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Installing Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on MacBook Air

I have a MacBook Air Mid-2012, I have OSX Yosemite Beta and Windows 8.1 (via BootCamp) installed. I have rEFInd installed too. I would like to install Windows 10 Tech Preview on my MacBook along side ...
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OSX - How to prevent / remove FDESetup defer that has been set

Yesterday I was at a customers and used their WiFi to get an internet connection during a meeting to demonstrate the solution developed so far. This morning when I try to logo onto my Mac Book Pro I ...
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XNPV Excel function on Mac : not working?

trying to use XNPV (Excel) function on a Mac ; for some reason this does not work yielding only ERROR message (exact same exercise on PC no problem) ; error shows that through the (correctly entered)...
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Macbook pro flashing folder with '?' inside after every wake up

I'm not sure what's wrong. But recently my macbook pro (late 2011) crashes when I close the lid and then open it say 5 mins or more later (wake). If I do manage to get into desktop, program icons ...
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have over 8GB free disk and “disk full” message appears

my macbook pro System Version: 10.9.5 Processor: 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7 Hard Disk: 250 GB Memory: 8 GB Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB L3 Cache: ...
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How come I can't ping a computer on the same network?

I use a MacBook Pro (Retina), and using my old MacBook Pro, I can ping my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully. And I can also ping my MacBook Pro from my MacBook Pro (Retina) successfully (all in the ...
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How do I check the screen size of a macbook pro retina?

My aunt plans to purchase a cover for her Macbook Pro and she is not sure about the screen size. I think that it is 15 inch but I am not sure and would like to verify. Does About My Mac show the ...
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Is it safe to remove extra interface languages?

MacReviver is suggesting I remove most interface languages to clean up 198 MB in my MacBook Air to speed it up. Should I do it? Will it affect any other program adversely?
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Does macbook pro with ubuntu on it supports ethernet or not?

I saw this an it was not clear: Ethernet: It works with a USB ethernet adapter. A thunderbolt-to-ethernet adapter works only if it is plugged in before boot. But it stops working after suspend....
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How can I set download limit for my macbook?

How can I set download limit for my macbook? my internet speed is 1mb/s how can I use only 500kb/s I use OS X Yosemite
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MacBook 2008 blank install OS

So I just got this MacBook 2008 and the hard disk is completely empty. I checked on my Windows computer there is not even a volume on it. How do I go about installing an OS on it? Any OS. I am not ...
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Mac OS X hard drive not mounted from BootCamp

I recently use MacBook White (Mid-2010) that has Windows 7 installed thru BootCamp. From that Windows, I can access Mac OS X hard drive with read-only attributes. Then I decided to upgrade to a ...
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Scrolling up and down in tmux session on OSX iTerm 2 and Macbook Pro

I have a Macbook Pro without dedicated PgUp and PgDown keys. What would be proper way to configure iTerm 2 and tmux so that I can scroll back tmux buffer with Fn+Up and Fn+Down (I think these usually ...
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What kind of cable do I need to transfer files between laptops: MacBook Pro and Samsung? [closed]

As a target I need to copy files from Samsung to Macbook to reset all hard disk on Samsung.
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2014 Macbook Air performance with Windows 8.1 [closed]

I read in a meta post that this would be the best place to ask a computer / hardware question, so I sure hope I'm not making a mistake posting this. I'm looking for a nice, portable laptop for ...
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How to image a windows machine and put it on a Mac?

I have a desktop running windows 7 Professional, which I invested countless number of hours to setup various development environments and tools. I just purchased a MacBook Pro and need to replicate ...
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MacBook Pro 15 late 2013 yosemite 10.10

I'm trying to enable some drivers in my mac and I'm typing this on terminal: sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1" and press "Enter", but nothing happens..., no password requested...what can I do?
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Why Ubuntu VM on Parallels has a blurry look on Macbook Pro Retina?

I've installed Ubuntu in a Macbook Pro Retina. It looks terrible, though, even after adjusting the resolution to 2880x1800: Why this is happening? I have already enabled Retina resolution on ...
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What are the best settings for a Windows 8.1 VM in VMWare Fusion 7.1?

I have a MacBook Pro, medio 2012 with 2.3GHz Intel Core i7 and 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3. VMware Fusion 7.1 is installed on this MacBook to run a Windows 8.1 VM. This VM is my working machine. I do not work/...
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pointer has life of its own (MacBook Pro)

I have a MacBook Pro, and the mouse is randomly moving around, but it seems to be happening at only one place. At my local Starbucks. My Bluetooth is disabled, I have not installed any software ...
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Forgot password for external hard drive

I created a password for WD Elements 2T USB 3.0 external hard drive and I just forgot it. Is there a way to retrieve it or a workaround? My operating system is OS X Yosemite
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Installed Ubuntu 14.10 on MacBook Pro (5,5) without rEFIt or rEFInd, hangs on purple screen

I recently inherited a mid 2009 13" MacBook Pro. I wanted to install Ubuntu 14.10 on the machine rather than OS X. I've previously had success with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 2006 MacBook by booting to live ...
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Fusion 7 on Macbook Pro Early 2011

I have been playing with Fusion 7 on my MBP. 16GB Ram, i7 @ 2.3 GHz, 500GB HDD. Background: Installed ESXi5.5 and vCSA ovf. I set up the Host VM and vCS Appliance without any issues and it worked ...
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Is it bad to have a computer running at maximum temperature for a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm having a Macbook pro 15" 2012 model here and I remember the past when I gamed on my Macbook- specifically World of Warcraft. When I played this game my Macbook went from a passive ~55 degrees C to ...
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Remove Mac OS partition on 2011/2012 Macbook Air

My 2011/2012 MacBook Air is currently bootcamped with a Mac and Windows 7 partition. How do I remove the Mac partition? I never use it and I heard battery life is better when you're only running on ...
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Can't copy data into NTFS-formatted external HDD from Macbook [duplicate]

I have copied my whole HDD into a Macbook Pro. Now I formatted the HDD from FAT32 to NTFS. Macbook is not allowing me to copy the data back to the HDD. What do I do now?
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Directly connect MacBook to Linux desktop via ethernet for fast SSH?

I am looking at building a Linux desktop—desktop only; no monitor support—and getting a MacBook Pro as my main computer for mobility. I would like—while I am at the office—to basically use my MacBook ...
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Excel - creating a graph based on single column results

I'm using a mac with office 2011 I have a gender conlumn like so: gender ------ male male male male female male male male male female and would like to get a graph that will show 20% females, 80%...
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My external display is bad with mac book retina display

I have mac book pro retina display 15". I have BENQ monitor GW2450 My the display is not clear and font looks very bad like some white dots in all fonts. Loks like resolution is not right. In the ...
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How to connect a MacBook to two external monitors

I'm trying to connect my two monitors to my old Macbook (2008) with one Mini DisplayPort connection, but I only get my two monitors showing up the same thing on the screen with a splitter. I want to ...
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How do I turn off MagSafe light?

When I go to sleep at night, the two green lights (emitting from both sides of the MagSafe connector of my 13" MacBook Air's power adaptor) light up my whole room. How do I turn these off? I ...
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Prevent MacBook from Booting

I am looking for a easy way to make the MacBook un-bootable? I am trying to get my kids to focus on homework instead of going to Facebook, etc. We have a second computer in the kitchen which they can ...
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MacBook Pro, Windows wifi does not work after wakeup

I have a MacBook Pro 15 with Windows 7 installed through bootcamp. Wifi works fine but after wakeup my computer is not able to detect any wifi networks. I have to restart the computer to make it work ...
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Different monitor setup at multiple workstations

I have my monitors at work set up to the left of my macbook, and at home to the right. Based on the way my monitors are mounted, I can not change their location to be the same in both of my ...
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Where Logs about User Boot on OSX?

My friend installed Yosemite OSX to his Macbook pro. For some reason, it is lagging in the booting very much; many others have the same problem in some Macs. Mine not in the newest Macbook Air. I ...
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Would USBs on non-Apple monitor with DisplayPort work?

Would the USB ports on a 3rd party monitor work on MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt? I have a MacBook Pro 13" from ~2012 (13", no retina, i7 model) that I'm still pretty happy with. Now I'm sick of ...
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Display content off screen when running game (MacBook retina)

When running The Evil Within on my MacBook Pro with the GT750M, the content is offset when the game is in fullscreen mode like this: I've installed the latest NVidia-Drivers and it's all working ...
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How to make my seagate external hard drive write on a Mac, even if it is compatible with both windows and Mac?

I have a Seagate external hard drive. When I first installed it I made it compatible with both Windows and Mac even though I, myself, have a Macbook Pro. For some reason it works very well with ...
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Error installing Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) on a 512GB SSD in my 2010 MacBook

The Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) installer fails to extract any files onto my drive: OS X could not be installed on your computer An error occurred while extracting files from the package "...
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how to change font on entire document? Excel 2008 MacBook

I am using Excel 2008 v. 12.3.6 on a MacBook. Have been sent an Excel file which comes up blank -- can change font from Arial (which I cannot see) to Cambria but only one cell at a time. How do I ...
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Forcing 40MHz wireless channel width on 2011 MacBook Pro

My router is a Netgear WNDR3700 Wireless N - 40MHz-wide channels with 300Mbps data rate. My MacBook will only connect using 20MHz-wide channels so I'm stuck at 130Mbps. How do I force my MacBook Pro ...
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Can not access the Internet on a MacBook Pro

I can’t access the Internet using Safari on my MacBook Pro. The file may be corrupted. Is there any other way to connect to the Internet in order to load a different browser?
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MacBook Air constanty drops wifi connection

My MacBook Air keeps dropping wifi connection on my home network. When I connect to my network, it remains connected for a few minutes, then it drops the connection. I have no idea what's the problem. ...
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Why is my MacBook apparently waking up during the night?

I have a bit of Java code that keeps track of the active window of my mac. It produces output like this: 2013-12-02_20:08:36Google Chrome:putting code in wordpress - Google Search 2013-12-02_20:08:...
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Dual booting Kali linux on Macbook Air (Late 2010 model) booting into OS

There is a problem that occurs when I attempt to boot into the Kali linux OS on my macbook air, in which the screen turns into a jumble of disfigured ascii characters and random coloured pixels. I ...
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Turn trackpad on/off on MacBook running Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp

I'm running Windows 8.1 in Bootcamp on a MacBook Pro and I use an external mouse. In OSx there is a function that disables the trackpad when a mouse is plugged in, unfortunately this is not the case ...
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13" Macbook pro keyboard, trackpad & USB not working

When I open the screen, the keyboard and track pad is unresponsive. The power button works. USB in both sides give out power, I tried plugging in the laptop cooler and it worked. But USBs do not ...
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Swapping motherboards on the Macbook pro Mid 2010

Is it possible to replace a MacBook Pro (Mid-2010) motherboard with a MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 Core i7) motherboard and CPU?
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NVIDIA Driver Update on Retina Macbook in Windows 8 on Parallels 9

Is it possible to upgrade to the latest nvidia drivers for the retina macbook (nvidia gt 650m, 750m)? When I try this, the driver software indicates that there are no nvidia drivers on board...
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1-Stroke to Jump to Top of Page

I've been using a Chrome extension to jump to the top of a webpage, but it started causing problems. I've deleted it, but I really miss being able to hit ONE key to jump to the top. I know the usual ...