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Macbook Pro needs REPLACING - serious COMPETITION - which one?

Q: Macbook Pro needs REPLACING - serious COMPETITION - which one?

My Macbook Pro is from mid 2015 and it's already struggling with things big time and, as Black Friday is fast approaching, I am thinking to upgrade.A few of my friends asked if I would consider windows, and said how much cheaper they are, and I am having second thoughts.Here are the 3, I am considering:Macbook Pro 15" - i9,32GB RAM, ProVega20, 1TB SSD - 3,834Lenovo ThinkPad Extreme Gen 2 - i9, 32GB RAM, Nvidia 1650, 1TB SSD + Multi-Touch Screen + Wifi 6 support - 3,096HP Spectre x360 - i7, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce 1650, 1TB SSD + Multi-Touch Screen, Wifi 6 support - 1,799I am going through a lot of courses now, learning video and graphic editing as well as doing a fair bit of LIVE streaming and will be using some device for NOTE TAKING (OneNote). When I had a little play with Lenovo's touch screen on a laptop, I expected it to be poor, but it was actually good!An Ipad Pro 11inch is ANOTHER 1,100 on top of a Macbook.So a top spec Macbook Pro + Ipad Pro would cost me nearly 5,000, what seems absolutely INSANE. No touch screen of WIFI 6 on MACs, that seems just crazy to me in this day and age.The only reason why I am even considering is because I also have an iWatch & iPhone XR. I don't quite know if I could even control devices and do "screen mirroring" and "Clipboard" between an iphone and a windows laptop or TVs.Is there anything "pro macs" that I am missing here? What would you do??

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Preferred Solution: Macbook Pro needs REPLACING - serious COMPETITION - which one?

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Hello there,

First off thanks in advance for reading this! I would really appreciate some advice

I have a 17inch Macbook pro i7 laptop.

I was looking at the possibility of replacing the optical drive with a SSD drive (i never really use the optical drive anyways)

I found a place online where one can purchase the SSD drive and case so it fits into where the optical drive is also.

My question is has anybody else done this? and if so is it a good /bad idea?

And also once I replace the optical drive with SSD can I have it so my OS is working off of the new SSD drive and my original 5400rpm HDD will appear up as a separate drive for storage.
Im not sure if its relevant or not but here are the specs of my laptop

Mac osx 10.6.8
2.66 GHZ i7
8gb 1067 MHz DDR3


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Hello I am a professional artist 38yrs old
But no experience processing art for online
Keep in mind Im doing all this from my android cell phone.
Ive entered this competition several years now and every time my art I pain stakingly create is pixelated squashed/stretched and destroyed.
Competition is in 7 days and my paintings not complete I need someone to take the uploading part off my shoulders for me while I paint please.
So heres the details
It says I have to paste my artwork into the downloadable template provided
Upload image in form provided
Follow each step closely
Template says paste your art in template or create your art at this size
1733 pixels high 1301 wide.
The resolution has to be 72dpi
Jpg compression quality of 12 or highest
Each submission requires artist name
Title of work.jpg
My art is hand painted water color
I have to photgraph it with my nikon dslr before processing can even start.
Is there something I can aet my camera to to help????
I realy dont know.
So long story short
How do I process my hand painted art
With my dslr on my android cellphone
In this way
What apps and steps
Can someone
Anyone please
Look at this senario
And tell me the steps I need to take
So my art can be seen properly this year
Ive never posted in a forum before
And will post this in the android section aswell
To ensure a timely reply.
Seven days to do all this
Help me
Tech guys

A:Art competition help

Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.

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This one is just for fun XD

Try to build the most expensive PC using PCPartPicker

Rules: None

A:[Competition] Most expensive PC

I'm pretty sure no one can beat me XD

Xeon E5-2699 V3 2.3GHz 18-Core OEM/Tray, Quadro M6000 12GB (3-Way SLI), TJ07B-W-USB3.0 (Black) ATX Full Tower - System Build - PCPartPicker

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Spymac has beaten google to the first evr free 1g e-mail account .....

A:G-Mail competition running first

Wow email and more there too.

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Hi there,

I'm building a new system. Ive found an 8800gtx on scans website, it appears to be branded scanfx. The say "A Big Brand name card we're not allowed to mention. We guarantee 101% Satisfaction."


How good is this 8800gtx in comparison to say, an xfx or gigabyte model for example?

The only noticable differences are that it runs at 575mhz, whereas some of the other (more expensive) cards may run at 600mhz.

This card is under 300, which is amazing. Whereas some are over 400.. what do you reckon?


A:ScanFX 8800GTX vs the competition..?


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Hello! I have a competition for everyone today. What is the best computer you think you can build on pcpartpicker for under $250?

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I have no idea who this guy is and quite frankly he doesn't seem all that bright, but he did throw a bunch of malicious links at 3 top free AV products and the results were very interesting.

Avast the clear winner in these tests. Avira was plain awful, while MSE didn't fair very well either:




A:Free AV Products Competition

First thing I notice is that he is using XP, whatever ramifications of that are.

Second, he is using the default settings. Again, that is worth considering

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Which security suite for 2010 would you advise? I've heard very good reviews from Kaspersky, however haven't heard a single bad review of BitDefender and the 2010 Total Security is supposodly very, very good! Advice please!

A:Solved: BitDefender vs Competition 2010

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If you do not yet have a Gmail account, then tomorrow there will be a chance for you to get one.

At 5pm BST, there will be a competition consisting of 10 questions, available from http://gmailcomp.webdesign.purplecloud.net, or http://webdesign.purplecloud.net.

The competition will consist of 10 questions, with the first two people getting 100% correct to get a Gmail invitation each.

You can be reminded when the competition is going to start - simply go to one of the url's and enter your email in the box shown.

Just thought this would be a better way of giving away email accounts rather than selling them or whatever.


A:Gmail Account Invite Competition

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Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 64 Bit
- the original installed OS on the system? Yep
- an OEM or full retail version? Full Retail
- OEM = came pre-installed on system
- Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer

- What is the age of system (hardware)? Brand new, less than a month
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) Same.

It crashes at random times... Sometimes it goes a whole day without crashing.
Other times it crashes minutes after start up.

Please help ASAP!!! I have a film competition this weekend and I got this computer specifically for this event!

Any help would be so greatly appreciated!
I will give you massive props in the credits of the movie.

A:BSOD! Need help ASAP for film competition this weekend!

Quote: Originally Posted by username7

Is Windows 7 . . .
- x86 (32-bit) or x64 ? 64 Bit
- the original installed OS on the system? Yep
- an OEM or full retail version? Full Retail
- OEM = came pre-installed on system
- Full Retail = you purchased it from retailer

- What is the age of system (hardware)? Brand new, less than a month
- What is the age of OS installation (have you re-installed the OS?) Same.

It crashes at random times... Sometimes it goes a whole day without crashing.
Other times it crashes minutes after start up.

Please help ASAP!!! I have a film competition this weekend and I got this computer specifically for this event!

Any help would be so greatly appreciated!
I will give you massive props in the credits of the movie.

These were all caused by hardware please read here for what it means and what to try

Your .dmp file shows a stop error of 0x124 which is a general hardware error .. A "stop 0x124" is fundamentally different to many other types of bluescreens because it stems from a hardware complaint. Stop 0x124 minidumps contain very little practical information, and it is therefore necessary to approach the problem as a case of hardware in an unknown state of distress. You can read more on this error and what to try here... Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try Stop 0x124 - what it means and what to try


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I have been using 360 Security for over a year now with no problems but I am now having to do lots of online banking and am not sure if I have enough protection with 360.
I have a trial version of ESET Smart Security Premium installed which has dedicated banking and payment protection.
I have noticed that other software such as Kaspersky, BitDefender,Comodo,F-Secure all have similar elements. Do these additional features actually give more protection ? An IT consultant friend says that these features are mainly 'cosmetic' . Is this so ?

Would welcome further advice and recommendations please, thanks.

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This is something that regularly seems to happen, yesterday for the second time.  The first time it disappeared just by a "SuperAntispyware Free" scan, but this time it didn't go away with this program.  I found Combofix.exe on the internet, but only now read you shouldn't use this without suppervision.  The installation went without problems and it run for about one hour, without change in the popup.  I closed the program without problems again, but as the redirect on my site hasn't disppeared (Combofix wasn't finished yet), I come to this forum for further help.
In case I really need a scan with Combofix, please can somebody tell me what to do further?  The problem is thus that the program doesn't show any progress after the blue popup telling it is scanning the computer system and that it can take 10 minutes or the double in case of heavy infections.  I thought an hour is too much and then, the program seemed never to finish .
Please is Combofix the best program to get the redirect removed or do I need to use something else?
What I further to know is if you can avoid these redirects by protecting your site with Norton or another antivirus?
And at last, doesn't the inbuilt antivirus of a browser (when it is 'on') not protect against redirects?

A:One of my urls is redirected to several games and competition websites

Hello, so you do NOT have a CF log?What browser are you using?The infection could have come with something you installed, in that event the AV ignored it s you said yes to the install.Let's do all these and see what we get.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Download TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is require, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste ... Read more

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Just out of interest I thought I would ask this as my 1.4Ghz Athlon at 1.5Ghz with a Y-Tech 4000 rpm fan is reasonably loud. I wouldn't like to consider the noise necessary to overclock a chip from 1.6Ghz to 2.2Ghz with air cooling (600Mhz!!). I used to have Delta Fan on my SK6 heatsink but it was unbearable and I seem to get loaded temps of about 40 degrees celcius with the lower specification fan so I am ok with my 100Mhz overclock (via 133 fsb -> 143 fsb, A7M266 doesn't have multiplier dip switches or bios settings).

One reason I have always considered Intel CPU as an alternative to my beloved AMD chip is the ability to run cooler and therefore require a less deafening HSF.

So does anyone currently have a P4 overclocked significantly (Particularly the "a" northwoods) and can provide any information about the cooling that they need?

A:3DS Competition prize: P4 1.6a running at 2.2Ghz. With what cooling?

Most of the posts I've seen, pple are using air cooling with even the stock HSF!!! This isn't really surprising since the Northwood core is capable in running up to speeds of >2.2Ghz

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Has anyone else found this to be true?

I've just installed XP on a small form factor Aspire X1200 media desktop system and it has absolutely cleared up all the tics and traits that could have been hardware or software related so I'm jazzed about that (its not a lemon after all!).

The last test was Firewire write speed over a network. I have two X1200s and the other one has 7RC installed and I use TeraCopy to take my speed measures from. The Firewire connection is built in and it's a small 4-pin type to 6-pin at the external drive. Identical Firewire drives on both systems (750 gig LaCie).

The write speed to the drive on the 7RC ranges from 4.5 to 5.7 MB/s. The write speed to the firewire drive on this system, when it was under Vista's control was 4.8 to 5.2 MB/s consistently. Both would always seem to start a little faster, like in the 14-17 MB/s range but by the end, that was the average.

Now, XP write speed to the same firewire drive from a USB drive over the network was 26 MB/s (about 31 gigs in just over 20 minutes if that works out correctly). The write speed from yet another firewire drive over the network was 32 MB/s.

I had thought, well maybe the 4pin to 6pin cable was a bottleneck or something but such does not seem to be the case now. Choice of OS seems to be the bottleneck. It would be interesting if anyone had similar results or differing results, and maybe find out what, if anything can be done to get the speed up on 7RC. Doesn't bo... Read more

A:XP Wins Firewire drive test, Vista and 7RC no competition.

So I'm the only one rooting around here with Firewire drives hanging off my systems?

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I have been using 360 Security for over a year now with no problems but I am now having to do lots of online banking and am not sure if I have enough protection with 360.
I have a trial version of ESET Smart Security Premium installed which has dedicated banking and payment protection.
I have noticed that other software such as Kaspersky, Bitdefender,Comodo,F-Secure all have similar elements. Do these additional features actually give more protection ? An IT consultant friend says that these features are mainly 'cosmetic' . Is this so ?

Would welcome further advice and recommendations please, thanks.

A:ESET Online Banking feature - Have you tried it? Internet Security it better than the competition?

I used it one time version 8
I used it in trust site
It check the site
I think may be good

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As in years past, the latest patched versions of the most popular web browsers around stood little chance against those competing in the annual Pwn2Own hacking competition. The usual suspects - Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet...

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A:Fully patched versions of Firefox, Chrome, IE 11 and Safari exploited at Pwn2Own hacking competition

This is one truly great event in the industry, thumbs up, so useful to everyone, except to the hackers who didn't participate.

I wish I could say it was 100% pure, without any shady agenda, but I would be lying, since hackers expose themselves, they all get into CIA and FBI books for good.

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Hello, I have a early 2010 13? MacBook Pro and my hard drive has crashed (it only starts up MacUtilities mode) I was wondering what type of ssd would be best?

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My cds to reinstall the operating sys. hang up and will not reformat and reinstall.

A:MacBook Air

Have you contacted...whomever sold you this system...and provided said install disks?


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Q: macbook

When i wrapped my headphones around my macbook the headphone jack broke off in the port. Is there a way to get it out quickly and without taking my computer apart

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hav a macbook is running MAC OS 10.5 Leopard and tired installing XP Pro SP3
thru bootcamp. its supposed to install all the necessary drivers for XP but
this is not true. i needed to install the drivers individually before i got some
built-in devices working. the most important devices are the network, audio,
video/VGA, USB, firewire, mini-DV (for connecting to a projector). so far, the
only device i'm not able to work is the the audio. so, i plugged a USB powered
speaker so now i already have audio. the rest of the devices that are not
really a priority, IR controller, trackpad, keyboard, bluetooth...etc, still needs
appropriate drivers though....

initially, still cant work the a/b/g wifi device, so i plugged a USB a/b/g wifi
wifi dongle. but i now have the atheros wifi driver working. for the audio, i
plugged a USB powered speaker but wish the soundcard device is working.

the sound card is a - SigmaTel STAC9220 A1 @ Intel 82801GBM ICH7-M -
High Definition Audio Controller [B-0]. i have downloaded and installed the
SigmaTel STAC9220 A1 & the Intel 82801GBM ICH7-M chipset controller
driver individually but still doesnt work. the device driver says its already
working but theres still no sound if i use the speaker/headset out port.
there is a red color light on the port which means that SPDIF out shud be

sure wish, someone cud suggest some solutions to eliminate the workaround

A:XP on Macbook

I'm reading the wikipedia page for this, and it appears the bootcamp disk is supposed to have all the Windows drivers. I've never used a mac, so I don't know how this would go. I would guess, go to device manager (start, run, devmgmt.msc), then for each device that doesn't have drivers (should be with yellow exclamation mark), double-click it, go to the driver tab, and click update driver, then insert your bootcamp CD or DVD or whatever it came on, and let it automatically search removable media.

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Hello, I'm wondering if anyone can help...
I'm plugging in 2 old hard drives from my defunct macbook into my new windows 7 laptop through an external disk drive box thing.
I downloaded HSF Explorer and the first hard disk worked fine, I recovered all my data.
With the 2nd one, it's just not working.... In regular mode, HSF explorer says it can't detect HSF partitions. In admin mode, it finds them but then throw a ''can't find handler for partition type.....''
Any idea what i can do???

A:Macbook HDD to PC

But the machine in some sort of linux then using the linux file explorer get you're stuff off from there to a flash drive, to a different external drive, or the existing drive in the laptop.

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my usb port on macbook pro isnt working help.

A:macbook pro help

Homework? Ummmmmm, no.

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Windows 8 64-bit installed from the DVD without a hitch as a stand alone OS on a 160 GBs WD Scorpio HDD, i5 CPU, 4 GBs memory, 13" MacBook.

The Wi-Fi card is not detected, nor can Windows 8 find it when rescanning the hardware; it's probably an Apple Wi-Fi card, or just a driver issue.

The display quality is sub-par, when compared to the OS X display on the same MacBook, which is disappointing to say the least. The Intel HD Graphics 3000 is part of the i5 CPU; how hard it is to have the correct driver for the graphic card? The display also dims on its own, regardless how the display intensity is set.

Over all, OS X Lion has a much better display and while it is more responsive than Windows 8, the speed difference is due to the OCZ Vertex 3 SSD for the OS X.

A:Win 8 on Macbook Pro...

Did you use Boot Camp to install Windows 8, or did you do everything manually?

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Hi guys

I sold my desktop PC wanting to get a more portable solution. I am looking at the 15" Macbook Pro with the 2.66 Ghz i7 configuration. Did any of you ran FSX on this Macbook and if not do you think it will run good or not. I don't have much addons for FSX but I will be running the PMDG 747 and 737 with FS2CREW.

Any alternatives for the Macbook will be appreciated


A:FSX on new Macbook Pro i7

umm.. FSX is designed to run under windows, not Mac OS. From what I see on forums, you may be able to dual boot (install windows) and run it thorugh there, but it seems a lot of trouble when you could just get a Windows lappy

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First lets get things straight...

I hate Mac.


Now that we cleared that up what model i5 chip do they have in the new macbook airs? They speicify a 1.6 Ghz clock speed but I cant find a current i5 model that matches?

A:1.6 Ghz i5 Macbook Air?

Intel? Core)

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Hi I have a 15.4 MacBook Pro that I would like to reset to factory settings. When I purchased it it did not come with any disc. So I was hoping That you could help me by telling me how to reset it to factory settings without a disc

A:MacBook Pro

You can just use a feature called Internet Recovery.

To start press and hold Command + R as your computer is starting up.

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Hello, I have bought gta 4 on for my macbook pro 13 2.26ghz, but when I press install it comes up with a warning saying "Program too big too fit in memory" in a command prompt menu, or something similar. I am on windows 7 32bit, and I have seen other people running it on a 2gb ram macbook pro 13. Also, I do have enough hard drive space. Any ideas?


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After configuring both they seem to be similarly priced.The P53 needs me to carry around a brick to run it at full throttle, and yet the Macbook Pro requires only a decent USB C charger. What am I missing?

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I have a macbook pro which recently had a SSD failure. I need to replace the drive but I am unsure on my limitation on what I can purchase. I am running intensive audio plugins, so i do need a solid state drive with good specs, but outside of that, do i need to get a specific type of SSD for my laptop model, or will any SSD work for installation and use?

A:Using a different ssd on a macbook pro?

You can use any brand.

I prefer Samsung, but others have their preferences.
Here's some good info -


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Hi! I'm media art school student so I'm using my computer for a lot of work in Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects(cs6) and Ableton Live 8.
Can you please help me decide between those two:

MacBook Pro Early 2013, (I can buy it for 1700? )
Retina, 15-inch
2,7 GHz Intel Core i7
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
512 GB SSD Drive
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB / Intel HD Graphics 4000

MacBook Pro, Late 2013 ( I can buy it for 1100?)
Retina, 15inch
Quad-core i7 2.3GHz
16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
SSD 512 GB Flash Storage
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB
Intel Iris Graphics 1536 MB (2880 x 1800)

How really is 2.7 Ghz faster then 2.3 Ghz and what is the difference in performance between this two graphics?

Any advice would be highly appreciated!

A:macbook pro-what to buy??

I'm not a huge Mac fan....just causei think they're overpriced in my opinion. However from a hardware viewpoint, the 2nd one would probably be best in my opinion because it has more dedicated vram and you have stated you will be doing gpu intensive work.

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Hello everyone,
I was always curious on whether i could run the mac os x on my laptop. is there any possible way this can happen?

A:Mac os x on anything other than a macbook?

It is certainly possible. However this being a Windows 8 forum it is not really the place to ask about it

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Hi, I wanted to know if you could tell me if there's any possible way that I can turn my old mac on before I take it to someone for it to get fixed. The model number for my old mac is A1181 and I've had it for many years and I'm trying to transfer my pictures and music and everything to my Mac book pro, but my old computer won't progress to the password screen. When I turn the old computer on, it shows me the apple symbol and the loading circle at the bottom to indicate that it's about to turn on, but then it just stays on that screen and doesn't let me access the computer. Is there anyway that you can help me with this? Or is there another way to transfer my files?

A:Old Macbook

Assuming the hard drive from the A1181 is working properly you could put it into a Usb caddy and then copy the files onto your Mac Book Pro.

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Hey guys, my dad has a Macbook Pro with Snow leopard (whichever is the latest one), I have a wireless setup at my home, my dad can go on to the internet but he can't see any of the windows 7 computers.
Similarly my pc does not see him. When i had XP i didn't have this problem. I'm unsure as to how solve the problem, any suggestions? thanks in advance

A:Can't share with Macbook pro

anyone? bumpity

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Hi, besides the Magic Mouse 2, what other mice are compatible with MacBook Air?

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My MacBook is older, I think it was bought in 2011. It sat, unused for a year or two and I just bought a charger to get it going again. When I tried to turn it on, it wouldn't respond, I held down the control, option, shift, and power keys, and it started up. I used it for about an hour, then walked away. When I came back 20-30mins later, then screen was black, and now it won't respond at all. The charger is connected and solid amber, but when I push down the con, opt, shift, and power keys, it turns green for a few seconds when I release them, then back to amber, but it won't turn back on. I held down the power key for 10sec to force a restart, and still nothing.

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I am using a MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM with Mac OS X ver 10.4.11. I use Safari for Internet work. I suddenly find a new folder in my desktop with a strange name [email protected]#SWWAQ}. I know for sure I did not create it. So far, I have not had the courage to open the folder. Is this created by any virus? Anyone has any idea what this is?

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My dilemma . . .

I got the discounted student download of Win 7 Pro Upgrade for $29. I currently have XP installed on my desktop pc. My plan was to install Win 7 on my macbook pro so I could dual-boot (which I did but now won't accept the product key).

After researching, since Win 7 Upgrade requires XP to be installed, is there a way for me to use the XP license to install 7 on the macbook and then continue using XP on the desktop? or will the upgrade invalidate my XP license on the desktop?

Any advice or similar experiences?


A:Win 7 Upgrade on macbook pro

Welcome to SF!

The terms of the Upgrade version way that you must have a previous Windows OS on your machine to use it. No, it is not possible to use your XP key to activate 7. Whether you can install XP and use your other product key will depend on what XP license you have. If you have the retail version, I believe it would be legal. Or you could buy a cheap copy of XP online and install it, then upgrade to 7.

The whole thing is a little hairy, because Microsoft left it up to our honor to follow the license. It is fully possible to install the upgrade version without even having a previous OS!

If I were you, I would read the EULAs of your Windows and follow your conscience.

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hi guys,

so i got a new macbook pro 15" for a client... and want to upgrade its ram.
apparently they are up to DDR3 now, at 1066MHz (wow)

but apple lists the ram as 200 pin
http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/MacBook_Pro_15inch_Late2008.pdf (page 42)

and i cannot find it online...
new egg has the ram listed as 204 pin

any ideas?

A:new macbook pro ram mystery

Hello yzman,

Don't know for sure, but that looks like a typo in the manual. DDR2 is 200 pin, DDR3 is 204 pin. Apple says it uses DDR3. You could always remove the existing module and count the pins. Should be 102 on one side and 102 on the other for DDR3.

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My son is going off to college. We are buying him a laptop. Thought I'd setteld on ThinkpadZ60M, but he says he 'wants' an Apple. Guess that would be a MacBook Pro.

He's a humanities, probably history, major. Lots of reading and writing and he also has a lot of music on his Ipod. Not a big graphics person. Does like to play games on his computer.

Do I stay with the Thinkpad Z60m or do I get Apple MacBook Pro? I have no experience with Apple machines, but have been reading that there is a lingering issue with thir-party software written for the Mac, which will supposedly have to be rewritten so that it is optimized for Intel, such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop....

Any advice would be appreciated. We don't want to make this purchase more than once!

Mac vs PC???????????? Which and why????

Thanks for your help,

A:Thinkpad or MacBook Pro?????

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I'm unable to connect to internet from my Macbook Pro(Mac OS 10.5.6) because of Self-assigned IP. I don't have a wireless router, so I connect directly through the ethernet cable from the modem.

My configuration selction is 'Using DHCP' Is there any way to rectify this?


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My uncle has been advised to buy a wireless-N router for his 2Mb Virgin cable internet so his daughters new Macbook will pick up signal all over house...

now.. its your basic 2up 2down with garden - my 54Mbps covered mine fine - i now have 108Mbps

the question is - will the Macbook need a Wireless-N adapter to make use of the faster speeds/further reach? or will the standard 54Mbps still connect to the Wireless-N at a further distance than a 54Mbps router...

Im just unsure if to make use of it u need to have same on computer and router - like if they have wireless-N and 54Mbps wifi card in laptop will the router auto switch to 54Mbps? therefore making the Wireless-N useless


A:Wireless N with Macbook

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-Windows 7 Ultimate (running boot camp)
-What was original installed OS on system? MacOS
-Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)? Full retail Version ? Age of system (hardware) 15 months
-Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? 15 months and no haven't re-installed yet
-CPU: intel Core Duo
-Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
-MotherBoard: Apple?

Brief Description:
When I tried to run any intense programs that needed more ram such as a full computer scan it would blue screen. Other wise if I'm surfing the internet or just watching videos nothing happens.

Thanks in advance for helping me out :D

A:BSOD - MacBook Pro

Hi -

All 3 BSODs had the same bugcheck -

0x50 = invalid memory referenced; probable cause listed as default NT Kernel + "memory corruption".

Daemon Tools / Alcohol 120 common driver sptd.sys is known to cause BSODs; remove it.

Run memtest86+ - http://www.techsupportforum.com/2863029-post5.html

Windbg Logs
--> http://sysnative.com/BSOD_2010/jcgri..._jcgriff2_.txt
--> http://sysnative.com/BSOD_2010/jcgri...riff2_.txt.zip

Regards. . .





Built by: 7600.16617.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100618-1621
Debug session time: Sun Dec 19 16:10:43.120 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 1:18:36.884
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+40e0b )
PROCESS_NAME: mbam.exe
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments fffff300`07971840 00000000`00000001 fffff800`02cd6940 00000000`00000007
Built by: 7600.16539.amd64fre.win7_gdr.100226-1909
Debug session time: Sun Dec 19 14:12:09.779 2010 (GMT-5)
System Uptime: 0 days 0:53:57.543
Probably caused by : ntkrnlmp.exe ( nt! ?? ::FNODOBFM::`string'+40e4b )
PROCESS_NAME: mbam.exe
Bugcheck code 00000050
Arguments fffff300`097b69c0 00000000`00000001 fffff800`02c7b840 00000000`00000007
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My aluminium macbook (late 2008 model) does not turn on ever since it ran out of battery 3 days ago.

I have tried resetting the SMC, NVRAM, PRAM and so forth, but so far all my attempts have been unsuccessful.

When left unplugged, the battery light indicator becomes amber as expected, but the problem is that the battery does not appear to be discharging- except for one, all light indicators are on.
I had been having some issues with the magsafe charger and that could well be the source of the problem but I really don't know what to think....What I find strange is that before this incident, I had to strategically move the wire for it to light up and charge and now that the computer does not turn on, I can move the wire around as much as I like and the lights stay on. This leads me to believe that it might not be charging even if the lights are on.
I thought I should ask before spending money on a charger as it could be something else.

I would appreciate your help and input.
Thank you.

A:macbook won't turn on- please help

"I have tried resetting the SMC, NVRAM, PRAM and so forth, but so far all my attempts have been unsuccessful.

How could you do the above if it won't turn on ?

I think the most likely cause is a wire in the charger lead has finally parted. I can' be anything like 100% sure though, it could be the battery or the logic board or even the power socket on the laptop. I think a new charger is the place to start though.

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Im currently thinking about buying a Macbook (not pro, although it has good graphics).
I was just wondering, if you guys knew what kind of games you can play in it.
I heard you can play source games, cod2, and bf2.... but it seems unrealistic since it does not have good graphics... but yeah does anyone know

A:PCs are best for gaming, but what about a Macbook?

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So i got my win 7 desktop and macbook to share files, problem is when i try to connect from the macbook to my win 7 administrator account, it won't connect. I can get on any other user account except the admin account... any ideas?

i already changed the local security settings on the windows system..

thanks for any assistance on this

A:Networking Macbook Pro OSX and Win 7

anyone have an idea?

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