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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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Parallels Desktop, running Windows 7 can see all computers except Windows 10

I have effectively 5 machines: iMac running OSX Sierra iMac (#1) running Parallels Desktop 13 VM with Win 7 MBP running OSX High Sierra MBP (#3) running parallels Desktop 13 VM with win 7 PC running ...
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What if anything is the advantage of upgrading from Parallels Desktop 11 perpetual license to a newer version? [closed]

Specifically on a late 2013 iMac 32GB ram, running OSX 10.13. Parallels 11 seems to work fine.
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Bootcamp says Disk Could Not Be Partitioned on Catalina Version 10.15.2

I have macbook air 2015 on Catalina Version 10.15.2 . So previously I had ran into this issue MacBook filesystem FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF after deleting linux partition and thank god I ...
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Boot Camp options do not persist across Windows reboots

[MacBook Pro 2019, Windows 10 1909 x64, Apple Control Panel 6.1.7000.3] I have successfully installed Windows 10 via Boot Camp on my 2019 MBP and everything is working well - except that between ...
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Install Windows 10 on MacBook Pro 8.1

I want to install Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro 13" 2011. I don't nessearly need macOS installed on the machine. Win10 single boot would be fine. I have a bootable WIN10 USB Installer. I tried to ...
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Dual boot with Windows 10 on 2011 Macbook Pro with APFS

I have been able to successfully dual boot a 2011 Macbook Pro with Windows 10 before when OS X still used the HFS file system, but things have obviously changed with how the system boots with APFS. ...
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What version of Windows can I install on a 2009 MacBook Pro?

I would like to convert my old 2009 MacBook Pro into a Windows machine to use some apps that don’t run or do so extremely poorly on macOS. This MBP supports El Capitan (10.11) as its last version. ...
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How to preview songs on iTunes

I have iTunes on my pc laptop....when I go to the iTunes Store I a unable to get a preview of the music, it just keeps spinning. I am able to purchase the song, but not preview it. How do I preview ...
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Credentials format to login into Windows Domain?

How do I login into a Windows based server from a Mac ? domain\username or domain/username or just username ? Nothing seems to be working so far, is there any other way ? Thank you.
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Viewing Text Message Histories on Windows PC

I have an iPhone 6s, and there are some very, very, long text message conversations on there that I'd like to be able to read through on my PC for the sake of convenience. I've already backed up my ...
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Where to get a copy of Boot Camp's Unattend.xml file?

I have a 27" iMac that originally had a Fusion Drive and I had previously installed Windows 10 on it using the Boot Camp Assistant. I recently upgraded the storage in it and in the process of ...
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How to put file into clipboard without losing control characters?

I have a .txt file originated from Windows, so its line endings are \r\n. Running cat or echo on that file makes those control characters go away. How can I display the file (even in raw bytes if ...
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Windows 10 Pro Installation on Macbook air failing with error that it cant update the boot configuration

Good Day, I have seen this question asked on several differnt forums but I just cant get it to work. I have a brand new Macbook Air Retina 13" (2019) with all the updates, running Catalina (10.15.1). ...
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How do you skip forward/back while watching a movie in iTunes for Windows?

How do you skip forward/back while watching a movie in iTunes for Windows?
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ALT on windows and using mac keyboard layout [migrated]

I recently joined work, where they use windows. I am a pure Mac user. I am having difficulty running windows keyboard, especially with ALT key as it is different on mac. Is there a way I can use any ...
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Catalina : Bootcamp assistant stuck on Partitioning Disk

I am trying to dual boot windows 10. Everything goes fine until It tries to partition disks. This is my diskutil list response : /dev/disk0 (internal, physical): #: TYPE ...
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How can I triple boot MacOS Catalina , Ubuntu 18.04, and Windows 10

I currently use the mid-2014 MacBook Pro. I have read the similar questions asked but as I don't have much technical knowledge I thought I should create a new question. Device History I had ...
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Choose the monitor the application will appear in?

Say that I am working on a full screen app X in one monitor, I want by using the keyboard to make application Y active in another monitor, while by default, it should become active in the current ...
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Option key not Working on Win Keyboard

I've an annoying problem with a windows keyboard on mac. I already changed the keys in keyboard preferences, but I cannot use the option key. case: windows = option I have no access to chars like ~[]|...
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Fans not running when 2018 MBP is in Bootcamp

I have Windows 10 installed on a Bootcamp partition of my 2018 MacBook Pro. When booted in macOS, the fans run fine (i.e. whenever the computer is in high load and hot). But when I'm in Windows, the ...
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How do I add an audio book to my iPhone?

I tried to add a mp4 and m4a and mp3 file to iTunes while viewing Audiobooks tab but it would not add the file. How do I add an audio book to my iPhone? iTunes Version 12.10.1.4
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Simulating a window-close-button click with a shortcut?

So I installed RedQuits to enable applications to quit when their last open window closes. However, I never actually use the close button, I only close windows by a shortcut (let's say it's Cmd-W, for ...
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Can the Apple T2 chip be used as a TPM to enable BitLocker?

I have a 2019 MacBook Pro, with the Apple T2 Security Chip. I have installed Windows 10 via Boot Camp, and that is working well. I would like to turn on BitLocker in W10 and take advantage of that ...
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Retrieving data from Mac PCI SSD using windows PC?

My MacBook Pro Retina (model no A1502) recently died so I have taken out the SSD to try and retrieve its data using my windows pc. I slotted the SSD into a PCI-e 4x adapter and installed it in onto ...
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Unable to remove Windows partition on Boot Camp partition

I have installed Windows Boot Camp partition and installed Windows 8. Later, I upgraded to Windows 10. I am unable to remove Windows partition using bootcamp assistant. The removing Windows option is ...
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Release mouse from VirtualBox in Mac automatically?

I installed Windows10 x64 and Unbuntu x64 in VirtualBox in Mac. When I moved the mouse outside of the Ubuntu VM window to get back to Mac, the mouse is automatically released. But when I did the same ...
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If I purchase an album (or song, book, etc) on the Apple Music app for Android, can I download it on iTunes for Windows?

Here is the Apple Music app for Android on the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apple.android.music&hl=en I am running iTunes 12.3 on Windows 7 Pro.
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Screen bug on windows 10 on iMac

Hi I tried to install Windows 10 as dual boot on my iMac (late 2009) High Sierra. First I ran into this problem someone else also had here, which is unfortunately unanswered. Anyway since I couldn't ...
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MS Remote Desktop to Windows - Not enough space in a shared folder

Not quite sure if it's a right place to ask but I'll try. I use MS Remote Desktop to connect from iMac to my remote Windows 10 computer and exchange files between two computers through a Redirected ...
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How to solve a sound driver problem with Windows 10 on a MacBook Pro 13 " late 2011?

I have MacBook Pro 13 " late 2011 and I installed Windows 10 without Boot Camp. Now I have the know Sound Driver Problem: No output and no Input (Speaker and microfone do not work). I used the Boot ...
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Setting up a Wi-Fi hotspot on iOS13 [duplicate]

I am trying to set up a wifi hotspot using my iPhone XR running iOS 13, which I wish to connect to using my Windows 7 Pro laptop. On the iPhone I go to Settings | Personal Hotspot and switch on, and I ...
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Boot Camp Assistant says “Windows support software has been saved” and only gives me the option to quit. Do I quit?

Does this mean it’s finished? I don’t want to click ‘quit’ if it’s still going...
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How to create bootable Windows 10 installer USB for PC?

I've downloaded Windows 10 from Microsoft and want to create a bootable USB stick for a PC. I've tried to flash the image with dd, but the stick did not boot. Then I've flashed the image with ...
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Chosing Windows in startup manager freezes the computer

Trying to install Windows 8.1 on an early 2009 mac pro 10.11.6 (model identifier mac pro4,1) with a DVD because the usb shows only EFI boot, and that requires for me to flash my mac to 5,1.(i also ...
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Stuck at trying to Install win10 with rEFInd

I’ve been trying to install Windows 7 64-bit with rEFInd on my MacBook Pro 2012 with Mojave, through making a NTFS partition and moving the ISO content in it. When rEFInd boot manager loads, I can ...
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Make an external bootable partition for bootcamp

I am not sure to have understood everything about bootcamp but here is the situation: I have an internal HD I want to keep. I have an external HD with two partitions: Partition 1: Time machine ...
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How can I split install.wim from Windows installation ISO on OSX? [duplicate]

I want to make a bootable Windows installation USB on OSX. However, I run into the problem with isntall.wim file that doesn't fit into FAT32 4GB file limit. All google results about this problem (...
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Is there any way to connect to/control Mac OS without display output?

I have a 2009 Mac Pro with a Nvidia 1060 and bootcamped to run Windows. Nvidia drivers are installed on Windows and no issues with display output, all works fine. In the past when I've then tried to ...
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Install Windows 10 using Boot Camp Assistant on MacBook Air

My MacBook Air is a Mid 2013 (6,1). I upgraded macOS to 10.14.6 and then tried to install Windows 10 using Boot Camp Assistant. After several steps and until EFI started, it kept on restarting and ...
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Windows automatically sets start disk to Bootcamp

I have a kind of annoying problem with my Macbook Pro 15 2018. I have installed Windows 10 with Bootcamp, and it works very well. The only issue is that every time I boot into Windows the system ...
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Personal Hotspot not working over Wi-Fi on iOS 13

After upgrade to iOS 13 from 12.4, I noticed that personal hotspot isn't working anymore over Wi-Fi (via USB is ok). Tested on two computers with Win7. The PC can connect to Wi-Fi, but no valid IP (...
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Magic Keyboard + Windows 10 — disable fn lock?

I have used an apple wireless keyboard (not the "magic" variety) for some years on my windows 10 running on a macbook pro. I upgraded to the Magic Keyboard and I am seeing a strange behavior. In ...
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GPT fdisk fails with reading error 1. Why?

I have problems running GPT fdisk on my 13" MacBook Pro (late 2011): GPT fdisk (gdisk) version 1.0.1 Problem opening /dev/disk0 for reading! Error is 1. Any idea, what I can do? I would like to ...
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Can't boot Windows further more. Why?

I'm using Windows 10 since some weeks without problems on my MacBook Pro 13 " late 2011. Yesterday, I got trouble with it (a Windows problem). While trying to solve it, I tried to reduce the size of ...
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My BOOTCAMP partition does not show up into finder, but I can boot into it

I just uninstalled Windows 10 1903 using Bootcamp Assistant and upgraded to macOS 10.14.6 from an earlier version of macOS Mojave. After the system update, I downloaded the Windows 10 1903 iso from ...
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What are the Apple-provided drivers for the AMD Pro Vega 16/20 for Windows 10?

For those who own a 2018/2019 MacBook Pro with AMD Pro Vega 16/20 video cards - what are the Apple-provided drivers that come with Boot Camp? Are those video cards supported under Windows 10?
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Is Boot Camp still being supported by Apple?

Boot Camp seems to have become the orphan child of Apple recently - more and more things seem to not be working as of the current Windows 10 (1903) release. These are at least the problems I am now ...
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How can I install Fritz 16 on a Mac running macOS Mojave?

I'm new to Apple's ecosystem, and I have one doubt about how to install one software that I had in my old Windows computer. The software is Fritz 16 (chess software), but it is not supported on macOS....
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Boot Camp Assistant: The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition - Trying to install Windows 10

I am trying to install Windows 10 on to my Mac via Boot Camp Assistant, however when I go to try and install it (after downloading the ISO) I get the popup error: The startup disk cannot be ...
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How is access granted to a Mac User on newly created folders in a windows shared drive?

All, I have a situation where I have several users on MacBook Pros (Latest OS) who have access to a shared drive on a windows 2008R2 server. The users are using a VPN to tunnel into the network and ...