Questions tagged [windows-7]

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Create a Bootable Windows 7 USB from a Mac

I found several old threads where similar situations were described with no practicable answer, so I ask again. Please forgive me if I am creating a redundant post but I have read the following ...
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How to Make Bootcamp Windows 7 Folders Accessible in Mac OS [duplicate]

Installed windows 7 on Bootcamp partition. I want to copy files to my Windows 7 folder from Mac OS but do not have appropriate permissions, when I drag something to any windows folder it doesn't allow ...
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iMac display — can't change screen brightness on bootcamp with Windows 7

I can't change iMac (2011) display brightness on bootcamp with Windows 7. When I press F1 it shows icon and even fill the bar, but nothing happen to display. What have I tried: Reinstalling support ...
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Booting Windows 7 in Boot Camp shows a black screen with a blinking cursor

I am trying to restore a DMG image of a Windows 7 Boot Camp partition back to Boot Camp. (I know that I should have used Winclone, but I didn't have that option because the drive was already dying and ...
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How to fix a dual boot (rEFInd) when Windows is not booting?

I used bootcamp and rEFInd for dual boot of OS X 10.9.5 and Windows 7 on Macbook Pro 17" Early 2011. Worked well and stable. I tried to setup a third partition, using the free space of the first one, ...
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Finder Problem - USB drive opening in separate window for every folder

Whenever I connect my USB drive or insert a disc and view the contents every folder is opened in a separate window, how do I prevent this? 'Open folders in tabs instead of new windows' in the Finder ...
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Windows installation via bootcamp on a MBA mid-2013 without USB or DVD

I need to install Windows 10 on my Macbook Air Mid-2013 (MacBookAir6,1) via bootcamp, for various reasons I cannot use USB, as far as I know since El Capitan it's possible to install Windows without ...
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Boot Camp partition is on lowest brightness and will not change

It all started this morning, since I listen to podcasts on YouTube before bed. I barely use my Mac partition, but still update it. I use my Windows partition for most of my stuff. I went to bed with ...
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How do I restore my missing partition and install Windows 7 64-bit?

I previously had a Windows 7 32-bit installed on my Mac using Boot Camp Assistant. I recently upgraded it to Windows 10 (followed Microsoft update message), but later after I saw some drivers are ...
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Move iTunes data from C drive to D drive

My Windows7 C-drive is full. My D-drive have 120GB free space. I am unable to backup my existing iPhone data to C-drive. How can I move the iTunes folder from C-drive to D-drive so that enough free ...
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Is there a way to use a Thunderbolt monitor with Bootcamp (WIndows 7) and not need to restart each time it's connected?

So, I'm using a brand new Mac Book Pro with Bootcamp and Windows 7 and I have at giant 27" thunderbolt display. The problem I'm having is at the office I take my laptop with me to meetings. Upon ...
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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 can I get my microphone to work on Windows 7 and Boot Camp 2.0?

I'm on windows 7 with bootcamp with a bit older iMac. I installed the bootcamp stuff from my Leopard DVD and I updated my bootcamp to 2.0. with Apple Software Update but the Microphone is still not ...
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Late 2013 Macbook Retina Windows 7 x64 Bootcamp “No device drivers found”

I have been trying for days to get Windows 7, 64 bit installed on my late 2013 Macbook Retina using bootcamp and always run into the same problem - when the Windows installation starts it gives an ...
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ExFAT partition on External HDD not showing up on Bootcamp Windows 7

So I partitioned one of my external HDD's for my bootcamp windows, just so I could install some Windows files without having to resize my partition by erasing it and reinstalling. Using disk utility ...
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MacBook Pro OS X and Windows Crash

I have a Mac-Book Pro on which i have windows 7 installed on Bootcamp partition, yesterday while working it suddenly crashed, I saw a blue screen for less than half a second and the system restarted ...
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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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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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At symbol is in the wrong place on an Apple keyboard on Windows 7

We have an Apple keyboard connected to Windows 7 on a Sony laptop. The email at "@" symbol is located on the 2 key, however when the alt key and 2 key are pressed simultaneously we don't get the "@" ...
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After installing Windows 7, my MacMini won't boot Lion anymore

I installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32bits in a MacMini 2,1 using bootcamp. I used a DVD media with multiply choices trough an external sata superdrive with usb adaptor. Windows seams ok, with the ...
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In Boot Camp Assistant, how to select a previous Windows version to install?

I am trying to install Windows via Boot Camp Assistant on my Mid-2014 MacBook Pro Retina, but it's only giving me the option to install Windows 10. It assumes I want Windows 10 and doesn't give me any ...
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Loading Windows 7 on external drive for gaming

I'm attempting to load Windows 7 onto an external hard drive in order to boot from the hard drive whenever I play games. I originally split my internal drive to make a Mac OS side and a Windows side, ...
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How to recover photos from iPhone 7 deleted via Windows Explorer?

My mom deleted some photos from an iPhone 7. She deleted them via Windows Explorer. There is no backup as she took them just a few days ago. Is it possible to recover them? Thanks. iPhone spec: iOS ...
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BootCamp “boot to OSX” boots to recovery instead of macOS

I have a Mac Pro from 2010. I've set it up with BootCamp and Windows 7 back in 2010. When in macOS, I can change the boot disk to BOOTCAMP and it will boot Windows 7 on restart. When in Windows7, ...
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Thunderbolt to VGA monitor blank in Boot Camp Windows 7

I have a 22" external monitor connected to my MacBook Pro (late 2011) via Thunderbolt to VGA. When I boot into Windows 7 x64, the screen seems to work and is mirrored during the boot screens, then it ...
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Apple and Windows font differences?

I used the symbols font on a slide created using PowerPoint for Mac, and when I opened the same file in Windows the characters turned into squares. Does anyone know what is going on?
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Windows gone after update of mac OS

So I had 2 OS's on my MacBook Pro, one partition was Mac and the other one was Windows 7. After I updated my Mac OS, my Windows disappeared from 'Startup Disk' When I open 'Disk Utility' my Windows ...
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Will a bootable USB made with boot camp work on PC?

I just finished building my PC. It has no optical drive but I made a bootable usb with my iMac. When I plugged it in my PC motherboard recognized it, I chose to boot from the USB but it takes to me a ...
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Installing Windows 7 without DVD/Flash Drive - step 6: no permission?

I am following this guide, but cannot add the virtual hard disk at step 6. I get a 'No permission' pop-up. How do I grant myself permission?
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Installing Windows 7 without DVD/Flash Drive - stuck at step 5

I was following this amazing guide on how to install Windows 7 without Bootcamp and got stuck at step 5. It should create files, but it didn't. I got the following result in Terminal: After doing ...
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Can't load boot camp Windows 7 after resizing Mac partition

Running Lion with Windows 7 boot camped, I modified my Mac OS X partition and reduced its size by 100 GB. I formatted the new 100Gb to FAT 32. When I restarted my computer, I received the "No ...
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Mac Pro - Early 2009 - 4,1 wont boot under OSX

Having some issues with Mac Pro I’m hoping you can help with. I received a Mac Pro 2009 4,1 from my work place after a user noted it ‘it just died’ Our guys here looked at it and could only conclude ...
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Windows 7 install on MacBook Air without Bootcamp

I burned my DVD of Windows 7 64 bit to an iso file. Moved that file to my USB flash drive using Rufus, and when I boot while holding the option key my flash drive isn't recognized. Not sure what else ...
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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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Windows failed to start after upgrade to El Capitan

There is something very frustrating I am trying to figure out for a few days. My MacBook Pro has a 500 GB hard drive. It had Mac OS 10.6.8. There was a Windows7 installation done some time ago via ...
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BOOTCAMP | No choice to locate ISO

This is my first time ever trying to use Boot Camp Assistant. I've watched like 50 tutorials and every had a choice to pick/locate an ISO image. I don't (see 2nd image). Is there a solution to this?
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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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How to install OS onto a MacBook Pro with no OS installed

I have MacBook Pro "Core i7" 2.3 17" Early 2011 (Model: A1279). Out of ignorance I've delete the previous OS (Yosemite) to install Windows – I had some difficulties but i could do it. The problem is ...
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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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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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2010 iMac with new firmware IM112.0057.03B (2015-002) can't install windows 7-10 anymore

So I've been installing and uninstalling windows 7 and windows 10 since it came out on my iMac for a long time! My iMac does not have a dvd drive because I took it out. I've been installing windows 7 ...
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iTunes randomly freezes on startup on Windows 7

I'm running iTunes 11.4.0.18 (the latest available version) on Windows 7 x64; for reference, I've been having this problem for months, and even on the computer I had before this one, which I replaced ...
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Can't update to Windows 10 on MacBook Pro due to Apple Broadcom Built-in Bluetooth

I've followed the instructions here : https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204990 I have a late 2013 MacBook Pro Retina. Currently running Windows 7 64bit. I've got the latest OS X 10.11 El Capitan, all ...
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How do I copy a partition of an Image to a partition of a physical disk?

I finally had a bootable usb key working with a windows 7 install ready to go, when I realized that once the Language selection came up, my Macbook Pro's keyboard and trackpad no longer functioned and ...
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how can I create wifi hotspot on windows 7 that can be shared with my macbook?

My USB modem has issues so my Mac doesn't recognize it. I created an ad hoc wifi hotspot on my Windows 7 laptop with WPA2 encryption and shared the internet. My Macbook Pro sees the wireless network ...
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Bootcamp Windows 7 installed but no wifi capability or USB drive?

So I installed Bootcamp with Windows 7 Professional on my late 2013 15in Macbook Pro with Retina and I have it installed and booting up Windows 7, however it doesn't seem to pick up any of my hardware ...
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Is my Mac partition secure if it has FileVault 2 but the Boot Camp partition is unencrypted?

With a Macbook Pro Retina running OS X 10.10 and Boot Camp Windows 7, my Mac HD is encrypted with FileVault 2 and the Boot Camp partition is unencrypted. Does this weaken the security of the Mac HD ...
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Windows 7 only seeing some Pictures on iPhone

When viewing the Camera Roll in a friends iphone I am able to see many pictures. However when viewing the same folder in Windows Explorer I can only see a small number by comparison. My friend uses ...
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Bootcamp says “insert windows 7 install disk”

When my bootcamp asks me to inset windows 7 install disk, do I need to purchase a physical install disk or do I need to just purchase a windows 7 copy online with a product key? My Mac's Model is: ...
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Why is my Bootcamp asking for a windows installer disk?

Firstly my computer specs are: MacBook Pro: (13-inch, Mid 2010) Processor: 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory: 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB I'm trying to download windows 7 ...