Questions tagged [windows-7]

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can't boot on win10 without alt (option)

on an air macbook air 2017, I deleted OSX and installed only Windows 10 from a usb cd drive. Everytime I boot the computer, I have to push on ALT to select the only one item: Windows. Otherwise I get ...
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iMac 4,1 does not have Boot Camp update

I have found in Apple support that iMac 4,1 does not have Boot Camp drivers update. I have installed Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit. So I will have to find an alternate solution for driver updating ...
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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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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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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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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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What is best way to get and play Age of Mythology on Mac?

I have a 15 inch 1st gen MacBook Pro retina with windows 7 installed using boot camp and I would like to get the game Age of Mythology (with expansion) which I never had. What would be the best way to ...
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How can I ensure only “whitelisted” applications run on OS X

There is a security technique called whitelisting (available in Windows 7) that ensures that only specific applications and processes will run. This is different from email whitelisting and only ...
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win7 on macbook pro: is it safe to delete osx partition?

I've installed win7 on mbp using bootcamp by creating additional partition - so now I have 2 partitions (win and osx) My question is: will win7 boot normally if I delete osx partition from windows (...
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How do I fix the 3-5 second lag when typing with an Apple Bluetooth keyboard on a Windows 7 PC?

I've been trying to use an Apple Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard with my Windows 7 PC (My own build, not Apple hardware). If I stop typing for as few as 10-15 seconds, when I start typing again and if I ...
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OS X won't boot. errno 19

I have a MacBook with OS X on one partition, a few other partitions and a Bootcamp Windows 7 on another partition. Right now, I can boot into Windows but I cant boot into OS X. I am typing this while ...
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Windows 7 Bootcamp not recognising devices

Has anybody encountered a problem with the USB driver when running Windows 7 on MacBook Pro 2010 (MC371)? It doesn't recognize any USB drives or USB hard drives. I've tried both Windows Update and ...
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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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Whole disk encryption with a Windows only Bootcamp

I've purchased myself a Mac Book Pro Retina (Haswell) and after giving Mac OS a fair shake have decided to go full Windows 7 and Bootcamp. There is no Mac OS install left on this system. I am now ...
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Let guest account use Boot Camp

On a 2013 iMac running the latest Mac OS X, we have a Mac partition and a Windows 7 partition. The administrator can use the Boot Camp application to restart the Mac into Windows. The guest account ...
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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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How to fix iCloud Outlook calendar pasting?

I have a client that has Outlook 2007 on Windows 7. He's unable to right click and paste into the notes section of an appointment (the contextual menu doesn't even appear). I've seen other people ...
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Unable to install Windows via Bootcamp without superdrive (mountain lion)

I have iMac (mid 2011) with latest OSX (10.8.2). Seems impossible to install windows without superdrive (it just doesn't work works fine on windows). I have googled for solution but none of them ...
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Internet Sharing Issues (WiFi to Ethernet)

For some reason my internet sharing has decided to stop working. It was perfectly fine about a day ago, no issues, no hiccups, but today it differs. It won't work at all. I'm connecting my MacBook ...
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Macbook 15 Retina Bootcamp Windows 7 64bit

When I go through the bootcamp process, then get to the windows 7 setup screen. I format the bootcamp partition like the instructions say, then click next with that highlighted and get the error: ...
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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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Can I clone my existing MacOS and Windows partitions onto a new SSD in my Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

I have a MacBook Pro (early 2012) with Lion and Windows 7 installed on the internal HDD. I use Bootcamp to swap between them when booting the machine. I want to replace the optical drive with an SSD. ...
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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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Boot Camp Windows 7 Taskbar overlapping maximized windows

I have Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium x64 installed under Boot Camp 4.0 in OS X Lion (10.7.2) on the 2011 Mac mini and it's also hooked into Parallels Desktop 7 as a VM when I need it in OS X. An ...
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How do I move Mac and Windows partitions to single Hard Drive?

I have this scenario: 600 GB Hard Drive, using Master Boot Record 300 GB Windows 7 x64 Parition, NTFS 300 GB free Space 1 TB Hard Drive, Guid Parition Table 730 GB Data Partition, exFat Two More ...
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MBP Keys 'stick' when it gets hot

Short Question Why do the keys 'stiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick' when my MBP gets hot? More importantly, how can I fix it? Background It is not any one key that sticks, I have had darn near ...
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Parallels Desktop for Mac: Stuck on “Preparing to configure your virtual machine…”

I bought and installed Parallels Desktop on my Mac. I installed Parallels Transporter Agent on my Windows machine that runs Windows 7. I migrated my windows machine to my Mac, took about 36 hours. I ...
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Add Windows Printer to Mac OS X 10.6.8

I have a Windows 7 computer that I am trying to print to from a Mac. I have added my printer using a smb:// protocol and it works and says Idle, however when I try to print I get the following: ...
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VirtualBox Win7 enable horizontal trackpad scrolling

I use a Windows 7 installtion in Virtual Box. The magic track works fine for scrolling up and down but scrolling sideways doesn't work. Does anyone know how to get it working?
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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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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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Macbook pro trackpad stops working after plugging in USB mouse in Windows 7 under bootcamp

We have a new Macbook Pro which we've installed Windows 7 under boot camp. We've also installed the drivers off the OSX CD. When I plugged in a USB mouse the Trackpad stops working, which is fine ...
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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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Does the upgrading from Parallels Desktop (for Mac) 5 to 6 means reinstall Windows?

I have Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac. Does the upgrade to Parallels Desktop 6 means that I have to reinstall Windows 7 and all the other programs?
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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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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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Where are the sync settings in iTunes 11 for Windows?

I've just upgraded to iTunes 11 on Win 7 Home Premium x64. No matter how I try, I simply cannot find the synchronization setting for pictures/podscasts/music/movies etc. Can someone please point me ...
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Mac folder which is Not Shared is shared and fully accessible from a Windows machine

On my desktop, I right click on Macintosh HD and then on Get Info. The Shared Folder checkbox is Unchecked and under Sharing and permissions, I have: system (read and write) myUser (me) (...
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How can I remove a folder from the itunes library

I added a folder (a network share) to the iTunes media library (File -> Add Folder to library). I didn't find a way I can undo this operation. What am I missing? how can I remove this folder from the ...
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Right-click on a MacBook Pro running Windows 7?

I've got a Macbook Pro whizzing it's way through the postal system towards me which I intend to run Mac OS X and Windows 7 On. I was wondering how the MacBook Pro does right clicks in windows, I'm ...
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Can a MacBook Air use another computer's optical drive when running Windows on Boot Camp?

I installed boot camp on a MacBook Air by following these directions. In step 2 under "Step 4: Install the Windows Support Software", I did exactly as the guide said, and launched WindowsSupport/Boot ...
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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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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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Bootcamp Windows 7 installation, USB is not recognized only on bootloader

I'll abstract my question. I'm using MacPro4,1 Early 2009. And I'm trying to install Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1. (I'm using Yosemite 10.10.4, and Boot Camp Assistant is 5.1.4) My Mac has 2 HDDs, ...
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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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Bluetooth Audio with Bootcamp on Macbook Pro

I have the late 2013 model Macbook Pro retina, and a Bose Sound Link speaker (bluetooth speaker). I am using Bootcamp with Windows 7 Pro. I'd like to be able to connect to my Bose speaker from the ...
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Run a Windows Virtual Machine on Mac OS X 10.8 with a real Hard Drive partition

I have dual-boot setup on my MacBook using bootcamp. I have 2 partitions: 1 is Windows 7 and the other is Mac OS X 10.8. I have all of my stuff personal stuff setup for the Mac side. I have ...
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How do I hit Scroll Lock on my keyboard in Windows?

Somehow, I appear to have Scroll Lock on, which 99% of the time is irrelevant, with the 1% of the time being in Microsoft Excel. As the keyboard on my MBP (Model 9,2) doesn't acknowledge the ...
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How to install Mac OS X from Windows on MacBook Air?

I have OS backup .dmg installation file. The problem is I have Windows 7 on my MacBook Air, and I do not have access to OS X to use Disk Utility to burn/restore the OS X image. Is it possible to burn/...
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Sync used iPhone for first time

My wife received an 3G iPhone from her sister after her sister bought a newer version. My wife has already had the iPhone switched over to her AT&T account but has not synced it with a computer. ...