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The typical place for this kind of information is one of /System/Library (for OS specific stuff) /Library (for system-wide preferences/settings valid for all users) ~/Library (for user-specific preferences/settings) and the folders beneath them (e.g. Application Support and Preferences). They are saved as individual files, usually named so you can ...


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I personally feel that speed tests such as these are of theoretical interest but not of any value in the real world. After years of faffing around with windows and comparing to Mac after I saw the light, speed issues become a moot point: Work flow windows: switch on-> wait 20 minutes for latest update to install->spend a further 20 minutes repairing the ...


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Only because OS X offers a convenient way to repair permissions shouldn't be taken as an indicator that other operating systems don't need similar functionality as well. At least in the Linux world it depends on the distribution whether something similar is available and how it is run (e.g. periodically via cron). As for the "why is this required in the ...


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Windows does actually require equivalent permissions fixes, it's just that there is no built-in tool to do it all automatically. Analogous processes such as sfc /scannow etc or any of the suite of tools from tweaking.com provide easier user access to those underlying system tools.


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Many iTunes for Windows users had the same problem with the recent upgrade, myself included. To fix the problem (it worked for me), download and install the iTunes 12.1 for Windows that is supposed to be for older video cards. But don't let that last part fool you. I have a card less than 12 months old and this solution worked wonderfully. Here is the link ...


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Apple have released an update to iTunes that finally fixes this problem. iTunes 12.1.1 should solve any issues you're having (it did for me).


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Yes, Windows 10 works fine in Boot Camp, but the Boot Camp Support Software doesn't really launch correctly. In compatibility mode, it seems to work but I haven't extensively tested whether the settings actually make a difference. Technical Previews are generally 'buggy' too so problems may not solely be due to Boot Camp.


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If you're simply wanting to dedicate your old HDD to Windows 7 duties you don't need to use Boot Camp to do it. Simply partition and format the HDD as FAT (Windows will insist on it being formatted as NTFS when installing), reboot your Mac while holding alt/option and insert your Windows install media. You will then be able to install Windows without further ...


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Alright, let's see what we can do here! 1) Suspending vs. Shutting Down in Parallels a) How it affects the host OS Both options do not affect the host operating system - in your case, OS X - from a resource usage standpoint. Rather, they only affect how the guest OS will boot next time - (i.e. waking up from sleep vs. a cold boot). When suspending, it ...


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If you are using "Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection Client for Mac 2.1.1" and do not want to upgrade to "Microsoft Remote Desktop", then the following applies. This was tested using OS X 10.10.2 (Yosemite). The problem is on the Windows 8.1 machine. Make the following changes on the Windows machine. Enable RDP security layer in Group Policy on the ...


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The easiest way is probably to use OS X internet recovery: Press cmd+alt+R at startup Open the disk utility from the opening menu Reformat the disk to HFS+ Journaled Close disk utility and go to install OS X This procedure will delete all your data and Windows completely.


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You can use Better Touch Tool to move window to different space (even move to secondary monitor). However this does not work on fullscreen windows. Here's sample setting:


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These are the instructions for a Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (64 bit) installation. Here, I assume the Boot Camp Support Software 4.0.4033 has been copied to a flash drive. The instructions were adapted from the originals given here. Determine the drive letter of your flash drive, by inserting the drive in a USB port on the Mac. Below is an ...


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Firstly, I would think about how much you want to share between the two. What documents are you going to be messing with on both sides. If it's a significant amount you might want to consider a third partition for documents, and then setup a partition each for the OSs to boot from. Given the time spent in each you probably want full performance from each ...


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Usually the person asking the question does not give enough information for a answer to be generated. So, I will try anyway. Does, the PC have a working bootable DVD drive? If so, just use the OS X Disk Utility application to burn the iso to a DVD. If your PC can boot from a flash drive, then you have two options. First, use some machine running windows to ...



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