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I am not really sure why you would want to install Windows 8.1 without BootCamp. The USB stick needs to be a little bigger than the .iso file you are going to be burning. It doesn't matter if there is any data on it, this will totally erase the whole thing. Steps To Achieve Victory Download the ISO you want to use Open Terminal (in ...


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You can set the default boot disk in System Preferences>Startup Disk.


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Yes, It is possible to download the Bootcamp drivers outside of the Bootcamp tool: UPDATE : Apple have published a table of 'which download you need for which model' at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634 For WinXP, see robmathers' answer. The hard way, taken from http://www.cafe-encounter.net/p682/download-bootcamp-drivers is, I think, no longer ...


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Games Internet Explorer: If you are a web developer and want to test your website in IE (which you have to). Also some corporate intranet applications work only on IE(6/7/8 compatibility mode). Microsoft Office: Yes, there is a version for the Mac, but some prefer the Windows version (I remember reading sometime before somewhere, (unable to find the link) ...


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You don't need to boot into OSX to change the default boot system ... Hold down the Option key when booting, and when you see the system choices Move the mouse over the ↑ under the system you want to be the default, then Hold down the Ctrl key and you should see the ↑ icon change to a "power on" icon Left click on that "power icon" and that system will ...


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Ok, this is written for a 500GB HDD. 4 partitions max, just like every other (bootable) hard-drive. I tried this on 2 MacBook Pros and it works perfectly on both. This tutorial also assumes you have OS X Lion installed. What I want to achieve is to have OS X Lion & Windows 7 installed, with a shared space too. 120 (OSX) 260 (SHARED) 120 (Windows) ...


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Since you must boot Windows 7 from the internal SSD, and since you also want to run Mac OS X from the same volume, I recommend that you concentrate on cleaning out your existing Mac OS X system and freeing up as much disk space as possible. You should research on how to make the smallest Windows installation possible, so you can create the smallest BootCamp ...


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Developing and running .Net applications. And, no, Mono is not a viable alternative, and likely will never be while MS keeps extending .Net.


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Write a shell script that does this #!/bin/sh # tell OSX to change the boot disk # nextonly just for the next time - without the default would be Windows /usr/sbin/bless -mount /Volumes/BOOTCAMP -setBoot --nextonly # reboot /sbin/shutdown -r now This can be called from a terminal window sudo bootcamp The use Automator to call this via an apple ...


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Sounds funny, but Control Panel only works in user mode, but the .exe file is marked to require Admin rights. Follow this guide and it will work (trust me). Start Notepad and paste the following (see ** comment below): runas /trustlevel:0x20000 "C:\Windows\System32\AppleControlPanel.exe" Save the file as "BootCampControlPanel.cmd". Create a shortcut ...


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Boot Camp doesn't require you to reformat your drive. HFS+ partitions can be live-resized by the Boot Camp Assistant or the Disk Utility without going through the trouble of erasing everything. No file on your Mac OS partition will be affected. There is, however, the case where you've had your computer for long and Mac OS has written files all across your ...


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If you're working exclusively with Win7 machines (i.e. no Vista or XP), and 10.6.6 or greater on the Mac side, try exFAT. Native read/write support under Win7 and OS X, and none of the file size limits of FAT32. Disk Utility will happily format your drives using it. As long as you don't need legacy support, it's probably your best option, as it avoids any ...


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It is possible. You will first need MacFUSE and then NTFS-3G. The User's Guide for NTFS-3G can be found here (PDF).


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Another way to get from OS X to Windows quickly is to use Bootchamp, which adds a menu bar item like this: For my Windows-booting needs Bootchamp has worked well. (I learned about it from a similar question on Super User I once asked.)


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First of all, connect the adapter and reboot. In many cases, it will solve the problem. You need to reboot because the adapter is not hot-pluggable. For the same reason, if you remove and re-insert the adapter, it won't work until you reboot. If you still have difficulties, I've found driver information while looking at the Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet ...


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I’ve not tried MBR1… but: you can indeed boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 (64-bit versions) in EFI mode off of a Thunderbolt-connected disk. I have a handful of the Buffalo Ministation Thunderbolt2 drives with the original, slow 5400 rpm hard drives replaced with various SSDs, and they work wonderfully3. You can boot off of them by pressing Option during the ...


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I'm having the exact same problem. I tried holding the option key when rebooting to see if I could boot from the USB key but I could not find a way to do this, so I installed rEFIt (then rebooted twice!) and THEN plugged in the USB key and the next time I rebooted it did show up as an option to boot from the USB key. I tried that and the windows installer ...


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Did you by any chance install the NTFS-3G driver? It's a known bug (for quite some time, now). When installed, you can no longer have the Windows partition in the Startup Disk prefpane.


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You can use GParted to achieve this, as it supports HFS+, FAT32 & NTFS resizing.


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The most straight forward method to actually getting this done is to get your hands on an external DVD drive that connects via USB but is not the point of your question. Yes it is possible; you'll need to get your copy of Windows 7 DVD put onto a USB thumb drive. (There are several guides available online - I've not done it myself so I can't recommend one) ...


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Hold ⌥ while booting, you'll get a prompt to choose which OS / drive you want to boot from!


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Here is my recipe for a Successful setup of OS X Lion + Bootcamp Windows 7 Ult + Data Partition Ok, so after many, many hours I think I've finally figured out how to successfully install Mac OS X Lion with Windows 7 on a Bootcamp partition AND an 3rd data partition. Here is a screenshot of my setup on my 13" MacBook Pro as it looks at the end of the ...


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Bootcamp is designed to allow you to change your operating system while the computer boots. Nothing allows you to swap purely back and forth between operating systems that way. What you can do is use software that runs Windows in OS X with hardware virtualization, a huge step up from the software virtual machines of old. There are three good options: ...


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According to the store pages, it looks like all the retina models have 8GB memory, with option for more, and as such you should choose the 64-bit version to make sure you can take advantage of all that memory in Windows. A 32-bit Windows installation would only be able to use 2GB/3GB of the available memory.


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It appears that there is an Adaptive Brightness feature in Windows 8 that messes with the overall brightness of the MBP If you just installed Windows 8 on your laptop and the screen won’t stay at the brightness level you want, it’s probably because the adaptive brightness feature isn’t working right on your system. Here’s how to disable it. Open ...


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There are a great many games that support 2880x1800 and most of them support 2560x1600 (Cinema, Dell, and HP 30" resolutions) Windows 7 & 8 don't support the quad-pixel and dual-pixel modes of OSX, they do things a bit differently. You always have the 2880x1800 resolution, and simply select larger font size (150% in my case). Most games will work out ...


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See http://www.howtogeek.com/57542/how-to-get-the-worst-os-x-lion-feature-in-windows-reverse-scrolling/ or: http://superuser.com/questions/310681/inverting-direction-of-mouse-scroll-wheel


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I have done this myself. First install REFIt, an utility for dual/triple booting. It adds a useful selection of OSes on startup. It also includes a EFI/MBR fixing tool which is very useful. You might need to restart 2 times. Using the Disk Utility, add 2 more partitions to your disk. Format them FAT or FAT32. Restart your machine, and this time, assuming you ...


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Hold the option key when you power on and you can choose the working mac partition or insert a bootable DVD to get back to disk utility or a working os. This is called the Startup Manager screen. The eject key will work once the Startup Manager is running so you can eject the windows DVD. As I didn't explain the option key - here is a great article ...


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Windows Vs Mac wars aside, it makes a lot of sense to use a Mac as a Windows machine. PC World or PC Magazine (I always get them confused) named the MacBook Pro the best Windows machine not so long ago. Their reasoning was that Apple includes the right drivers for the different hardware components that they ship on the Mac. I don't think that means the ...



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