Questions tagged [windows-7]

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Please help: Win7 on external FireWire drive results in “No bootable device - insert boot disk…” error

I'm trying to get Win7 working from an external FireWire drive (Macbook pro mid 2009, OSX El Capitan). I've tried the two tutorials below; the installation seems smooth either way and mac recognizes ...
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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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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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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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Can I move Windows 7 to a larger partition with 'dd' instead of WinClone?

I have a Modbook Pro with both Win 7 and OS X installed during build; no media provided. I got fed up with all the irritations of the modbook and bought a regular Macbook Pro with a larger drive and ...
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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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Mavericks cannot connect to windows share by computer name, but works fine with IP

I have a Mac Mavericks and a Windows 7 machines. On my Windows I have shared some folders, but I can only connect to them using the IP address, but not the computer name. So Finder -> Go-> ...
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Where do I get a product key and ISO for Windows 8 Boot Camp?

(Please note that this is a hypothetical question as I do not yet own the computer mentioned in this post, but will be getting it next year for school) Next year, I am going to buy a MacBook Pro ...
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How to change boot camp partition if is set?

I had a mistake in windows 7 in my mac. I want to change the size of the partition of my hard drive to my windows 7. I know how to use boot camp but how do I change the windows 7 partition? I don't ...
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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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Batch rename Tracks in iTunes

I am using iTunes on a Windows 7 system. Is there an easy way to bath rename the tracks? I have an audio book I am importing and it is fine but I want to make sure the tracks stay in order and the ...
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Restoring track information for iTunes Match files

I made the mistake of editing a bunch of songs at once. Now, the changes have propagated to all of my iTunes Match registered devices. I tried Advanced > Get Track Names, but I get the following ...
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2011 Mac Mini boot camp problems

I Have a 2011 Mac mini and I installed Windows 7 using Bootcamp. All the drivers are working fine, except the sound and the bluetooth. Since my internet connection is really lousy, I don't want to ...
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How can i burn a Windows 7 USB to an ISO?

I'm trying to install Windows 7 from a USB onto a bootcamp partition. No working :( So, I thought I might try and burn the bootable win 7 usb to a dvd or ISO (and then burn that ISO to disk). How ...
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Charge an iPad on MacBook running Win7

There are half a dozen questions here why the iPad doesn't charge (or displays this at least) on most Windows machines. I have one more to add. Of course my iPad (1st gen) does charge on my MacBook (...
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Installing Windows 7 on MacBook Air?

Last night I was trying to install Windows 7 on my new MacBook Air, I started it and the Windows installation began. I deleted 80GB HD (preinstalled Mac OS) also deleted, but I could install windows ...
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Installing Windows 7 Updates on Boot Camp partition through VMWare Fusion?

I'm using VMWare Fusion with my Boot Camp partition. Are there any problems with installing Windows 7 Updates through VMWare Fusion, or should I boot up into Boot Camp in order to install these ...
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Why a Win 7 usb installer made using Boot Camp, is not working?

I'm running Lion on an old MacBook, MacBook 2.1 Mid 2007. I want to install Windows 7. I have an iso for Win 7 and create the partition and a usb installer with Boot Camp but when the machine ...
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My Windows 7 PC can find my Mac but can't connect to it. No password prompt?

I'm trying to access my Mac's files via my Win 7 PC and I'm so close but yet so far. The PC finds the Mac (it is there under 'Network'), but then I can't connect. According to many guides that I've ...
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Boot Camp Partition Broken after Partitioning and can't be Repaired in OS X 10.9.5 (on Macbook 13" Air - Late 2014)

I have a late 2014 Macbook Air that is running Windows 7 via bootcamp. Everything has been humming along fine until I recently made an update to partitions (via "Disk Utility" shrink size of Mac ...
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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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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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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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Installing windows on Mac won't recognize USB [duplicate]

I am trying to install windows as a boot camp partition on my main hard drive ssd (after spending countless hours trying to get it installed on the optical bay hard drive). I assumed this would be ...
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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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How to print to printer connected to Windows 7 PC from iPad Air?

I see the answer for printing from an iPad to a Windows enterprise, but I just want to print from an iPad Air to my home printer (HP Officejet Pro L7590) that is running on my network from a Windows ...
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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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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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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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Install Windows on MacBook Pro, without OS X

I installed Linux Mint on my 2006 MBP 15" this weekend before hearing that the system will not enter a compatible firmware mode for Linux/Windows without rEFIt or rEFInd installed first. Well, I do ...
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Using external microphone in Bootcamp

I have an implemented microphone in my headphones (earbuds), Microphone doesn't work at all.. After searching for sometime i found out its a known problem, Bootcamp doesn't recognize external ...
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how to expand bootcamp boot partition to previously existed NTFS data partition

Some time ago I've partitioned my disk using this scheme: shrinked OS X partition, created NTFS data partition for Windows, then installed Windows on Bootcamp partition. Recently I installed ...
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Google Drive on 3rd Partition with Windows 7 and Bootcamp

I have searched far and wide, hoping someone here has answer. The goal is to have OSX and Windows 7 on bootcamp, with a 3rd partition that both OSs read/write. Then Google Drive is installed on both ...
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Can only boot to Windows 7, no OS

Back in late 2010, when I first got my MacBook Air, I followed the instructions at http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-20020513-285/install-win-7-on-macbook-air-from-a-usb-drive/ to install Windows 7 ...
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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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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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Automatically Add To iTunes sending .m4v to Home Movies folder

I updated iTunes to version 11 recently on my Windows 7 machine and now when I add Handbrake encoded movies (.m4v) via "Automatically Add To iTunes" it is moving those movies to the "Home Movies" ...
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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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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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putting windows 7 on a flash drive using bootcamp

I'm thinking of changing to a new MacBook Pro 15" (the one with an 256GB SSD), 256GB is enough for my files and OS, but I also want to have about 50GB for a Windows 7 (BootCamp) partition. So, taking ...
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Can't update Boot Camp in Windows 7 (MacbookPro9,1)

I've been looking for situations similar to these before posting, but failed to find any. When trying to install Windows 7 (64bit) through Boot Camp Assistant on Lion, the Windows Support Software ...
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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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Cloning a Windows machine and import into Boot Camp

Consider a Windows 7 x64 installation on a physical machine. How can you take a snapshot/image of a Windows installation, and end up running that system in Boot Camp? Is there a P2V for Windows ...
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Bootcamp won't run on OSX in RAID0

I have my MacPro booting into Lion off a 3 disk (software) RAID 0 array. I want to dedicate a fourth drive to Windows 7 via Bootcamp. However it won't run at all on my system, exiting with a 'RAID is ...
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iTunes do not connect to iTunes Store anymore

This started to happen some days ago, but it's pretty annoying, my podcasts aren't been updating too. When I click in iTunes Store it just show 'accessing itunes store' (the loading bar) and just keep ...
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How can I export PDFs from a PC to a new iPad?

I want to load some of the PDFs I bought from the internet to my iPad from my PC (Windows 7). How can I do this? I've never bothered about tablets before, but somehow I got an iPad. I did some ...
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MBP'13 (Late 2011) Win7 (BootCamp) + iMac'27 (Mid 2011) as an external display?

Is it possible to use iMac'27 (Mid 2011, MacOS) as an external/target mode display for the MBP'13 (Late 2011) running Windows 7 in Bootcamp? I'm using thunderbolt cable. It works perfectly fine if ...
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Two SSDs in a Macbook Pro with OSX on one and Windows 7 on the other

Is it possible to have a setup like this? What I want to be able to have is one SSD with OSX Lion and another SSD with Windows 7 in a usual dual boot setup.
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Functions keys in windows 7 macbook

I have a late 2007 MacBook 3,1 with windows 7 x64 installed on it as part of bootcamp. I can't set the function keys to behave as they would on a pc... I have to press fn each time in order to use ...
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No Bootable Device error when trying to install Win7 on a MBP (mid 2007 SR) / Lion

After formatting the HDD to a single HFS+ Journaled partition and installing a clean 10.7 System on the machine, I ran the Boot Camp Assistant, created the CD with drivers and partitioned the disk. I ...