Questions tagged [windows-7]

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How to arrange two windows easily to left and right side?

In Windows 7, we can easily arrange two windows with these shortcuts: Option (Alt) ⌥ + ← maximizes the window to the left side of the screen, and Option (Alt) ⌥ + → maximizes the window to the right ...
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How do I set OS X to boot by default?

I set Windows 7 to my Boot Camp. Windows 7 starts now by default in the normal boot. However, I want that OSX boots by default and Windows 7 only as I press ALT and then select it. How can you set ...
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How to download Bootcamp drivers without Bootcamp assistant?

I'm setting up my MacBook Air for a Windows-only boot setup. This was easy enough. It already had rEFIt on it, I just connected a Windows 7 boot thumb drive, and away I went. However, it seems Apple ...
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How do I move a contact on the iPhone from one group to another?

I have about 20 contacts on my iPhone that is in the wrong group. How can I move them to another group?
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Create a Bootable Windows USB from a OS X to work on a PC

What I need to achieve is Create a Bootable USB drive from Windows 7 iso image using a Mac running. Use the flash drive to boot and install windows on a PC (not Mac) What I'm looking for is an app ...
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How could i use an iMac as secondary monitor for a Windows 7 laptop

Recently (less than one year ago) i bought an iMac 21,5". Now i would like to use it as secondary monitor for my laptop. (My laptop runs Windows 7). Is it possible? (I found conflicting opinions on ...
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Bootcamp - No ISO Option

There is no option in the Bootcamp wizard to choose the Windows ISO.. Any ideas?
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Macbook Air + Lion + Windows 7 Boot Camp + shared partition

I would like to setup my Macbook Air's disk drive with 3 partitions - 50Gb for OSX Lion, 50Gb for Windows 7, and the remaining 150Gb for Data to share between both OSes (music, photos etc). What's ...
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Is there software to mirror a Windows PC via AirPlay?

I would like to mirror my Windows PC to my Apple TV via AirPlay. I've found a few options which enable Windows Media Player to receive video via AirPlay. I've also found an application named Airfoil ...
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How can I install boot camp off a Windows 7 USB flash drive?

I'm trying to follow the directions on how to create a Windows 7 installation USB flash drive. I was able to create the drive and when I insert it into a Windows computer, it shows the installer ...
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How to auto-adjust the resolution of a Windows 7 VM using VMware Fusion?

Recently, I have acquired a MacBook Pro Retina. Previously, I had always used Windows, and I still need it, because of Visual Studio. Hence I installed VMware Fusion and Windows 7 as a virtual machine....
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How can I switch option (alt) and command (windows) keys for Windows 7 in Boot Camp?

Installed Windows 7 via Bootcamp for some work-related projects. I've also installed the Apple Bootcamp drivers from the OS X install disk and updated to the latest version. It mapped all my keys just ...
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Can iTunes find all songs with no Album Art?

I want to find all songs or tracks which don't have Album Art associated with them in my iTunes music library. I want to do this so that I can fix Album Art problems in advance of a backup. How can ...
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Are Boot Camp drivers for thunderbolt to gigabit ethernet available?

I have a Retina MacBook Pro with Mountain Lion and Boot Camp with Windows 7 and the Boot Camp 4.0 drivers. I'm also using the Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter. My problem is that my ethernet port (aka ...
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How to get iTunes to stop encrypting iPhone backups without the password?

Is there a way to disable the checkbox near Encrypt iPhone backup without knowing the password. I don't need the data that is encrypted but I would like new backups to stop being encrypted as I forgot ...
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Can I install Linux and Windows on a Mac to triple boot the hardware?

I'm quite the newbie at operating systems etc., so forgive me if my question is dumb. Is it possible to install Linux and Windows on a Mac, to run side by side with OS X? I'm about to start a new ...
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Verify that entries in iTunes are actually on disk

I have a ton and a half of songs in my iTunes (Windows 7). I recently consolidated my library from 3 different Hard Drives. I also deleted some of the unwanted music folders on my C Drive (but I ...
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No bootable device USB 2.0 MacBook Pro mid 2014

I've been tearing my hair out the last couple days trying to get Windows installed. I have a MacBook Pro Retina 15 inch mid 2014. Yosemite version 10.10.1. Win 7 64 bit iso (sha1 - ...
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Holding down the option key isn't allowing me to select Windows/OS X on startup

I have Windows 7 installed on a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. According to Apple's Boot Camp Installation and Setup Guide, pg. 10... Select an operating system during startup You can select ...
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How can I make a screenshot (printscreen) on my Macbook Pro using Windows 7?

How can I make a screenshot on Macbook pro using Windows 7? The keyboard does not include a special key for this function.
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Downsides of using Windows on a Mac

Please do not comment on how using Windows itself is a huge downside. After several years using OSX, Linux and Windows, I can say that working on the latter OS is best for my needs. I do own an iMac (...
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Newbie Mac user - how to start over with Mac mini that has Windows installed

I'm very, very new to using Macs in general - my current work computer (iMac Mid 2010) is the first that I've used, and it's only been a couple of months. I work for a non-profit and someone has ...
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How can I automatically download lyrics in iTunes?

Is there a way to automatically download lyrics in iTunes?
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OSX El Capitan - cannot make bootable usb stick with boot camp

I meticulously followed this tutorial, and this worked for me in 2014. I have a 4GB usb stick plugged into the computer. It should be enough for windows 7, a partition which no longer boots and I am ...
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Open Bitlocker USB stick on OS X

I have a USB stick encrypted by Windows 7 built-in tool (bitlocker). I would like to open it on my OS X El Capitan. When I open it, all I get is a file "BitLockerToGo.exe" and another "Read Me.url" ...
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Is it possible to disable MacBook trackpad under Windows 7?

Is it possible to disable trackpad when running Windows 7 on Macbook Air/Pro? Anyone with this setup can confirm that it's possible? (I don't use this setup yet, I'm just thinking about it, and want ...
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Bootable Windows 7 USB won't boot

I have used Boot Camp to create a bootable usb of Windows 7. But when I hold Option to select the drive all I get is my Mac OS and the restore drive or whatever it is. Shouldn't Boot Camp create the ...
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Trick Mavericks into letting me use Windows 7 for Boot Camp

I would like to set up Boot Camp with Windows 7 on OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. I am using the new Mac Pro (MacPro6,1), in case that is relevant. (Perhaps the PCIe flash drive is just not capable for ...
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Can i remove OS X completely and install Windows?

Can I completely remove Mac OS X from my system and install Windows 7 or 8 on it? I do not want to use Bootcamp or create VM's. Is there any way at all? The problem here is that i want to ditch OSX ...
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How to make iCloud on Windows sync bookmarks with Safari, not Internet Explorer

I'm trying to get iCloud on my PC to sync its bookmarks with Safari, not Internet Explorer. According to Apple's documentation, it is possible to sync iCloud bookmarks to Safari on Windows: You ...
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How to set VirtualBox in order to access external hard drives in guest Win7?

I have installed VirtualBox in order to use Windows 7 as guest on a Macbook Air running Mavericks (mainly to be able to use a printer that has no drivers for Mac). Also, I have installed the ...
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Is iTunes required for iOS7 iPhone to trust PC with Windows 7?

Every time I connect my iPhone 5S (7.0.3, but have had this issue since 7.0 with both 5S and iPhone 4) to my computer (Latitude E6410 with Windows 7 Pro) I get prompted to Trust the computer. I trust ...
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Large zip files created in OS X cannot be opened in Windows

When I compress a large directory in OS X, like 5-6 GB the resulting archive cannot be browsed in Windows / Total Commander. It hangs the app and stays at 100% cpu usage, like its trying to extract it ...
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Possible to Hide Mac Partition When in Windows?

I've found out that if I install Windows 7 and use the Snow Leopard Boot Camp drivers (Which I need for the graphics chipset drivers.), the Mac partition appears and is read-only. I'm quite concerned ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on a MacBook Air without a SuperDrive?

Is it possible to install Windows 7 as a second OS on a Macbook Air with no access to a superdrive? And if it is, how?
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How to create a Windows 7 installation USB from OS X?

I'm trying to create a Windows 7 installation USB (for use on a PC) from OS X. I've tried following these instructions from a similar question on superuser: Insert the USB flash drive and run the ...
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Share Mac Files (Yosemite) with Windows

I have a combination of Win7 - XP & Apple macbook machines, running on my windows network. The macbook up and till recently had Mavericks 10.9.5 OS X ,, a few days ago I upgraded the macbook to ...
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Do Macs run the full Windows OS making full use of Windows functionality?

So I now know that Macs can run Windows, but I just want to confirm if it runs Windows like a normal Windows would run on a PC, with full functionality. In other words, just like you get an HP-Laptop ...
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Why such slow download of windows support software?

I have been trying to download the Windows support drivers for Boot Camp all day, using a wired gigabit network connection. The indicator gets about half way along then refuses to move. There is ...
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Bootcamp/Win 7: No device drivers were found

Man, installing bootcamp on my late 2013 15" Retina MBP is a challenge! I was struggling for a very long time with the issue of not having any control og mouse/keyboard when entering the windows ...
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I want to install Windows 7 on an external drive

I've read two articles about booting Windows from external drives as opposed to a stock Bootcamp install. Here are the links: http://kevtg-compuproductive.tumblr.com/ http://bleeptobleep.blogspot.fr/...
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How do you get Function keys to work on Mac Book Pro running Windows 7 under bootcamp?

The Fn keys don't seem to work on my Macbook Pro when it's runnign windows 7 Under bootcamp. I can't turn the volume up or down or mute the sound etc. I've found articles leading to me to believe ...
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The free vs. inactive memory ratio on a Mac with 16 GB RAM has me concerned

I am looking for clarification since I am seeing large allocations of RAM on my Mac. I have 16 GB of RAM and recently installed Windows 7 on Parallels. When the machine runs, I see 3.55 GB Free memory ...
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Enter “vertical bar” (or “pipe symbol”) in Windows

I have my MacBook late 2008 sometimes running Windows 7 via BootCamp. The keyboard has a German layout. Pretty much like the Wikimedia image below except that the blue symbols in the lowest line are ...
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How can I install both Windows 7 and Windows 8 on a Mac Mini 2012?

I'm a developer, and I'm working on a cross-platform app that have to run on Mac OS X, Win7 and Win8. Unfortunately it's impossible to test my app in VM due to some hardware restrictions, so I have to ...
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Getting Apple Cinema HD Display working in Windows 7 x64

Does anyone have any experience trying to get an Apple Cinema HD Display working in Windows 7 x64? Note: This isn't for a Bootcamped Mac, it's for a Dell XPS Laptop. Is this even possible? Thanks a ...
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Pros and Cons of Boot Camp/Virtualization for Windows 7

I have an iMac and I'm coming to the point where I'm going to need Windows 7 on it so I can do a bit of my Visual Studio development work on it. I'm aware of two options, setting up the dual boot ...
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My iPhone no longer mounts in Windows. Tries to install “MTP USB Device” .. which fails

When I plug my iPhone 4 into my Windows 7 Ultimate laptop, it syncs just fine with iTunes, but it no longer mounts on the desktop for me to transfer pictures and videos. When I plug it in, Windows ...
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How to transfer voice memo with their titles?

iTunes doesn't keep title of voice memo which make them quite useless. They look like DATE######.m4a. I'm working with these memos, any solution would fit, even jailbreak I really need to find a way. ...
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Same dedicated Windows drive for Boot Camp and VirtualBox?

I am going to be setting up a new (to me) Mac Pro 4,1 with multiple internal hard drives. I want to run Yosemite most of the time with Windows 7 virtualized in a window for a few programs I need to ...