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How to install OSX (any version) on DELL XPS L502X as a virtual OS?

I have Dell XPS L502X Laptop, with 64bit Windows 7. [ :: Specifications :: ] I'm trying to install Mac OSX 64 bit on it via virtualbox. I don't need it as a bootable OS, cause that might damage my ...
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1answer
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I have a Windows 7 desktop and an OSX laptop. My keyboard, mouse, monitor are plugged into desktop. Can I switch them for use with the laptop?

As the question states, I would like a way to quickly switch (from software) between my laptop and desktop. The laptop is a Snow Leopard macbook, and the desktop is a Windows 7 machine. How can I ...
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171 views

Why doesn't Chrome seem to like OS-specific mods?

I was a Firefox guy for a long time. Recently I switched to Chrome for its minimalism and (frankly) because I like Google. Everything has been going great, except for one small (yet annoying) issue. ...
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4answers
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Windows 7 + Bootcamp: Apple Cinema Display brightness doesn't work

I have no idea what's going on here, I hope someone can help. Windows 7 x64 was installed and fully updated on an Intel Mac. It seemed to be working fine, but there was no sound, so I installed the ...
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0answers
135 views

MAC OS in Windows machine to run FCP

I have to run final cut pro in my windows system.. Is there possible to run MAC OS on windows machine? I have an idea to create virtual drive. but it will slow down the system. any other options? ...
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2answers
430 views

Is It Possible to Install Windows 7 on a GUID Partition Table Disk?

I am trying to install Windows 7 on GUID partition table on my MAC BOOK PRO machine, before I start I have few questions: is it possible to do this? any issues that I might encounter while doing it ...
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1answer
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Modifying from MBR to GUID partition for OSX Lion installation

Recently, Apple released OS X Lion and when I tried to install it on my mac machine, it gave me an error saying my machine partition table is not using GUID partition table. Instead, the current ...
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1answer
107 views

Is switching a KVM switch on 2 computers that are powered on problematic?

If I have 2 computers that are running, and I constantly switch back and forth using a KVM switch to switch monitors (and mouse), is that a problem? Can I blow a video card or short circuit anything? ...
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1answer
441 views

Using Wireless for Internet & Gigabit LAN for NAS?

As my homeplugs are faulty, I have sent them back and while I wait for them to be repaired and sent back to me, I am currently running on Wireless on both of my laptops (MacBook Pro and HP Envy 17). ...
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1answer
595 views

Sharing my iTunes Library with my PC and my Mac

I have both a PC (running Windows 7) and a MacBook Pro (running Snow Leopard). I want to share my iTunes library between them. I have tried this before in the past by putting the library on a NAS and ...
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0answers
897 views

Can't browse windows network from OSX

Here's the situation: I've got a Windows PC (running Win 7) that I want to be able to see from my Mac (running Snow Leopard). I've been through all the tutorials about how to get it working, and I ...
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1answer
561 views

Mac Remote Desktop - XP32 Crashes on Connect

I'm having an issue where my Windows XP (32-bit) box crashes after I connect using the Mac Remote Desktop Client. The sequence of events is as follows: Connect to XP box using Mac Remote Desktop ...
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1answer
566 views

How do I get smooth scrolling on Mac Book Pro running Windows 7?

I have a 13" MBP purchased recently setup on a dual boot configuration of OSX/Win7. Smooth scrolling works when booted into the OSX partition, but not when booted into the windows partition. I am ...
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2answers
577 views

Find and download file(s) using PuTTY

I'm trying to use PuTTY to connect via SSH to a Mac and download some files specified using a find command. The files have spaces in them that may be causing issues and I'm not sure how to specify a ...
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4answers
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Where are my Firefox passwords saved?

In a fear-driven reaction to recent hacking events I thought over my password strategy. The basic question is are my saved passwords in FireFox safe from remote access? I.e. where are they kept, are ...
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1answer
431 views

Bootcamp - Resizing windows 7 partition?

I'm using a Mac Book Pro with Bootcamp to run Windows 7. I have recently ran out of space on my windows partition. I tried using disk utility on my Snow Leopard install disc but it wouldn't let to ...
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1answer
981 views

Can I install Windows 7 on MBP's Expresscard 34 Wintec SSD?

I have broken my issue into several parts hoping to make it easier to understand what I am trying to accomplish as well as what I have tried. Any suggestions / advice would be greatly appreciated !! ...
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1answer
875 views

Samba / Netatalk on the same folder

I have set up a remote netatalk over ssh share for my home network (Mac only) now I want to access the files with a Windows PC. Netatalk gives access to the home folder of the connected user. Now: ...
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1answer
260 views

Disable the caps-lock key under Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable and reassign the caps lock key? Is it possible to totally disable the caps lock key under Windows 7? Or reassign it to be another shift key? I have done ...
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1answer
723 views

Networking Mac and PC - Firewall Issue?

Here's the scenario: Work network - I have a Mac and a PC - OS X is Snow Leopard - Windows 7 I am trying to connect to the PC from the Mac. IT ONLY works if I turn off the firewall in Windows. I ...
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2answers
354 views

Pinging a Windows 7 from a Mac, what firewall rules apply?

I have a Mac PC and a Windows PC on the same network. If I turn the firewall off on the Windows PC the Mac can ping it, if I turn it on, the Mac cannot. I've checked every individual option in the ...
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1answer
80 views

USB drive dead after stopping copying process on Snow Leopard Server

I was copying to a flash drive from our Snow Leopard server when I stopped the copying process half way through. The device then disappeared from the Desktop. So I unplugged it and plugged it right ...
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2answers
752 views

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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1answer
1k views

Missing startup screens and slow bootup/login after using WinClone to expand Bootcamp partition

I used WinClone to backup my Bootcamp partition, which was a Windows 7 Ultimate install, on my late 2006 Macbook Pro. I desired to expand the Bootcamp partition's size. It worked reasonably well ...
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1answer
1k views

Error trying to run VirtualBox - OSX guest on Windows 7 64bit host

I have just started using VirtualBox on a 64bit version of Windows 7. So far it has been running a Ubuntu for a few weeks with no problems. Today I tried to get OSX to work. I created a virtual ...
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0answers
845 views

Connecting Windows 7 to a Snow Leopard 10.6.5 shared folder

I'm trying to connect from a Windows 7 computer to a Snow Leopard 10.6.5 without find a way to do it. I easily access to my shared folders in Windows from Snow Leopard but I can't do viceversa. In ...
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2answers
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How can I connect a Windows 7 and MacbookPro together on network to share files?

I have a Windows 7 and MacbookPro (SnowLeopard 2.6.4) connected on my home router. How can I connect them over the network so I can easily share files?
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1answer
1k views

Running OSX in VirtualBox on a Bootcamped Mac pro with Win7

I have bootcamped my Mac Pro with Windows 7 64-bit. I'd like to be able to run OSX in a a VM via VirtualBox. I tried following the steps listed here: ...
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0answers
145 views

How to manual re-partition OS X drive to install Windows 7

There are 2 500GB hard drives. Can I only install Windows 7 on the startup disk? Or can I make the other one 'Master Boot Record'? What format should be chosen?
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0answers
826 views

How to install ISO format windows 7 on Mac Mini with boot camp

I learned how to install/upgrade snow leopard without a install CD here. I was wondering if there's any way that I can install Windows 7 on Mac Mini without install CD. Say if the Windows 7 is in .iso ...
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2answers
479 views

OS X resets Perferred Startup OS / Partition

So I bought a MacBook Pro and because I prefer it, and need it I have Windows 7(x64) installed using BootCamp. My problem is that on the rare occasions that I boot into OS X it changed OS X to be the ...
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2answers
97 views

Working on Mac OS from Windows

I have a PC with Windows 7 installed - my colleague has a Mac Mini with Snow Leopard. I know that I can use VNC to access to his OS but only to the active session. I want to keep my friend working in ...
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3answers
319 views

Backup Macbook Pro

Is there any single software (or at least two) to backup Snow Leopard and Windows 7 on a single Macbook Pro?
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1answer
927 views

Acronis to backup/restore Macbook Pro

I have Macbook Pro with SL and Bootcamped Windows7 installed as dual boot. I wonder if anyone used Acronis True Image Home or other products to have a backup of all disk, including SL and Windows7 ...
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2answers
1k views

How to change windows key bindings to look like mac osX?

Im very used to mac, I use it at work, and when I get home I aways get lost with the keys shortcuts on windows... is there some way to remap those shortcuts in windows 7? To feel like in macos?
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1answer
617 views

Flash Drive refuses to be bootable

Hi I have used my Corsair Flash Voyager GT 16GB as a boot drive many times, bur recently it has refused to want to boot any OS, It just displays this blinking hyphen.
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2answers
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Snow Leopard 10.6.3 guest install hangs for Virtual Box 3.2.8 on Windows 7 64 bit [closed]

I'm having trouble installing Snow Leopard for VirtualBox. I start it up and I get a black screen with a bunch of gibberish. Then it goes to a grey screen with the Apple pinwheel and just hangs. I've ...
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2answers
952 views

What is the purpose of the hidden files from OS X on my FAT32 external drive (only viewable in Windows)

I have a LaCie external hard drive that I'm using on both Windows 7 and on Mac OS X. I've noticed that when I create files on the drive while it's plugged into my Mac, when I bring it back into ...
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1answer
1k views

Can I move Windows to Bootcamp from Parallels?

Lately I'm playing with Windows Phone 7 development, but I was in assumption that all development tool works well on Mac (Windows on Parallels) and later I found out that emulator doesn't work VMs!! ...
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2answers
213 views

How to easily switch between Windows 7 and OS X in Boot Camp

I am currently running bootcamp on SnowLeopard OS X with Windows 7. At present, when I want to switch to Windows 7 from SnowLeopard I have to restart and hold down the option key, only then am I ...
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1answer
133 views

Boot a bootcamp Windows 7 install from Snow Leopard?

Is there a way to boot a Windows 7 install on BootCamp from a Mac OS X Snow Leopard install. I hear that you can boot from Parrallels and VMware fusion.b
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1answer
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How to set up VPN connection? Virtual Box 3.1.4 installed. Host - Snow Leopard(Mac) Guest - Windows 7 (32-bit)

I have Virtual Box 3.1.4 installed. Host - Snow Leopard(Mac) Guest - Windows 7 (32-bit). I have installed Windows on my MAC because I need it for work. I cannot establish VPN connection (using NAT). I ...
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2answers
523 views

How to spy on a Mac from a PC

I have a desktop running Windows 7 and a Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard. If someone is using my Macbook Pro, and from my Windows 7 machine I want to see what they see on their screen, is there a ...
2
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2answers
707 views

How can I get Snow Leopard to recognize my third partition?

I installed Snow Leopard on my Macbook Pro. I then installed Windows 7 in a Boot Camp partition. Then using Windows 7's disk management console, I resized my Windows 7partition and created a 3rd NTFS ...
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1answer
2k views

Resizing Windows 7 bootcamp partition

I've installed Windows 7 on my Mac using bootcamp but stupidly only allocated it 25gb which isn't enough once I've installed Visual Studio and other stuff. I was able to shrink the Mac partition ...
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1answer
524 views

can i share itunes db between windows 7 and osx on the same computer?

i have itunes installed on apple snow. can i use that same music location for my itunes in windows 7 that's on the same computer? i can read hfs partitions on my windows 7. i want to be able to add ...
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1answer
2k views

Can Snow Leopard be run inside Windows 7 using VMware? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How to run Mac OS X within Windows Virtual PC? Can a PC running Windows 7 with VMware, run Snow Leopard in a VMware virtual machine? Has it been done before?
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4answers
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Strange problems after Windows 7 installation with Boot Camp on iMac

So, I thought give Windows 7 a shot on my iMac 20" running Snow Leopard. Installation went well, it is running without any problems. After the installation, some very strange problems occur: When I ...
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6answers
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How can I connect a Snow Leopard computer to a Windows 7 homegroup?

Is there any way to connect to a Windows 7 homegroup from a Mac running Snow Leopard? The computers show up in my Finder on the left side as PCs, but when I try to connect I don't see anything. Any ...
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4answers
769 views

Will Windows 7 work with Bootcamp?

Will Windows 7 (Home Premium) work with Bootcamp on my iMac 24" Late 2008 (Snow Leopard 10.6.1) successfully?