The Apple branding for their professional laptop line. These include the currently sold Unibody models as well as the earlier Intel-based MacBook Pro models.

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Why is the usable memory on my Macbook pro shown as 2.74 Gb when there is 4GB installed with 32bit Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows XP and RAM 3.5GB+ Installed RAM : 4 GB but 2.96GB Usable......why? I have a Macbook Pro with 4GB of installed RAM. I have installed Windows 7 on it which shows ...
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Should I enable TRIM support in Mac OSX 10.6.7 for SSD with SandForce SF-2281 controller (Vertex 3)?

Recent articles in Mac Rumors and Life Hacker (which actually reference this question on SU) say that using TRIM will prolong the life and increase the performance of an SSD. I just got an OCZ ...
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Shut down the monitor in a MacBook Pro, without to put it to sleep?

How do I set the monitor to shutdown in a MacBook Pro? I do not want the computer to stop running; I do not wish it to go to sleep.
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How to know which RAM slots are in use in a Macbook Pro?

I'd like to upgrade the memory of a 15" Macbook Pro. It came with 4GB out of the box, but I don't know if it came as 1x4GB or 2x2GB. Is there a way to know that, before unscrewing the computer?
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How can I make an account hidden on a mac os x version 10.6.6 (snow leopard)

I am trying to create a hidden account on my mac os x for security purposes. I thought this process would be much easier but I have run into ALOT of difficulty figuring out how to do it, and I thought ...
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How to boot an MBP from an external HD?

I created a clone partition of my main drive with SuperDuper on an external (USB) drive. How can I boot from it?
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Text editor for Retina MacBook Pro? [closed]

I mostly type in gedit, but the blurry text on this new laptop is driving me nuts. I'm not looking for features in a text editor beyond sharp text. Suggestions? EDIT: Thanks for all the suggestions. ...
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How would speakers work with dual Thunderbolt displays?

If I connect a Thunderbolt MacBook Pro to two Thunderbolt displays, would it output the sound from four speakers, i.e. 49 watts x2?
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Restart Macbook Pro if “Restart, Sleep, Shut Down” buttons are hidden

In System Preferences >> Accounts >> Login Options, we have the option Show the Restart, Sleep, and Shut Down buttons. I was wondering how else will we be able to restart, sleep or shut down ...
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Install a 2nd SSD harddrive on a new Macbook Pro in place of the DVD drive?

How do I install a 2nd SSD harddrive on a new Macbook Pro in place of the DVD drive? I want to remove the DVD drive and replace it with the SSD drive. That way I can have the original large hard ...
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Are MacBook Pro's two GPUs used simultaneously?

Apple's top end MacBook Pro comes with both Intel and Radeon. Are both used simultaneously?
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Dual-Booting Win7 and OS X - Bare Minumum Hard Drive Requirement?

I'm thinking of swapping out the stock hard drive in my MBP 13" for an SSD. The problem of course related to the still-shocking prices of the 256GB SSDs so I was looking at a 64GB one, possibly as a ...
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Does restart count as harddisk boot?

Does restart count as harddisk boot? Most reference sites state that the life span of hard drives depends on the number of boots (On/Off) where the drive arm lands its head on the drive platter. The ...
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Need to install visual studio and sql server on macbook pro

I am a developer, I just got a macbook pro and I need to be able to use IIS, Visual Studio and SQL Server like I did on my old windows notebook. I understand that I need to get windows first but I am ...
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Why is SSH finding remote keys for other accounts?

This is a strange issue I'm having with SSH from my Macbook Pro to a Linux (Ubuntu 11.10) server. I have a DSA key setup on the remote Linux server under my home directory like this: /home/me/.ssh/...
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MacBook Pro does not connect to WiFi network automatically

At some point, my MacBook Pro (3,1, Late 2007, running Lion) stopped connecting automatically to my WiFi network, e.g. when awaking from sleep. Also, it takes it unusually long (~ 1 minute) from ...
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Ubuntu on Apple hardware (early 2011 MacBook Pro)

This isn't so much a "how do I install Linux on Apple hardware" question, but rather a "could this do any sort of damage" one. I've heard a few people speak of "burning out" the Apple hardware by ...
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How do I install FreeBSD on my MacBook Pro?

It's my first time ever reformatting and I want to do this right. A friend of mine gave me the 8.1 disc1 iso file and said that's all I need, but I'm a little confused on how to reboot with it. Also, ...
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Is is possible to put my MBP’s old DDR3 RAM into my GF’s DDR2 MacBook?

I have 4GB of 1067MHz DDR3 RAM, upgrading to 8GB, in my late-2008 Apple MacBook Pro. Crucial’s scanner says my girlfriend’s slightly older MacBook can support 4GB of 500-something-MHz DDR2 RAM (she ...
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Is there anyway to force a MacBook to output audio only to the internal speakers?

The headphone jack on my MacBook Pro (A1278, Core i7 2.7 13", Early 2011) is officially broken. At first it had the red light on even after I remove my headphones/earphones, I followed several tips I ...
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Where is the rest of my MacBook’s hard disk space?

I have a MacBook Pro with a 250GB hard drive. Right now I'm left with only 4GB free memory. I've selected the root folder in Finder (my computer name) and hit CMD+A and ALT+CMD+I to get the size of ...
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How do I set up a dual monitor PC to share those monitors with my Mac Book Pro

I currently run a PC with a Geforce GTX 670 and Dual DVI ports. Each DVI port on the graphics card is hooked into an Asus 21" monitor. I also have a 15inch Mac Book Pro Retina (Late 2013) model. I ...
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Does a HyperThreaded Quad Core Processor Actually Have 8 “Cores” [duplicate]

I have an Early 2011 Quad Core i7 Mac. Due to hyperthreading, a lot of programs report 8 "cores". If I were to write a program that executes in parallel, could I kick off 8 instances of this program ...
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HDMI, Thunderbolt ports not working in Boot Camp

I've installed Boot Camp on my MacBook Pro, but the HDMI and Thunderbolt ports still aren't working. When I connect an HDMI cable from my Mac to a monitor, the monitor says No HDMI Input. System: ...
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Why does my CPU go to 800% on a quad core processor?

I have a recent Macbook Pro. My processor is a: 2.4 GHz (i7-3630QM) quad-core Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge with 6 MB on-chip L3 cache I am running some cpu intensive programs, that each use "100%" of the ...
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Git still at older version after update on OSX Lion

Previous version of GIT was 1.7.5.4. I decided to update to a newer version 1.7.9.4 Installer showed it was installed, but when checking the version number in the terminal it showed that it was still ...
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Can't Delete file Macbook Pro (Stuck in Trash)

I dunno when I deleted this file (its an avi), its been in the trash for awhile. Today I went to empty the trash and this one file can't claims to be in use. But I have restarted, shut down my mac ...
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How can I unlock single-user mode?

I stupidly forgot the password to my MacbookPro. I have locked single user mode 2 weeks ago (for security reasons). How can I unlock single-user mode to get my password back?
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My MacBook Pro (2011) is dead

I connected my Sony digital camera with the MacBook and the screen turned black. I wonder why because the Sony camera was not on at the time and technically could not be accessed. So I thought it ...
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Trouble cloning a Macbook Pro hard drive

I am trying to upgrade the 250GB hard drive in my MacBook Pro (early 2008 model) to a 750GB drive. I have connected the new drive via an external USB enclosure. The drive is recognized fine, I can ...
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Upgrading a Macbook Pro from 4GB to 8GB memory

My Macbook Pro came with 4GB memory but has a capacity of 8GB. If I want to upgrade to 8GB, can I just buy a 4GB memory stick and add that in, or will I have to buy two 4GB memory sticks? I know there ...
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Using a Microsoft keyboard with a Macbook Pro

I got a Microsoft bluetooth keyboard. My Macbook Pro was able to detect it and use it. The keyboard has a lot of extra keys, such as keys to control the volume and put the computer to sleep. The ...
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Is there a way to tell the model number of a Mac or Macbook?

To upgrade memory (DRAM), the model of a Macbook Pro is needed for the website: http://www.crucial.com/index.aspx but then there is no place that shows what the model number is, even from the ...
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Loud noises through 3.5 mm headphone jack when fridge is turning on

I have a MacBook Pro and last time I observed a strange behavior. When the fridge is turning on (to start cooling down again) I get a loud noise through the headphone jack on the external sound system....
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Disable automatic driver installation in Windows 10

How to disable automatic driver installation in Windows 10? I have this Broadcom 802.11n Network Adapter (MacBook Pro 2011 w/ Boot Camp) whose driver I need to roll back to an earlier version for ...
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Can't login into my macbook pro after changing the account name

I just got a macbook pro and I am totally new to mac as I have switched from Windows, the guy at the apple store created an admin user called it "apple" with a blank password, when I returned home, I ...
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Finding when a particular video was last viewed on a Macbook Pro

Me and my little brother just got a speeding fine on a trip we both take, but we're not sure who was driving. I know my little brother's been watching a particular series of videos on his Macbook Pro ...
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Apple80211Associate2() failed with error -3905

I have been experiencing a bit of a problem with my MacBook Pro at work and our tech team don't seem to know how to resolve it without a full system reboot, which I would like to avoid. The problem is ...
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Shut down Macbook Pro automatically after download?

I have a Late 2011 Macbook Pro. I want it to shut down automatically after downloading and installing Softwares Updates and if possible, downloads through other application too (eg. Mac App Store, ...
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How do I remind Office 2011 on my Mac that I gave it a product key?

I have a MacBook Pro with Microsoft Office 2011. When I migrated from my previous computer, I kept Office on both computers, purchasing a key when prompted on the new computer. That was several months ...
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Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15" built in trackpad going haywire

Admittedly I cleaned the laptops body the other day paying no mind to the fact that I was using a slightly damn towelette like rag. Since then the trackpad has become hyper-sensitive at times, ...
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Mac Book Pro SSD

I have a Mac Book Pro (I7 and 8 Gig Ram). I'm a developer - do a fair amount of .net via VMware but lots of Ruby and NodeJs on the Mac. I'm looking to extract some more performance and i think a SSD ...
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How can I turn my Macbook off before mailing it?

I have a Macbook which I want to send to someone else as a gift. All I have done with it so far is charge the battery and power the machine up to make sure it works! It was bought new in 2009 but ...
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MacBook Pro running external monitor shows green sparkles

I'm trying to use an external display with my MacBook Pro laptop. The laptop detects the display and the display is running at its native resolution of 1680 by 1050. However, there are constant green ...
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How do I flash my RAM's SPD to make it work with a MacBook Pro?

I have an early 2011 17" MacBook Pro (MacBookPro8,3). I opted for the CPU upgrade (2.3 GHz), but decided to put in the extra memory myself. I briefly checked that the Intel specifications stated that ...
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Does Intel CPU in MacBookPro 8,2 (Early 2011) supports AES-NI?

According to the MacBook Pro page on Wikipedia, the MacBook Pro 15" (Early 2011) model (aka MacBookPro8,2) has in base configuration an Intel CPU 2.0 GHz quad-core (2635QM). Around April 2011, I ...
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TV shows no image after connecting Mac to HDTV

I connected my MacBook Pro to a TV with a Mini DVI and HDMI cable. The TV screen stays blank, but sometimes I get the OS X desktop (the pink wallpaper). What am I doing wrong?
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Monitoring Turbo Boost / SpeedStep on 13" MacBook Pro

I have an early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" and I'm supposed to be able to turbo boost up to 2.9GHz until the processor begins to overheat. Does anyone know of a utility that can monitor the current ...
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The difference made my a 5400/7200RPM hdd in a MBP

In a MacBook pro 13" with a 2.7 ghz dual core i7 plus 4GB of RAM - how much difference would a 5400RPM hdd make to a 7200RPM hdd in terms of turning on, opening programs, and then running the programs?...
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Can I install more than 4GB Ram on my mid-2008 macbook pro? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I determine which MacBook hardware version I have? (for RAM purchase) I have a mid-2008 Penryn 2.5 GHz with 800 MHz bus speed. I have read that these machines can ...