Questions tagged [windows-7]

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I can't boot Windows 7 USB from macOS Sierra using option key

I want to install Windows 7 on my Mac, which is running macOS Sierra. I can't do this with Boot Camp, since Boot Camp only supports Windows 8 and later. I need to boot from the USB, which I created, ...
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Edit info.plist to make bootable USB

Running OSX El Capitan 10.11.6 and trying to make a bootable USB for windows 7 bootcamp on my MacBook Pro. I disabled the SIP by using Terminal in Recovery Mode but I still cannot replace or edit the ...
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Connect Windows 7 Laptop to Mac mini

I have a Mac mini and a Windows 7 laptop. I want to control the Mac mini through my Windows laptop. Is there any solution in a way that I don't have to hook up the Mac with a monitor, keyboard, and ...
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Option to boot into Windows missing after Boot Camp Assist

I just completed installing Windows using Bootcamp Assist. I allocated 30 GB to the Windows partition. The process completed after taking a long time (> 7 hours), and a Bootcamp partition has been ...
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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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Why won't my Mac Mini with boot camp Windows 7 boot if I plug in a thunderbolt disk drive

I have been using a previous generation mac mini server as a Windows 7 machine for the past two years without any issues. It was set up with boot camp and Windows 7 professional loaded on the internal ...
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Windows install from DVD or USB on El Captain

I am learning about Mac more and more every day but I got stuck on this problem - trying to install Windows 7 or newer on El Captain. I've been trying to put the .iso file on the USB but BootCamp ...
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Macbook Pro 2015 - Install Windows 7 then upgrade to Windows 10 (Boot Camp)

I have a 2015 Macbook Pro and an OEM license of windows 7. I plan to install Windows 7 with these instructions provided by Kevin in this thread: Install Windows 7 On MacBook (x) 2015 This will ...
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Problem with bootcamp on SSD: error 0xc00000e9

I've recently changed my hard drive for an SSD in my late-2011 mac-book Pro. I'm trying to partition it and re-install Windows 7 (64 bits) (juste like I had successfully done with my former HDD), ...
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Empty PhotoStream-folder on Window

I have installed iCloud Control Panel on my Windows PC. During setup, I was asked to create folders for both the PhotoStream and my uploads. I've done all that, but the issue is that I can't see my ...
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In Bootcamp, I can't get past the “Create Partition for Windows” stage

I've been trying to install a copy of Windows 7 on my MacBook Air, but I have not been able to get past the "Crate a Partition for Windows" stage. I tried clicking on the "Install" button, but nothing ...
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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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2014 MacBook Pro Retina Failed Boot Camp Install, Loading Screens During Boot

My girlfriend has a 2014 MacBook Pro Retina that we tried to install Windows 7 on through BootCamp. The install failed (I don't remember how... It actually got partway through the install), and since ...
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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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Upgrading OSX on a three partition hard without losing bootcamp

I have a three-partition hard drive on my MacBook pro mid 2009: 1) Snow leopard (10.6.8) on Macintosh HD with 175GB free 2) DATA on a FAT32 partition 3) Windows 7 on a Bootcamp partition with ...
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iTunes, Proxy Authentication and NTLM

I am attempting to use iTunes through a work proxy. When loading iTunes, it prompts me to enter a username and password for the http and https proxy servers, but fails, saying the password was ...
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Boot Camp missing Coprocessor, SMBus Controller Drivers

I installed Windows 7 on a user's Macbook Pro yesterday (Aug 2010 model I believe) using Boot Camp, then I used the Mac OS X disc to run the Boot Camp Drivers installation. I then restarted as normal ...
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Best approach to backup and migrate Boot Camp

I have a boot camp install which I also use from VMware fusion (for when I can't be bothered to reboot!) and I need to migrate from MacBook Air to a MacBook Pro. Obviously time machine makes ...
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Bootcamp assistant won't let me increase the Windows partition

I'm trying to install Windows 7 on my Mac. The Bootcamp Assistant won't let me increase the Windows partiton's size above ~45 GB. I've got 200 GB free out of 500 GB on my SSD. I run Disk Repair, but ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on iPad 2?

I want to use Windows 7 on my iPad 2. Could this be done in a general case? If it can not be installed, please let me know how I might get as close to having windows running on the iPad as I can get....
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MacBook Pro display looks washed out in Windows (Boot Camp)

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro and the display looks great under OS X, but is really washed out in Windows 7. I have installed all the drivers supplied by Apple and ran all the updates, but that ...
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Is it possible to use 2011 iMac as display for Windows 7 PC with DVI? [duplicate]

I've seen this question asked before but the answers either didn't quite seem to address the question, or were very old so I'd like to see if there's any way to do this today. I have a mid-2011 iMac ...
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Cant remove windows partition from mac(not BOOTCAMP)

I have a windows partition(not a bootcamp one) and would like to remove it.This was obviously not possible with bootcamp.I tried using Disk Utility but all buttons there are inactive. I have programs ...
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Bootcamp and Macbook Pro and TrueCrypt

I am using Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro and have Windows 7 installed. Unfortunately, due to the changing nature of my work, I need to switch to full time Windows, and encrypt my laptop. I'm going to ...
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Ethernet Thunderbolt on Bootcamp

So, I'm running a rMBP, and my BootCamp simply refuses to recognise my Ethernet. I can see it recognises the Thunderbolt converter, as there's an option to eject it under 'Safely eject hardware'. I'm ...
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Bluetooth Manager not present in Boot Camp (Windows 7)

My laptop is pretty old (late 2008 MBP), and I've been trying to get Bluetooth to work under Boot Camp because I just got some wireless headphones. Thing is, Bluetooth doesn't show up under device ...
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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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Automate setup of Win7 VPN, including registry settings and security policy changes

After numerous difficulties I have managed to get a Windows 7 machine to connect to OSX Server's VPN. I am looking to automate the setup process for Win 7 clients, which would include: add one ...
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Visualizer on multiple monitors

I have a windows 7 PC with multiple monitors. It is possible to display the ITunes visualizer across multiple monitors? It currently only uses the one that I am on.
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Windows 7 only boots to Windows boot manager with Continue Recovery not going anywhere

Windows 7 Boot Camp doesn't boot on MacBook Air 2011. The only option I get in Windows boot manager is "Continue Recovery", If I press "Continue Recovery", I get a black screen with flashing cursor. ...
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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 to change filepath structure using automator (windows to mac)?

I use a mac at work and people send me windows file paths all day. Does anyone know how to convert the filepath using applescript in an automator so I can right click in an email and then open it? ...
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Dual boot Windows 7 and macos High Sierra

I have a macbook pro retina 15 inch late 2013 I am running macos high sierra 10.13.3 and i want to install windows 7 and dual boot my macbook, I have sucessfully created a bootable windows 7 usb ...
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Can I use BootCamp on an existing Windows partition?

I have a Windows 7 PC which is getting old and flaky. I am switching to a Mac Mini as my primary desktop (since I also do Mac development) but will use it mainly for Windows. What I'd really love to ...
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iPhone 6 won't connect to Windows 7

My computer was dead for 3 months and when I bought a new battery, I tried to plug my iPhone 6 and nothing pops up. It doesn't connect at all not even to charge like it would before. I updated my ...
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How do I perform a right-click-drag with the trackpad on Windows 7 under Bootcamp?

I tried two-finger-click and drag. Nope, doesn't work. I tried clicking in the bottom right corner with one finger, but can't seem to drag. I'm on a early 2011 Macbook Pro running Bootcamp 4 and OS ...
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Cannot install Windows 7 64bit with Bootcamp

I am having endless issues while trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit via Bootcamp on my MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), i.e. MacBook Pro 10,1. Firstly, when I try to create the bootable USB, ...
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Don't see “Bluetooth Radios” and bluetooth not working on Bootcamp Windows 7

I attempted to ask this question at superuser.com but so far I have not received any help. So for the past couple of days I've been trying to get my Logitech Dinovo Bluetooth Keyboard working on my ...
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This disk is your os x startup disk and appears to have been partitioned by another utility

I had Windows 7 installed via Bootcamp but I messed things up when I tried to install Ubuntu as a third OS. Now my goal is to go back to OS X and Windows 7/8.1 dual boot. However, when I go to Boot ...
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Making a Bootable Windows 7 USB without Bootcamp

I recently got a macbook pro with the intention of dual booting Windows 7 so that I can play some old games I still have that don't run on anything more recent, and generally access my Steam library. ...
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Samba share on Mountain Lion freezes

I'm using a Mac Mini (Mid 2010) with Mountain Lion on (OS X 10.8 12A269 – not OS X Server) as a file server at my home network. The Mac is equipped with an external 2TB USB disk (Western Digital). ...
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How do I boot from a Windows USB with a Mac?

I'm trying to get my Mac to boot from a USB flash drive. I know the drive works and is bootable, because it works with my friend's Windows PC. Specifically, I was running Windows 7 on my Mac to ...
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Why is there no bootable disk found when using windows install disk?

I have created a partition of MS-DOS FAT on my Mac, then created a Windows 7 Install Disk on my Flash Drive. When I try to boot using the Install Disk via rEFIt. It just says no bootable disk found. ...
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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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How could I install Boot Camp drivers to my Windows partition?

I've finally figured out how to install Windows without any stray network connection errors or invalid .iso file errors, but I've run into a bit of an issue. The Windows partition doesn't have any ...
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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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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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How to support 32-bit windows installation on boot camp

I'm attempting to make my USB a bootable windows 7 installation. I have the Windows 7 installation ISO image and related files. When I attempt to format my USB with the files, I receive the error: ...
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Using Boot Camp Support Software 4.0.4033 to install 64 bit Windows 7 or 8

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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Old MacPro (2,1) with Windows 7 runs extremely slow?

I installed (native, so no vm) Windows 7 (64 bits) on my old MacPro2,1. With 10GB RAM I would have though it would run pretty decent. But no, its extremely slow and I have no clue what causes it. I'm ...