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I tried to use virtualbox by enabling it permissions access to my whole drive. This also did not work. The only available solution, after extensively scanning the web, is to install with the native dvd drive. However, I am surprised that the community has not defined a better solution. One where one can dual boot windows/ or, bootcamp windows in a macbook ...


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You could also try Internet recovery To do this boot your Mac while holding option+command+R Then when it loads (takes about 5 mins) go to disk utility and format your drive. After you have done that go back and select the option Reinstall OS X. Hope this helps.


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Without an optical drive, how can you clean the disks and still be able to reinstall an OS? Simplest and cheapest way: create a bootable volume from the OS X Installer on a USB Stick. 2 days ago I used the (free) DiskMakerX to clone the 10.10.3 OS X Installer (it works also with older OS X versions) from AppStore to a USB Stick and used that bootable ...


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You can get any Mac's product manual from https://support.apple.com/manuals/C02PRT1XGCN3 Just add your serial number instead of the sample one I provided.


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As far as I remember, HD PVR Capture can show a preview in VLC Player while recording. Did you look into the 'streaming and transcoding options' in VLC Player? Maybe you will find a solution in the VLC forum. CamTwist is probably easier. You can stream to Twitch with HDPVRCapture, OBS and SoundFlower or ffmpeg.


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I found an article on Macworld that suggested two apps: Hidden Undercover Their pricing is quite different. Undercover charges $49 for unlimited use on 1 device, while Hidden charges $2.50/month for 3 devices. If you want a free option, I think Mackeeper's Anti-Theft feature is free, but I don't trust them. Update: I found a free app called Prey which ...


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If it's a 2005-2009 model then NO! You absolutely cannot plug directly from a AC power source to a computer that does not have a built in transformer power supply, which the Mac mini 2005-2009 model does not have. The AC current must be converted to DC current first and that is what the Mac mini's power supply does. Starting in 2010 the Mac mini used a ...


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Only if you want it to go Bang & never work again. The plug design ought to be such that you cannot even do it.


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I advise the old one, in addition to tubedogg point. 16 GB RAM is necessary to to live uninterrupted programming experience.


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According to MacTracker.app: Display Connection 1 - HDMI port or Thunderbolt digital video output Display Support Supports an HDMI-compatible device while using one Thunderbolt display or support for two Thunderbolt displays Display Modes Dual display extended, video mirroring, and AirPlay Mirroring External Resolution Up to 2560 by 1600 ...


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If you run this simple command in Terminal it will show you system_profiler Even more direct method is to use the: sysctl hw.cpu64bit_capable It will return 1=Yes, or 0 = no


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A late-model, mid-range Mini will be fine. If all you need is a personal webserver and compiler farm it's very good value. Probably not powerful enough for rendering 3D animation unless you're patient. Your storage concerns are very easily eliminated by plugging in an external drive. Get a small SSD with the Mini, store your stuff on a FW800 or Thunderbolt ...


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Yes, you need an enclosure to use a Kensington lock. As you can see Mac Mini doesn't have a pin lock.


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Is there an "Automatic" location? I can remember when I first got my Mac Mini I was having trouble with the networking. I set it to "Automatic" and it worked fine.


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It's a combination of the Mac mini and the xfinity router. I've had this problem with multiple Apple devices over the years, but only when using the xfinity router. Do yourself a favor, buy a really good router and just use a cable modem. I guarantee this will fix the problem.


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Not sure if you tried, but move it to different location, to see if it is a signal strength. Or turn all other devices off from wifi to see if you have channel crowding. Open the Router set up page and look if MacMini is showing in it. Lets try to connect using Terminal, please follow the steps. Manually connect to WiFi Turn On networksetup ...


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kill -HUP $powerd_pid (I don't have an answer for 'why')


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Its possible that a USB device (keyboard, mouse, external USB hard drive, etc) is not behaving. If you have other USB-connected devices, does this still occur when they are disconnected? You don't mention any additional USB devices being connected, so I'm assuming only a keyboard/mouse combo. Disconnect all USB devices but the keyboard/mouse then type the ...


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Yes, there's a way to install OS X on the SSD. It's called "install OS X on the Fusion Drive." The Fusion Drive automatically puts the most frequently-used files on the SSD. When there are vital system files that your hard drive needs to access in its every waking moment, there's really no reason why the Fusion Drive would ever demote it to the HDD.


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Short answer is no. Fusion drive has its own algorithm to determine which individual file goes to which drive, based on frequency of access. It doesn't offer any interface to configure the location of files. Moreover, it doesn't even list out which file belongs to which drive. In fact, the only way to know where a file is, is to read the file while the user ...



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