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Windows 8.1 VM: full resolution on iMac Retina 5K (5120 x 2880) and VMware Fusion 7

I am able to run a Windows 7 VM at full native resolution on a iMac with a Retina 5K display (HiDPI / Retina, at 5120 x 2880) using VMware Fusion 7. Windows 8.1, though, does not list any resolution ...
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PuTTY Access denied (but the user does not have a password set)

So I am trying to log on to my iMac from my PC (they're literally 1 foot away from each other) just to have some fun with commands. This worked until I wiped my mac, (I was doing a serious clean up) ...
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Windows on iMac getting Drivers (especially ethernet) to work on an iMac fitted with rEFit

I hope some kind soul out there can help. I have a fairly recent iMac (around mid 2013) and have managed to tri-boot it with iOS, Windows7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Ubuntu is great, but windows cannot connect ...
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How to use a custom pillarboxed display resolution on OS X

I have an iMac (native 1920×1080) that is always connected to a projector (native 1280×800) by VGA with display mirroring enabled. In this situation, OS X automatically changes the iMac display to ...
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password missing for windows n Imac

I am running an IMac with Windows 8.1 installed in Boot Camp partition. Used to start ok in windows but now requires a password which I can only remember part of. Can I get past this and can I set it ...
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HP Photosmart7280 won't work on the wireless network, tho it has before

I've tried many ways to fix this problem, and as the cable receptacle doesn't work, I can't connect that way. ANy ideas? Computer is imac running 10.9.4
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Mac Console Log Messages, reccuring issue

My log file is littered with the following entries: (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Exited with code: 1 (com.qbix.CalendarStart): Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds As you can imagine, this ...
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Wi-Fi does not work on OS X Yosemite Beta 4

When I installed OS X Yosemite Beta 4 on my 2008 iMac, it could not see any wireless networks and the button on the menu bar went crazy. When I turned it off, it did not change anything in the ...
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How do I update an old iMac (early 2008)?

I have an old iMac (8,1 early 2008), 2.8 ghz Intel core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, 24 inch, running OSX 10.5.80. I'd like to know how and whether I can update it to the latest OSX. Thank you!
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If I can take a screen capture of a graphical anomaly, can it still be a hardware issue?

I have a strange graphical anomaly going on my iMac right now (green and magenta boxes are appearing sporadically), I'm slowly trying to work through different possibilities but I thought I'd start ...
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OS X Hard drive recovery

I am trying to recover data from a bad Seagate 1TB hard drive in a 2010 iMac. One day the iMac wouldn't boot (stuck at gray screen on startup). I removed the hard drive from the iMac and connected it ...
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Hot to get rid of “ghost pixels”?

So I just noticed that some parts of the window I just closed are still being displayed but very lightly. I don't know the correct terminology for them but it looks very interesting. The only problem ...
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Bootcamp on iMac

My windows 8.1 installation does not seem to honor power settings. The display shuts off after about 1 minute of inactivity regardless of what power settings are set to. Does anyone have any ideas on ...
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imac bootcamp windows 7 - program for adjusting the screen backlight

I've installed windows 7 on my imac with bootcamp and I'm searching some programs that allows me to adjuste the screen backlight (not colors and gamma).But all the programs that I found dont support ...
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Small portion of screen flickering?

After running a game in a little window and closing out of it, the location where the window was is giving a very small and very fast flicker. It's not really visible, like you have to look at it to ...
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Install Lion partition on the latest iMac

I tried to create 3 partitions, one for the current OSX Mavericks, one for Lion and one for the installation dmg, but it seems that the Fusion drive doesn't allow me to create more than 2 partitions. ...
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Can I change my iMac brightness sensitivity?

My iMac has a feature which automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen. This is a great feature when day turns to night, and when I turn the room lights off. However, my iMac faces a window ...
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iMac keeps hanging

For some reason I have to restart my iMac about 3 or 4 times each day. Almost everytime it's the finder that is hanging. I can't do anything anymore. I can't force stop and in the rare cases that I ...
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My pegasus R6 - my Mac says it requires repair

My Mac says my Pegasus R6 disk is corrupt and not repairable Downloaded utility and updated to recent firmware - still not able to fix
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How do I upgrade my iMac to have internal Bluetooth?

I have an iMac G4 with 17" display. It works flawlessly. I would like to keep it for as long as I can and hopefully pass it on to the next generation. The only thing I would like to upgrade is the ...
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Can an iMac connect to a Windows 7 or 8 PC via Network in the Finder

I can see my Windows 8 computer when I click on Network in Finder. When I select the Win 8 system it asks for a password. When I enter the same password that I have set up to login to Windows it ...
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How to tell which memory stick is bad?

Suspected memory problems after iMac freezes, restarts, etc. Rember showed Failure/Data Mismatch at local address 0x0000.... iMac (10,1) has configuration with 3 memory sticks: 2Gb, 2Gb and 4Gb. Is ...
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I need to connect a HP 230W Docking Station MFG #A7E34AA#ABA to a 2009-2010 27” iMac that has the Mini DisplayPort

I need to connect a HP 230W Docking Station MFG #A7E34AA#ABA to a 2009-2010 27” iMac that has the Mini DisplayPort. The apple iMAC specs say that the Mini DisplayPort offers input so that I can ...
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NVIDIA GeForce GT750M drivers for Ubuntu 13.10 on iMac

I have just got a new iMac 14.3 with 21.5' display. It has Intel i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT750M graphics card with GPU (Device ID: 0x00fe9). I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it (dual boot with ...
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how to remote sound from imac to iphone 5 via bluetooth?

I was wondering, how can I remote sound from my imac 2010 to iphone 5 via bluetooth? I've been trying to google it but seems like my searching input isn't right or something I don't know. I want to ...
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2006/2007 iMac SSD fresh OS X installation

Today I replaced the 2x512MB sticks with 2x2GB sticks of DDR2 RAM and replaced the crumby slow 250GB hard drive with a 90GB Muskin SSD. We ran out of time because the OS X installation DVD only ...
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Turn off an iMac's screen in single user mode

I have an old (yet fairly powerful) iMac that I would like to be able to use for servers. Obviously, the best way to run a server would be to boot it up into single user mode/verbose mode for maximum ...
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What are the differences between burning a DVD when offered either MP4 480p and DVD ISO?

I'm using an iMac and once I've completed the burn onto a DVD, I would like to make it as easy as possible for people to view the DVD with most computers. I am given a choice of downloading my images ...
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iMac freezes and requires manual shutdown

The iMac is freezing. We have to shut it off manually. I have done as much as I can do, I'm at a loss. Just ran a virus scan and while it was scanning, I noted that 3 printers are still on this ...
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How to install win 7 on a iMac on Ubuntu as main OS

Hi im kind of new to ubuntu but im really enjoying the benefits i currently own a iMac 27" 11.1 Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz Processor Type: Core i5 (I5-750 I did a complete wipe out of the hd i try to ...
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How to map a new keyboard shortcut for 'Hide all other windows'?

I know and I like using the Cmd + Option + H to hide all other windows but I find it a little long of a shortcut, where can I map it to something shorter?
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early 2013 iMac internet troubles

I got problems connecting my iMac to the internet (Wifi). Signal is fine, all other machines (iPad, win pc and macbook pro connect just fine). read several posts about that issue but couldnt figure ...
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Wifi on iMac Constantly Dropping

I have had this iMac for a couple of years, and I have had constant issues with the wifi periodically disconnecting (only recently cared because I have actually started using it). I have recently ...
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What kind of lag should I expect when gaming with a KVM?

I've got an iMac, and am going to get a PC for purely gaming. I'm going to use a KVM to share an external DVI monitor, USB keyboard, and USB mouse between the iMac and the PC. What kind of lag or ...
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Building and Using Lua for iMac

I successfully built Lua for my iMac and I can run simple controls in terminal, but I have longer programs I want to run. On Windows, I was able to just double click my sample.lua file and it would ...
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Purple vertical line, brand new iMac

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRMJKM6BDhk ... What is this? Is my brand new three-week-old iMac dying? The purple line shows up on anything black; images, Flash video's and so on. If I open up a ...
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Stuck at booting Ubuntu 12.10 on iMac (late 2012)

So i've installed bootcamp windows on my mac already and created a extra partition for installing ubuntu 12.10. However i've downloaded the image from ubuntu, then burnt the iso to the DVD, boot my ...
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Can I install Windows on an iMac, and will that Windows have full functionality as a normal PC

I'm intending to buy a new iMAC for iOS programming and graphics processing. But I also work on ASP.NET and PHP. I've thought about installing a VM that runs Windows 7 but it would be painfully slow. ...
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iMac not working with wireless but mac book pro and hp probook is

I have a blinkin n600 wireless router set up with the bare bones settings. No static ips, just dhcp and wpa/wpa2 setup. The internet on both the mac book bro and probook is working 100% fine, the ...
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How many external monitors can be used with the 2012 iMac with a 2GB video card?

Apple allows for the latest iMac (released late 2012) to be upgraded to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX 2GB GDDR5 video card. Does this upgrade enable more than the standard two external monitors that ...
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Enable AirPrint on HP LaserJet M1212nf MFP

I am attempting to be able to AirPrint from my iOS devices (iPad 3rd gen, iPod touch 4th, iPhone 5, etc) to my existing LaserJet. I have read that this is possible with this printer. My configuration ...
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Installing Windows 8 on late 2012 iMac 3TB SATA Disk

Yes I know installing windows on the new 3TB iMac through bootcamp is not officially supported, but after doing some research it seemed that it was quite possible to do so anyways. Twocanoes seemed to ...
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iMac Mid 2011 Bootcamp running slow

I have a lab of iMacs (21.5 Mid 2011) that primarily run Windows 7 X64 via Bootcamp. The issue that they have been seeing since installation, is on the Windows side, anything to do with accessing ...
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Can't install Snow Leopard on new hard-drive on iMac 21.5" (mid 2010)

I got a iMac from a friend and it originally had mountain lion. I was able to login and use it like normal for about 3-4 times. Then it won't log me at all. I got apple and some other experts and was ...
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Qwest 2700 HG-D Maximum User Limit?

I have a Qwest 2700 HG-D modem (w/ Wi-Fi) that I am using for home networking. Here's my problem: I have recently been trying to add another client to the Wi-Fi of the router/modem (I'm adding an ...
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iMac won't recognise .MTS videos on my hard drive, how can I play them?

We just purchased an iMac yesterday to view our travel videos. The thing is, all the videos we have stored on our external Hard Drive are in the .MTS file format (AVCHD). The thing is, the Mac or ...
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Mac Osx Lion gets stuck on loading screen

I have an IMac Pro. I wanted to install Windows 7, so I created a partition with Bootcamp, and installed Windows 7. Everything was fine, Windows was working and the Mac too. After two days, I ...
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Can AUTOMOUNT_TIMEOUT be too long?

I'm running Mountain Lion on a new iMac. I need it to maintain a persistent connection to a NAS drive. However, I am finding regular lost connections -- as reported by iTunes and other applications. ...
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Network cable is plugged in, but iMac isn't recognizing connection

So, while doing a little home networking, I decided to place my iMac on a ethernet connection. Well I plugged in the ethernet cable and normally it will recognize the present cable but not immediately ...
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Can I mix 2*2 memory sticks with 2*4 in a Imac 27 i5

I have an iMac 27" with 2x 2GB memory sticks. Can I add 2x 4GB memory sticks? Does it matter how they are installed in the system?