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Old 01-11-2008, 11:13 PM   #466
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Thank you for reply.
Yes I have been to the photo booth and could not locate any photo. Took one instantly and it appeared, of course if there's one photo visible, anyone could have spotted the X.

And yes, I could not give up the PC mentality yet as am using it for more than 10yrs. I do not have a guy's endurance and curiosity or even a technical mind to learn from scratch a totally new concept. I would love it if I could. Also read that there are some software like microstation and autocad that are not quite compatible with imac. It would be better off with a more honourable owner. Dont you think so?
I guess it differs from individual to individual.

I've been using a PC since the good old DOS/Wordperfect 5.0->5.1 days of 1990 or 1991... I also assembled my first PC from parts available at Sim Lim back in 1995. Was dabbling in a great many OSes just for the fun of it through those years.

Had a G3 mac running OS 8/9 but never really used it much. Got my Powerbook after NS, before I entered Uni, and when Apple switched to Intel and my PC died, I made the switch for real.

Never looked back since. You always have the reasonable option of running Boot Camp for software that's really needed. But it's really your call and your decision, so we have to respect that.

A large part of my OS X foundation came from Unix (notably FreeBSD/Linux) experiences.

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Old 02-11-2008, 12:37 AM   #467
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leinad makes himself sound really old.
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Old 02-11-2008, 01:54 AM   #468
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remember my old rant(and others too) about iphoto? i had been surviving on adobe bridge... and i am thinking of moving to aperture, does anyone have any recommendations for me? i mean.. as long as aperture does not bloat my hard disk with unrotated originals, i guess it would be fine.
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Old 02-11-2008, 04:29 PM   #469
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hi, my question is,

1) If i have a original window xp installation disc with cd key, but it has already been installed and validated on a normal computer, can i still use the same cd key and disc to install win os on my macbookpro via bootcamp? Or must get a rand new cd + cd key? Or just a new cd key will do?

thanks in advance.

*by the way my win xp is OEM
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:38 AM   #470
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hi can i check if i want to change the HDD for my mbp, which reputable shop in SLS will change it for me if i buy the HDD from them? thanks a million!
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:26 AM   #471
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Any Aperture users here? How much did you all get it for? Is $298 dollars like the absolutely lowest price i can get it for?
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Old 03-11-2008, 12:09 PM   #472
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safari eats ram like no business...
my usual surfing habit got 20++ tabs open at one tyme.

1] me using the IMAC 20" model. Tiger OS 10.4
Specs as below...:

Model Name: iMac
Model Identifier: iMac7,1
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB
Memory: 1 GB
Bus Speed: 800 MHz
Boot ROM Version: IM71.007A.B03
SMC Version: 1.20f4

thinking of Upping my sodimm rams to 2 GB. & buy another stick.
>>566 mhz ddr2 rite ?
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Old 03-11-2008, 10:00 PM   #473
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I read the FAQ on volume format of EXT HDD for Mac is best to be FAT32. However, if I had formatted the HDD using Mac OS initially, the HDD cannot be detected by Windows PC. How do I reverse or re-format using Mac OS such that Windows can detect the EXT HDD? Thanks
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Old 04-11-2008, 10:52 AM   #474
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I read the FAQ on volume format of EXT HDD for Mac is best to be FAT32. However, if I had formatted the HDD using Mac OS initially, the HDD cannot be detected by Windows PC. How do I reverse or re-format using Mac OS such that Windows can detect the EXT HDD? Thanks
1] back up da datafirst...
2] then format/flush that drive using a window machine, to fat 32.
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:41 PM   #475
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1] back up da datafirst...
2] then format/flush that drive using a window machine, to fat 32.
Step 1 done.
But window machine cannot detect my HDD due to the format, so how to format/flush to FAT32 using windows machine?
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:03 PM   #476
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Lightbulb explore, explore.... try things out.

Step 1 done.
But window machine cannot detect my HDD due to the format,
so how to format/flush to FAT32 using windows machine?
U open up task manager/ computer management & see the options there.
under Disk options. [formatt]

cant elaborate much. been awhile since i used windows.
mac @ home & linux on my net book.
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Old 14-11-2008, 04:03 PM   #477
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Installing XP in Bootcamp

Hello happy campers,

a good day to all.

I have installed an original Windows XP in Bootcamp on my 2yo Macbook and have run my company applications without issues.

I am trying to replicate this on my new 2.4Ghz iMac, but have met strong resistance (perhaps the iMac is more resistant to the horrors of XP?)

When I load my company CD (application) into the optical drive of the iMac, it takes ages to recognize the files, and freezes eventually when I click on the exe. file.

This never used to be an issue on the Macbook.

I have also loaded the latest Bootcamp Update 2.1

I wouldn't mind doing a full reformat on the OS X as well.... perhaps someone could tell me the cleanest method to installing the XP?

Kindly help.

cheers!
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Old 18-11-2008, 11:28 PM   #478
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I have a possible noob question.

I'm using an external esata enclosure harddisk drive, which was formated in Windows vista.

I connected the harddisk to my mbp using an expresscard.

The harddisk shows up fine, and i can copy stuff off from the harddisk.

But why can't i copy stuff ONTO the harddisk, or delete stuff off it?


Same problem for my usb 2.0 hard-drives which i used to use on windows.

Do i have reformat all of them in mac osx or something?
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:47 AM   #479
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I have a possible noob question.

I'm using an external esata enclosure harddisk drive, which was formated in Windows vista.

I connected the harddisk to my mbp using an expresscard.

The harddisk shows up fine, and i can copy stuff off from the harddisk.

But why can't i copy stuff ONTO the harddisk, or delete stuff off it?


Same problem for my usb 2.0 hard-drives which i used to use on windows.

Do i have reformat all of them in mac osx or something?
Your external drive is probably NTFS formatted which is mounted as read-only in OS X.
There are workarounds for this and all information can be found in the FAQ (sticky).
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Old 08-12-2008, 01:15 AM   #480
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hi,

i dunno if this has been asked, but is it possible to format an external harddisk in fat32 format using mac osx? onli results from my search from the apple faq and this thread is tt i have to connect it to a windows pc and format it through there..

now my external hdd is in macos extended format..

thanks
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