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All iPhone 4s pics not showing on Windows 7 PC

I have an Iphone 4s and a Windows 7 PC. When I plug in my phone it is recognized, but when I open the pictures folder (DCIM) there are only 2 folders showing. One shows about 30 pictures, 1 video, the ...
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Upgrade from Windows 7 to 10 using VMware fusion 8.0

I'm having difficulty (=it doesn't work) to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10. This is the situation: I use a 2011 MacBook Pro running OSX 10.10.05 and VMware fusion 8.0.0 (I have it set to run ...
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Installing Windows and a Linux Distribution in addition to OS X with stock software

So I want to install Windows and Linux (lets say Ubuntu) on a Macbook Pro. Ideally that should work without installing some Software like rEFI..whatever. The 1st Problem is that OS X already occupies ...
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El Capitan - Increasing/Resizing the BootCamp Partition Size

I'm running OS X 10.11.5 El Capitan with a 240GB SSD. I made a 50GB BootCamp Partition using this guide because my usb/dvd wasn't being detected. I found myself searching for space because I somehow ...
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How can I run iTunes without installing Bonjour in Windows 7?

I just checked my Windows error logs and Bonjour has caused a ton of errors. After reading about Bonjour and not needing the networking services it provides, I deleted it. Now when I open iTunes, an ...
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TimeMachine backup to shared windows drive via SMB?

I am trying to figure out how to reliably back up my 2013 MacBook pro to my Windows 7 desktop, living on the same network. The Windows machine is hardwired and the MacBook is connected via WiFi. The ...
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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 use UNetbootin properly? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I created a bootable USB using UNetbootin. I created it with Windows7.iso file. It was successful. The problem is when I booted my USB onto computer, it just show me this window without ...
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Bootcamp partition (Win7) won't boot on MBP mid-2012

I am using OS X 10.10.5 (Yosemite). Ran out of room on ~60 GB Bootcamp NTFS partition of 250 GB SSD. Attempted to reduce Mac partition & increase Windows, but Win7 no longer boots. I'd rather not ...
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Way to load an old windows hard drive in boot camp?

I had a windows laptop that bit the dust, but the hard drive works fine (booted up in another pc that wasn't mine as an external disk with my SATA to USB 3 adapter). I'd like to use this drive on my ...
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Windows 10 via Bootcamp MBR Partition Error

I have had nothing but problems today trying to install Windows 10. Boot Camp Assistant has already created the flash drive for installation and the partition on my hard drive. I restarted and booted ...
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Macbook Pro hangs when booting into Boot Camp Windows 7

I have a 2011 Macbook Pro 15" 10.7.4 with Windows 7 installed in Boot Camp. A few days ago, I tried to boot into Windows 7 and it just froze after I selected the Boot Camp volume on the Select Drive ...
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how to backup MacOS under bootcamp windows7?

Background: My OSX partition was corrupted in some way by bootcamp or the paragon i was running on it. Similar incidents has happened twice before, but I don't remember if the triggering conditions ...
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dual boot window 7

I'm trying to use boot camp to dual boot windows 7 with mac. but i get this error "An error occurred while partitioning the disk. Please run Disk Utility to check and fix the error." I run disk ...
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How can I copy a Playlist from one iTunes library to another?

I have one iTunes instance (v10.6.0.40) a Windows 7 PC. I'm having problems copying playlists from there to my Macbook Air's iTunes instance. Here's what I do: On the Win7 machine, I right click ...
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Is it possible to install iTunes on Windows 7 without Service Pack 1? For iPad Pro 10.5" support

I'm considering buying iPad Pro 10.5" and meanwhile tried to download and install iTunes - main method of connecting it to the PC. My OS is Windows 7 pre-Service Pack 1. (I don't have MacOS) The ...
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iTunes' music sharing disconnects when Macbook sleeps

My Macbook Pro, OSX El Capitan 10.11.1, disconnects from my Windows PC's shared iTunes library whenever it (my Macbook) sleeps. To reconnect it I have to restart music sharing from the Windows ...
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Can I install Windows 7 on MBP's Expresscard 34 Wintec SSD?

I have broken my issue into several parts hoping to make it easier to understand what I am trying to accomplish as well as what I have tried. Any suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated! The ...
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What features won't I get with a Magic Mouse under Windows XP and 7?

I like the magic mouse for the two-finger scroll and other features under Snow Leopard. Which of those features will not work under Windows XP and 7. I have XP on a home machine and 7 at work, so I ...
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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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iTunes doesn't allow me to create playlists and playlist folders anymore

I'm a bit stumped. So I was trying to add some MP3s to my iPhone 5 using iTunes and it simply doesn't react to the clicks on the respective symbols anymore. Here's a partial screenshot: The shown ...
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Is it possible to restart Mac into OS X once switched over to Windows but logged out?

Sorry if my question title seems confusing. I have a very specific situation here. My brother died and I have inherited his Mac. I don't know any of his passwords and can't access anything. His Mac ...
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No bootable device after failed Windows 7 installation via Bootcamp

While trying to install Windows 7 via Bootcamp on my MBP Retina today I really messed up. After getting into the drive selection in the Windows installation utility I deleted the other partitions (3 ...
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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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I can't boot into Windows 7 on Boot Camp

I have a mid-2009 MBP. A couple of years ago I swapped out the optical drive for an SSD, made the original hard drive a Boot Camp partition and installed Windows 7 on it. It has been a brilliant "best ...
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Enabling AHCI for SSD under Win7 BootCamp on Macbook Pro 2011

I've just installed a new Samsung 830 256GB SSD and have configured BootCamp with Lion and Windows 7. Under Lion, I have installed Trim Enabler. Under Windows 7 I have installed the Samsung (Wizard) ...
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Bootable USBs no longer appear at startup

I recently had my Macbook (early 2015) reset after a bootloader mess up I won't get into. When I got it back I found that it would no longer show bootable USBs at startup in the boot menu even though ...
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Can a Lenovo T430s with Thunderbolt use 2011 iMac in target display mode?

I just purchased Lenovo T430s laptop with Thunderbolt and I'm wondering if I should be able to use my 27" 2011 iMac with Thunderbolt as an external display using target display mode. So far, no luck. ...
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How do I install Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro running OS X Sierra?

Sierra dropped Bootcamp support for pre-Windows 10. I've just reformatted and was running Windows 7 and OS X Sierra before the reformat but now I can't reinstall Windows 7. Is there a way to roll ...
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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 to set up windows so its possible to boot non Apple laptops from it?

I have an old Macbook and a new Windows laptop. I want to install Windows 7 on the Mac's Samsung 850 EVO SSD so that its possible to use it on both Macbook and the Windows laptop. Is such a thing ...
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Bootcamp fail stuck at no bootable device (hold option not working)

I've been trying to find an answer to my problem all day with no luck. I tried installing windows 7 via bootcamp this morning. I accidentally created the partition before creating a bootable usb ...
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Running Windows 7 from SD card on a Macbook Air

This question has already been asked here before, but I feel I'm missing something or don't understand something from the answers. I have a MacBook Air - very little space left. I have a 128GB SD ...
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Dock doesn't start after restarting from Bootcamp

Whenever I am on my Bootcamp installation in Windows and restart to boot back into macOS the dock is no longer there. I can fix this by restarting in macOS. Is there any fix for this? Or does anybody ...
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What's the latest version of Boot Camp Assistant that can be installed on Snow Leopard?

And also, where do I download it? Currently it says Boot Camp Assistant is version 3.0.4. And Software Update says everything is already up to date but I see some people say they have version 3.3 on ...
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How to connect to a Windows 7 PC from Sierra?

I have a Windows 7 Pro PC and want to share its drives so my Mac with Sierra installed can see it. The PC is named "PC", it's on a workgroup called "WORKGROUP" and the only user on it is called "Tim" ...
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File Sharing Mac-PC results in Permission Changed and Locked Files

Recently I decided to recycle one of my old Macs into a home-file-sharing-server. The Mac running Yosemite is connected to a router with Ethernet and is running PLEX server. A hard drive is also ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse not working in Bootcamp Windows 7 installation

I installed Windows 7-64 bit on an iMac (27" late 2012). Mouse and Keyboard worked during the installation process. But now when I'll try to log in into windows, I am stuck on the login screen because ...
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How to install Windows 7 on a 2015 MacBook Pro?

The SSD on my 2014 MBP cratered the other day. While it's off at the shop, my employer bought me a new one. The problem: I need to dual-boot into Windows 7. Boot Camp Assistant in OS X El Capitan ...
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Broken Bootcamp built in audio with macbook Pro mid 2014 win7 x64, SPDIF LED constantly lit

Hardware: Macbook Pro retina mid 2014 15" Software: MacOS + bootcamp installed win7 x64 with latest updates Just recently speakers and headphone port stopped working and the SPDIF red LED light from ...
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Installing windows 7 on Imac

I have a mid-2010 27" iMac with macOS 10.12.5 and an external DVD - USB SuperDrive (the internal DVD drive is broken). I can't install Windows 7 from DVD with Bootcamp. After downloading support ...
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Can I get my Google Calendar shown in my iCloud Calendar on my PC?

It works great on my iPad and iPhone, and I would like to be able to see both the iCloud Calendar and my Google Calendar at one page on my PC (Win 7).
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No bootable device found ( Install windows on Mac )

I'm owning a macbook pro 13 inch mid 2009 and a USB thumb drive Kingston DataTraveler 100G3 16 GB. I successfully installed Windows 7 on my Mac using Bootcamp ( with a little trick to enable "Creat a ...
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How can I make a bootable Windows 7 USB in OS X Lion?

I want to make a bootable Windows 7 USB in OS X Lion. How can I do that?
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Cannot delete windows partition from mac

I want to remove Windows from Mac and the I know the simple way is through the Boot Camp Assistant. But that doesn't work for me as follows: However, when I try to merge the partition of windows ...
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Problem with Boot Camp and XNA 4.0 with Visual Studio 2010

I'll try to be as brief as possible with my problem. Do not hesitate to ask for logs or information about my computer and/or the program. I have a game that consists of a ship that navigates on space....
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Bootcamp Refuses to create boot drive because iso is too large?

all. I am a longtime bootcamp user and have dealt with a fair amount of its crazy errors, but this new one really has me stumped. So I recently deleted my windows 7 partition because it refused to ...
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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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How can I get my Macbook Pro with Yosemite OS and Parallels Desktop 10 to run a Windows only application?

My goal is to run a Windows application on my Macbook Pro. I installed Parallels 10 on top of Yosemite and loaded a Windows 7 Ultimate image from an ISO. This appeared to be successful, but upon ...
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How to transfer iTunes library between user accounts on Windows?

I have Windows 7 and the latest iTunes. My original user account, where my library is, seems to have contracted a virus so it's sky-rocketing my internet usage. I created a new user account, but I ...