB RAM and 1TB Fusion drive. Big Sur 11.2 booting from external 1TB Samsung T7 SSD, backing up to a NAS. Questions: Is the internal SSD (28GB?) ...
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Is it possible to recover an erased Mac SSD partition?

I did the stupid thing of formating by accident the main SSD in my Macbook. I was using Windows through an external drive and hit the "Erase" button thinking it was another drive. So I lost ...
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Boot Camp error “Windows cannot locate the disk and partition specified in the unattended answer's file” [duplicate]

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 16 inch running on macOS Big Sur 11.1. I am trying to install windows using Bootcamp. I get the following error: Windows cannot locate the disk and partition specified in the ...
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Boot Camp error “Windows cannot locate the disk and partition”

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro 16 inch running on macOS Big Sur 11.1. I am trying to install windows using Bootcamp. I get the following error: Windows cannot locate the disk and partition specified in the ...
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Control AirPods Pro noise control on Windows

I love using my AirPods Pro because of the noise canceling, but it would be better if I could control it on Windows. I know you can squeeze the stem to disable and enable it, but is there any ...
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Microsoft Edge Legacy Virtual Machine doesn't start in VMWare Fusion 12 Pro

I have just purchased VMware Fusion Pro 12.1.0 on MacOS Catalina 10.15.7. I want to run a MS Edge Legacy virtual machine, available from Microsoft here: https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-...
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My APFS won't boot, please help

This is a follow-up question for Lost my APFS partition after using EaseUS partition manager on Bootcamp I did the same thing - used EaseUS to reformat a windows drive to be larger, and made my APFS ...
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Installing Windows on a Mac Pro 5.1 on top of open core

I'm running a Mac Pro 5.1 (original 2010) with Big Sur on open core with the following specs: CPU: 2 x 2,9 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon Memory: 48 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 GPU: Radeon RX 580 8 GB SSD 1: 500GB ...
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Diskutil & Bootcamp couldn't remove Windows 10 partition

I've installed windows 10 latest build on my mac using Boot Camp Assistant, And I'm trying to remove windows 10 now. I've tried uninstall using Bootcamp Assistant but it could not recognize my ...
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Disable MacBook Pro Touch Bar in Boot Camp

I recently set up a new Boot Camp partition for Windows 10 on my early 2020 MacBook Pro, and want to know, is there anyway of disabling the Touch Bar within Windows 10? I have looked on the internet ...
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Google Drive on multiple partitions

I like to use the official Google Drive Backup & Sync software, however I have three partitions which I can't merge together. (1) 4TB (2) 4TB (3) 2TB. I installed Google Drive on Disk 1, but I ...
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What's the best way to replace MacOS with Windows & Linux Dual boot?

I have had it with macOS. I use a 2014 MacBook Air. To use some apps I need, I had to upgrade to the newest macOS, but this slowed the computer down like crazy. Otherwise, I stay with an older version ...
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Bluetooth Radio Driver reverts to windows driver when booting into windows from Macbook Pro

I just booted into Windows 10 on my 2019 MBP. I have had this partition for around one year, since I bought the computer. Upon booting into Windows 10, I noticed that my wireless mouse (logitech) will ...
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Can a version of Windows newer than Vista be installed on MacBookPro2,2 2006 Core 2 Duo?

Apple documents state my MacBookPro2,2 2006 Core 2 Duo 2.16 MHz will not run Windows versions newer than Vista. However, I burned a 32 bit Windows 7 ISO to a DVD, after converting the ISO to DVD/CD ...
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Transferring iTunes library from an old HDD

I have recently purchased a new PC and connected my old SSD and HDD to the new PC. My old HDD has my iTunes library that I would like to transfer to my new PC, however since I cannot boot my old SSD (...

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