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Re-install OS X on iMac that's currently running Windows 7

I've got a 27" iMac (late 2011, maybe 2012 model) which I have completely wiped and loaded with Windows 7. Works great. No problems. Lately, I've gotten the itch to get OS X loaded back onto this ...
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Bootcamping Windows 8 Installation issues: Blue screen of death

I'm trying to install Windows 8 on my MacBook Pro, using Bootcamp. I've stepped through the assistant and used the Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk, and stored this on a Usb ...
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Black Screen, Blinking Cursor after cloning from HDD to SSD

(I'm aware there are similar questions, but from what I've seen I've already tried the fixes suggested.) How I got into this situation: I'm running a Macbook Pro (Which means a hybrid GPT/MBR ...
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1answer
555 views

Manually remove Windows 8 from Mac Book Pro (OS X 10.8.2 ML)

Here's what I did: I wanted to try W8 on my MBP. installed W8 dualboot with bootcamp got fed up with W8 cause it wouldn't work as expected I deleted the Windows partition with the Disk Utility of ...
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4answers
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I want to dual boot Windows 8 on a Macbook Pro that doesn't already have Windows. Do I have to buy Windows twice?

My girlfriend just bought a Macbook Pro, and she wants to to dual boot OSX with Windows. Specifically, she would like to use Windows 8. What I already know is the following: Windows 8 discs are only ...
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3answers
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Windows 8 installer: Something Happened

My school provides Windows 8 through MSDN. My system specs seem to fit the minimum system requirements for Windows 8. I ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant, and it seems to indicate that my computer ...
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3answers
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How hard is it to upgrade my Boot Camp Windows 7 to Windows 8?

I use Boot Camp and rEFIt to dual boot between Mac OS X 10.8 and Windows 7. How hard is it to upgrade my Windows to Windows 8? Is it even an option, or will I have to essentially wipe Windows and ...
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1answer
512 views

MacBook Pro 8,1 triple boot, rEFIt not showing, Mac only boots on windows

I'm new to Mac multi booting. I've just installed a triple boot (OS X Mountain Lion + Ubuntu 12.04 + Windows 7 Ultimate) on my MacBook Pro 8,1. Everything went more or less right. I had the rEFIt ...
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2answers
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My MacBook Pro only boots up with Windows 7

I've installed Windows 7 on my Mac with Boot Camp and I had Dual Boot on my screen when I want to select to chose Operating Systems. Yesterday, when I turned on My MacBook Pro (MD 322) it boots up ...
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Booting Solaris from Hard Disk or USB..?

Does anyone know how to boot Solaris 11 form an internal/external HDD? I have already done dual boot form CD ROM. I just need to knoww how to boot from a USB Flash Drive and/or a HDD.
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Extend boot camp (mac) partition

I have windows on boot camp installed, but I don't have enough hard drive space so i want to increase it. Is there any safe way to do this whitout reinstalling the whole boot camp + windows stuff?
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Windows 7 Boot Camp Partition Not Recognizing Full Disk Space

I recently used Boot Camp to install Windows 7 on a small partition on my MBP, and have found the need to extend the partition for more space. Through the use of several tools, I have managed to ...
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Resizing Bootcamp Partition Without Wiping

I done goofed and made my Win7 bootcamp partition just a little too small (about 850mb left after installing critical software). So, I kinda really want to get a little bit more space. However, after ...
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Hibernate between OS X and Bootcamp Win 7

Is it possible to use the true hibernate system functionalities of Win 7 and OS X to create a kind of instant switching between the two? Imagine this when reading/writing the sleep images to a quick ...
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1answer
476 views

Installing windows 8 on a second hard drive on a Mac

I just downloaded the windows 8 developer preview and set my secodary internal hard drive to gpt partition scheme windows installer runs fine until I get to the end of the file extraction then get an ...
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2answers
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Install BackTrack 5 rc1 on Mac OSX Lion, feasable?

I just uninstalled windows from my bootcamp and i would like to run only my Lion and a second partition with BackTrack 5, is it doable? I already tried to follow a couple tutorials i found around ...
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1answer
118 views

Configure Multiple OS on Mac

I just had a iMac delivered today. I want to configure it in following way for testing on various versions. I need to set up 10.7 Server, 10.6 Server and Windows 2008 server and possibly one more ...
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3answers
418 views

Is there a way to use a bootable USB stick on a Mac?

I'm trying to upgrade my SSD firmware on my Mac, but it won't boot using the bootable USB stick that the Samsung SSD Magician software made since it's DOS. Is there a way to boot from it? I have ...
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2answers
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Does Lion kill Bootcamp?

Does OSX Lion break Bootcamp with Windows 7 installed? I've been looking around online and can't seem to find a definitive answer on this. I'm considering upgrading to Lion, but I'm worried that it ...
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2answers
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Update MAC EFI to EFI 2.x

I've been doing a lot of research about installing Windows on Mac - without having a MBR and such. I'm trying to create a pure GPT/EFI system without MBR. Currently, Mac Bootcamp creates a hybrid ...
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1answer
1k views

Boot Camp Windows 7 shows Vista boot screen after setting up with Parallels 5

I have a Windows 7 Professional installation set up using Boot Camp, alongside Mac OS X Snow Leopard on my MacBook. My MacBook boots Mac OS X by default. The other day I decided to take Parallels ...
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2answers
215 views

Bootcamp vs VM on MacBook 7,1

I have a MacBook which is less than a week old. I'm considering installing Windows on it for development purposes. I'm going to be using it for Flash development and VB development. From a user ...
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2answers
601 views

Mac OS X: All bootcamp options start Windows

I just installed the latest security update on Mac OS X (installed on 2-10-2010). On restart my Mac booted in Windows 7, which I had installed previously and was set not to boot by default. I tried ...
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1answer
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Installing Linux on MacBook (os X 10.5.8)

Is there any way I can install and run Linux (any free flavor) natively on my MacBook? I mean without virtualization tools and software.
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Mac questions: installing TrueCrypt and Windows 7

I'm about to buy a Mac laptop, but I need to be able to use Windows 7 as well + encrypt the HDD with TrueCrypt (or a better alternative for the mac). My questions are: How well does Windows 7 ...
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1answer
943 views

Macbook Windows partition disappeared

My Macbook Pro HD is divided in 3 partitions of equal size. The first one has Snow Leopard installed on it, the second one has Windows 7 on it, and the third one is used to store backups (Clonezilla ...
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1answer
722 views

Is BootPicker Snow Leopard compatible?

I have Windows 7 installed using bootcamp and I'd like to see a menu (for about 5 secs) on system startup to choose which OS to run. BootPicker is exactly what I want, but no screen appears on ...
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3answers
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Can I run Linux as dual-boot AND virtualized on Windows 7?

I can run Windows on my Apple laptop exclusively (through bootcamp) or through virtualization (through Parallels). A great feature is to take a running Windows bootcamp session, 'pause' it and ...
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2answers
2k views

Minimum disk space for Windows 7/VS2010/Expression 3 etc

I'm about to boot camp my at home PC (a Mac, if not obvious) with the intention of only doing some .NET development on it. I have about 60GB to work with, so only want enough room for the Windows ...
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3answers
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What's involved in putting Linux on a Macbook?

I'm potentially in the market for a new laptop in the near future and have been considering the Macbook Pro. They look to have pretty powerful hardware and a battery life that leaves most other ...