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Questions tagged [windows]

For questions about using Apple products and services with a computer running the Microsoft Windows operating system in its various versions. Other questions about Windows are off-topic and can be asked on Super User instead.

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Is it possible to use Boot Camp with Windows 10 from an external HDD?

I need to run Visual Studio on my MacBook Pro and I need Windows to do that. The easiest and well known way to install Windows on a Mac is by running the Boot Camp app on the Mac and let it do what's ...
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Boot camp install of Windows 7 issue, no bootable devices

So I have a 2010 15" macbook pro (MBP6,1) and I replaced the optical drive with a hard disk. I wanted to install windows 7 on the hard disk with boot camp with a USB and ISO image. After searching I ...
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How do I create a Mac bootable USB drive using Windows?

My MBA 2012 with OS X 10.9.4 Mavericks won't boot anymore - it simply freezes after the initial jingle. I already tried resetting NVRAM and SMC, but to no avail. I don't have any time machine backups. ...
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How could i use an iMac as secondary monitor for a Windows 7 laptop

Recently (less than one year ago) i bought an iMac 21,5". Now i would like to use it as secondary monitor for my laptop. (My laptop runs Windows 7). Is it possible? (I found conflicting opinions on ...
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“Select CD-ROM Boot Type:” error during Windows install

Which version of bootcamp 4.x do I need to install Windows 7 (64 bit) on an iMac7,1 with Yosemite? Specs: 64 bit Core 2 Duo, 4GB, 16GB Flash, optical drive, Windows 7 install DVD Everything goes ...
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How to install Windows 10 into a 2013 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, USB flash drive or third party tools?

First of all, let me state the following. I did use the Boot Camp Assistant to download the Windows Support Software, but because of the iMac's drive partitioning, I can not use the Boot Camp ...
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Using Boot Camp Support Software 4.0.4033 to install 64 bit Windows 7 or 8

My computer is a iMac (20-inch, Mid 2007). The model identifier is iMac7,1. The processor name is Intel Core 2 Duo, which means I have a 64 bit machine. The Apple web site Boot Camp: System ...
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How do I install Windows 10 on MacBookPro5,1, with no optical drive (SSD+HDD)

I have a huge problem. I am not able to install Windows 10 on my late 2008 MacBook Pro with bootcamp. I have replaced the optical drive as it was not working with a 1 TB HDD and i have a SSD drive ...
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The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. Windows 10 and Mojave

The startup disk cannot be partitioned or restored to a single partition. The startup disk must be formatted as a single Mac OS Extended (Journaled) volume or already partitioned by Boot Camp ...
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macOS partition disappered after installing windows 10 using bootcamp

I use a macbook pro 2015 with macOS High Sierra. I installed windows 10 using bootcamp, which resized the macOS partition and created a 80GB windows partition. The machine boots into windows just fine....
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How to convert a drive from the GPT format to the hybrid GPT/MBR format when using High Sierra (macOS 10.13.2)

Previous versons of OS X and macOS automatically converted pure GPT drives to hybrid GPT/MBR format when the 2nd, 3rd, and/or 4th GPT partitions were formatted "MS DOS (FAT)" by the Disk Utility ...
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Boot Camp Assistance is stuck on create a partition?

I have a MacBook Pro, Late 2013. I have done a clean install of High Sierra macOS 10.13.3. I am trying to install Windows 10, Fall Creators Update, on my Mac by following Boot Camp Assistant's ...
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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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Can I develop iPhone apps in Windows?

I would like to develop iPhone apps without using Mac OS X. Is it possible to do this on Windows OS?
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Does Windows, running on latest Apple computers, see boot disk partitioned as MBR or GPT?

From my understanding, the newest apple computers boot Windows in EFI mode. Traditionally, Windows has seen the boot disk as an MBR partitioned disk. In fact, the boot disk (i.e. /dev/disk0) has aways ...
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How to install Windows 10 into a 2011 iMac without using the Boot Camp Assistant, an optical (DVD) drive or third party tools?

Apple does not support Boot Camp Assistant installations of Windows 10 on 2011 and earlier iMac models. The exact list of supported Mac models is given below. The following Mac models support 64-bit ...
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Recover Bootcamp EFI Folder/fix boot entries?

I had macOS and Windows 10 installed through Bootcamp on my Macbook Pro (late 2013) and everything worked fine. Then I tried installing Ubuntu on an external drive and setting up pure-EFI triple boot. ...
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Can all music and playlists/ratings be transferred back from an iPod Touch to a PC?

How can I get my songs from my iPod Touch to my PC? Some of the songs were purchased through iTunes, and others were ripped from CDs. This is what happened: The iPod Touch was set up to sync with ...
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Ghost partition, Windows BSOD

Today I was trying to set up Windows on my MacBook Pro (15", Late 2011) over BootCamp. I used the modified Info.plist-trick to create a bootable Windows 8 USB-drive and create a Bootcamp partition. ...
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What leads to Windows thinking I pressed the Insert key on a MacBook Pro?

Note: This question is how to send an Insert keypress to Microsoft Windows running directly on Apple hardware. This is not about how to use Insert in OS X or through OS X to Windows running in a VM. ...
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Remember window sizes and placement when unplugging and replugging second monitor

Here’s something that sucks: Plug in external monitor to laptop (Mac OS X Leopard in my case). Arrange your windows to have the IDE on one screen and browser on another. (Etc etc. Resize, rearrange, ...
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Why I can not see mac partition under windows installed with bootcamp?

I installed a windows 7 on macbook using bootcamp. Everything looks fine, but one thing. Here is stated that "Apple’s Boot Camp driver package automatically installs an HFS+ driver for Windows, which ...
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Best File System for Sharing Between OS X and Windows

What is currently the best file system to use for drives that are regularly accessed (both reading and writing) from both Windows and OS X on a single machine using BootCamp. The most important points ...
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Replacing OS X with Windows/Linux on aging Mac

I have an old 2008 13" Macbook4,1 model (not pro) running Snow Leopard with 4GB of RAM and 160GB of HDD. It is adequate for my needs at the moment but the OS is no longer being supported by Apple (NTP ...
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How to prevent Windows 10 from downloading and installing updates before the Boot Camp Support Software is installed?

Microsoft is allowing users to download and install (but not activate) Windows 10 Pro 64 bit without using a Product key. I tried doing a clean install of Windows 10 on my mid 2007, 20 inch iMac. ...
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How to download orginal photos from iCloud Photo Library to PC?

I'am an iPhone + PC (Windows/Ubuntu) user. Nowadays, I'm used to download photos from iPhone to local folder, sort them and then backup them by myself (by syncing to remote disk and burning onto ...
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What's a good Windows RDP client for Mac?

I administer a number of Windows machines, and am trying to find a really good application to remote desktop in to them from my Mac. I've tried CoRD, and I really like its library approach to saved ...
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How to turn on Hardware Virtualization on Late 2013 MacBook Pro (for Windows 8.1 using Boot Camp)?

I am trying to turn on Hardware Virtualization for my new MacBook Pro for Windows 8.1 setup using Boot Camp. I have searched online and I know that we can not just go to the BIOS like windows and ...
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Is there an AirDrop client for Microsoft Windows?

It would be nice to have an AirDrop client for Microsoft Windows. Does anyone know if such a program exists as a shipping product or an open source work-in-progress? I'm aware that there are many ...
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What is the safest way to move the iTunes Library from one hard drive to another?

This may happen later with my iMac, but right now it is happening for my iTunes on PC. The PC had 60GB of partition to install Windows 7, and right now it is down to about 2GB of free space. All ...
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Do I really need Bonjour on Windows?

One of my least favorite things that Apple does to every Windows computer during an installation of iTunes is that it installs Bonjour. On almost every Windows machine I've installed iTunes on, ...
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Does Windows or Linux have any tools for accessing a FileVault2 encrypted drive's contents?

I'm looking to mount (and access files on) my FileVault2 encrypted drive on a non-OS X box, and am wondering if anyone has done this with Windows or Linux.
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How can I make Mac Partition visible in Bootcamp (Windows 10 Anniversary Update)?

Today I installed Windows 10, version 1607, on my MacBook Pro (Retina 15in Late 2013). Before this I had Bootcamp setup with Win7. So, I started out by deleting the old Win7 Bootcamp Partition using ...
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Mysterious “EFI Boot” partition appearing at startup?

A few days ago, I tried installing Windows 8.1 on my late 2011 Mac by using disk utility to make a free space on my disk and a Windows 8.1 boot drive to install. While installing, my Mac recognized ...
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EFI Boot Windows 8.1 or 10 Install on MacPro4,1 / Mac Pro (Early 2009)

I would like to install Windows 8.1 or 10 on a separate single SSD disk in my MacPro4,1 (not yet flashed to MacPro5,1) using only EFI/GPT method. The machine has a 64Bit EFI (rEFIt reports version 1....
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Connect a Thunderbolt Display to windows 8 desktop

I've been spinning around with this question but couldn't find the answer. Hope someone here could help. I have been trying to connect my Windows 8 desktop to a Thunderbolt Display 27" without ...
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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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Trouble browsing Windows network printers from Mac

In the "Add Printer" dialog Windows section, there are no printers showing up, even though there are several in the office. I think this might be because my Mac is not "logged onto" the Windows ...
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Is it possible to Bootcamp Windows 8.1 using USB on Late 2011 MBP?

I've been having a very difficult time trying to get Windows 8.1 running alongside OS X Yosemite and it's starting to become a real pain. I initially attempted to burn the Windows 8.1 ISO onto several ...
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How do I get Windows 10 installed on my macbook pro (late 2008)

So, I used to have a partition with windows 8 on it. I started that partition when Windows 8 was still in Developer preview, and it worked really well for a while, and I upgraded it a few times ...
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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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How will the new Touch Bar & Touch ID work with Windows/Boot Camp

I'm deciding to buy a MacBook Pro 2016 and installing Windows on it (via Boot Camp) but I'm not sure that the new Touch Bar works in Windows. Can I use the Touch Bar to access function keys in Windows?...
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How can I make my Mac partition bootable again?

I am running macOS High Sierra on a 2011 iMac. I was also running Windows 10 via BootCamp. In order to prepare for a 3rd OS, I installed reFind and resized the BootCamp partition to make space. ...
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Transfer files between bootcamp partitions

I am using Snow Leopard and Windows 7 with bootcamp. I would like to be able to save some files to my OSX partition from Windows. I would also like to have files (say, photos, source code, etc) that I ...
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MBP 13' (mid-2010; 7,1) 2.4 Core 2 Duo P8600 supporting 16 GB RAM under Win7?

I’ve got a MBP 13′ (mid-2010) 2.4 Core 2 Duo (full specs below) that I’m now operating solely under Win7 64Bit. It formerly run as well under OS X 10.6.8, relatively to which the firmware seems up to ...
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Where can I download Safari for Windows?

This sounds like an absurd question, I know, but when I go to: http://www.apple.com/safari/ There isn't a download link! I'm sure it used to be there :-/ Here's what I see: Scrolling further just ...
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How do I set OS X to boot by default?

I set Windows 7 to my Boot Camp. Windows 7 starts now by default in the normal boot. However, I want that OSX boots by default and Windows 7 only as I press ALT and then select it. How can you set ...
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Moving files >4GB from a Mac to a Windows box

Normally, when I want to take video files from my Mac to friends who use Windows, I move the files on a FAT32-formatted flash drive or external hard drive, but FAT32 cannot handle files larger than ...
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Boot Camp partition broken and can't be repaired in OS X 10.10.4

Suddenly my Boot Camp partition vanished: not visible in Finder, not visible on startup. In Disk Utility I can see the volume, but it's broken (verification log): Verifying volume "disk0s4" Verifying ...
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How can I run Windows applications on a MacBook Pro?

I have a friend that wants to buy a Mac Book Pro and he has some windows applications that he needs to run. He doesn't want to buy the applications again. Can he run the Windows applications on his ...