Apple :: Dual Booting

Mar 20, 2009

I am picking up an external HD and will make a complete backup of my system with time machine. I will then install windows XP with bootcamp. I am going to format it as FAT32 so I have the ability to transfer files from mac to windows, but will that have an effect on game performance? I am mainly doing this to play black and white 2 and oblivion. I know oblivion will play well but how well will black and white 2 perform?

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Dell :: Sucessfully Dual Booting XP With Studio XPS 16

Mar 17, 2009

I have found all of the drivers (including HDMI, Modem, etc.) and am succefully duel booting XP Proffesional 32-bit and Vista Home Premium 64-bit.

If anyone would like a guide with links to drivers i'd be happy to make one, btw, i'm using xp right now

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Dell :: XPS M1530... Dual Booting Vista And Windows 7

May 26, 2009

I want to dual boot the new Win 7 RC with the default Windows Vista OS already on the M1530.

My issues lie in not being able to make a 5th partition on the HDD for Win7 to go onto. Is there any way to keep my computer intact the it is and get Win7 on the HDD?

Before I deleted the Media Direct Partition but thats a horrible idea... just wondering if it would be possible without keeping another 2.5" HDD around just to have Win 7 sit on.

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Acer :: Guide To Dual Booting Windows And Ubuntu

Mar 16, 2009

how to guide for dual tri or quad boot linux with xp vista or 7 or all 3

Ubuntu is available as a "live" CD, which means that you can use it directly from the CD without installing it. But running an operating system from a CD is slow, to see what Ubuntu can do running at full speed, you need to install it to your hard disk.

The ideal situation would be to install Ubuntu on it's own separate hard disk, but most people don't have two hard drives in their computer, and most people are not prepared to give up Windows. Therefore they have to install Ubuntu along-side Windows on the same hard disk in a dual-boot configuration.

Configuring a dual-boot system involves partitioning your hard disk to make space for Ubuntu. When your computer first starts, it reads information on the first sector of the hard drive which tells it where to find the "boot loader". The boot loader is a file with information about the installed operating systems and how to start them.

The boot loader for Windows is a file named "boot.ini". The boot loader for a Linux system (like Ubuntu) is GRUB (Grand Unified Boot Loader). When you install Ubuntu in a dual-boot system, it redirects the system to use GRUB. When you first start your system, GRUB presents a list of options, including starting Ubuntu or starting Windows. So you'll still be able to use your Windows operating system.

To install Ubuntu, start it with the live CD. To use the live CD, your computer's BIOS must be configured to boot from the CD drive. It's probably already configured that way, but if not, when your computer first starts watch for a message telling you which key to press to access the BIOS setup. Most computers use the F2, F1, Esc, or Del key.........

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Acer :: Dual Booting XP/Vista On Aspire 6930

Dec 15, 2008

A work mate of mine wants me to add XP to his Aspire before he goes overseas for work purposes.

Will i need to slipstream SATA drivers for this model? I have an XP sp3 disc.

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HP G6-2235us OS/Software :: Dual Booting With Windows 8 And 7 Pro In Notebook

Jan 22, 2009

I have a G6 - 2235us Notebook 64 bit  that came with Windows 8.0  installed.I would like to install Windows 7 Pro and make it dual book with Windows 8.0 with 7 as the default to start.

How to proceed and also the drivers, etc I would need to download.

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Nov 12, 2014

where I can get 32 bit Windows Vista drivers for WLAN on the Acer Aspire V 11 Touch? Can dual boot the software but cannot connect to the internet on Vista.

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Nov 2, 2014

I have a y410p with windows 8 on it. I recently installed a debian based linux alongside windows so I can dual boot them.This required me to also add Grub to the the disk. But grub was in legacy mode and i had problems booting up win8. So, I used boot-repair to try to fix it, but it seems to have gotten worse.

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Apple :: MBP Not Booting After Installing 3g Device

Nov 26, 2009

I installed oranges 3G modem and now my mbp does not boot! it freezes after showing the "gray screen"! I tried bootcamp and it works. resting pram didn't help and I have no backup! So what options do I have?I can try to reformat, but I have some important things on it...

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Apple :: MBP- Dual Monitor

Jun 18, 2009

I have my MBP setup with an external monitor and everything is fine except that when I'm using two programs, the toolbar (very top bar on the screen) doesn't move.

I know that I can go to display preferences and select which screen has the bar but what I'd like to do is have say Photoshop on one screen with its bar and InDesign on the other with its own bar. Is this not possible?

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Apple :: Windows Stopped Booting On Bootcamp

May 9, 2009

I was on vista bootcamp and Loading a page on this site and listening to the music at the same time. My computer froze. I hard shut it down and restarted to my mac os x to set the fans to max. Now when i'm im booting to windows through bootcamp, I goes past the first blinking cursor at the top and before showing the cursor a second time, it stops on a black screen and continues booting up. It doesn't go past the black screen. I hard shut it down and went to parallels to try to boot it. It boots up fine on parallels! Now what happened? Is it something to do with my bootcamp manager? I don't want to re format my windows again.

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Apple :: Triple Booting - OSx - Ubuntu And Vista

Jan 5, 2009

direction of a good guide that will allow for triple booting.

Yes I use Ubuntu in VM ware but would like to try it natively on a MBP.

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Apple :: Missing Boot Files And Booting From A CD

Jun 7, 2009

So I got the blinking folder with a question mark when the macbook tries to boot up. A quick google search said something about missing boot files and booting from a CD.

The macbook wasn't bought new from Apple and I don't have the install CD that came with it. Can I use the install CD from another macbook? If so, is there a stipulation as to which version of OS X install CD I can use?

I can't and don't remember what version of OS X I have on the computer that is having problems. Is there a way to find out?

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Apple :: How Stabilize Dual Os On Macbook

Jan 3, 2009

how to do dual os from macbook, lets say OSX and XP both os run at the same time, what software do i need? is it true that if i do dual os the XP just can use like 32Gib of hard drive ? how stabilize dual os on macbook ?

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Apple :: MBP Unibody -Dual Screen

Jan 27, 2010

I just want to be able to have two screens (1 monitor, the other my MBP screen) going at the same time and all that good stuff...

What I am looking for, if someone is willing, is for a specific list of hardware and software that I will need to do this (if possible). And in case it matters, no I do not have Windows installed via Boot Camp or anything like that.

The sites I have been looking at today are somewhat confusing even when it comes to what hardware to buy. I am in no way new to computers, so I have a general understanding of the components, but I just really need someone who has done this or knows how to do this, to basically just list everything I need.

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Apple :: How I Dual Booted Mac Os X And Windows 7

Jan 20, 2009

all my uni friends were boasting about the new windows 7 beta. I Thought i would give it a try. Here's what i did and what you could do i you wanted to do the same as me:

- download windows 7 beta from the windows website. The iso file should be downloaded to your desktop. Leave it there.

- On your mac os x, go to applications -> utilities -> disk utility. select the iso file on the desktop and press burn, if a window appears, select the iso file in it.

- after it has burned, go to your bootcamp utility and create a partition for your windows. i chose 50gb for my windows.

- then, with the burned cd still in the dvd drive, select start installation.

- Your laptop will restart and it will boot diractly to your windows installer.

- select your language and press next. You should be presented with the select partition page........................

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Apple :: Macbooks And Dual Monitor

Jul 21, 2009

I'm thinking of purchasing a new macbook with the mini display port and upon research I have gotten reall confused about cables that go into it.

The one I am looking at is the cheaper mini display to dvi-d, from what I have gathered it does not support a res higher than 1920x1200 and will not support a dvi to vga port, but what I am really worried about is will it support a dual monitor set up (one screen the laptop screen and a standard other screen that does not have a higher resolution.

So will I be fine with that port of do I have to buy the really expensive one to do so all these reviews have me really confused.

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Apple :: Mac - Dual Boot Program

Apr 10, 2010

I dont own a mac but and thinking about getting one and i have a few questions. first off im not a fan of OSX so i would like to use win7, so how much will it cost for me to dualboot (cost of dual boot program plus win7 plus any other software i need free or not free)? also i know you can get 5-6hours on OSX (so ive been told, correct me if im wrong) how long of a battery life would i get with win7?

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Apple :: Long Load Time For Win7 - When Booting

Sep 28, 2009

If anyone experiencing long load times when booting up Windows 7? It takes considerably longer for me to boot Win7 than SL...

When Win7 boots, whether it be a cold boot or reboot, ill find myself hanging at a blank/black screen with nothing other than a blinking underscore in the top left corner for what seems like a minute, then it'll go to the normal "Starting Windows..." screen from there. Is a format/reinstall in order?

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HP/Compaq :: Dual 3870s, Dual Screened, Quad Core 17in Voodoo

Jan 2, 2009

It sure does look like that Clevo 18in revealed sometime ago.

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Under the hood of the 17.1-inch Firefly we found a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Core CPU, 4GB of RAM, a pair of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 GPUs running in CrossFire mode, and a 7,200 rpm 250GB hard drive. The Firefly spec sheet said the machine is capable of overclocking, but we didnt touch the BIOS.

And a MultiTouch trackpad, Backlit keyboard (with m15x-esque customizable colours), Creative X-Fi audio and a Dual Hinge like the HDX 20.

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Apple :: Dual External Monitor Support On New MBP's

Jun 22, 2009

Is it possible to hook up two external monitors with the new MBP?

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Apple :: Dual Boot Ubuntu With MacBook

Apr 30, 2009

Im having problems trying to find a decent guide on how to do this,(Most of them are outdated and what not) but I want to have the ability to use Ubuntu and OSX.

I currently have Ubuntu in Virtual Box, but I would like for my whole system to be able to switch from OSX and Ubuntu and boot or w/e.

Also, I have Ubuntu saved on my external HD iso file. So will I need to actually burn it to disk?

I also read that you can use bootcamp to do this.

So whats the easiest way to do this without having to reinstall osx(if I really dont have to)

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Apple :: MBP - How To Switch Vid Cards While In Dual Boot

Jun 11, 2009

On the new MBP's, if you are running dual boot XP, what video core is the MBP using? The 9400 or 9600? Is there a way to swap while in XP?

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Apple :: New 17" MBP - & Dual Link DVI Adapter - WTF

Jan 26, 2009

I plunk down almost 3 grand for the new MBP and yet we still have to shell out another 100 clams for this DVI adapter in order to use the MBP on my 30" LCD?

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Apple :: MBP - Dual Monitor Running Bootcamp

Oct 19, 2009

I'm running Windows XP (32 bit) on Bootcamp on my 2008 MBP with nvidia 8600m GT graphichs card. I cannot select my external monitor to be the primary monitor because it's grayed-out (I can't select it where it says 'use this monitor as my primary monitor').

I just went onto nvidia's website and downloaded the latest drivers and installed them. No difference. Anyone know how I can achieve this?

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HP/Compaq :: Dual 3870, Dual Screened And Quad-Core Packing Voodoo Laptop Hands On

Jan 2, 2009

It sure does look like that Clevo 18in revealed sometime ago. This is not an OCZ Whitebook rebrand.

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Under the hood of the 17.1-inch Firefly we found a 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Core CPU, 4GB of RAM, a pair of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 GPUs running in CrossFire mode, and a 7,200 rpm 250GB hard drive. The Firefly spec sheet said the machine is capable of overclocking, but we didnt touch the BIOS.

And a MultiTouch trackpad, Backlit keyboard (with m15x-esque customizable colours), Creative X-Fi audio and a Dual Hinge like the HDX 20.

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Lenovo ThinkPad W Series :: W540 - Dual Monitor Display Resolution With DVI-D Dual Link Cable

May 18, 2014

I have recently purchased a W540 and connected to my Dell u3011 30" monitor. I used the Dual Link DVI-D cable that came with the monitor and plugged it into my Ultra Dock. The maximum resolution i can get is 1920x1080? When i change over to a Display port cable i can achieve the full 2560 x 1600 resolution? Is there something i need to do in addition to achieve the full 2560x1600 resolution with the DVI-D dual link cable? I want to be able to connect 2 laptops to the one monitor and only have 1 display port input so i need to be able to use the DVI cable on the 2nd machine while still achieving 2560x1600 resolution.

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Dell :: Dual Screens, Dual Desktop Backgrounds

Feb 26, 2008

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Apple :: What Are Mini Display Port To Dual-link Dvi Options

May 10, 2010

I have a 13.3" MBP and a HP LP3065 monitor. At times, I would like to use the monitor for more real estate. I know there is the Apple mini display port to dual-link dvi adapter. Are there any other options that I will be able to use my monitor at 2560x1600 resolution with the MBP?

The reviews for the apple adapter suck and basically all of them have flickering issues. I would hate to buy it, return it, and waste my time on something I know that has a great chance of failure.

I also have Logitech Z-5500 speakers that I would like to use with my Macbook. Would a toslink to mini-toslink cable work?

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Dell :: Booting

Sep 12, 2009

I had bought a lap with 500 GB hard drive 2 days back. now its not booting properly showing a window

" Window failed to start a recent hardware or software chage might be the cause Select from below

1. launch startup repair
2. Start Normaly "

in the first case i cannot restore the the factory settings nor the system restore
and when i selsect normaly a blue screen blinks and the system get restarted again

When i tried to setup using windows vista Disk its showing both drives but the main c drive (450 GB ) is shown as unallocated disk and when i created a following text popeup showing " Failed to create new partition on selected unused space "
and only second drive 15 gb is shown active and its is a bakup drive of Dell

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