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Windows on a partition BSOD's within a minute of startup after Windows Update

iMac, 27 inch, mid 2011, 3.1 GHz Quad Core i5, AMD Radeon HD 6970M BSOD error message: SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED (igdkmd64.sys) From what I've read elsewhere this seems to be an issue with ...
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My iMac will not allow me to log onto my desktop

I got a viruses alert when using my Mac and sadly I reacted ASAP. I gave control to a remote technican via log-me-in and I went through the steps that where asked. After I got off the phone with the ...
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Chrome kills my 16gb ram new iMac but runs fine on 2gb 5yr old Air?

I like using Chrome as it has a lot of the plugins I need for Web Dev. However, it kills my new iMac - having more than 6 tabs open affects the performance dramatically. Oddly enough this does not ...
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What programs actually use the memory on a Graphics card?

I noticed that the Graphics Card memory is hardly used at all, even during Cinebench 3D testing despite the FPS being high. What programs actually use the graphics card memory? Trying to determine if ...
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How does one interpret Load Average in iStat menus?

I'm trying to find the actual GPU processor load on my iMac with the M290x. The load average being reported never goes above 5, even when running Cinebench 3d benchmarks. Certainly that doesn't mean ...
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Is there a program to monitor GPU processor usage in Yosemite?

iStat only reports memory usage, but I'm looking to see how much of the processor is being used from the AMD M290x graphics card in my iMac. Is this possible?
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Max memory for 21" 2007 iMac?

Have a 2007 21" imac. friend installed 2, 4GB memory for me, Apple genius says that's what causing slow downs on my machine? when they tested it only had a 4GB & a 2GB cards, so someone along the ...
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Which motherboard does my early 2008 iMac have?

I'm helping someone with a memory upgrade for their 20-inch Core 2 Duo 2.66 GHz iMac (early 2008), which is all the information I can get about the computer from Apple's serial number checker. When I ...
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My iMac makes no sound at all

My iMac abruptly stopped making any sounds while I was using Garageband. I think I had a microphone and headphones plugged in at the time. I have tried everything that is written online: Safe mode, ...
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Cannot turn on Bluetooth - Exhausted all options

Firstly I would like to say that I have never used a Mac in my life before today so apologies if i am a little slow on the uptake. I recently purchased the iMac (27-inch, Mid 2011) which i believe is ...
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My Screen Saver is awry & need help

I have an iMac 21.5" 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 Macintosh HD - Yosemite. My Screen Saver comes up with foreign words and gobbledygook that I don't understand. Went into Finder/library/Screen Savers (this ...
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iMac doesn't find ethernet cable

I have a strange problem with my iMac (mid. 2011 21,5), I can't connect to the network using Ethernet cable because OS X tells me that it's disconnected also if it's plugged in. Sometimes it can find ...
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iMac 27" mid 2011 black screen

The Mac starts up and runs probably on thunderbolt to vga adapter but the built in screen remains black. It has an AMD HD 6770m graphics card so not the one under the repair program. Any ideas what ...
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Hover doesn't follow mouse until click

The best way to explain it is... You know how when you're at the dock and you put your mouse over something and it magnifies it? It doesn't do that for me, I have magnification turned on yet that ...
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How do I import Notes from my iMac to my iPad

Notes from my iMac do not appear on my iPad or iPhone
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OS X 10.5.8 - can I upgrade the OS?

I have an iMac from 2007-2009 and I want to upgrade the software to improve performance. It's running Mac OS X 10.5.8 on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (2.66 GHz). It displays 4 GB of memory and 451.6 ...
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Problem transferring files from old 2008 iMac to new 2015 iMac using Migration assistant

Transferring files from old 2008 iMac to new 2015 iMac using Migration assistant and ethernet cable - work fine, albeit 3 hours, until says " About 12 minutes remaining" on the new iMac and About 16 ...
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Using ethernet for iMac and Wi-Fi for other devices

I now use Wi-Fi for my iMac and for various other devices. Can I set up the iMac to use ethernet directly w/o Wi-Fi involvement and have the Wi-Fi continue to connect for iPads, TV and smart phones? ...
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Can I use my iMac OS X Yosemite as a phone and phone system

I am not happy with the capabilities of my cable service providers phone and answering system. Can my iMac take over with all the bells and whistles of a business phone system?
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How can I upgrade my iMac to Lion 10.7?

I have a late 2006 iMac which I would like to upgrade to mac os x 10.7. What options are available to me, such as download or DVD, and where can I buy it from? Will the seller deliver it to my ...
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Cannot see my network on Windows 7 running under Parallels 10

I have 4 Sony laptops, a Seagate Central, 2 Wi-Fi printers and an iMac on my home network. The iMac running under OS X 10.10.3 can see all of the network devices using Finder. The laptops can see the ...
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Button Clicking is not working for application Calculator using AppleScript

I want to click on any number of application Calculator using AppleScript but it is not clicking on any button. activate application "Calculator" tell application "System Events" tell process ...
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Adobe Photoshop Shortcut

Please help, this shortcut in my Adobe Photoshop is this "strange" icon instead of "Z". I want to step backward by Cmd+Z but can't. http://i.imgur.com/Z5zLIdU.png http://i.imgur.com/oTwNiT1.png
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Weird Boot on iMac

Help would be really appreciated on this one! My Dads iMac won't boot. When it's turned on (running Yosemite) it gets stuck in the boot process and looks like this: http://i.imgur.com/zosCkwx.jpg ...
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My 2009 iMac keeps freezing up, only able to move the mouse cursor

I've been having problems with my iMac freezing up. My mouse pointer moves around the screen, but nothing else responds at all. My music keeps playing through iTunes. I've tried taking out all USB ...
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Mosaic effects on iMac screen

not sure if this is a SuperUser question or AskDifferent question When I start up my iMac 21.5" (Mid 2011 model) this morning, my screen looks like this: Then the computer is completely frozen. Is ...
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Could it be possible to remove the upper task bar?

I'm a fanatic user of Fl studio for the mac, but my piano roll is kind of glitches and i can't make it smaller because that part is stuck beneath the task bar, so it would be handy to know, otherwise ...
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Apple iMac Hardware Test: 4SNS : VH1R

I have some weird fan issues with my iMac. It sometimes goes to maximum speed but only for a couple of seconds and then goes back to normal. Without doing any heavy processing. The hardware test tells ...
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Can I connect more than one external monitor with only one thunderbolt port?

This is my iMac... System: Mid-2011 iMac - 21.5in CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600S CPU @ 2.80GHz RAM: 8.00 GB Right now, I connect an external monitor to my iMac using the one thunderbolt port that ...
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icloud video transfer

I uploaded a video to a shared icloud file. In my icloud photo sharing on my iphone it appears as a0 an activity and b) as a shared photo stream. It does not appear as a shared photo stream on my ...
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Password incorrect and Internet Recovery Mode -3001f Error

Have an iMac here roughly 2 years old and within the last week the admin account password has stopped working. It is the correct password, used on all of our devices and only IT staff use it. The ...
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Using laptop as third monitor? Best way to set up (without thunderbolt)?

I currently have a 27' iMac that uses a Samsung 16' monitor as a second display using Mini Display Port to VGA. I also have a 2011 Macbook Pro and was wondering if there was a way to set up this up ...
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iMac won't boot to internal drive, usb sticks - Apple hardware test extended fine

My iMac is being very odd. It won't boot using the internal hard drive. It chimes, starts the Yosemite progress bar and then changes and looks as if it is about to show me the login screen but then it ...
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How Do I Remove Remote Disc from Finder (not in the Sidebar)

I've an iMac 10.10.3. When I open Finder and go to iMac under Devices I see my HDD, NAS, etc. But I also see "Remote Disc". I can't eject it (right click->Eject doesn't do anything) or trash it (The ...
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Mac Outlook 2011

I am using an iMac with Outlook 2011 installed. Until last week, there was no issue. Now, when I open Outlook, it initializes but does not open. I tried rebuilding the database, twice. After ...
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I have an IMac with 1 firewire and 1 mini DVI port, can I connect two additional monitors?

I would like to connect two external monitors to my IMac (Mid 2010 with ATI Radeon HD 5750 1024 MB) I have one connected at the moment to the mini-dvi port, my question is: can I utilise the Firewire ...
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iMac 27 inch - 2013 not booting - Black Screen

My iMac 27" will not boot up. Chime does not play and the device does not power up, and shows no white screen. Only a black screen with no boot up sounds. If I hold the power button for long enough ...
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Can I used iMac's Image Capture app to import video from my camcorder to iMovie '09?

I'm trying to import video from my Canon camcorder (Vixia HF R600) to iMovie '09 on my iMac (an older model but updated to OS X 10.9.5) The camera recognizes the USB input but the computer does not ...
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2011 iMac (high-end) taken apart, how to reassemble?

Well, this is awkward. I set about disassembling my iMac in attempt to fix a problem, and the problem is fixed, but now I'm not quite sure how to put it back together. Does anyone know where I can ...
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Retina Macbook Pro 15“ 2015 vs iMAC 21” 3.1 GHZ i7 256 SSD [closed]

I need to purchase a new Mac computer to start developing iOS apps using Xcode and Swift. It's my first time Mac ever so I'm confused. I know its kinda of portability choice between the 2 models but ...
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Is it possible to set up an old iMac as an external monitor without Target Display Mode?

My iMac doesn't support TDM, I'm wondering if there may be any other solutions.
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Spotlight/Finder will not index after Yosemite update

I'm currently working in OS X 10.10.3. I made a bit of a jump from 10.6.9 as our system was falling behind from the person who previously held my position. All of my customer files are stored on an ...
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Force eject a CD from a broken iMac SuperDrive (hardware issue)

Today, I inserted a CD into my 2007 iMac desktop, but when I tried to eject the CD, the optical drive made some odd whirring noises, and nothing was ejected. After further research, I tried every kind ...
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Replace an iMac superdrive with one pulled from a Macbook Pro?

I have an old Mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro (unibody) that I'm not using anymore. I've already pulled the superdrive out of it. I also have a 2009 27" iMac that I am using. The superdrive on it is no ...
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Will running graphics/hardware intesive programs lower the “life span” of an iMac?

Specifically, I just purchased a fully refurbished iMac G5 and I am interested in playing several old games on it (most likely Marble Blast Gold and Knights of the Old Republic). Although I know the ...
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iMac freezing when connected to wireless

I have recently moved to a new address and had broadband installed with a new provider. While all the other devices in the house (Apple and non) connect to it without any problem, my iMac connects ...
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How does one rotate iMac display using Yosemite?

With my Mid-2012 MBA running Mountain Lion, I have no issues at all in rotating my display after hitting display in preferences while holding cmd + option keys. However, I've run into a snag with my ...
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iMac 2007 with accelerated graphics problems and kernel panics

I have a mid-2007 iMac. It's been getting kernel panics and locking up. I noticed it does this immediately when needing to use accelerated graphics motions, such as running Launchpad, using a ...
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Does Apple specify what the average lifespan of an iMac G5 would be?

Based solely on the hardware used (including the power supply, logic board, RAM...) and assuming that the Software will not be updated (remain at OS X Tiger does Apple specify what a reasonable ...
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Which upgrades to my iMac 2011 will improve performance the most?

I have started a job that will require processing of large datasets using python and ArcMap (separately and in conjunction with ArcMap). I have a 2011 27" iMac with the 3.1 Mhz i5 (3rd generation I ...