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How to install Windows ISO on a single partition of external HD on Mojave?

What it says on the tin. BalenaEtcher straight up doesn't offer the option to select individual partitions and UnetBootin... well, straight up will not open. I click, it'll ask if I'm sure I want to ...
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Does Magic Mouse automatically sync up with Windows in Boot Camp?

I may be just going slightly mad, but hear me out. I have a Macbook Pro running Catalina. My Magic Mouse 2 has been paired to it for a while. I just installed Windows 10 to dual boot it using Boot ...
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Is installing Windows on Macbook Pro for Game development good and efficient [closed]

I have a Macbook PRO, new to game development. Looks like Windows is the recommended OS for game development. Will installing Windows in mac with bootcamp assistantfor Game development good. Is anyone ...
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iPhone - error copying file or folder - lightning USB-C cable to Windows 10 PC

When I try copying a file from the phone to a computer I get an error "Error Copying File or Folder" - "A device attached to the system is not functioning" This is running iOS 14.4....
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What is the best method of syncing photos from iPhone to (windows) desktop?

My parents use windows and iPhone, and I have to run tech support for them. The windows photo import tool fails, because the photo's arn't really on the device, and apple lies to windows saying that ...
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Bootcamp - Apple SPI Device driver missing - Touchpad/Keyboard don't work

I recently did a clean install of MacOS Big Sur on my 2016 MacBook Pro touchbar and did a Bootcamp install of the latest windows 10 pro. During the install the keyboard and touchpad did not work, so I ...
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Macintosh- and Windows-compatible wired mouse with acceleration scrolling?

I would like a mouse that is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows (although if I have to buy a different mouse for each platform, that's okay), and that you can scroll up and down with ...
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Boot Camp Error

When booting to Windows on my MacBook Pro 15" Late 2016 (A1707 EMC 3072) I receive this error intermittently. It happens on every reboot. Sometimes immediately. Sometimes after several minutes. ...
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Windows and Mac in same workgroup can't connect to each other in map network drive

I am setting up some Macs for a friend to monitor with a Windows 10 computer. They are all on the workgroup "HOMESCHOOL" but for some reason when in map network drive I can't find the Macs. ...
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Can we change Windows 10 behavior to be MacOS like? [migrated]

I’m using Windows 10 but am more comfortable as a Mac User and I really miss some behaviors I’ve come to expect. I own a 32'' 4K monitor and now with Windows 10, my windows get maximized at full ...
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Two Bootcamp installations: first one on Internal HDD and second one on external Thunderbolt 2 SSD

after following this detailed guide I've stuck at point 5. which did not make my external 5TB HDD to boot, no "Install Windows" nor "Windows" shows in boot selection menu: bless --...
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Macbook 2007 (A1181) Wi-Fi issues in Windows

I have: Macbook A1181 Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp with the latest patches All bootcamp drivers installed Keenetic Viva router with 2.4/5 GHz dual-band Wi-Fi, located in ~1m from the Macbook The issue is ...
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Why are my Mac and Windows machine able to share a flash drive, but they cannot share an external hard drive?

I am recording Zoom meetings with my Windows machine and storing the videos on an external hard drive. I wanted to consolidate the folders by adding videos I have recorded on my Mac, but I realize I ...
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Storage space full after dual boot on MacBook Pro

After I installed windows 10 on my MacBook Pro using bootcamp, I am not able to download anything and it is showing a message that the storage space is full. After viewing the storage settings I found ...
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Problem creating a Windows 10 bootable USB on Windows, to work on a MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro 2013, now with a clean SSD (no OS). I have a Windows 10 PC from which I am trying to create a bootable USB from a Windows 10 ISO file. I tried a lot of combinations and softwares, ...
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Bootcamp Assistant giving errors and so is Disk Utility. Mac isn't allowing me to install Windows like I have before!

I have scoured the internet for a solution to finally be able to use Bootcamp but nothing at all has worked. I previously used BCA to install Windows 10 on my computer but after about a year or so, my ...
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How do I clone an installation of Windows 10 from macOS?

I have an external SSD which has a working copy of Windows 10 on it. I would like to transfer this copy of Windows 10 onto a different SSD. However, I do not currently have access to a Windows ...
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Is it possible to install Ubuntu on an external SSD on the 2019 16 inch MacBook Pro?

I'm considering buying the 16 inch 2019 MacBook Pro because I need a powerful x86 machine that can run macOS, but I would also be interested in running other operating systems on this computer. I know ...
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stopped (err = -3253) iTunes

iTunes error message when downloading music stopped (err = -3253) the network connection was reset. this message will pop up once or twice before it will download the song. It will eventually download ...
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Cannot boot into Windows 10 bootcamp

Something got borked recently on my MBP and now Windows 10 is unbootable - here are the details. MacBook Pro 2019, macOS 11.2.3, Windows 10 Pro x64 20H2. I can see all files on the Bootcamp partition ...
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Alt Gr not working with Microsoft Windows RDP client on Mac OS with a PC keyboaard

Alt Gr key (right alt) randomly stops working when working on Microsoft RDP client and behaves as left alt instead. I am on a Macbook Air M1, with a PC keyboard, using an AzertyPC layout in MacOS. ...
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What are the pro's and con's between Yabai and Amethyst window manager [closed]

I already have BetterSnapTools, but it lacks some features which I liked on my old Windows laptop (I had AquaSnap installed, which actually has a lot of great features which I miss on the Mac). ...
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How to “resize” side-by-side windows SIMULTANEOUSLY on Mac?

I recently switched from Windows to Mac M1 running Big Sur and can't find a feature that I had on my Windows Laptop. On windows, I had AquaSnap installed, which has really nice features. One of those ...
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How can I move my photos from my iPad storage to my Windows 7 computer without a USB cable, AirDrop and iCloud?

I tried to select all the pictures, which is rather tedious, and upload them to Google Drive, but if >100 pictures, Google Drive won't upload all the images. to SendAnywhere, but this would take ...
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Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard not working with Macbook Bigsur

I have the using the Microsoft all-in-one media keyboard with windows machine and it works fine, but with my macbook, the experience is really bad, it lags and the track pad is jerky/ slow and ...
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How can I create a BIOS USB stick for ASUS ROG Strix X570-F in OS X?

I need to install a new BIOS for my new motherboard ASUS ROG Strix X570-F here where I need USB flashback tool and BIOSRenamer. I need flash an USB stick and then rename the file somehow but the tools ...
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Migrate external Boot Camp to Mac

I currently run Boot Camp off an external SSD (using a guide like this one) and I want to migrate it to my new Mac (due to it having more storage space than my previous computer). How can I install ...
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Latest Windows 10 update (March 2021) broke Bluetooth on mid-2014 MacBook Pro Retina

Running Windows 10 on Boot Camp on a MacBook Pro Retina from mid-2014 (with Catalina, if that makes a difference). Bluetooth was working fine till last night. Today it installed a system update and ...
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iMac 27" late 2012 boots into Windows 7, but screen is white. How to activate screen?

I've replaced the HDD in an iMac 27" late 2012, and image copied it to new one, and it doesn't seem to want to boot. I noticed it actually boots into Windows 7, but the physical screen is still ...
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Lost macOS boot option after using EaseUS partition to resize Windows partition

I am using a Macbook Air. After I installed Windows 10, I wanted to resize the Windows Partition and create a new partition to use data. After that, Windows informs me that a recovery error - cannot ...
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How can I dual boot macos and Windows 10 on an early 2011 MacBook Pro?

I have lost the last couple of weeks struggling to install Winodows 10 alongside macos on a early 2011 MBP. I understand that Windows 10 is not officially supported by Apple, nevertheless I do not ...
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How can I only import the edited ('IMG_E') photos to Windows?

I've imported thousands of photos to Windows and I've ended up with thousands of duplicates. :/ It's importing the originals (IMG_001.jpg) and the file containing the edits (IMG_001.aee) but it's also ...
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Bootcamp cannot be selected through option key after patitioning using recovery

I have installed windows 10 on my Macbook late 2009 unibody and thus far have worked well. I wanted to increase the capacity of my Bootcamp partition so I used recovery to reduce the size of Macos and ...
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Any tricks anyone can recommend on how to uniquely identify a window (in any app) after restart?

I have a fun little project I am working on. I am developing an AppleScript that saves and restores windows to their original desktops (a.k.a. "Spaces") after a restart or an app relaunch. ...
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Can’t switch from Windows to MacOS on macbook?

When I try to switch from Windows to Mac it doesn’t let me. I restart while pressing the option button until the option to choose what system to operate in appears and when I choose Macintosh the ...
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How to export photos from Photos.app library to Windows, and retain all metadata?

I want to transfer my entire photos library from my MacBook to a Windows 10 PC. I am using an external hard drive to transfer, since there is large number of photos (~8k). Is there any way to do this ...
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Changed iPhone Backup File Type. What to do?

I was browsing through File Explorer on my Windows 10 laptop, and I located my iPhone backup files. I thought that they were my photos, so I converted (just) one of them into a .jpeg. I can't revert ...
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How do you disable the autofocus of a Razer Kiyo webcam on Mac?

The Razer Kiyo is not officially supported on Mac, but works anyway. Problem is: autofocus is not convenient, with the camera often jumping in and out of focus. Is there a way to disable it?
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Windows Explorer stopped working after connecting external display (monitor) to My Apple Mac Book Air 2011

Earlier i was using Window 7 32 bit (bootcamp), and i have replaced my new SSD and load the windows 7 64 bit. After installing windows 7 64 bit, i was facing display driver issue due to incompatible ...
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When accessing my Windows DFS share on my Mac machine, it shows empty folder

I have a domain server mydomain.com and a DFS server which is part of mydomain.com. DFS server has a share with namespace //mydomain.com/Datashare, which points to a TestData folder inside the machine....
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What does the iTunes backup of the iPhone include and what does it not include on Windows 10?

I was under the impression that when I back up my iPhone with iTunes on Windows 10, everything is backed up, so that I can restore everything to a brand new iPhone. iTunes iPhone backup size (6 GB) ...
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Is there a Windows VNC app that can ask a Mac user (via apple id) to share their screen?

On macOS UserA can ask UserB to share their screen simply by entering UserB's Apple ID into a "New Connection" window in the macOS Screen Sharing app. Then, by some magic, Apple delivers the ...
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Extract some IPA from iPhone to USB Memory without jailbroken/download from App Store without iOS Device

How can I copy an IPA (iOS App Store Package) from my iPhone to a USB memory, using Linux, macOS, or Windows OS? Alternatively, How to download IPA directly to my Laptop from App Store without iOS ...
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Transfer photos from iPhone to PC

I'm trying to upload all my pictures (around 4,000) to my Windows computer from my iPhone. I have tried using the Explorer method, but it only copies around 10 items. I also tried importing using ...
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How to connect to a Windows PC?

I've tried to connect my MacBook to my Windows 10 PC via SMB without success. My Windows PC is in a private network and I shared a folder readable by Everyone. One time I found the Windows PC on my ...
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Install BootCamp drivers in Windows 10 to fix bluetooth and keyboard issues

I recently installed Windows 10 20H2 along with MacOs on my MacBook Pro, but upon booting Windows I can see the touchbar doesn't work in Windows(doesn't display anything), and Windows isn't detecting ...
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New library found after upgrading iTunes for PC

tl;dr After updating iTunes (via Microsoft Store) to the newest version (as of February 7th, 2021) and connecting the same iPhone SE 2020 to the same PC it turned out that all sync setting are turned ...
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Bootcamp - Windows 7 Installation Help

I have a mid 2011 21.5” iMac with High Sierra, the disk drive I think has an issue, it writes to DVDs but can’t read. I successfully burned Windows ISO to a DVD+ disk but the drive reads it as blank ...
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Booting from a cloned Windows 10 installation

I have Windows 10 Pro installed on a external flash drive, I tried to install Windows via bootcamp but it is required to have more free space. I succeeded to install Windows 10 with VirtualBox on a ...
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Repurpose Fusion Drive - Booting from USB 3.2 Gen 2 SSD

iMac Retina 4k 21.5" (2019) 3GHz Core i5 with 8 GB RAM and 1TB Fusion drive. Big Sur 11.2 booting from external 1TB Samsung T7 SSD, backing up to a NAS. Questions: Is the internal SSD (28GB?) ...

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