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Is there anyway to have your iPhone notifications on Windows 10?

Is there a way to get call notifications and alerts on Windows 10 from my iPhone? I spend a lot of time on PC and I always get missed calls. Also my room has no signal so I put my iPhone in the main ...
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Installed windows 10 on macbook pro 8,3 late 2011 17" but I get a radeon graphics card error 43

I have installed windows 10 64 bit via bootcamp but I have problems with the bootcamp support 5.1.5769 drivers. I get the error 43 code. Is there a workaround?
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Install windows 7 on MacBookPro8,3 late 2011 17"

My goal is to install windows 7 on my MacBookPro8,3 (MacBook Pro from 2011). But the windows 7 USB installer or DVD can't be recognized when booting via the options(alt) command. This is where I am ...
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VNC Viewer couldn't access to a Mac from Windows 10

I'm trying to remote a mac-Laptop from a windows-Laptop with VNC Viewer 6.21.920. T'm getting this "An authentication error occurred. See the VNC Server error log for details". It's working ...
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How do recover video lost after undoing copy operation?

I had shot some video clips using my phone which I "cut and pasted" in a new folder on my desktop (windows). By mistake, I pressed the Ctrl + Z button which undid the action when the phone ...
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Macbook Pro with ATI damaged - Recover installed windows and external monitor

I have a late 2011 Macbook Pro, which recently damaged the on board ATI graphics, and I'm currently trying to recover everything I have installed to a manageable state so I can carry on my work until ...
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How to clone SSD with 2 systems (Mac and Win10) to larger SSD with increasing Windows volume?

Some years before, I created both a system SSD disk with Windows (BOOTCAMP) and macOS (Macintosh HD). After that, I forgot about the way how I did it and now I need to migrate from the old disk to the ...
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Why Apple OS, Software and so many things are highly stable and smooth? [closed]

Even when using Windows on high end computers it lacks is stability when using many programs. I want to know how apple manage to provide such grate experience to users, even not running apple macos (...
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High sierra partition lost after deleting windows partition

I previously installed Windows (on a partition in the main SSD, sharing it with High Sierra) on a mid 2011 21,5 inch iMac using this guide. Afterwards I installed Big Sur using opencore legacy ...
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Need to automate changes to my Display settings

As a former engineer, I know that if I find myself doing the same thing over and over, I should be able to automate that process. So here goes: Due to things beyond my control, every time I log into ...
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Type special characters similar to Windows

My son follows an online typing course for school. This course is offert through a website. As my son advances, he needs to type characters like: è, é, ë, ü, ï. We have not found a way to type these ...
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Can’t erase Bootcamp volume to reinstall MacOS

I had MacOS Monterrey installed and wanted to dual boot with Windows 10. I used BootCamp to install Windows 10 on another partition I created. Somehow along the way, my macOS partition got completely ...
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Accessing a Whatsapp backup on iCloud Drive (Windows)

I am trying to retrieve a Whatsapp backup file that is stored on iCloud. I have found this thread which explains how to do that with a Macbook: accessing whatsapp icloud backup I have a pc with ...
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How can I troubleshoot iCloud Drive for Windows?

I'm having an issue with iCloud for Windows where the numbers of files it is uploading & downloading stays constant, i.e., they don't change for days. I'm wondering if there is a standard way to ...
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fn to ctrl with Magic Keyboard 2 on Windows 10

I am using an Apple Magic Keyboard 2 (small form factor) on my Windows 10 PC, where I am playing games. Now I would love to use my fn key as the ctrl key, as it is in the bottom left corner. But in ...
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iTunes — how to install VoiceOver Kit manually?

I'm using iTunes 12.12.3.5 on Windows 11 and if I connect my iPod Shuffle (4th gen. from 2011, software version 1.0.1) and click on "Enable VoiceOver" and "Apply" nothing happens (...
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Blue screen - Windows 10 with Bootcamp on MacBook Pro 2015

I have a MacBook Pro mid-2015 with High Sierra 10.13. I installed Windows 10 (last version downloaded last week). This was done manually, as the Bootcamp software that comes with macOS creates a ...
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When I open in Windows a zipped folder compressed by Mac, it's empty

Today when I compressed the folder to zip but opened it in Windows the folder was empty. Why did this happen? What should I do to avoid this problem? What should I do to make the compressed file work ...
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I removed the rEFInd and rEFIt boot managers and now I've lost Windows Bootcamp from the Mac Startup Manager

I installed rEFInd boot manager because I wanted to add a linux partition. I already had bootcamp set up. However, after installing rEFInd, my Mac UI scaling was too large and slightly blurred. I have ...
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Which HDD controller drivers for win 10 Install on MacBookPro5,5

I am trying to install Windows 10 on a MacbookPro5,5 for a friend, directly from a USB Flash drive. Setup Asks for a driver to properly detect the Hard Drive. What do you do in this case? I extracted ...
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Switching between multiple full screen windows of a the same app across multiple displays

I have two full screen windows of VSCode open, with ⌘+Tab I can switch between apps but not multiple windows of the same app. With Ctrl+Arrow Keys I can navigate between windows inside a single screen ...
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Bootcamp : Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server

I'm trying to install windows 11 on my 2019 macbook pro with MacOs 12.3.1. However when execute bootcamp, after the selection of the iso it is stuck with this error message : Can’t install the ...
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BigSur - Putting a white border around all windows from all applications?

I'm running Big Sur 11.6.5. I'd like to configure my Mac's user interface so that each and every window that will ever appear on my desktop (not the dock) will have a thin white border, or at least ...
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I cannot install Windows 10 on my Bootcamp partition

I have used Bootcamp assistant to partition my Mac mini. Then I boot up using my Windows USB drive with EFI boot. I can get to the part where I can see "Drive 1 partition3: Bootcamp" ...
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How to use same keyboard shortcuts across windows and mac? [duplicate]

I use both Windows and Mac OS for my work. Unfortunately the keyboard shortcuts across the two are different. For example, on Windows I have to use Ctrl + C to copy whereas on Mac the shortcut is Cmd +...
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Can’t boot into MacOS from Windows(Bootcamp)

When pressing the option during startup, MacOS isn’t shown as an option to boot into. Using the tray in win10 to “Restart in MacOS” also doesn’t work. It just restarts back into Windows 10. It is an ...
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Sharing MacOS network links to Windows User [duplicate]

At work I'm one of the few employees working on a MacOs. I often get Windows shared network links from colleagues and convert them locally with a script...more or less successful. For e.g. (Windows ...
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Share Windows/MacOS links with colleagues [duplicate]

Is there an easy possibility for Windows/MacOS link conversion to share links with colleagues? I have a windows link for e.g.: \\networkshare\folder\file.txt and i want to convert to: smb://...
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Can I delete a partition and leave the space unallocated in Monterey?

I'm trying to shrink my MacOS (Monterey) partition using Disk Utility to reclaim some space for my Bootcamp partition using Minitool Partition Wizard on the Windows side. I succeeded in shrinking the ...
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Installing BootCamp on a Late 2014 iMac

I'm trying to install Windows via BootCamp on a Late 2014 iMac, so far to no avail. First attempts, to external drive First I attempted to install it to an external drive. I already have a working ...
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Getting two Windows boot options after installing the OS on BootCamp

I installed Windows 10 on my 2017 MacBook Pro (Intel-based) through BootCamp and this is what I get at the boot menu after restarting my device: Two Windows boot icons. The first one starts Windows. ...
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Internal Keyboard and Trackpad working in bootcamp but not working on macOS

I updated my Macbook Air 2015 to Monterey and my internal trackpad and keyboard have stopped working. Both work without issues if I boot into the Windows Bootcamp partition. Please help.
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How to sync passwords between Windows Chrome and iCloud Keychain?

How can I sync passwords between Chrome and iCloud Keychain, i.e. import passwords stored by Chrome on a Windows desktop computer to the iCloud keychain in order to be used on an iPhone?
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Windows move to different displays and Spaces whenever Mac goes to sleep

This is a problem I've experienced in the past, but it seems to have gotten much, much, much worse under Monterey. It's a fairly simple problem: Whenever my computer wakes from sleep, none of my ...
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Boot Camp Windows 10 partition size capped on macOS Catalina

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my MBP 13 mid 2012 using Boot Camp Assistant. I've been clearing up free space on my HD and when I thought I have enough (500GB disk with currently ~240GB free ...
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What do "Mouse Button 6 – 16" correspond to in Logitech's configuration software?

The Mission Control Preference Pane allows me to assign actions to one of 15 mouse buttons. My Logitech G305 only has six buttons, but I can re-assign each one in Logitech's configuration software (...
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USB Switch not working with Macbook Pro 2018

I am a complete newbie Mac user and I am trying to set up a PC/Mac workstation sharing keyboard, mouse, and headset. I bought this USB hub and tried to connect it to my Mac with this USB Type C to USB ...
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Mac Zip without "surrounding Folder" on PC?

I have a problem with Mac Zip files in exchange with Windows PC. My Mac folder structure looks like that: Folder File 1 File 2 If I create a Zip from "Folder" on a Mac and copy that to the ...
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How can I set a scheduled boot for a MacBook running Windows?

I have a MacBook Air running OSX Big Sur along with a Boot Camp installation of Windows 10. If I boot into OSX and go to System Preferences -> Battery -> Schedule, I can set a time each day for ...
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Map Windows key to Ctrl key

I am using a MacBook Pro & a Windows PC. I use Google Chrome's Remote Desktop to control the MacBook from the Windows PC. It works well but on the Windows PC, I have to use the Win key to copy &...
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Install Windows 11 on Boot Camp

Even though Macs don't meet the TPM and Secure Boot requirements of Windows 11, how can I install Windows 11 on a Mac using Boot Camp anyway?
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Booting new version of OS X from old bootcamp windows version

I’ve got an old Macbook Pro 2012 with macOS Catalina on it. There is an old Win 7 installation with Bootcamp 4.1. I booted into it after a couple of years and now I can’t boot macOS. Pressing “Restart ...
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Bootcamp - "Can’t install the software because it is not currently available from the Software Update server." Error

I'm trying to install Windows 10 on my MacBook Pro 2019 Intel device, but unable to use Bootcamp. After selection of ISO and partition size, the application throws this error even tho I have a stable ...
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Windows 7 on MacBook Pro installed successfully but restarts with a white screen

I have a MacBook Pro Mid-2009. Unfortunately, I erased my internal drive which led me to OS X Utilities only. When i clicked on reinstall OS X, it asked me to sign into my Apple ID. But it ended with ...
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Desktop mirroring using AirServer 7 on Mac and AirParrot 3 on Windows 10 doesn't work — any way to fix that?

I'm using AirServer 7.2.7 on my MacBook Pro (Late 2016, macOS Monterey 12.1) and trying to send my Windows desktop (Windows 10) using AirParrot 3. Both computers are connected to the same WiFi-network....
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iMac restarting in Windows, option key not working

I installed windows via bootcamp, problem now is that when I restart and hold the options key, the startup disk does not show up, so the computer starts up in windows. (This was never a problem, it ...
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How does one unset the hard outlines in mac finder windows?

I just got a new mac and it seems things are really bright. I selected the high contrast or high outlines...can't remember what the name was. See how it's really white especially on the outside: how ...
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Install Windows 10 with Boot Camp on Big Sur not starting installer

I am trying to install Windows 10 (ISO downloaded from the official site) in my MacBook Pro Mid 2014 (MacBookPro11,1) running Big Sur 11.2.3. I've used Boot Camp to create a USB 2.0 bootable drive ...
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Videos deleted via Windows Explorer still appear in gallery

I have an iPhone with iOS 15.1.1 and if I delete videos through Windows Explorer (Windows 10), the videos are still in the gallery of the phone. It seems that this concerns only files, which where cut....
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Boot Camp partition broken and can't be repaired in MacOS 12.1

After a crash of Windows 11 in Bootcamp that doesn't turn off and cooked for a while in my bag, I lost the Bootcamp partition. I try to follow this question: Boot Camp partition broken and can't ...
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