Apple :: Installing OSX Update

Sep 11, 2009

I got this message: You cannot install Mac OS X Update on this volume. This volume does not meet the requirements for this update.

It's a brand new Unibody Macbook how could it not work?

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Acer :: Before Installing A Core 2 Duo CPU, Do I Have To Update BIOS?

Jul 9, 2009

I am using a BIOS version since 02/02/2007 (of Phoenix). Before installing a Core 2 Duo CPU, do I have to update BIOS?

I have a notebook with a Core Duo 1.73 Ghz, chipset 945gm (heard from other member that it has Napa Platform).

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HP G7 Lockups :: BSOD After Installing Norton Update

Aug 15, 2014

Laptop experienced random and very frequent BSODs after an automatic Norton update. Tried everything but only removing Norton stopped the problem. Removed Norton several months ago without even one recurrence of the problem so reasonably certain the cause was the Norton. Myy question is what antivirus program is known to run reliably on the HP g7? Currently don't have one installed because I don't know wht will run.

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Lenovo P/Y/Z Series :: After Installing Windows 8.1 Update Can't Get Sound To Work On TV

Nov 28, 2013

After installing the windows 8.1 update i can't get the sound to work on my tv. When i connect me laptop to the tv by a HDMI cable the sound doesn't work. The playback option is already set to 'realtek  digital output' and i installed the latest drivers.
When i check my device manager i see that the high definition audio has got a exclamation mark on it,

but when i try to install de latest drivers trough the device manager it says that the latest drivers are already istalled.
Well i just don't no a sollution for this problem, and it would be nice to watch movies with sound on my tv again

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Apple :: Installing Ram On Mac

Jan 22, 2009

I have a Macbook with a 1gb Ram and I would like to install a new 2gb can I do that?

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Apple :: Installing Windows

Mar 14, 2009

I used boot camp a few days ago without having my vista ultimate yet and I partitioned the hardrive in half then this morning I tried installing windows as said in this forum as to use the assistant in boot camp and I got to the part where it said where would you like to install the OS, they gave 4 different options and only one would have been enough space to put a partition so I figured I could delete the other partitions and see but now it left me with only 1 full HD , the other problem with this is the CD won't eject and keeps wanting to install the windows on the full partition , anyone know how to eject the cd any commands ? so maybe I could boot back to OSX

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Apple :: Installing An Intel SSD

Dec 3, 2009

I'm planning on installing an Intel X25-M G2 in my UMBP. Do you guys have any before/after installation tips? Also, the company I purchased the drive from has a very limited return policy, so I want to push the SSD to its limits within the first week. What tasks should I perform? Any signs I should look for indicating a bad drive?

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Apple :: Installing OS X On New Hard Drive

Jan 11, 2009

My Macbook is coming in tomorrow, but I've already got a new hard drive that I'm planning to install on it. How do I install the OS onto the new drive? Do I just assemble the new drive in and put the CD that comes with the Macbook in and it'll do everything for me?

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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 :: Error While Installing Traktor

May 20, 2010

i get this error while installing Traktor, i tried fixing permissions and verifying disk in disk utility , any1 got any idea how could i fix this problem and install traktor, N.B. i tried downloading it again

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Apple :: Installing Windows 7 On Macbook Pro

Aug 27, 2009

Got my macbook earlier on this week, but i want to install windows so i can use it via bootcamp for when i need windows. how easy it is to do.

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Apple :: Replaced HD Ibook G4 - On Installing OS X

Jan 18, 2009

I just replaced a failed hard drive on someone's iBook G4 and am now trying to install the operating system. I have the two CD's called "iBook G4 software install and restore." Using them, things go fine until it is time to "select a destination volume," where it doesn't show any volume to select. Running the apple hardware test off the cd shows that it detects the new hard drive, which is OK, and all the other hardware is OK too. So, what to check next? New hard drive is a seagate momentus 5400.3 ST9120822A.

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Apple :: Installing Windows On A Macbook A

Jan 4, 2009

I'm interested in the 13.3" but I'm used to using Windows. How does it fare with XP? Vista?

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Apple :: Macboook - Installing Vista On Bootcamp

Jan 2, 2009

I am installing the oem version of vista home premium 64 bit on my brand new macbook pro. I use bootcamp assistant to create a 60gig partition, insert my vista cd to start the install, use advanced options to let vista convert format to ntfs.

I followed the steps/guide exactly and everything goes fine. The system goes through installation but when does its first reboot and comes back to the install screen it errors on the step that says completing installation. It remains on the completing installation step for a few minutes and then an error comes up the says "Windows cannot configure one or more system components. To install windows restart the computer and restart the installation."

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Apple :: Installing Windows 7 Beta On Am Using Virtual Box

Jun 6, 2009

after i do install the windows 7 rc i plan on giving my mother this macbook in mid july. I plan on doing a full system restore. bAsically whipe out the entire HD and reinstall os x. If i do this will it wipe out my w7rc? i would like her to have a good amount of HD space and dont want the RC on here at all when i do it.

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Apple :: Installing A SSD In A Macbook And Doing A Clean Install

Apr 12, 2009

about installing a SSD drive in a Mac but I have a couple of questions.

Is a clean install really nessasary? I know Windows computers come with lots of bloatware but do Macs?

Do I have to install drivers?

Do SSD's and Mac's play nice together?

For someone with average computer abilties is replacing the hard drive doable?

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Apple :: Disk Boot Error When Installing XP

Jan 29, 2009

I have this problem. I had the x64 version of Vista running on my Macbook Pro and I just started to hate all the stuttering because of the wireless driver (which nobody can resolve), so I decided to put back my good-old trusty XP Pro 32bit. (I still have that CD all dusted somewhere around here).

So I wiped my Boot Camp partition, made another one (with the Assistant), and put in the XP CD, the computer restarted, it loaded up Windows Setup, copied all the files (in text mode) and then when the computer restarts and boots off the new partition, I get the:

"Disk Boot Error,
Press any key to restart..."

And of course the system freezes. I have to hold down the power button and shut down my Mac.

Now as far as I can figure this out, I think something messed with my mbr or something, because this only happens with the XP disc. Vista would want to install just fine and dandy.............

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Apple :: Installing XP With ACPI Uniprocessor Driver

May 3, 2009

I have 3 old games that run super fast in XP, and I've read that a common fix seems to be running in Uniprocessor mode. XP only installs the ACPI Multiprocessor driver, and I can't change it. I can only select ACPI Multiprocessor, or Standard PC, and when I changed it to Standard PC I lost my keyboard and mouse (and subsequently had to reinstall XP).

Is there any way to either tell Bootcamp to disable one core, or to install XP with the Uniprocessor driver?

I'm running the early 2009 white macbook, and XP Home SP3.

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Apple :: Macbook Pro 15 - Installing Vista X64 In Boot Camp

Jan 7, 2009

I have a new unibody Macbook Pro 15 inch and after playing with it for a month and having XP in parallel only, I decided to install Vista Ultimate through boot camp so that I'll be able to play games on my macbook. Now here's the problem...

After I load up the boot camp assistant and I proceed to install Windows, the laptop restarts and goes to the Vista installation screen. I set up the region codes and language that I prefer and I hit next. Now, I finally hit the big "Install Now" button in the middle. After clicking on this button though, I hit my error:

Required cd/dvd drive device driver is missing.

My dvd drive is the Matsua DVD-R UJ-868
My IDE controller is the 82801BA Ultra ATA Storage Controller 244B

Also, no, I do not have an external DVD drive and so loading up another CD with the drivers is out of the question.

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Apple :: New Hard Drive - How To Go About Installing The Operating System

Jun 10, 2009

I have to swap out the current hard drive on my old Power Mac G5 because it's become unreadable. I've decided on the hard drive to replace it, but I have no idea how to go about installing the operating system. Moreover, my Power Mac G5 came with 10.3.5 Tiger, so is it safe to upgrade to Leopard even if I have older components?

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Apple :: Installing Penryn MBP Top Case On Santa Rosa MBP

Jan 28, 2010

i got my santa rosa MBP not too long ago (i bought it second hand). i am extremely happy with the machine as it is a 2.4ghz c2d with 160g hdd at 5400rpm and 8600gt 256mg gpu. i know this has been discussed many times, so i have been reading about the multi touch trackpad and was a bit bummed that i didnt get the newer 2008 penryn model instead. 2 days ago i was thiking about replacing the SR MBP top case with a penryn MBP top case and have the multi touch, 4 finger gesture ability on my SR MBP. therefore i started googling to see of people have actually done conversions and worked..fortunately, i found a member on this forum and confirmed that it actually works...but unfortunately there was not guide for this operation. I would really want to hear from those that has performed such replacement operation and perhaps give me some tips and what i may need to watch out for. in addition to that, does anybody know of a guide for this replacement? would the penryn top case keyboard and trackpad connections fit the SR MBP? any modifications needed?

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Apple :: New Hard Drive - Preparation/softwares To Get Before Installing

Apr 13, 2010

I just got a new 640GB hard drive, and plan to install OS X, Windows XP, and Ubuntu on it. I would like some guides and recommendations on which operating system to stalled first, and what other preparation/softwares I need to get before installing.

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Apple :: Installing Snow Leopard - Screen Is Off But The Disc Is Still Spinning

Aug 28, 2009

I popped in the disc and selected Install. Well it starts installing and I go downstairs for about 15. When I come back up, the screen is off but the disc is still spinning. It's been going on like this for about 20 minutes now.

Is the screen suppose to go blank while installation occurs?

This is installing on a fresh new Macbook pro 13.

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Apple :: Shutdown Time Increased Since Installing VMware Fusion

Jan 30, 2009

Normally when I shut power off my MacBook Pro, it takes about 4-5 seconds and then its off. Since I installed VMware Fusion yesterday, it takes about 1 minute to power off. What is going on? I read somewhere that when you quit a virtual machine you need to choose "kill all" to stop any background processes. How do I do this or is this just normal.

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Apple :: Why Can't I Access My Time Machine Backups After Installing Snow Leopard

Dec 27, 2009

I just installed a clean copy of Snow Leopard but now I don't have permission to access my Time Machine backups, the drive itself shows all the dates of the backups like this:[url]

But say when I try to open any given folders inside the backup it says I don't have permission to do so: [url]

When I enter Time Machine it shows the folders as empty with the red no access icon on desired folders.

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Dell :: Installing Of Windows Vista After Installing Woindows Xp On Studio 1435 Laptop

Jan 13, 2009

I have brought a new dell studio 1435 laptop and they provided me with default windows vista home premiun OS.

I have installed windows XP professional OS after changing the BIOS settings for onboard devices (In BIOS:

Onboard Devices -> Flash Cache Module -> Set Off
Onboard Devices -> SATA Operation -> Set ATA)

Can i will be able to install the windows vista OS after installing windows Xp with the same BIOS settings for onboard devices (In BIOS:
Onboard Devices -> Flash Cache Module -> Set Off
Onboard Devices -> SATA Operation -> Set ATA)

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Apple :: Possible Macbook Pro Update

Sep 6, 2009

In this article it states that the Macbook pro will receive a massive update with a new CPU and GPU. Is this true? What are your thoughts and opinions?

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Apple :: Macbook - Update My Ram From 2gb To 4gb

Aug 15, 2009

bought a new macbook pro 13.3in one with the basic specs, 2.26ghz, and 2gb ram. I am thinking of updating the ram to 4gb, and wanted advice to where to get one? i found many but dont know if there are anything specific for mac, and specific for this one. my computer says its 2gb 1067mhz ddr3.

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Apple :: MBP Did Software Update

Jun 14, 2009

I have a 3 year-old MBP 15" 2.4, 4gbram and I have not liked it from day one but I ran into some problems. Applecare has no idea what I should do so I am going to see what the experts say.

I downloaded and installed a firmware critical update for the fan functioning. It was for OS Tiger

Now my fans I never hear come on and the bottom near or above the battery and the top above the keyboard get hot. I would say hot because I touch it and it is amazing something does not burn. I would definitely think plastic if left there for a while it would start to bend.

I know the downloads are on apple/support but I will just damage it more. has anybody heard of this, did anybody download this update? It said what it was before it started downloaded it.

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Apple :: Temperature Went Up - Update

May 11, 2009

it is indeed handy to have coolbook on the menu bar and it shows that at the time when temperature went up to 80~90; the cpu was running at full speed.

at the task i was running where i underclock down to even 800mhz things were fine, but it just shot up to 2.5k ghz for no reason.

and after locking at the range of 800-1600, the temperature did indeed dropped to a more desirable temperature of 60 but still sticked to the upper limit at 1600 w/out reason.

all temperatures stated are Celsius.
there weren't any cpu intensive tasks running either; once again, i turned off everything after seeing the temperature went up.
since it has nothing to do with the GPU(every unibody mac user love to say this, but no, not the gpu this time.

for those who didn't know what happened prior; my macbook pro loves heat and more so reaching 80~90 w/out reason. venting is clean enough there is no visible dust gathered, it had been used with a cooler at home so it wouldn't be the entrapment from desktop material either.

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