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


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


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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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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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I followed this tutor here and got success: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hE8If6gabUI. The "Create a Windows 7 install disk" option is hidden because your system's capabilities are limited. For instance, older Macs can not boot from external USB disks, therefore creating an installer onto a USB disk would make no sense. Still, if you want to create an ...


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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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It sounds like you're running into the same issue I did, where after booting into Windows the VT-x shows as 'Disabled' in Task Manager. Not sure how or why, but after going into OS X System Preferences Target Disk Select the BOOTCAMP disk as the startup disk Everything was well after that and I could happily use Hyper-V, even from a cold boot. If ...


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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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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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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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This is how to fix the bootcamp windows install error: "Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration." Do not try to fix with a workaround - you'll find solutions of people manually selecting their Windows partition during reboot by holding down the OPTION key. This will work, but you are circumventing the way that apple wanted you to install ...


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Quick fix: Fake Bootcamp. "I partitioned the free space (that OS X couldn't use) as MS-DOS, Bootcamp Assistant thought it was Windows, and was able to remove this MS-DOS partition and restore Mac OS to a single partition." This is the easiest solution, so try that first. No luck? Long fix: In my case, I couldn't get Disk Utility to create the ...


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I wonder why noone mentioned wonderful and free Macs Fan Control app that works flawlessly on Windows. All mac hardware support is declared, OS X version is also available.


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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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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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Theoretically everything is fine with your Fusion Drive. Fusion Drives look like this. Disk0 is your SSD with 121 GB and disk1 is your HDD with ~1 TB (~1.121 TB summed up). The larger parts of your SSD (disk0s2) and your HDD (disk1s2) are pooled to a CoreStorage LVG (Fusion Drive: disk3) with a size of 967.8 GB. The rest is reserved for EFIs, a Recovery HD ...


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There are basically two ways you can run Windows on a Mac. You can run Windows in an emulator like VirtualBox, Parallels or VMWare. You get the entire functionality of Windows, but it is running within a VM on another operating system so you don't get the entire performance of the Mac as the resources are shared between Windows and OS X. But you can ...


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Note: The updated steps for installing Windows 8.1 are given here. My hardware and software differs from yours. I will first document how I tested my answer and then try to adapt the answer to your needs. Since this is a fairly long answer, the adaption will be given as a separate answer. My computer is an iMac (20-inch Mid 2007). The version of OS X is ...


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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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