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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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The SDX file is just a small file containing download information for the Secure Download Manager.. Install the SDM first, and then click on the file to start the download process. Then you'll have your actual program ISO


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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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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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I decided to go with WinClone for my Windows BOOTCAMP partition and TimeMachine for OSX. Booted up recovery partition and restored from TimeMachine, then restored BOOTCAMP partition too.


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Sucks to hear about your graphics controller! You can run Windows 7 using the default Microsoft Standard VGA driver. Here's how to rip out the discrete graphics controller: F8-Boot Windows 7 and choose safe mode. Go to Device Manager and double-click your display driver (ATI or nVidia depending on your Mac. Choose the Driver tab and hit update Driver. Hit ...


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If re-syncing your hybrid MBR with the GPT tables didn't work, please continue reading. I suffered an issue similar to this and I want no one to have to go through what I went through again. It was terrible, and I'm going to try and spare you the misery. This might be a bit off topic, but I really want no one to suffer this again, and I know it's a common ...


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I've got exactly the same problem. Windows partition is created but the USB doesn't appear when holding alt. I can see that partition scheme is on Master Boot Record. But i can't change it because "option" is grey out. How can i change that ? Thanks



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