Questions tagged [windows-7]

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All music gone in iTunes version 12.4.0.119 after upgrade

All of my music in iTunes is gone. I upgrade to version 12.4.0.119 from the previous version. After I rebooted all of the music and custom playlists are gone in iTunes. All of the media files are ...
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unable to boot Mac OS after installing bootcamp

Installed bootcamp Win7 on my MBPro with Yosemite a couple weeks ago and both OS's worked fine for some time, until recently the Mac OS suddenly decided it couldn't boot anymore. If I select the Mac ...
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iPod classic 160gb showing NO music or any files at all

I just finished making a Christmas playlist in iTunes when I moved my laptop and iTunes thinks I removed my iPod without ejecting it properly first. I think I'm using a crappy USB cord but that's ...
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Problem Installing Windows 7 via Boot Camp

I've recently created a DIY Fusion drive (240GB SSD & 1TB HDD) using the core storage commands on my mid 2012 MacBook Pro, I've restored from a time machine backup and everything works great. Now ...
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Planning to test our web application in Safari/Windows 7 instead of Safari/OS X & iOS

We got a recommendation to test our web application in Safari for OS X and iOS (iPad). Instead of using a MacBook/iPad will it be the correct way to confirm the compatibility of Safari OS X and iOS if ...
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Bootcamp: How do you reboot from Windows to Windows via script in OSX El Capitan?

I'm asking this because I think it would be incredibly useful to myself and other Bootcamp users. I currently have my default boot drive set to restart to my Mac partition and already have a script ...
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Mirror my iPad 2 screen on my Windows PC?

I can't find any app which mirrors my iPad's screen to my Windows computer screen. Since iDisplay has been removed from the App Store I have no other ideas. Any recomendations (up to $15) for a ...
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How to download & install Bonjour Services on a Windows 7 64 bit computer?

The Bonjour Service was causing error messages in my event log (Windows 7 laptop). I have deleted it and the Bonjour Print Service. I now need to re-install it. Where do I download it and how do ...
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USB Win 7 boot disk shows in rEFInd but booting from it loads BootCamp partition instead

I'm having issues with my BootCamp installation of Win 7 Ultimate and want to troubleshoot it using a USB Win 7 boot disk. I created the USB disk in yet another Windows system in Parallels Desktop, ...
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Issue installing Win 7 on Mac

I have been following this answer to install Windows in Boot Camp. Seemed to work absolutely fine until the command e:\setup in step 9. When this command is run "The subsystem needed to support the ...
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Windows 7 installation permanently operate as the only OS?

If I download and install Windows 7 onto my MacBook Pro, will it permanently operate as Windows, or will I be able to switch between it and OS X? I am downloading Windows 7 strictly to operate ...
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Can't resize shrunken boot partition to fill empty space

I needed to make room on my Windows 7 partition to install a new program, so I did some searching on how to resize a partition and it told me to shrink the OSX side and then expand the Windows one ...
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iMac Boot Camp: No bootable device error when installing Windows 7

System: iMac (21.5 inch, Mid 2010) OS: Yosemite 10.10.5 I used Boot Camp Assistant to create a bootable USB for a Windows install (I have a Windows 7 ISO image through school) and a partition, but ...
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Win7-damaged Mac GPT partition map on 4TB external HDD

I recently did a not-so-intelligent thing: I was installing Win 7 64bit on a new PC and I took my old Mac-formatted 4TB external HDD and mounted it internally on the PC. What I did not realize was ...
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VLC Player on Apple TV cannot browse shared folder on Windows 7 x64

I have VLC player installed on Apple TV. I can see my Windows 7 x64 machine (with SMB suffix after its name) when I'm browsing local network in VLC Player. But when I'm trying to open it I can see ...
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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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Modifying bootcamp (link include) - Error when writing Iso on USB stick

Thank you for your tutorial for modifying bootcamp for Early 2008 MacBook Pro... Bootcamp - No ISO Option On my side, modifying Bootcamp to add the new option have worked perfectly, but i always got ...
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Bootcamp: Windows can't install

This evening I decided to Boot Camp my laptop. I had done it before, a few years ago, but quite recently my laptop got an SSD instead of it's former hard drive, so I had to Boot Camp it again. Since ...
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Keyboard Layout in Windows 7 with VMware Fusion 5

I'm using my MacBook Pro for programming. I have a virtual Windows 7 machine running with VMware Fusion. When I switch from OS X to Windows 7, my keyboard layout changes. It's really annoying because ...
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Remote connection to iMac with resolution and session problem

I have an iMac 27" and when I am not at home, I want to be remotely connected to it using a Lenovo with a 13" screen. I faced two problems with the classic VNC connection: The first problem is that I ...
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Boot Camp script broke after El Capitan update

I have a script that I call from Terminal to boot into my Windows partition: #! /bin/bash sudo bless -mount "/Volumes/BOOTCAMP" -legacy -setBoot sudo reboot After updating to El Capitan (10.11.1) I ...
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Bootcamp: Windows installer couldn't find drivers. I placed them on the installer USB. Where should they go?

I have a Late-2013 model 15 inch rMBP, with El Capitan. I downloaded a Windows 7 64bit ISO from Microsoft. Opened up Bootcamp Assistant, created a bootable Flash drive, and downloaded the Windows ...
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How do I instal OS X when boot combos don't work?

I'm trying to instal OS X on a 2013 Macbook Air. I erased the OS X partition, the computer is booting to my windows 7 bootcamp partition by default. All boot key combinations(C, Option, CMD+Option+R, ...
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Bootcamp + Custom hybrid MBR = PAIN

I installed OS X to my MacBook from scratch. I mean used USB stick with installer and fully erased disk. Then I created 5 partitions: One for OS X, one for Windows, two for Linux and one for Data: | ...
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Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices (virtualbox fix please)

I'm on a MacBookPro8,1, Late 2011 and I'm running latest version of El Capitan with SIP disabled (if that matters at all) @DavidAnderson I've been following the tutorial steps from @DavidAnderson ...
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Can't install Windows 7 on Macbook Pro

I want to install Windows 7 on my Macbook Pro(15'' mid 2012 version). It seems like only Windows 8 can be installed. I was using Windows7 on this mac before. I have erased it and want to install it ...
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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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Updating bootcamp without re-installing

Now that the 10.8.3 update is out for Mountain Lion with Windows 8 support, I would like to update my existing Windows 8 installation (upgrade from 7) to have the new drivers without re-installing ...
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MacbookPro bootable Windows USB not visible

I have a MacBookPro retina (id MacBookPro10,1 mid 2012) with El Capitan installed and want to create a Windows partition through BootCamp. I already did that some time ago without that much trouble, ...
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Windows 7 Windows Explorer can't see iPhone 5S any more

I used to be able to access my iPhone directly from Windows Explorer under Windows 7, can't now. iTunes can see the phone, Windows 7 Explorer can't. Is there any known fix?
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Having windows virtual machine (Windows 7, run in Parallels) run from installed SSD

I am upgrading my 2011 iMac with an SSD. I have sized this ssd to store everything but the data in my User folder, and will be following the setup (not installation) instructions found here. My ...
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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 install OS X on a Windows only Mac? [duplicate]

I tried to use Boot Camp Assistant to install Windows on my MacBook Air. Long story short, due to installation issues, I wiped my MacBook Air drive. I couldn't get my Mac to recognise a bootable disc ...
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Blank screen after Bootcamp procedure

I'm trying to install Windows 7 using Bootcamp. My computer is a iMac with Yosemite. First challenge was create a USB Stick with Window Image, because my Bootcamp didn't give me this option. I ...
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Apps Filesharing - iTunes - Windows 7 - <file> could not be copied because its name is too long

I am an app developer and I am trying to help a customer move a file from their iPhone in Document sharing. They take the following steps: But receive the following error: (<file> could not ...
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How to stream music to a PC?

How do I use my Mac to stream audio (preferably using AirPlay) over WiFi to my 2 PCs with sound systems? (If at the same time, then they need to be in perfect sync) It would also be nice to be able ...
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Backup Encryption Password

My IPad 2 crashed recently and I was forced to upgrade to IOS8. However, when I try to restore my local backup it no longer recognises my password. What do I do to restore my data??? I'm running ...
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Displayport monitor in bootcamp not working

I just installed windows 7 on my early macbook pro retina 15. Everything is working fine. I've also updated all my drivers, including graphic. I have an extern monitor with a displayport. It looks ...
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iTunes music sync: “Albums” sub-window too tall for main window

iTunes version 12.3.0.44 running on Windows 7 X64 with a 1920x1200 monitor. When a device is connected there is a window where you can manage what music gets synced to the device. This scrollable ...
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is it possible to disable playback in itunes?

I have an old 3rd generation iPod Nano I use for the gym. I don't have an iPhone and the only reason I use iTunes is to add/delete podcasts to my iPod. I don't listen to any music or watch movies or ...
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I deleted my OSX partition, and have no patitions formatted to bootcamp, so I can only access BIOS

I recently created a windows 7 partition on my mid-2009 mac-book pro. It then corrupted, so I was forced to delete the partition and attempt to reinstall windows 7, but in the process I also deleted ...
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How can I let two iTunes installation use same iTunes folder?

I have two iTunes installation on PC. First one is on Windows 7 which is my main iTunes for music podcast etc. Second iTunes is installed in a VMware powered Windows 7 I connected first iTunes ...
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Failing Superdrive(?) and Problems with Bootcamp

I'm running a 27" iMac from 2010, and I just recently installed Mountain Lion (10.8.5). On Snow Leopard, I had a Windows 7 partition that I had installed from a burned DVD, and everything was working ...
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I got a problem with bootcamp

Hey guys I'm using mid 2013 MacBook Pro. I know how to install Windows from bootcamp and I already did last year. Until now I haven't faced a problem like this: after creating an USB install disc I ...
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Whats the most efficient way to switch between 2 open windows on OSX ? (OR What am I doing wrong ?)

I've recently transitioned to using OSX after using windows/linux for the last 14 years. Few things I like, few things I can't come to terms with. The biggest gripe is active window management on OSX. ...
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Organizing bookmarks in Safari for Windows

(Please tell me which site to post this on if this is the wrong one.) My internet safety software is failing spectacularly with Chrome at the moment, and I have to uninstall it. So I thought I'd try ...
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Install Windows 7 On MacBook (x) 2015

I have just looked on MacRumours and found out that Apple have stopped support for installing Windows 7 with BootCamp on the 2015 MacBooks (Air and Pro) (link). Since I am going to get the new 12" ...
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Brightness on bootcamp is totally off

So i have a MBP retina 15" that has a Windows 7 Bootcamp partition. The other day I noticed my screen was a little dirty so I took the screen brightness all the way down (fn+ f1) and did this while ...
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Installing Windows 7 on a MacBook Air, Early 2015 [duplicate]

The issue: I have an issue with an MacBook Air that I need to install Windows 7 on. The problem is that this MacBook model does not support Windows 7 in Boot Camp. So I thought that I should instead ...
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How to setup two OS X boot partitions plus Bootcamp and Data?

Is it possible to set up he following combination of partitions; how? two OS X partitions, each bootable (one for the main system, another for testing new OS X releases) a Bootcamp bootable partition ...