I have a Windows XP I want to install, and I'm reading the walkthrough for partitioning my hard drive, but it says that I cant use XP if it doesnt have SP2! I have the XP with SP1a on it. So I cant use that right? Or am I a little off on my thinking here?
I have MacBook Pro (MBP) Unibody (late 2008) with 320GB 5400 RPM HDD. I am planning to upgrade the HDD to 320 GB 7200 RPM (Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s).
I plan to use TimeMachine to do the restore of OSX and WinClone to do the restore of WinXP in BootCamp. The steps will be:
1) Backup OSX and BootCamp 2) Put new HDD in 3) Boot-up from the Leopard CD and select TimeMachine to restore. At this point, OSX should be exactly the same as in the old HDD 4) In OSX, run WinClone and restore the BootCamp partition (see question below
The current HDD is partitioned as follow: - OSX: 48.23GB used / 173.65GB free = 221.9 GB total - Bootcamp: 46.6GB used / 29.3 GB free = 75.9GB total
My understanding are:
1) During the restore with TimeMachine, OSX will be smart enough to create 221.9GB of Mac OSX Extended partition. [Q]: Is this true? Or the restore will just destroy the BootCamp partition, or even worse OSX cannot recognize the Bootcamp partition anymore because Windows is no longer there?
2) The remaining 75.9GB will be left alone by TimeMachine
3) Once OSX is restored to the 221.9 GB partition, I can run WinClone to restore the BootCamp partition using the 75.9GB
Is this correct? Or do I have to create a BootCamp partition AGAIN using OSX BootCamp Assistant, but instead of installing Windows, do a restore?
Back in my Windows days and for my servers at work (just a few), I always did the following to do backup:
1) DATA Use SyncToy or copy the data folders (My Documents, etc.) to an external hard drive
2) OS and APPLICATIONS Create an image using Acronis's TrueImage, so I don't have to re-install the applications or re-configure the OS
With Time Machine, I know it backups my User folder (Documents, Music, etc.), but does it also backup the computer settings, such that in the case of re-install, I just pop-in the original OSX Installation CD and restore from Time Machine without reconfiguring the OS AND re-installing the application again?
I noticed in the Time Machine hard drive there is also an Applications folder that contains the list of the same applications as installed in my MBP.
I've tried disk utility to create an image of it; it won't boot after this and once the bootcamp wizard has been run, still doesn't recognise that an os is on the partition.
Also tried Winclone; of which has to have exactly the same partition size as previous otherwise it doesn't work properly.
Can anyone suggest something like symantec ghost or osx equiv? Same for backing up osx partition; want something that I can just restore if needed. Used CCC but for some reason cannot get it to not keep all my previous files, so when restoring it also restores all deleted files too.
i want to purchase a external hard drive for my macbook pro that i just purchased. But i do want it to be something like a "Western Digital My Passport" Series (as in a 2.5" or smaller so that it is very portable). I am also interested in getting it with a Firewire 800 port - which is where the problem i am having on finding what i want.
Is it possible to split my external hard disk into two partition? The drive is originally NTFS.. but I'm looking to split it so that the second partition is Mac OS compatible.
My plan is to use Partition Manager in Windows so that I can split the drive without having to lose data. Then plug it back into Mac OSX so that I can format the new partition to a Mac compatible format.
Unfortunately the internal keyboard and mouse on my MBP seem to have packed up for good. Fortunately, I can still use a USB keyboard and mouse.
Is there any way I can copy the entire contents of the hard disk onto an external USB hard disk (everything so that I don't lose desktop icons, filing structure e.t.c.) and then restore it when I get a new machine?
My laptop is an inspiron 1520, about a year old now. Ever since I've had it, the hard disk drive has been making a loud, random click from time to time. Sometimes, it will click twice in the space of two minutes, sometimes it will click only once in two or three days.
Typically it's simply a loud snapping sound, like if you get a pencil and snap it against a wooden desk. It doesn't make any other sounds besides the usual hard drive sounds.
For about a quarter of a second, the system pauses. I think it's related to heat, as it happens most often while playing a graphic-intensive game.
Well after time capsule number 22 of 31 died today, I thought I may rant slightly about these so called server grade backups they " Just Work " for a few months to 2 years then seem to LOVE to pack it in taking entire backups and even causing me to transplant drive platters to recover business data.... small piece of advice go find a decent seagate or WD drive and use that, and sure looks like im not alone either as I will soon be entering 22 serial numbers in the dead Time capsule directory [url] next time apple wants a server grade backup try something with redundant power supplies and a SERVER grade drive, not some drive outta the discount bin
I'm running a unibody MBP using bootcamp for Vista 32bit, when using Firefox, it crash/hard lock the laptop every so often couple times a week! I'm wondering what's wrong?? is it a known issue?? it doesn't happen w/ IE7. and Firefox is up to date.
Inspiron 15z Ultrabook, Windows 8, DELL System Recovery.
I have an external Seagate Expansion Drive 2TB and had backup files on it. I created a new partition by shrinking the E: volume and made F: to use for the DELL System Recovery.
I selected the F: partition when asked what drive to use. I was 100% certain E: would never chosen during any steps in the process. After it finished I looked in Computer and found both partitions had been formatted and a DBR_Boot placed in both. Yet E: (where personal files were stored) is basically empty other than what appears to be a boot up capability and F: has the recovery files.
Why has this happened? I need those files. Is there a way to reverse the process or will file recovery software be needed in an attempt to regain those files?
I can't believe this hasn't happened to other people, must be a common occurrence. What I could do to recover lost files.
I have MacBook Pro (late 2008) and I have WinXP installed in Bootcamp.
Recently I acquired a Dell SP2309W monitor that is capable of 2048 x 1152 resolution. When hooked to my MBP and start in WinXP, the external monitor works fine in EXTENDED mode. That is, I can move Windows to the external monitor. The MBP display is the primary display, where the Taskbar is displayed.
What I want to do is make the external monitor my PRIMARY display, with the taskbar shown there. However, the "Use this device as the primary monitor" is greyed out.
My sons laptop has died and needs returned for warranty work - likely a problem with the mother board. It was suggested that we backup files on the hard drive before sending. I pulled the hard drive and attached it to another computer via Serial ATA to USB cable. A portion of the hard drive can be accessed through Windows Explorer which shows 25GB of the 750GB hard drive and only shows an applications and a drivers folder. Word documents, data and pictures cannot be found.
I tried to take ownership of the hard drive thinking that this might make the data visible but it did not. I expect there is about 150GB of file storage (excluding programs) that we would like to back-up. Am concerned that the hard drive may have been damaged but the data that is accessible seems to be whole and intact.
The hard drive crashed on my Inspiron 1750. We purchased this laptop in 2009 with Windows 7 OS. I am trying to find a link/section on Dell site to purchase replacement Microsoft Windows 7 OS CD/DVD for my system, but so far not successful. I did not create backup OS CD/DVD when I purchased, I thought I did.
My 15R 5537 harddrive is completely broken. I do not have recovery disks - silly me - and the automated recovery wont work because its truly toast. So since the rest of it is fine I have 2 questions:
(1) What replacement hard drive should I purchase - am thinking whatever was in it but not from Dell?
(2) How do I most easily reload everything from Windows 8 etc. up? I understand the Windows license is hardwired onto the Motherboard but how can I take a new blank harddrive and get it back to a vanialla Dell/Windows 8 setup without losing my mind?
I have a HP 15 Notebook PC with no dvd drive recently I was sent the system recovery cds from HP. I dont have an external dvd drive. What i do have is a Toshiba Satelight laptop with Widows 7 and a good dvd drive. Also I have a 500 GB external hard drive. I was thinking maybe I could copy the disks onto the external harddrive with the Toshiba dvd drive. Then attach the external hard drive to my HP 15 Notebook by usb port and install Hp recovey disks from the external hard drive.