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Boot Camp 5 drivers not installing in Windows 8

I have a MacBook Air 2013 that does not have MacOS installed, but is booting Windows 8 Pro 64-bit (clean install, not upgraded from Windows 7) in a vhdx file via EFI. I'm not having any problems in ...
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SSD boot drive does not work only on primary drive slot

I have the following very strange problem with my 13″ early-2011 MacBook Pro. The disk configuration is as follows: Primary slot - FileVault 2 encrypted 120GB OCZ Vertex 3 SSD Secondary slot - the ...
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Mac Sudden Motion Sensor: Obtaining activation state

Very similar to this SuperUser question, I'd like to know if there's a way to know when the SMS is actually engaged. Note that I do not want to know if the sensor is enabled (which can be done from ...
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Constant external disk activity when MacBook is in sleep state

I am using an external 2.5" hard drive (the original MacBook HD, which has been replaced by an SSD) in an Icy Box USB3 enclosure on my MacBook (running OSX Lion). When the MacBook goes to sleep, the ...
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Macbook Battery Cycle Count (Unibody White 2010)

I have a macbook white unibody 2010 (A1342) that is now 17 months old. I'm wondering if my battery is still good? The battery's information is below. Design Capacity: 5200mAh Current Capacity: ...
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How does Mac OS X 10.7 detect different displays?

I have a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X 10.7, and an external display screen attached to my Macbook, which is working fine. Sometimes, I have to switch the second display to a projector (because I want to ...
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Installing Ubuntu10.10 on Mac Book Air

I tried to install Ubuntu by following this tutorial, however finding out that when I tried to boot Ubuntu it gave me the message operating system missing. Does anyone has an idea what I should do ...
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What is the meaning of Wired Memory in OS X? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is in wired memory? Recently I bought a MacBook Pro Core i5 with 4GB Memory (RAM). After using Xcode and quitting it, all of my memory is committed and I have ...
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Is it worth it to upgrade a mid-2007 MacBook (MB061LL/A) to use an SSD?

I would sincerely love a new MacBook, but I can't justify spending the prices that are being touted by Apple what with life to pay for and everything. I upgraded my memory to 2GB a while ago, but am ...
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Mount & unmount volume notifications

For the last month or so, I have been receiving notification windows in the upper right-hand corner whenever a volume is mounted or unmounted (i.e. portable hard drive, Time Machine, etc.) How do I ...
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How many different VGA adapters for Macbooks exist?

Many projectors still only accept a VGA connection, especially in fixed installations. And while older Windows notebooks usually have a VGA port directly available, Macbooks always need an adapter, as ...
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Why would 2 sticks of 2GB RAM not work together, but work individually in my Macbook?

I have an older Macbook, specifically this model, and when I am upgrading the standard 1GB that it came with. I bought DDR2 667 PNY Memory - 2 X 2GB. According to those specs, my unit can manage 4GB. ...
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/etc/hosts gets overriden

What is the correct way of editing /etc/hosts? I want to add some ip addresses/names to it. It works for a while (a few hours) and then it gets reverted back to the original version. Is there any ...
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Does the 'unibody' design of the MB/MBP actually help increase the strength of the MBP/MB?

I've seen and used many laptops, and one of my favorites is the MacBook Pro. It has a nice, clean design - but most of all, it seems quite sturdy. Allegedly, this is due to the "unibody" design. ...
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Wobbly Macbook Pro

I bought a MacBook Pro yesterday, and it's "wobbly". My front-right leg is about 1 mm or so shorter than my back-left leg. Is there a quick fix for this (I was thinking of just making it bigger by ...
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How to thoroughly waterproof a Macbook?

I am just now coming to know the hard limits of water destroying equipment. I don't know if it's realistic to be able to have my Macbook as a floatable rubber ducky in the bath in this day & age, ...
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Do downloads continue when lid is closed? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any way to set a MacBook Pro to not sleep when you close the lid? If I close the lid on my Macbook Air (OS X 10.5.8), will it continue downloading files - say ...
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MacBook Air wrong fan reading

My Macbook Air (Summer 2011, i7) tends to think it's running way hotter than it is, and permanently ramps up the fan. Closing the computer and reopening resets the mistaken sensor, but I'd rather not ...
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Biggest external monitor support for MBP 13"

I'm using a MBP 13" and want to connect it to an external monitor. What is the largest resolution supported for an external monitor? From what I know this MBP is using VGA intel. Workstation: OSX ...
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How do I power off my Mac with the Mavericks OS?

Since downloading OS X Mavericks my power button just puts my Mac to sleep. I want to know how to power off and restart.
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How to remove old device from Safari iCloud Tabs?

I returned a MacBook to Apple Store, however apparently I forgot to sign out of iCloud and the latest tabs I was browsing still appear in Safari iCloud Tabs of my new MacBook and existing iPad. I ...
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Joining to MS Active Directory Domain in Mountain Lion?

Having some errors when I try to join our University active directory... Any ideas? enter image description here
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Is it safe to play the Macbook Pro/Air speakers at maximum volume?

The Macbook Pro speakers have a very crisp sound. I like to play them at almost max. volume very often. Will the speakers suffer a loss in quality? Is this save to use on the long run?
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Will a MacBook7,1's SuperDrive work in a MacBook2,1?

A friend of mine has a MacBook2,1 mid 2007 with a dead Combo Drive (long story short, someone at the Apple Store put the wrong drive in), and I have a MacBook7,1 (mid 2010) that I tore down for parts. ...
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2007 Macbook shows black screen and cursor when woken from sleep. What should I do?

When I open the lid from my MacBook, occasionally (not always) it will just show a black screen and a cursor, and the hard drive is spinning, but the log on dialog will never show up. Sometimes it ...
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Installing two DDR3 SO-DIMMs as non-matched pairs in a MacBook

I've just upgraded my girlfriend's MacBook (I think it is a 2011 Model, one of the last white plastic ones) to Mavericks, and it has slowed down significantly. I'd like to upgrade the RAM on the ...
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Which OS X is the fastest for my old MacBook?

I am going to do a clean install of OS X on my old MacBook (Late 2008), but the computer will only be needed for: tabbed web browsing (Safari/Chrome), word processing (Office/iWork), and maybe some ...
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What kind of SSD is compatible with the 2010 Unibody MacBook?

I'm considering buying a solid state drive for my Unibody White MacBook 2010. The trouble is, I have no idea what to look for. What kind of connector am I looking for? (SATA?) What size? I'm told to ...
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Why do my applications keep crashing on Lion 10.7.3?

Once every couple of days an application crashes on my MacBook Pro with Lion (10.7.3). It's also running the newer build that's supposed to have fixed these issues (11D50b). This has been happening ...
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MacBook won't sleep while charging

An ongoing problem: my MacBook Pro (i5, 2.4ghz, 15") won't sleep while charging. I close the lid, but I don't get the pulsing "sleep light", it just stays fully illuminated. If I listen closely, I ...
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How do I make invisible files (like bash profile) visible in the finder?

question is in the title. There's some files that most Apple users don't need access to, but if you program you do need access to. in particular the bash profile. anyone know how to make these visible ...
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Can I change the action that occurs when I close my laptop's lid?

Is there any way to change what happens when I close the lid of my laptop? Do macs have the option of hibernating vs. sleeping like PC's do? If so, which of these is the default behavior when I ...
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Why hasn't my battery life improved even though I changed the battery?

I have a mid-2009 white MacBook. About a week ago, I switched the aging and failing battery for an identical new battery I got off eBay (supposedly original part and new - looked legit both in ...
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Hard Disk Transfer to SSD - 2007 MacBook and Lion

I've recently asked a question regarding fitting a Crucial 256GB SSD (Part No : CT1742109) into my 2007 MacBook (model MB061LL/A), however when researching the transfer process something isn't too ...
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Does a MacBook Pro need a power adapter to work in the Bahamas?

A classmate asked me if the US MacBook Pro adapters are usable in the Bahamas. It boils down to the type of electricity and outlets there, but being that I have no clue, I'm asking here. Does a USA ...
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Macbook Air iPhoto does not see albums on the iPad

I have a number of photo albums on my iPad. When I connect my iPad to my macbook air and go to iPhoto I only see the photos in my camera roll. I want to transfer my photos on my iPad to my mac. I ...
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Bluetooth audio problems on a MacBook

I have a DR-BT50 bluetooth headset (they are headphones) that I want to use with my MacBook unibody. I didn't use to have any problems, but as of recently I am running into gaps/skips in the sound. ...
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How can I play Blu Ray discs with my MacBook?

I'd like to buy a Macbook Pro 15 inch instead of a Dell, and I know I can send video to the HDMI TV using the Moshi adapter. My MacBook doesn't have a drive for Blu Ray discs. Is there a way to solve ...
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Macbook Ram Speed Question (1033 or 1333 MHZ)

I have two 4GB modules of ram for a Macbook Pro (1033MHZ). I have a new Macbook pro that came with two 2GB modules (1333MHZ) Would it be best if I left the 4GB faster ram in? Or would it really be ...
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My external harddisk is readonly on mac

I am having a 1Tb external harddisk. Its working perfectly fine on ubuntu and windows. But On mac its read-only. How can I change this.
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Looking for a typing tutor app

Years ago, I learned typing by a program named Typing Tutor, on DOS. XD Now, my son is using a MacBook and I am teaching him how to type. What software/website you recommend to learn typing on a ...
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Is InsomniaX working on Mavericks?

It seems to me that InsomniaX, a utility to let a MacBook stay awake when the lid is closed, is not working on Mavericks. Can anyone confirm for me?
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Adding SSD to MBP (2012). TRIM?

I'm planning to add a Samsung 830 (256GB) SSD to a MacBook Pro 13" (Mid-2012 model). It'll be installed into the default HDD area and the existing HDD will be moved into the optical drive bay. ...
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Noise canceling headphones make strange sound when I touch my MacBook Pro

I've got headphones plugged into my desktop, and a laptop nearby that I use for work as well. Whenever I touch my MacBook Pro with the noise-canceling on my headphones turned on, it makes my ...
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Running one more display when MacBook is in clamshell mode

I was wondering if anyone has tried running one more screen off their MacBooks by closing the lid of the MacBook. This is a common practice of many Windows laptops that support only 2 screens but have ...
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Delete swap partition

I made a swap partition to install Ubuntu on my MacBook Air 2011, but now I want to clean all the partitions up. However, I can't delete the "swap partition" in Disk Utility. Can anyone help me?
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Occasional system hangups after upgrade to Lion: is it a disk or software problem?

I have an 13 inch MacBook unibody Alu (early 2009, before they started to be called MacBook Pro) that I use every day for many hours (it's my work and life computer). Few weeks ago within few days I ...
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Viewing a mms:// live broadcast on my Desktop?

I want to view an upcoming live broadcast on my MacBook Pro The URL is mms://media.citris.berkeley.edu/webcast I am only familiar with MMS with use on Mobile Phones, not desktops. Is there a desktop ...
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Help diagnose errors on MacBook that will not boot

I have a MacBook which won't boot beyond the grey screen / Apple logo. With some key combo (can't remember what I did!) I managed to get a black screen with text output - see image. Can anyone offer ...
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Can I access my Time Capsule remotely if I haven't set it up at home?

My Macbook has frozen on the start-up screen. I'm not sure if it's a serious fault or whether it just needs to re-start from a back-up, but I'm overseas at the moment & the back up is my Time ...