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How to stop the RemotePC application from opening at startup? [closed]

I noticed that the RemotePC software is starting with Windows every time. What's annoying about it is, I cannot find a related item in the startup tab within the task-manager. Looks like there is no ...
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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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I want to use a Windows PC from my Mac, for dev. Is it a stupid idea? [closed]

The fact is I feel too good with my Mac trackpad, the keyboard, the screen, and the OS. But at work I have to use a Windows PC. I'm thinking about using the Windows PC as "server". I want to ...
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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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Repairing an unbootable BootCamp partition [duplicate]

I primarily use Windows on my MacBook Pro, so my OS X partition goes quite a while between updates. After upgrading to Catalina, I no longer see my Windows partition when I hold option I can see the &...
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Running pipesim software on boot camp windows 10 [duplicate]

I installed windows 10 on my mac using boot camp but I cannot run Pipesim software that I downloaded. it says close boot camp services while on windows. how do I resolve this issue?
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Efficiently transfer screenshots from Ipad to Windows computer?

I write a Word documents on a windows 10 computer and want to include screenshots from my iPad. Idea is to make something on my iPad, take a screenshot and directly paste it in my word document. I can ...
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MacOS X very slow, while Windows 10 is snappy

I have a fairly old (late 2009) MacBook, I replaced the HDD with an SSD drive, and installed High Sierra on it. It ran slowly but I assumed it was because it's old, but I installed Windows 10 on it, ...
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How to Format APFS drive using a PC so I can replace my Mac drive?

I have an older iMac (Late 2012, A1418) that has a defective hard drive. I need to replace the drive and put in a fresh OS (Catalina). I have the install media on a USB flash drive. My problem is that ...
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How do I seamlessly share iMessage from Mac OS X El Capitan to my Windows 10 PC?

I'm generally a Windows 10 user, but my family is all using iPhones, because of that I would like to be able to access my iMessage messages from my Windows 10 computer (and Android phone if possible), ...
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Backup file APFS - Access to files inside Backup Cluster for Windows Transfer!

My wife had some issues recently wrecking her Library cluster on her Mac, which was quite the wrong move to make space due to CalendarAgent spamming the drive space till the Mac crashes due to "...
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Magic Keyboard on Windows - How to get Media keys to work

I'd like to purchase a magic apple keyboard for my windows pc. Do media keys like playing music, volume controls, and so on work on windows? Is there a way to map keys correctly on windows for all ...
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MacBook Pro w/Retina Late 2012 SSD not recognized

I have been searching the web for a fix for my Late 2012 MacBook Pro with Retina and can’t seem to find any answers. I am hoping someone else has had the same or similar issue and would be willing to ...
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Disk Utility says Bootcamp partition has storage left but in Windows, the C: disk says there is no volume left?

I partitioned 42GB for bootcamp and the windows system is about 17GB, I have one game on it plus Steam which combined with system files makes up to 34.1, and disk utility says I have 8.6GB free but ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for resizing windows on mac

I'm looking for the Mac keyboard shortcut equivalent of "windows key + left/right/top arrow" to resize windows (not split view)
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Maximize window after cmd+tab switching to app with only one window minimized?

One thing is very annoying on macOS: Imagine you have an App openen, line Notes - with only one window. You minimize this window so it's as an icon in the dock, not showing on the screen (coz for ...
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MacBook Air as primary monitor for Windows PC?

I will be building a budget pc using an Athlon 3000g APU. I was wanting to know if I could use a mini display port to HDMI adapter to plug an HDMI cable in the pc build. I'm not sure if I could use my ...
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Windows Partition to EFI Boot

I’ve been using Windows 10 via Boot Camp and it worked fine. I’m not sure if there’s any relation since I just noticed recently, but I upgraded my OS to macOS Big Sur and my Windows Partition became ...
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Late 2007 MacBook: can't boot from USB/DVD to install Windows 7

I have a late 2007 MacBook with Ubuntu. I want to install Windows 7, but can't even reach the installation. I've tried to boot from a USB and DVD. Both don't work. When the computer starts, I hold the ...
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Does Windows 10 support the AAC codec over A2DP for Bluetooth headphones when installed on a Mac via Bootcamp?

Unlike MacOS, Windows 10 itself does not support the AAC codec for the A2DP profile for Bluetooth headphones; only the SBC codec. However, when installing Windows 10 on a Mac via Bootcamp, lots of ...
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How to deal with item not available in your country or region?

I came to China and bring my mbp which I use to connect to Windows computers using Windows Remote Desktop connection app (on local network I mean), it seems to work well for my needs. Then last month ...
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Instructions Please for Installing Mojave+Bootcamp(Windows 7)+Bootcamp(Windows 10) on MacBook Air Early 2014

I've seen answers to similar questions spread over several posts, but not for my exact hardware. First the hardware: MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2014) Model Identifier: MacBookAir6,2 8GB Ram SSD: ...
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Using `jar` to create “zip” file … Mac won't open the zip, says “It is an unsupported format” … why?

I have a build system with a command line driven batch file that uses jar (from Java JDK) on a Windows machine to make a zip file like this ... jar cf c:\target\Application-1.5.zip -C Application-1.5/ ...

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