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Yes you can repartition without losing data. Using Disk Utility, perform a repair on your drive to make sure the drive is free of errors (even better, use Diskwarrior if you have a copy). Then unmount your drive but don't eject it. Select the drive in the left hand pane, then go to the Partition tab. On the Partition Layout section click on the "+" to create ...


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I highly recommend completely backing up the machine before attempting this, either using TM with no exclusions set, or better yet, cloning the whole drive using a program like Carbon Copy Cloner. Unmount the Logical Volume: sudo diskutil unmount force /dev/disk1 Remove the Logical Volume Group and all of its contents: sudo diskutil cs deleteLVG ...


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Using this option, you'll endup with a whole disk encryption. It uses OSX CoreStorage volume management technology and XTS-AES 128-bit encryption, so it's software. Edit : As pointed Alan Shutko, since 2011 Intel added an Intruction set to intel processor to do AES encryption.


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You can use the same folder for Mac and Windows versions of iTunes. I would recommend use the exactly same version though. Here is more info on how use it through the network: http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20070424081346722. It's the same logic, but you will be using the same local folder instead a network shared one.


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If it happens you mess it up, you can download it from Apple. EFI and SMC firmware updates for Intel-based Macs This article lists firmware updates that were released for Intel-based Macs. They update the firmware that originally shipped from the factory. If your computer isn't on this list, then you don't need an update to the factory firmware.


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You can do it without using Boot Camp, just make this few steps: Install rEFIt. Resize your disk so you get some free space for vista. Create a new partition from that free space. Boot up your Mac with the Vista install disk inserted. Install Vista onto the new created partition. If you need a more detailed How-To/Tutorial/Manual/Assist (or what ever you ...


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If you used installed OS X on your SSD from a bootable hard drive partition that was cloned from an install DVD, nothing else residing on your hard drive will be copied over without you knowing about it. The only time user data is copied over onto a new drive is when transferring from a Time Machine volume or a disk in Thunderbolt/Firewire Target mode - ...


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The reason that everyone always harps on creating a backup before running any kind of partition command is that if something goes wrong, then generally every thing is gone. I have preformed this kind of operation on PC's many times, generally it has gone well, but the two times over the years the process glitched the partition table was destroyed. Once I ...



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