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The fastest way is to use Bootchamp. It adds an option in the Mac menu bar where you can just click and choose "Restart in Windows". Q.E.D.


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In Boot Camp under Windows (XP or 7), the following works: Shift+Fn+F11: Print Screen Alt+Shift+Fn+F11: Print Active Window For more 'missing keys', see the following Apple Support page: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1220


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Edit: After a few days of using the method I originally posted, I discovered that the RealTimeIsUniversal flag, as an unmaintained leftover from Windows NT, is actually pretty flaky and impractical in general. Every so often, at seemingly random intervals, the Windows clock would revert from UTC to local time, which was extremely annoying (and resulted in a ...


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If I were you, I won't bother installing windows without boot camp, since it is painfully unnecessary if you do so. You'll be losing something like one hour and 10GB of harddisk space if you install (restore) OSX and install bootcamp, but you'll save lots of time since bootcamp will do the EFI booting configurating, partitions creating and shrinking, ...


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Through Disk Utility you can restore the Windows 7 ISO onto the flash drive. When you hold option at startup to access the boot options the disc will appear. Note: When you do the restore through Disk Utlity make sure your flash drive is partitioned correctly. It needs to be partitioned as Mac OS X journaled (HFS+) - this will enable the GUID partition ...


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I've tried using the Boot Camp drivers, but it was in the Mac .dmg format and I couldn't open the package. When I finally got around to opening it, all I could do was install the entire Boot Camp package -- which I didn't want to do considering it might overwrite drivers and make a royal mess. All I wanted was keyboard and the only thing I ended up with ...


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You can run Linux on a Mac as described on a wide variety of sites in a dual/single boot environment. My preference is running Linux guests in VMware Fusion or VirtualBox, for software testing purposes. However, and I don't want to try and talk you out of this too much - nor do I want to incite an OS battle, I wouldn't bother. I'm a long time Linux user ...


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Alternatively: $ sudo bless -mount "/Volumes/BOOTCAMP" -legacy -setBoot -nextonly;sudo shutdown -r now (Edit: 10.9 requires sudo for shutdown, but this can also be used on previous versions.)


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With Lion, Apple has added an option to BootCamp that will create a bootable USB Windows 7 install disk, this option is only enabled in Mac models which don't have an optical drive. To enable this option just follow this guide.


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It might be that your Windows partition is just fine, but it's your Protective Master Boot Record that's screwed up. Macs use the more modern GUID Partition Table (GPT) format to define where each of the partitions are, but for Boot Camp booting into Windows, you need a fake version of a traditional Master Boot Record (MBR) on the drive. Apple's Boot Camp ...


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This is a feature supported by VMWare Fusion and Parallels, however VirtualBox does not support it at this point in time, most likely because they are using the same codebase cross platform. I am not aware of future plans to include this. The only alternative is to create a Virtual Machine from the Bootcamp partition and then remove Bootcamp if you don't ...


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I was having a similar problem, the first time I got the same MBR error, rebooted and started getting a generic error to check the install logs. What fixed this for me was to format the partition using diskpart, opened a command prompt on the "select partition screen" and formatted the partition. I formatted it on NTFS and after that it allowed me to select ...


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For the needs described in the article, I'd probably go with VMware Fusion. It does a really nice job of bringing Mac and Windows together, especially with the "Unity View" feature. (Granted, I haven't tried Parallels or VirtualBox, but I have the impression they're not quite as good in this.) So do evaluate it to see if it fulfills your needs well enough - ...


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Parallels has massive downsides. I would recommend Fusion (if you want to spend the money) or Virtual Box (which I haven't used but have only heard good things about). All three can do the mixing desktops thing (called Coherence Mode in Parallels and Unity View in Fusion). In practice the mode is annoying. Fusion has a great advantage in that the VMs run ...


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Winclone is a free tool that will make and restore images of your Windows drive. (Alt links: Cnet Download, Softonic)


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This is for Vista, but the same rules should apply to 7. http://derekhat.com/install-vista-on-a-macbook-without-bootcamp/


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Create a keyboard shortcut with the built-in snipping tool. Start > Accessories > Snipping Tool > Properties > Shortcut Click in the Shortcut key text box and enter your desired key combination.


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You won't see the text show up but it is booting in the background. So, just do as normal; you should be able to keep hitting F8 so you still get into the menu...


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There's a bootcamp icon inside your control panel, which should allow you to control this setting.


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I would suggest to first install Windows 7 on the new partition as a new installation. Then, within Windows 7, Restore your computer from a system image backup using Control Panel -> Recovery -> Advanced recovery methods -> Use a system image you created earlier to recover your computer, and then follow the steps. If worse comes to worst, you ...


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Go to Control Panel -> System -> Security -> Bootcamp and you can configure the keyboard from there. posted @Claudius's comments as an answer; see here


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You cannot upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. You can only backup your profile (documents and settings), install Windows 7, reinstall applications, and restore your profile. Microsoft has a page specifically for this.


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I've had much luck with Fusion over Parallels. Across many Macs including a various desktop and laptop configurations, my company has all moved to Fusion (much needed since we have Windows users as well). Most of us have a BootCamp setup (best for TF2, Civ4 among other things) and set up other VMs to work with on external drives. Best of both worlds. I ...


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This isn't possible using Apple-approved means (see Apple's knowledge base article). You might be able to do some kind of awkward/clever hardware hack to make it work, though for the life of me I can't find anyone else who has written about it being done successfully. Your Google-fu may be better than mine.


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TLDR: It's not supported, it's even unwanted and the performance is likely to be poor. If you want to safe battery life, I'm not sure switch GPU's is going to make an enormous difference either. So sorry, but I think it's impossible. Here's nVidia's take on the problem: Question Does the Apple Macbook Pro (Late 2008) support NVIDIA's Hybrid SLIĀ® ...


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Run the Boot Camp assistant and it will automatically start the removal process after some prompts. You will need to use something like VMWare Converter to create a VM first if you want to keep the Windows Installation. You can then convert this to a Parallels VM.


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Ctrl+Alt+3. This requires Bootcamp drivers are installed.


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Even if cost is no issue I like Virtualbox because it's cross-platform. You can run your VM's on almost any other machine/OS, not just macs. I have a development VM that I bring with me on a usb drive together with installation files for virtualbox. I can have my personal environment up and running within minutes on almost any computer. I can't compare ...



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