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Is it possible to install Windows natively on an Intel Mac that has no OS and only external storage?

I've got an old mid-2013 MacBook Air (A1465 EMC 2631) that's has no internal storage. Only external HD/SSD via USB. I used it for years so I know it works but I don't currently have the media with the ...
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Need to set up Time Machine for 2 MBP to a Windows server - need help

While I've researched and found some answers about similar setups, none have really touched on using a full-on Windows server (Dell PowerEdge R730xd attached to a Dell PowerVault M1200 that houses 9 (...
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Why does my exFAT external disk show errors on Windows and corrupt PDF files after formatting on macOS?

I partitioned an external disk as exFAT on my Mac using diskutil and the following commands: diskutil list diskutil unmountDisk force disk2 sudo dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/disk2 bs=1024 count=1024 ...
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Sharing audio between UTM and MacOS like coherence mode in Parallels

I am on a Macbook air and I have Skullcandy PLYR PRO headsets which require SkullCandy HQ(EQ software) which is only available for windows 10 and above therefore I can't run that on Mac.I have a UTM ...
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Is there a method to transfer iPhone Voice Memos to the cloud or a Windows PC en masse while keeping the original metadata (date created, et cetera)?

This is rather a last resort—I have previously submitted a version of this to Quora (here) and the official Apple Support Community (here) on April 8; the Reddit communities r/iphonehelp (here), r/...
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How to zoom in in Apple Notes on iCloud in browser

I use Apple Notes on my iPad, and I want to make sure that I can access them if my iPad stops working. On my PC (not Mac) if I access iCloud via Google Chrome my larger notes are zoomed out. How can ...
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Windows BootCamp Battery backup Issue

I am running windows 11 on Macbook Pro 2019 using bootcamp. I am really worried about the battery life. Battery Life is excellent on the Mac. On Windows Bootcamp its a whole other story. Its painful ...
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Anyone have a download link for Tuxera 2015? [closed]

I’m following a tutorial on how to install Windows 10 on older Macs. I’m trying to install windows 10 on my Late 2008 MacBook 13” Aluminum Unibody with 4GB RAM and 512GB SSD. I can’t find a link to ...
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How to fix Graphics driver error in Windows 11 ARM64 using UTM in my Macbook Pro M3 Pro Image?

I've installed Windows 11 ARM64 using UTM in my Macbook Pro M3 Pro and I have also installed the SPICE tools/drivers along with it. Then I have installed Alias 2024 Learning Edition in it but I am ...
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Macbook Pro 2016 running Windows 10 (bootcamp) shuts off in sleep or hibernation

I have a Macbook Pro 2016 15-inch touchbar that is running a fresh install of Windows 10 via bootcamp with all drivers installed via the bootcamp software. Everything works great, except the fact that ...
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Following instructions to manually install Windows by manually creating Bootcamp partition during start up it doesn’t show up

I’m in the process of putting windows 7 on my late 2009 iMac. I’ve been working on this for a few days now. I couldn’t just use the normal Bootcamp assistant because of hardware issues and ended up ...
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Can I still use iTunes instead of music on Windows?

The music tab is gone for me in iTunes, and I am being forced to use apple music on windows. Is there any way to make "music" reappear in iTunes so that I can use iTunes to listen to apple ...
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How to configure Norwegian Windows keyboard on a Mac? Should display @, not ™

New Mac user here. I got a Mac Mini for testing at work, and connected a Norwegian Logitech Bluetooth Windows keyboard to it. This mostly works well, but some of the keys result in different character ...
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How to choose a password storage strategy between windows spreadsheet and an iPhone?

Consider someone with an iPhone. Passwords are saved in a spreadsheet that is only on a Windows computer. Chrome is installed on the iPhone but mainly Safari us used. The solution mainly needs to be ...
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How do I programmatically find iTunes status on Windows?

On a Mac, I can find out what track iTunes is playing, and even what playlist it's in, so I know what's coming up. I'm using Perl and executing AppleScript commands. Is there a way to do the same ...
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Can see Windows machines from mac but not Mac from Windows

I've tried all of the advice but none seems to work I have an iMac M1 running Sonoma 14.4 and an older iMac running Windows 10 via Bootcamp. From the M1 iMac, I can see the Windows machine and can ...
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Early 2009 iMac just doesn't detect Windows 7 DVD

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on an early 2009 iMac and I have a Windows installer DVD, but when I put it in while OS X El Capitan is running, it just makes a few weird sounds for about a minute and ...
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“GNU GRUB version 2.06” on early 2009 iMac [duplicate]

I tried to install 32‑bit Windows 7 on my early 2009 iMac, but I had Linux on it before. I tried to delete my partition and make a new one, but I had the GPT partition, so it didn’t let me use it ...
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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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Bootcamp not appearing as bootable disk on High Sierra

I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13", Late 2013, 8GB/251GB) on which I have had a Bootcamp partition installed with Windows7 for several years (probably since early days, i.e. since 2014). Initially ...
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Is it possible to use right click, scroll, etc. when using the Magic Trackpad on Windows?

I connected my Magic Trackpad 2 to my Windows PC via a Lightning to USB C cable. The only issue is that I can only move the mouse and click. I can not right click or scroll. I also can't use more ...
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Finder application window without with the minimize icon disabled

I noticed that sometimes, mostly after a restart, the window of my finder application has the minimize icon disabled like this: I can't click on it, and I have to close and reopen the window in order ...
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MacBook Pro mid 2012 screen boot glitch when booting into Windows 7

I am attempting to use Windows 7 for overall looks. (I am aware of the risks and I don‘t care.) However, whenever I attempt to boot into the partition that I installed it on, The following occurs. ...
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How can I get the iCloud for Windows app to show my photos as JPG instead of HEIC?

I have well over 10,000 photos in iCloud, and I want to download them as JPG files instead of HEIC. When I login to iCloud in a web browser, it gives me options to download my photos as HEIC or JPG: ...
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Transfer PDFs from a Win PC to iBooks on iPad3

I have a Win PC and an older Ipad3 (iOS 9.3.6) which I want to use as a PDF reader. Right now I copy the PDFs from my PC to iDrive/iCloud. On the iPad, in the iCloud app I "Share/Send" the ...
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Do AirPlay devices still work with iTunes on Windows?

I use iTunes (ver 12.13.1.3) running on Windows 10 to manage my music library. I use AirPlay to stream music from that Windows machine to my Apple TV, which is connected to my home entertainment ...
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MacBook Pro doesn’t boot

I followed this tutorial to install Windows 10 on external drive. I followed it until step 7, then I quit and restart the MacBook but now it doesn’t boot in macOS. I disconnected the external drive ...
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TPM 2.0 on a MacBook Pro with Windows

I have a 2018/2019 (sometime around there) 15" MacBook Pro, and installed Windows 10 through a USB, making it a solely Windows machine with Bootcamp support software. I'm wondering how I can ...
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How to make MBP bootcamp boot faster

I had a mid 2012 MBP not doing anything and decided to install Win 10 on it. I didn't do a dual boot setup. I replaced the drive which had macOS on it with a spare and installed Windows using the ...
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Making a second Windows installation on macOS Catalina

I am trying to get a second Windows installation. I want this one to be unable to access the first Windows. I have looked at some threads but I can not understand what I need to do as they are all ...
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Automate a way to change or toggle a keyboard shortcut with either Automator or Applescript

I'm remoting into my Windows box and would like to be able to change the shortcut for Mission Control on the fly. Like a toggle switch. Specifically the move left a space and move right a space. I ...
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Magic Keyboard FN Keys on Windows 11

Any way to get FN/media keys to work? I have an A2450 Magic Keyboard 2. Tried some older bootcamp drivers but it doesn't seem to work. Tried brigadier and .inf drivers from here. Opening .inf in ...
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iTunes backup not showing up anymore in iTunes

Help. I can not access my iPhone backup saved on my laptop in iTunes anymore My iphone was acting up and had to be repaired, so I made a backup before the reparation in iTunes which was saved on my ...
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Is it possible to partition a new MacBook Pro (November 2023, 16 inch) for windows?

I understand that I cannot use Bootcamp since the laptop is running on Apple Silicon. However I would like to avoid using a virtual machine or emulator. Is it possible to use disk utility to set up a ...
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Big Sur - How can I increase Bootcamp's partition size? [duplicate]

I installed Boot Camp last month on my Mac (Big Sur/macOS 11.7.10) so I could run Windows 10. I created a partition of a modest size, assuming that it would be adequate. I've since realized that that ...
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How to install Windows 7 (and beyond) onto a mid-2010 Mac mini with Mac OS X Snow Leopard without Boot Camp or an optical (DVD) drive

This problem is very similar to How to install Windows 10 into a 2011 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, an optical (DVD) drive or third party tools? - Ask Different, with the following ...
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How to install 2nd Windows 10 on a 3rd partition? - MacBook Pro 2019 16-inch i7 Laptop

Hardware: MacBook Pro Late 2019, 16-inch i7; 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD , AMD Radeon 5300M Current OS: Monterey 12.7.1, Windows 10 Build 1709 installed via Boot Camp Expected outcome: Triple Boot macOS, ...
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Move entire Notes.app database from iPhone to Windows PC?

I'd like to move the entire Notes.app database (all the notes, all the folders, all the file attachments inside the notes) from iPhone to Windows PC? I've scanned a lot of documents with my iPhone's ...
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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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64 bit Windows Vista on late 2008 aluminum MacBook without Bootcamp

I’m wondering if it’s possible to install 64 bit Windows Vista on the late 2008 aluminum MacBook without using Bootcamp. I’ve tried creating a Vista USB with Rufus on Windows using MBR, BIOS and NTFS ...
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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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Can I use Mac Studio to play fancy PC games?

Given a high-end Mac Studio, is it possible to play 'big' PC games? What is the appropriate way as of now (October 2023)? I've heard of Boot Camp long ago, but that doesn't sound neat to me. I used to ...
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iTunes will not reinstall

My (Win10) iTunes stopped working, so I uninstalled it (with a good uninstaller that clears all the debris), but it will not re-install. For iTunes Desktop the error message is "The installer has ...
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Issues trying to use TransMac to create bootable USB from Windows 10

I'm trying to follow the steps in this post: How can I use Windows to create an OS X El Capitan or macOS Sierra USB flash drive installer from the disk image (.dmg) file downloaded from Apple? Which ...
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iCloud Drive for Windows sync is slow. Can I manually copy files from a Mac?

I have an hybrid network with both Macs and PCs. I use iCloud as my main cloud storage, because my family smartphones are Apple's. Anyway, I'm always struggling with their Windows sync tool. It's ...
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On Intel era iMac can an Apple update to Mac OS break Boot Camp partiton? [closed]

Our scenario is we have Intel iMacs that were all configured to have Boot Camp/Windows partition. Those that have basically never booted into Boot Camp are fully updated to latest Apple security and ...
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macOS Sonoma: magnetic effect on windows has disappeared

I have noticed that the magnetic effect between windows in macOS Sonoma has disappeared. This was an easy way to precisely arrange windows and "glue" them together on the desktop. Does ...
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Install two Windows 10 partitions (Mac - Win1 - Win2)

I have a MacBook Retina with a 1 TB SSD. I started with a Mac (387 GB) and a Win partition (400 GB), but now I need to add a tiny extra Windows partition (175 GB) to run a specific software. What I’ve ...
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Preserve arrangement of Preview tabs and windows on restart

To keep organized, I generally open closely-related PDF files as tabs in the same Preview window, with a separate multi-tab window for each distinct subject (so about 4 or 5 windows, with 5 tabs open ...
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Windows 11 keeps redoing intallation steps on VMware

I have a Macbook pro 2019 with Intel core i7. I have successfully installed Linux using VMware. The location of that VM is on a LaCie hard drive. I'm now trying to install Windows 11. I have done it ...
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