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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Bootcamp: no bootable device – insert boot disk and press any key (Third Party Utility gdisk did not work)

I updated my 2012 mac pro today to High Sierra. I could not boot into windows 7 on boot camp thereafter. I got the dreaded black screen with "Bootcamp: no bootable device – insert boot disk and ...
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Create bootable windows 7 usb drive on Macosx Mojave 10.14.6

I am trying to create a bootable usb drive on Mac to re-install Win 7 iso on my pc. However, I think my pc does not recognize Exfat or other formats other than NTFS. I tried using Unetbootin but ...
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Performance hit to gaming using Parallels Desktop for Mac

I have a Mid 2014 MacBook Pro Retina 15" (16 GB, Iris pro, 750M Nvidia, 512 GB SSD). I don't like to use Boot Camp, it's not productive and I don't like to use Windows unless its super necessary. I ...
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Using MacBook Pro's monitor for Windows PC

I want to use my 2014 macbook pro 13's monitor for my windows 7 pc . How can I do this ? my MacBook is running yosemite.
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(MacBook Late 2009) Bootcamp/Win 7: No device drivers were found

Recently I've been trying to install Windows 7 on my MacBook (Late 2009, macOS El Capitan, 10.11) using BootCamp. However, when I'm about to install windows 7 it shows an error: "No device drivers ...
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The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Windows 10 and Mojave help! [duplicate]

The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp ...
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How do I reinstall Apple Software Update in Windows?

I uninstalled Apple Software Update in my Boot Camp Windows 7 install as it was crashing every launch, and a repair of Apple Software Update through Programs and Features didn't fix the problem. ...
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Install Windows 7 on macoS High Sierra (MBP Late 2011) [duplicate]

Device: MacBook Pro 8,2 (Late 2011) Operating System: macOS High Sierra Security Update: 2020-002 Boot Camp: Version 6.1.0 (6067.60.1) Context: A couple of weeks ago I decided it was time to do a ...
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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 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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Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad on Windows-7

I am using Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad on Windows 7 and its numeric pad is not working on windows 7, it was working OK on windows XP, what I can do to make it work on it too?
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Setting up an “Old” MacBook in an “Old” way

What I want: A MacBook or MacBook pro running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 with Windows XP (or 7) in Bootcamp. (Just like I used to have.. which was fine!!) What I have: A 13", Late 2009 MacBook (...
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Adjusting brightness on 27" iMac used as external DisplayPort monitor for PC

I have a Windows7 64-bit machine attached to a 27" iMac as an external displayport monitor It's working well, except I cannot adjust the brightness. I have attached a Mac keyboard both on the Mac &...
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Why is it not possible to install Windows 7 on any Mac models released since 2015?

As of all Mac devices released as of 2015, it no longer appears to be possible to install any version of Windows 7; either officially via the Boot Camp Assistant (because Windows 7 isn't listed as a ...
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Macbook pro 13 inch i7 2012 bootcamp [duplicate]

I recently updated my macbook to the latest version of macOS and I tried to use bootcamp assistance to install windows 10, followed the instructions and had bootable USB ready, but after the partition ...
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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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Windows 7 bootcamp does not boot after cloning

I have recently upgraded my older SSD to a larger one. I successfully cloned MAC partition (from old SSD), resized it with Disk Utility - everything runs well on Mac side. Then, I created a bootcamp ...
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Bootcamp Windows 7 Installation on Macbook Pro Late 2008 with MiniDisplayPort Monitor (Broken Laptop Display)

I previously had a setup of one SSD partitioned in two (Yosemite on first, Windows 7 on second) and the original HDD as additional storage (two HFS+ partitions). I was going through yesterday to try ...
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How can you install Windows 7 on a 2017 MacBook Air running macOS Catalina?

I want to install Windows 7 (not 10) on my 2017 MacBook Air, which is running macOS Catalina. I want Windows 7 since some programs I need don't work the best on Windows 10. It's also faster than ...
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Mac running Windows 7 unable to detect Mac hardware, Windows Support Software issue…how to fix (no USB)

At wits end here. Been following David Anderson's tutorial and never truly had success with it. First time, years ago, keyboard and cursor never functioned but external variants circumvented the need. ...
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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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Bootcamp - No ISO Option

There is no option in the Bootcamp wizard to choose the Windows ISO.. Any ideas?
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How does the Boot Camp Assistant force the Windows installer to prompt the user to choose an edition of Windows to install?

When choosing to install Windows 7 using the Boot Camp Assistant, after files have been copied from the Windows ISO to a USB Flash drive, upon rebooting I've noticed that the Windows installer prompts ...
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“Select CD-ROM Boot Type:” error during Windows install

Which version of bootcamp 4.x do I need to install Windows 7 (64 bit) on an iMac7,1 with Yosemite? Specs: 64 bit Core 2 Duo, 4GB, 16GB Flash, optical drive, Windows 7 install DVD Everything goes ...
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Can't detect bootcamp partition on windows installation

I followed this site for the instruction on how to boot up windows on my bootcamp partition: https://www.hongkiat.com/blog/install-windows-on-mac/ Now I'm stuck in the VM ware installation. The setup ...
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Please help: Win7 on external FireWire drive results in “No bootable device - insert boot disk…” error

I'm trying to get Win7 working from an external FireWire drive (Macbook pro mid 2009, OSX El Capitan). I've tried the two tutorials below; the installation seems smooth either way and mac recognizes ...
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Startup disk doesn't show my windows partition

Macbook Pro late 2011 running High Sierra (10.13.6). I have swapped my HDD for an SSD and placed my HDD instead of my optical drive. I would like to install a Windows 7 partition on my SSD using ...
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GPT disk error installing Windows 7 64 bit on MacBook Pro 13 mid 2010 with High Sierra

I have spent 4 days now, trying to install Windows7 64 bit on my MacBook Pro 13 mid 2010 with High Sierra installed on it. I had installed in many years ago and it was really easy. I removed it when I ...
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Using Boot Camp Support Software 4.0.4033 to install 64 bit Windows 7, 8 or 10

My computer is a iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007). The model identifier is iMac7,1. The processor name is Intel Core 2 Duo, which means I have a 64 bit machine. The Apple web site Boot Camp: System ...
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Where do I get the correct Boot Camp Support Software for my machine?

I have an old Macbook running Snow Leopard. I have used Boot Camp (3.0) to install Windows 7. I understand that after installing Windows I need to install the Boot Camp Support Software. Before ...
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Trouble of having ipad conneted to adhoc with static ip

I am having problem about the iPad wifi connection to adhoc (by win7) with static IP. The procedure is: Connect to the Internet with wired local network connection (autoconfiguration, ip:192.168.1....
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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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Cannot boot windows 7 bootcamp after resizing partition

I decreased the partition size of my macbook and on windows used Partition Wizard to increase the partition of my windows however after the process was completed I was unable to launch windows( It ...
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OSX Lion - missing csrutil command

i have IMac 5,1 with Lion 10.7.5 OSX and in terminal i'm trying to use the command csrutil. I checked everywhere but didn't find the way to have and use it. The reason is that i would like to disable (...
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WiFi drops every so often on Bootcamp Win 7 x64 (MBP 8.1); works well in macOS and Ubuntu. How to pinpoint why?

The setup is Bootcamp-installed Windows 7 Pro x64 on an old Macbook Pro 2011. When there's another WiFi device on the same network, my connection chokes up once every 5-10 minutes for 30-60 seconds, ...
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Can i remove OS X completely and install Windows? [duplicate]

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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Unable to boot after installing Windows 7 without Boot Camp

I can't boot into Windows after installing Windows 7 on my iMac. I need help troubleshooting. Background: I have an iMac11,1 (27 inch, late 2009, 2,8 Ghz i7, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB FireCura drive). The ...
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Reinstalling Mac OS on a iMac 2011 with Windows 7

So I installed Windows 7 on my iMac 2011 a couple of weeks ago and now I want to install macOS Sierra on it, I had macOS El capitan earlier. I've made a bootable USB disk with macOS on it, but when I ...
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What is the safest way to triple boot Macbook Pro?

I recently purchased a MBP 13.3 i5 system, and I'm keen on making it triple boot (Lion, Win7, Ubuntu 11.04). What is the safest way to do this ? I found quite a few websites online, but I'm not sure ...
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How to migrate from Windows 7 to Windows 10 double bootcamp boot on Macbook late 2011 - MacOS High Sierra

I am running from long time windows 7 on double boot with bootcamp on a Macbook late 2011 i5 with MacOS High Sierra 4Gb mem. Due to discontinuation of win 7 support I wish to migrate to win 10. I read ...
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iMac 2008 24" 3.06 ONLY starts in Windows SafeMode

In Mavericks I get a reboot immediately on the grey screen after Verbose. Same in Safe mode with shift key down. Will start to Target screen. (but don't have a compatible computer to connect to) Will ...
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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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Create a USB stick with Windows installer on it

I google it before but I was not able to find what I want. I want to make a stick with windows 10 on it from my mac (MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010)) and I want to instal it on a PC (not an apple product)....
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Is there a way to use the Intel GPU when running Windows 7 from Bootcamp?

Alright, so the problem I'm currently facing is that when I run Windows 7 on my MacBook Pro (Early 2011, 15" 2.2GHz CPU) with OS X 10.8, I used Bootcamp 5 to install Windows 7. Windows does not ...
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Moving hard drive to another laptop. (similar model)

I am trying to take the hard drive from a Macbook Pro 13-inch Mid 2012 (Model Identifier: MacBookPro9,2) and put this hard drive into a Macbook Pro 13-inch Early 2011 (Model Identifier: MacBookPro8,1)....
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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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iMac 2008 (24") Running Windows x64 BootCamp - NVIDIA Driver Crashes Everything

I have a 24" Apple iMac with a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS graphics card running Windows x64. Everything runs beautifully save one problem...if I install graphics drivers - any at all - the computer ...
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Which exact Windows 7 ISO is required for Boot Camp v6.1.0 on macOS High Sierra? Mid 2010 MBP

Try as I may, I cannot get Boot Camp on macOS High Sierra to accept any Windows 7 installer DVD (or ISO) I have tried yet. Although Boot Camp seems to be able to accept a flash drive, when I try one I ...
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Lost space after removing bootcamp partition via bootcamp assistant [duplicate]

please help i lost 150gb space after deleting the partition via boot camp assistant and the disk utility won't recover it or partition it as one disk i tried to recover by timemachine but the disk ...

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