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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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my usb port on macbook pro isnt working help.

A:macbook pro help

Homework? Ummmmmm, no.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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Hey there Techys,

I have a Macbook Air 11-inch, Mid 2012
Processor 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000 1024 MB
Software OS X 10.9.5 (13F34)

I also have a TV with HDMI1 input at the back.

I am wanting to connect my Macbook Air to my tele so I can stream videos, watch youtube etc- so obviously with sound too!! What specific cables will I need to purchase? Any advice would be warmly welcomed!!! Thank you in advance.


A:Connecting Macbook Air to TV

Do you have a Apple TV or chromecast at all ?

see what type of connector you have

then you can get the TV adapter

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Hi all,
I have bought a macbook pro about a week ago and than installed just two days ago Windows 7 using boot camp.
For the first few hours it worked properly, than, it started crushing suddenly, restarting. Than it started crushing, with the screen suddenly breaking i pixels... And I had to restart the computer using the button.

Than once it did that and didnt restart properly, so I used the restart device, which delete a few things from the pc but let me log i again. Now it did that again and gave me a driver_irql_not_less_or_equal BSOD so I shutted it down with the button. This time, though, when I tried to use the restart device it crushed at half process, so I tried to log in in safe mode. I worked so I tried to get updates and all as I read to do on a forum. After installing updates it restarted.

Now, while restarting, the screen got black (with backlight) but stayed like this for about 1/2 hours so I used the button again to switch it off.

When I try to turn it on now it stays black and makes a series of *beep* sounds like: *beep* *beep* *beep* PAUSE *beep**beep**beep* and so on.... What can I do? Please, This computer is just new and I spent about 200 euros between mac and Installing windows 7....

Thanks in advance

A:Problem with Win 7 on a Macbook pro

oh right I also tried to turn it on as a Mac OSX somewhere in the middle of this, but still didnt reach the desktop before crushing...

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Yeah that's right. There's a trojan on this macbook that my dad uses most of the time. He was on a website when a popup came up telling him about some privacy violating thing on his computer. He clicked it thinking it was something from apple. Now this thing pops up every thirty minutes or so. The exact wording of the popup that keeps coming up it as follows.

WARNING! 441 Privacy violations found.
MacSweeper found 4441 Privacy Violations on your computer during recent system scan.
Your Security and Privacy are in DANGER

Immediate cleaning is required.

Then it gives you a DOWNLOAD NOW option, or a no thanks option, which of course is a lie. So my question is, how do I get rid of this annoying little trojan that seems to have infected my dad's macbook?

A:Macbook trojan.

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I know you guys are probably gonna kill me for this, but I'd like to use Mac hardware and put Windows 7 on it. I know this is possible, and was wondering how the hardware specs would work with 7. Also.. do you think that the Graphics Card would be able to handle a 3D game like Batman : Arkham Asylum? When I say MacBook Pro, I mean the 13" one btw.

Thanks, Smartman

P.S. I still love Windows

A:Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro

What are the Graphics in the MBP. it has a dedicated hardware card, right?
I think most, if not all the hardware is compatible. Since you want to play games you will be using the latest Bootcamp I presume? Bootcamp has the drivers for all of the Mac's hardware devices. You can also use Windows updats to check for driver updates.

I don't think anyone will say anything, your Mac is a PC afterall.


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Hey, I'm thinking of installing windows on my macbook pro 13", late 2009 with 2.26ghz and 2gb ram. hard drive memory isnt a problem, and ive managed to partition it, I'm just wondering if I should install the 64bit or 32bit version as im not sure whether 2gb isnt enough for 64bit. thank you!

A:W7 on a macbook pro 13 32/64bit

Well it technically meets the system requirements for 64 bit. But that doesn't mean it will run they way you want it too.

Are you planning on using Boot Camp or Parallels?

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I downloaded the RC ISO and burned it to a DVD and tried to install it on my MacBook Pro, but the DVD won't boot. I hold down C during boot, they gray screen comes up and the disc spins real fast for a while, but nothing happens.

I have read that the ISO created isn't ISO compliant so you have to create an ISO that is. I followed the instructions here to do that. This didn't make a difference.

I didn't have any problems installing the Beta, but the RC won't boot. Any help is appreciated.


A:RC DVD Won't Boot on MacBook Pro

I've tried putting Win7 on a 4GB USB drive following the directions here. I used rEFIt to boot from the USB drive. It still won't boot.

Has anyone else got the RC to work on a MacBook Pro?

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

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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

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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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Issue: I need to boot camp Windows 8.1 onto my Macbook for school software.


A) I purchased the downloadable version of Windows.

Note how they do identify it as a full version, although they say that Windows XP and Vista can not access it.

B) I now have the .exe file for downloading Windows and the product key.
Macs can't use .exe files.

C) The most straightforward course of action is to transfer the .exe file to a USB, complete the download as an .iso, and bring it back to the mac to bootcamp with the .iso.

Unfortunately, I don't have access to ANYONE nearby with Windows 7 or up.

My family whom I live with use macs.
My brother's coworkers in a software firm ALL use macs.
The PCs at my college and at the library don't grant me administrator privileges, so I can't do it there.

What do I do? Are there any workarounds or viable alternatives?
I've experimented with Wine and VMware a bit, as well as using this shoddy little laptop with windows XP, but nothing seems to have worked out.

A:Windows 8.1 on a MacBook

closing duplicate, please respond at http://forums.techguy.org/apple-mac/1131917-windows-8-1-macbook.html



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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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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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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 have been thinking about buying one of the new macbooks. I am no serious gamer and when I want to play xbox 360, but I was curious if everyone thought the macbook, on windows of course, could run counter strike:source?
That is the only PC game I own that isnt terribly old.

The reason I ask is because the X3100 sounds sad, and the macbook pro is almost a 1000 jump for a 8600M GT. I was hoping they had an option for something in the middle but I am out of luck.

Perhaps I will buy another PC and run linux on it....

Thanks guys.

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Hi all.
I have MACBOOK AIR with 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
with 6MB on-chip shared L2 cache running 1:1 with processor speed
1066MHz frontside bus 2GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM onboard.

I will install Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac and would like to install Windows 7.
Which type do I need, 32bit or 64bit and which is faster Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Home Premium?
It would be nice to have good speed.
The computer is used only for the basic type of work.
Thank you all for your help,

A:Best Windows 7 for MACBOOK AIR?

The first thing you should do is go to the MS site and take the upgrade advisor test. It will tell you if your computer as well as programs are compatible with Windows 7


There is no difference in the speed of the various versions Professional or Premium


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