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Questions tagged [windows]

For questions about using Apple products and services with a computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system in its various versions. Other questions about Windows are off-topic and can be asked on Super User instead.

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Running the memz virus on a parallels vm: safe?

I have a copy of the memz virus, and have parallels windows vm. What I'm wondering, is if I run memz.exe/bin (not memz-clean.exe/bin), will I screw up the mac that I'm running the vm on? Thanks
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How to Restore backup from external drive to itunes or iphone in Windows 8?

I back my iPhone up to My Windows 8. Since I don't have much space on my C: Drive, I moved my iTunes backup folder to an external drive (mklink/J "%APPDATA%\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backup" "J:\...
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Safari complains about SSL certificate on redirect page

I have gotten reports from people navigating to our site without entering the www. part of the URL that our SSL certificate does not match and so generates a warning. This is technically correct I ...
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MAC Address Spoofing on a Macbooks Pro through bootcamp in Windows 10

I tried to go about the traditional method of going through device manager/adapter settings and changing the properties of the adapter, but there was no section for the network address. The adapter ...
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Commands for iTunes fade in and out on Windows 10 [closed]

I saw this question about commands for iTunes fade in and out, and one of the answers provides the script below, is it possible to run these commands on Windows 10? set current_application to (path ...
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Install Windows 7/8/10 on iMac 2008 A1225 8,1

Okay, here's the deal: I got a cheap iMac from a friend and I'd like to use it for tests, watch videos, emulate some games and so on. I've tried during countless nights to make it work with Windows ...
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Problem removing APFS partition

A few months ago I tried to install Windows 10 on my Mac (High Sierra). This was unsuccessful and left me with a APFS partition of 49.5 GB called "BC1". When I try to delete this partition it ...
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How to run Windows from an outside HDD that already has Windows installed

My old Windows laptop doesn't seem to be working, so I removed it's HDD so I could access it's files on my Macbook. However, I want to run Windows from that HDD, and every time I do, it always keeps ...
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Parallels Desktop: Side by Side Installation

I'd like to test new version of Parallel Desktop without removing the old version. Is it possible to install two different versions of Parallels Desktop side by side?
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How to install Windows 10 on 3TB Fusion Drive of an iMac 13,2 running Mojave (dual-boot setup)?

If you need background information please see: This Apple knowledgebase document that states using BootCamp is not possible on the above iMac model under Mojave, and any pre-existing BootCamp ...
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Encoding problems in file names during synchronization between Windows, Linux and Mac

I want to sync a folder between Windows 10, Mac (High Sierra) and Linux (debian 9) on my local area network using Syncthing. Although Syncthing showed in all devices that the sync folder is "Up to ...
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Trying to get bluetooth to work in guest windows vista in virtual box

I assigned the bluetooth host controller to the guest and vista detected it. I installed the driver that boot camp is providing for my computer and for 32bit windows, which is broadcom 4.0.3.0 from ...
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Is it possible to install macOS in a Windows machine?

I recently moved to a company which doesn't use Mac laptops. It's a pain to switch back to Windows after using a Mac for 10+ years. Just wondering if it's possible to install macOS in a Windows ...
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Mount Windows share and add it to fstab with CIFS

I need to mount a Windows shared directory in the local network to my hard drive to operate with some files with a certain frequency, that's why it would be good to add it to fstab. I've read I can ...
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Using external keyboard on macbook pro

I have a macbook pro and use Windows software, both in Parallels and also using Citrix where I remote in to my Work Windows machine. The keyboard shortcuts for Excel which I am used to do not work ...
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How can I get an NTFS partition to mount in macOS Mojave?

I have a external HDD with four different partitions on it. 3 out of 4 of them work flawlessly. Two partitions are running the macOS Extended filesystem, one is running good old fat32, with the last ...
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Why will BootCamp not work on my 20" iMac 9,1?

History of this question Because I had tried so many ways to get Windows on this 20" iMac 9,1, I didn't want to come here and write a book about it. I had found a way to do it myself, install the ...
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Adjust brightness of Thunderbolt Display from Windows

When connecting a PC with Windows (not Bootcamp) via Mini DisplayPort to a Thunderbolt Display, is it possible to adjust the brightness of the display without any 3rd party software? Please specify ...
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How to install KeePass 2.40 on Mac OS High Sierra using either Wine, Wineskin, or Winebottler?

I am trying to install Keepass 2.4 on my mac so I can sync it's database with my windows version of keypass on my windows install. Can anyone walk me through the specific steps (Tutorial Style) as to ...
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Triple-booting Ubuntu on MacPro w/ Win10 and High Sierra (two separate drives)

I am running a 2009 MacPro (5,1) with two separate hard drives: on one, I've installed MacOS High Sierra. On the second, I used Bootcamp to install Windows 10 (legacy/BIOS, not EFI), then installed ...
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Mac on Windows 10 blue screen of death

I've installed 64 bit Windows 10 onto a separate partition on a mac. This was done manually, as the bootcamp software that comes with MacOs creates a partition that Windows wouldn't install on. The ...
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Option to boot into Windows missing after Boot Camp Assist

I just completed installing Windows using Bootcamp Assist. I allocated 30 GB to the Windows partition. The process completed after taking a long time (> 7 hours), and a Bootcamp partition has been ...
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How to stop mac from default booting in deleted windows via boot camp?

I bountied this question Boot into Mac from Windows after failed Bootcamp after being trapped in Windows hell on my mac, after the first time using boot camp. When I got back to my mac I erased ...
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Is it possible to boot into a Windows bootcamp partition in Target Disk Mode?

I have a 2013 MacBook Pro Retina with both macOS and Windows 10 installed on the internal SSD. I regularly put my MacBook into Target Disk Mode and boot into the macOS partition via a 2015 iMac. My ...
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How to make Windows 10 recognize an Apple Super Drive A1379?

Have a new Lenovo Yoga PC with Windows 10. I want to continue using my external disk reader, an Apple Super Drive A1379. How can I make them them communicate with each other? Right now, the disk ...
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Boot Camp keeps booting to Ubuntu instead of Windows

I have a macos and Windows 10 already installed. I went ahead and installed ubuntu via EFI, and I think I really messed something up. Every time I boot and select Windows it goes to the purple ...
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Restoring Boot Camp boot from Windows 10 using High Sierra?

I was running out of space on my Windows 10 install and needed to expand it. I restarted in High Sierra and downloaded Camptune. When I started Camptune, the program said my Boot Camp had errors and I ...
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Bootable usb won't install windows 7

I have MacBook 4,1 early 2008 and i've made usb bootable (in bootcamp created with iso) and once i reboot, i get "No bootable device -- insert boot disk". After some search, i installed "rEFIt", and ...
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Virus infected boot camp

If the boot camp partition of my mac gets a virus, will the macOS part be safe? If the macOS part gets a virus, will the Windows part be affected?
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Apple Magic Mouse 2 not scrolling - Magic Mouse 1 works! (Windows 10 / PC)

I have been using an Apple Magic Mouse "1" for quite some time now on my Windows 10 PC and I was very content except the damn batteries that needed replacing every once in a while. So I bought an ...
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How to make Windows 10 run GT120 and GTX 980ti

I can't make both cards work properly on Windows 10. Here's what I've tried. I've got a successful Windows 10 installation over my Mac Pro (mid 2010) over Sierra, installed the boot camp drivers as ...
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Bootcamp Not enough space but nothing helps!

So, I have kind of the same problem as some other people on here, but then different. I also want to install windows on my Mac. I also get the problem where it says I do not have the required 40 GB of ...
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Mac Pro 5.1 Windows 10 boot problems

I'm trying to run Win 10 on a separated drive attached to sata optical drive bay. I ran into some issues about GPT partition over instalation processes which I could solve it by terminal commands. It ...
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Windows to Mac how to setup dual monitor without paying

Guys I have a mac and windows I am using a program called 'ShareMouse' Im happy with it I can move mouses in between the monitors but I cant move webs or anything? Is there a way with share mouse? Or ...
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Can you damage the file system by forcing a shutdown or cold rebooting during startup?

My idea is that during startup (macOS or Windows), you can't damage the file system if you interrupt it as the drive is not being written to, just reading from. I've heard that's not the case, and ...
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Siri Windows API: Make Windows PC print a document via voice command to Siri HomePod

I have a Apple ecosystem in my apartment along with a Windows PC. I am wondering whether Apple offers making a Windows PC on my WiFi network controllable by my Siri enabled HomePod? If I could make ...
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Boot Camp Assistant stuck on creating partition due to EFI formatted as NTFS

Boot Camp Assistant is stuck on ‘create a partition’. I have followed the guide as answered in the question Boot Camp Assistance is stuck on create a partition? but it didn't work after step 8. After ...
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MacBook 2018: Does the rEFInd enable VT-X correctly, so that Docker for Windows works?

Some background: I'm considering buying a MacBook Pro 2018. I already have an aging MacBook Pro, where I added Bootcamp to install Windows 10. Only problem is that Docker for Windows doesn't work out ...
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External Windows bootable drive freezes boot screen

I installed Windows on a 128 GB USB drive to run on my 2017 MacBook Air. I boot into it by plugging in the drive, holding Option key and select the Windows drive. It worked really well. Yesterday, I ...
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Boot Camp Windows disk missing from Startup Manager and doesn't boot from Startup Disk selection

Until recently I had Boot Camp installed and working with Windows 7 and macOS, but recently I had to change my keyboard. Since that point holding the Option key during startup seems to display the ...
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Magic Mouse not working intermittently on Bootcamp with Windows 10

For some weird reason when using Windows 10 via Bootcamp on my High Sierra MacBook Pro 13" 2017, my Magic Mouse 2 will stop working randomly. I have tried diagnosing why it works sometimes and not ...
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How to get data from a MacBook Pro hard drive on a Windows computer?

My MacBook Pro is not working anymore, I have some valuable data that I want to retrieve right now. This question is only software related. I can handle all the hardware stuff. I know that the ...
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Bootcamp install on external, partitioned HDD reboots to Boot Recovery Assistant

I have followed this guide: https://9to5mac.com/2017/08/31/how-windows-10-mac-boot-camp-external-drive-video/ When I select EFI Boot from my Samsung M3 portable drive it reboots to the boot recovery ...
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Force sync Photos to iCloud on macOS

I have recently been on holiday and saved all my photos on my mac whilst I was away. They didn't sync to iCloud as I wasn't connected to the Internet. I am back home now and setting up a new Windows ...
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Booting from a previously cloned Windows 10 installation

I have a cloned drive as a backup and my computer is stolen. This computer was probably MacBookPro 11,2. Now i have an old MacBookPro 6,2, i installed my backup drive as an internal drive to this ...
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Unable to use Boot Camp to switch boot device between MacOS/Windows 10

I have a Mac Pro 4,1 upgraded to a 5,1 with MacOS installed on an SSD and Windows 10 installed via a hacked Boot Camp on a separate HDD. I'm running a GTX680 GPU which is Mac OS flashed to allow the ...
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Restart doesn't boot into windows installer after accidentally quitting during bootcamp partitioning process

I tried to bootcamp windows 10 by downloading an iso from windows and running bootcamp. However, I accidentally hit cmd+Q during the partitioning process for bootcamp and it said you can't quit during ...
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hfs-bless / Booting into MacOS / Windows directly from Ubuntu (triple boot, MacPro 4,1 -> 5,1)

Currently I have MacOS High Sierra, Windows 10 (Legacy, not EFI), and Ubuntu 18.04 triple-booting on a 2009 MacPro 4,1 (firmware upgraded to 5,1). I installed Ubuntu after Windows using the procedure ...
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How can I create a Windows password reset disk on Mac?

I have installed a dual-system on my Mac: Windows and Mac. Unfortunately, I forgot the password to login Windows OS and cannot access it. Is there any possible way to create a Windows password reset ...
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How to Install Ubuntu on Mac with High Sierra and Legacy BIOS Booting Windows 10?

My 21.5-inch, Mid 2011 iMac has High Sierra (macOS 10.13.6) installed. A 64 bit version of Windows was originally installed using Boot Camp. Windows uses the legacy BIOS boot method. I have upgraded ...