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How to enable hardware virtualization on a MacBook?

I need to enable hardware virtualization on my MacBook Air 2013. I want to run the Windows Phone 8 emulator, which requires hardware virtualization. I am running Windows 8 in boot camp. On my old PC, ...
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How do I get '<' character on the correct key on Macbook Pro Keyboard in Windows 8.1?

I use a Macbook Pro with Windows 8.1 and German keyboard layout: Whenever I press the < key left of y (german, y is left of x) I get the '^' character instead. Vice versa, whenever I press the ^ ...
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What is the easiest way to stop Narrator without administrative privileges?

Every once in a while, the Windows Narrator starts out of the blue on one of my Windows VMs running under VMware Fusion on a MacBook Retina. There seems no clear way to stop it as there is no visual ...
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Best way to speed up my old Macbook Pro?

I'm looking for quite a technical answer here, despite the amateur sounding question. I've got a 2006 era 17" Macbook Pro (primarily running Windows) which is limited in a number of key ways. For ...
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Can I put Windows on a new Mac Book?

I am considering buying a laptop and I'm interested in a MacBook but I will be mostly using Windows environment (Win 7 or Win 8). If I buy an Apple laptop, can I install Win 8 on it? If so, how?
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Empty MacBook Pro, no SuperDrive. How do I install Windows?

My situation is this: HDD1: Empty 180 GB SSD HDD2: Empty 500 GB HDD (instead of SuperDrive) Accessories: Windows 8 ISO 64 Gig USB stick Second computer SuperDrive in USB enclosure What I need: ...
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Can I map an MacBook or Apple keyboard key combo to act like a Windows menu key? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keyboard Shortcut to Right Click in Mac OS X In Windows, the Menu Key (or Context-Menu Key — to the right of the space bar) allows you to right-click the currently ...
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Synergy: Dual Windows 7 PC & MacBook in between

I have a windows 7 PC set-up at work with my MacBook Pro in between the two monitors. However, I am struggling to set Synergy up so that the mouse can be taken from monitor one, through the MacBook ...
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How do I back up my 100% full Macbook hard drive, format, install Windows and recover the files?

I want to keep everything. I should be able to just highlight all, drag it onto an external drive and feel safe. How can I verify that all my files are safely copied to the external drive?
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Wi-Fi performance in Windows 8 RP on a MacBook Air (mid 2011)

I was able to install the Boot Camp Windows software using the executable that it provided, and there are no unrecognized or unknown devices in Device Manager. Wi-Fi works but it seems to be limited ...
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Undo Autohotkey remaps after uninstalling

So here's my situation, I have a Macbook running Windows 7 on Bootcamp. When I first installed Windows 7, the Command key was the start key, and the Option key was the Alt key. I decided to swap ...
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What causes the computer clock to change radically and how can I fix it?

My girlfriend just sent me the following photo: Apparently that was what greeted her, along with a load of license expiry warnings, when she booted her laptop this morning. She then rebooted to be ...
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How to create a wifi private network

Is there a way to create a private wifi network, i.e. for file sharing? Consider there are 2 notebooks (Win-Win or Mac-Win or Mac-Mac) and someone wants to share some content with other. How can I ...
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How can I share Macbook with a Windows computer on LAN?

I have a home wifi network, where I have connected my main desktop running Windows Vista, another laptop using Windows 7 and newly a Macbook Pro running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8. What I need to do is ...
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Does Parallels make the Mac slower?

I am starting my first year in college as a Comp Science major and am thinking of purchasing a new Mac. I've made up my mind to buy the 13" Macbook Air with 4GB RAM, 1.7 GHz I5 processor, and 256GB ...
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Can I install Windows 7 OEM SystemBuilder on a MacBook Air?

I just bought a new MacBook Air for university and would really like to have a Windows 7 installation accessible. Now if I use Boot Camp for it, there's always the same problem: I set the size for ...
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Restore Windows boot from Ubuntu

I have a Macbook with triple boot based on rEFIt and custom-configured hybrid MBR. Recently I needed to resize partitions a couple of times (due to reasons which are not important to this question). ...
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Installing Ubuntu through USB on a Mac

My Superdrive is broken and I can't burn dvds. So, in order to install Ubuntu 11.04 on my Macbook Pro 5.5 I thought of booting from a USB disk and install it that way. I have tried using dd and ...
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Sound doesn't work on ASUS VH242H Monitor

Hi I recently bought this monitor but the sound doesn't seem to be working. I'm using it with my Macbook Pro. The sound works fine in OS X but doesn't work in Windows 7. Any ideas?
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How can I install Ubuntu on my MacBook?

Will Ubuntu 10.10 run out of the box on my MacBook 7,1? What steps must I follow to get Ubuntu 10.10 running as a dual/triple boot with Mac OS/ Windows?
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Windows 7 Machine Joining Wireless Network Causes Macbook to Lose Connectivity

I run a wireless network WPA/TKIP. My router is a Billion 7402G (it's getting old). I have a Macbook Pro that I use daily for work and is more or less constantly connected. The router is located in ...
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Installing windows 7 on mac hardware - how to right click :$

On a MacBook, I got a new HDD an installed Windows 7 on it and Ubuntu as dual boot. I can right click in Ubuntu using the 3 fingers gestures - but I can't do that in Windows 7 I know this is a ...
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Installing windows w/ boot camp is not working, getting 'Disk error' on startup to Windows drive

I'm trying to install Windows XP on my macbook w/ boot camp, like I've done before, but I'm getting a 'Disk error' now whenever I try. I've reformatted the machine with OSX 10.5 on a Mac OS Extended ...
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MacBook trackpad fires left and right click events when two-finger clicking in Windows

I bought a new MacBook Pro - it is awesome. I love Windows 7, and it flies on this hardware. However, I have one issue - two-finger right clicks fire both left and right click events. So I used to ...
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Mac book pro swap function key usage and F * keys using boot camp

Is there a way to auto imply the function key being pressed. Or swap it's use. I basically want F1 to be for F1 and F2 to be for F2 by default. If I want to lighten or darken my screen then I will ...
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Macbook Pro keyboard with BootCamp - missing the Home/End/PageUp/PageDown keys [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I type Home on a MacBook Pro? Last year I converted from Windows to a MacBook Pro and went through the process of learning the ways of the Mac keyboard. In ...
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My BIOS datetime is resetting to 2002, what should I do?

I bought my PC brand new in mid-2006. I'm currently dual booting Win XP 32 bits and Ubuntu Karmic Desktop. Over the last few days, when I boot up my computer, it tells me that my BIOS time is not ...
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Can & How Can I Install Windows 7 x64 on a MacBook Air?

Is it possible ? Are there any issues ?
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Will Windows 7 run on a mid-2009 MacBook Pro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install 64-bit Windows 7 on Mac Using Bootcamp Can I use BootCamp to run Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro? Are all the devices supported, like webcam and Apple's SSD? The MBP ...
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Reducing heat under Windows using Apple Boot Camp

I have a unibody MacBook Pro. It is noticeably hotter under Windows using Boot Camp than Mac OS X. Does anyone know how to get better temperature and power management results when running Boot Camp?
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Enable trackpad tap-to-click in BootCamp on 1st-gen (non-multi-touch) MacBook?

Apparently, the trackpad driver in later model MacBooks (those with multi-touch trackpads) has trackpad tap-to-click support. Is there any way to enable this in Boot Camp on a first-generation ...
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Can the new MacBook / MacBook Pro Support Dual EXTERNAL Monitors

I'm a looking at getting a new MacBook or MacBook Pro, but what I'd like to do is have it drive 2 external Dell 24" monitors 1920x1200, and I want to close the lid on the laptop itself Can the ...