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Bootcamp (free from Apple) gives you the ability to boot your system into Windows, which is installed on a separate disk partition from OS X. OS X functions are not available while Windows is running. Parallels ($), VMWare Fusion ($), and VirtualBox (free) are virtual machine managers, which allow you to create a Windows (or other O/S) system that runs ...


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It turns out, Windows 8.1 is not currently compatible with the latest Intel HD 5000 drivers! I probably should have mentioned that fact. I was able to fix the issue completely by installing the beta drivers for Windows 8.1, more information here: http://techau.com.au/intel-hd-5000-driver-issues-with-windows-8-1/. I then downloaded the drivers from here: ...


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I had not activated my copy of Windows, and the evaluation had expired. This was causing the computer to shut down (without any kind of message except in the logs..) Activating Windows solved this problem.


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I also was looking for solution to this issue and find it by understand the roots of problem. Bootcamp utility creates hybrid-MBR table and this prevents Windows 8 to be installed. Now when Win 8 installer have EFI boot mode, we actually don't need Bootcamp utility at all. I removed Bootcamp partition with Bootcamp utility - this reverts partition table to ...


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The startup chime always plays through the internal speakers, even on desktop models. This is a feature of the firmware and can't be helped. But you can mitigate it. Macs remember the different volume levels for the internal speakers vs. the headphone jack, and it saves this information to the PRAM. So all you have to do is unplug your headphones (that's ...


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Are you aware that you can boot a full operating system, nativeley, from within a VHD (virtual hard disk)? This is fully supported by Microsoft, and allows you to reboot any Windows 7 or 8 machine using the VHD file as though it was your boot disk. Microsoft encourages this method for using their trial downloads - meaning you can now reboot and try out ...


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To resolve this issue: Head to the: Control Panel's Performance Information Tools Adjust Visual Effects Choose: "Adjust for best appearance" ... problem solved


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Your disk is in a VERY dangerous state! The problem is that you've got a hybrid MBR with an extended partition. This could happen if you used a GPT-unaware tool to edit the partitions. You should first determine whether the GPT or MBR partitions are correct -- or which GPT and which MBR partitions are correct. If the GPT partition definitions are all ...


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You can't disable the automatically installation of drivers for a specific device. But you can choose, that you can choose, what to do, at the device-manager. Follow this tutorial from wiki-how: Search for "Change device" in the Windows 8 Start menu. Click on where it says Change device installation settings. Select the No, let me choose what ...


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After hours of searching the internet, I discovered how to enable virtualization in Boot Camp. Instead of booting into Windows by holding the option key on startup, boot in to OS X. Then go to System Preferences -> Startup Disk and choose your Boot Camp partition. The computer will restart and boot into Windows, with virtualization enabled.


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DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, MODIFY YOUR PARTITIONS ON A DUAL-BOOT WINDOWS/OS X (BOOT CAMP) SYSTEM USING THE STANDARD WINDOWS PARTITIONING TOOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Such setups almost always use a hybrid MBR configuration, which is an ugly and dangerous hack used mainly by Apple for dual-booting purposes. A hybrid MBR is an ...


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To answer your question directly. Yes, you can. Apple has compatibility information here: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht5634 If you where wondering how (which seems like a better question, but anyways), you can follow one of these tutorials: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4211110


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To be honest, it really looks like you formatted your OSX Drive. Before you try repairing anything, I'd start of getting a complete image of the drive, preferrably with dd. Here's a pretty cool guide: Click Once you've done that, you can boot into windows and fire up Testdisk. It's pretty self explanatory and may be able to recover the lost partition. It ...


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It looks like your hybrid MBR has become damaged. You can create a new one with gdisk (see the URL) or with other tools, such as the gptsync utility that comes with rEFIt and rEFInd, if you use one of those boot managers. You may also need to re-install the Windows boot loader -- but do that after you fix the hybrid MBR, and do so only if you still can't ...


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Only if you use something like this StarTech 3.5mm 4 Position Headset Splitter Adapter - Female to Male Windows would need a mic plugged into the mic jack, unless the hardware you're using can tell windows that the input jack you're using is for speakers/headset and microphone. Go to the task bar, and near the clock right click the speaker and click ...


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Find the latest RealTek Sound subsystem drivers (check in your device manager on your Win install) on their website for the version of Windows you are running if available. Install them and see if it will pick up the extra ring. It's a 50/50 shot. It's all still about the jack, Windows drivers never saw fit to support an Apple peripheral just to run under ...


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Once Windows is installed boot into Windows and load either your OSX Install DVD (there is a separate partition that is visible in Windows that contains the drivers), or if it's a newer OS X then it's probably on that support USB. Mac isn't really enterprise friendly and doesn't just dump the drivers files on an ftp repo somewhere, unfortunately.


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That's why there is 64 bit Windows... Best I recall, the 2.32 is what's left of the 4 after Windows itself has sucked up 1.68GB of the 4GB. May have to to with Graphics use of RAM.


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It depends on what goes wrong during the Windows installation. The biggest potential for damaging OS X during the install is if you don't do the reformat step right. When you run Boot Camp Assistant, it gives you the option to print a set of instructions; PRINT THEM, and then follow the instructions carefully. The reason it's tricky is that you want your ...


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Turns out the current version of bootcamp drivers is the cause of this. You can work around this issue by changing the input method to "United States International - Apple"


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The process you detailed seems fine. I did something similar when upgrading my Boot Camp from Windows 7 to Windows 8; I wanted a fresh start so I backed up my data, erased the partition and installed Windows 8. It all went fine: no change to my Mac partition or anything else. As Darius mentioned, make sure that you are copying everything that you need from ...


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You can install Windows 8 manually and avoid Windows' internal setup. May be this solves your problem. I assume you don't have a Windows ToGo or PE ready. I also reckon you can't hook up your desktop's internal drive to your laptop via external case. In this case I will explain how to deploy Windows 8 on your Laptop to a virtual hard drive (VHD) on your ...


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Yes - Paragon Hard Disk Manager 12 Server works like a charm. It moves the entire hard drive contents and resizes (up or down) both the Mac OS and BootCamp (Windows 7) partitions in one go. No issues booting in either OS and no partition SSD alignment issues. You still need to enable trim on the MacOS partition using a third-party utility if you go with a ...


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You can disable the hardware startup chime by changing the firmware variable SystemAudioVolume. To disable the chime execute from the command line sudo nvram SystemAudioVolume="%80". To return the chime to its default state execute sudo nvram -d SystemAudioVolume. More information about the nvram command can be found in its manual pages (man nvram).


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To shed some light on the presence of a Windows selection at Option-startup, Winclone restored the Windows 8.1 image to the new Mac in EFI mode, which writes the boot data to disk0s1, the EFI partition. Deleting a Boot Camp partition in Disk Utility will not remove the boot information from the EFI partition. In cases where Windows will not be restored or ...


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Your best bet for maximum performance would be to install Windows using BootCampand then install and use your software there. VirtualBox should also work, but there might be some performance compromises. The call is completely yours. If you dont want to reboot your Mac to log in to BootCamp, then VirtualBox is the way to go. But if you are ok rebooting to ...


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Go to "Control Panel". Click on the phrase "System and Security". Then "Boot Camp". Click on the "Trackpad" tab. In the "One Finger" area, enable the checkbox next to "Secondary Click". Click OK.



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