MacBook Pro :: Restore/install - Finding Best Guide For Hdd?

Jan 1, 2011

I am upgrading the size of my hard drive on my 2006 Macbook Pro, so I can run/upgrade the OS.

After I put the new hard drive in, which do i restore/install first? First restore my complete backup of my computer which includes the old OS 10.4.11 -or- first install the newer OS (10.6) and then throw on the entire old backup restore?

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OS X :: How To Install Panther Or Tiger / Finding Step By Step Guide

May 27, 2010

I am in the process of buying a hard drive for a PowerMac G4 that i just purchased. The computer doesn't have a DVD drive, just a CD. I have a copy of Tiger that could be installed but I would need a DVD drive. Would I be better off buying a cheap copy of Panther online somewhere and just using that, or buying a DVD drive and installing Tiger? Or finding another way to install one or the other on my Mac?

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MacBook :: Putting Ssd Drive - Finding Guide

Feb 28, 2008

i tried searching but couldnt find much info on it. Would it be possible to put a SSD drive in the macbook?

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Aug 14, 2008

What do you guys use to keep your Macbooks relatively scratch free?

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Jun 4, 2009

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MacBook Pro :: How To Configure The Setup - Finding Guide

Jun 28, 2009

I've been a bit of a PC nerd my whole life. I've always been the one who fixed my family and friends computers, tinkered with downloaded games software, overclocked, etc... I always really enjoyed a new projected because of all of the research and work it would entail, and then because I knew I was working towards the end product that I wanted.

I got my new 13" MBP yesterday and just sat down with it tonight for the first time, and in about 5 hours i've installed about a dozen big programs, made a boot camp partition, and i'm finishing installing windows 7 right now...

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MacBook Air :: Finding Thermal Paste Guide Rev. A?

Dec 15, 2009

I have had my Macbook Air about a month now, still loving the laptop but I definitely see the need to replace the thermal paste with something better, I have Artic Silver 5 left from when I did it on my Mac Mini Core Solo to Core Duo upgrade.

Does anyone have a picture of how much thermal paste needs to be applied?

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MacBook :: How Does Time Machine Work - Finding Guide

Jun 13, 2009

I don't get how time machine works.. Do I have to use a special Apple external harddrive thingo or can I use anything?

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MacBook Pro :: 15" Mid 2009 Unibody Changing The Hdd - Finding Guide

Nov 16, 2009

is there a guide to change the MacBook Pro 15" Mid 2009 Unibody's hard drive?

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MacBook Pro :: Finding Excellent Guide For Cloning Data After Installing SSD/Optibay

May 19, 2010

think this guide will be useful to anyone looking to install an SSD to accompany a larger capacity drive but is a little unsure how to tackle the cloning/file organization side of things with two drives.

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Sep 16, 2009

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Dec 2, 2008

After doing quite some research and getting great advise on this fine , I have now put together this system :

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Hardware :: External HDD - Finding Guide

Dec 16, 2010

Having had a WD MyBook go bad after a couple of years, I am looking for a replacement. One priority is a longer warranty than the weak 1year offered by WD. However, since I fear that all data on this drive is lost, I also want to see if there is a better solution. Is there any advantage to FireWire over USB2.0?

One solution I am considering is an inexpensive NAS drive with two drives setup in a RAID (an example would be the Sabio Storage 2-Bay NAS Enclosure (CM200) - sold by MacMall.) Would this setup be more likely to safeguard my data?

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Applications :: Finding CleanMyMac Guide

Oct 21, 2010

I use CleanMyMac to clean up once in a while. its great when deleting apps and such, you just send it to the trash and it finds all the extra stuff, deletes it, and quits on its own. Same when it comes to external drives, it deletes unneeded files from those as well. Once in a while I go into it to clean log files and such, I do not understand what the Universal Binary part is. I run a MBP 5,3 model, with snow leopard. Do I need to keep those files? It says its something that has to do with powerbook.

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Mac Pro :: Memory Installation - Finding Guide

Apr 19, 2008

I know there have been a lot of posts about installing additional memory - I even watched the installation video over at OWC. OWC video shows two factory 1GB memory sticks - one in Slot A of the upper riser board and one in Slot A of the lower riser board. It says to move the module from Slot A of the lower riser board and install it in Slot B of the upper riser board to make a matched pair.

But here's the question. I have 4GB of RAM - two 1GB modules in Slots A&B of each riser board from the factory (I know - I know - I should have ordered it with the stock RAM and purchased the extra at less than the exorbitant prices Apple charges - but that's another story). I want to add 4GB more (two 2GB modules):
Move the two 1GB factory modules from Slots A&B of the lower riser board into Slots C&D of the upper riser board and then install the two new 2GB modules into Slots A&B of the lower riser board (just as the OWC video implies)?

Leave the factory modules where they are and install one 2GB module in Slot C of each riser board to provide a "balanced" 4GB on each riser board?

Options #2 seems to provide a "balanced" module location (4GB in the upper riser board and 4GB in the lower riser) so the four cores on each CPU can access an equal amount of memory for optimum performance. - but I have read that you need to install the new modules in matched pairs - but does that mean put them together on the same riser board? In the OWC video, if the two new modules were a matched pair then why wouldn't they be put one in each riser board just like the factory modules?

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OS X :: Basic File Recovery - Finding Guide

Jun 24, 2009

I attempted to change the username of my Tiger 10.4.11

However I forgot the consequences..

Amongst the essential missing files include:

* iTunes library
* Pictures

The main problem is, the memory indicates the files are still on the computer somewhere; instead of 298 GB I still have 240 GB.

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Mac Pro :: Finding Guide - 2009 Removing Superdrive?

Nov 5, 2009

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Jun 25, 2008

Ok so i am trying to install osx panther on my imac g3 and i get to the welcome to mac os x 10.3 installision screen and it wont let me click countune it froze up.

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OS X :: Finding Snow Leopard Bare Drive Installation Guide?

Aug 29, 2009

Just wanted to let everyone know this morning I installed a brand new drive in my mac mini (320GB 7200RPM for the record)

Then booted off the snow leopard disk and did a fresh install.

The key is to go into the disk utility menu when the first snow leopard screen is displayed (I think the button is "continue" on the first screen). Once in disk utility you can format your bare drive and then upon closing disk utility the SL installer will come back and prompt you to install on the drive you just formatted.

This was using the $29 snow leopard upgrade disk for the record (and yes I already owned leopard for this machine).

SL is so far working sweet except for the lack of istat menus! They really need to get a move on and get that SL compatible version released.

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Applications :: ITunes Sharing Between User Accounts - Finding Guide

Feb 2, 2010

My wife and I have been refrencing the same iTunes library from our individual user accounts in our shared folder on our unibody MacBook for over a year now. Why is it that when I add something to the library, either a purchase from the iTunes store or whatever, it doesn't show up in my wife's library automatically? It has to be added manually on her account.

Now, when she buys a song from iTunes, it downloads to her user account's iTunes music folder, not to the shared folder. Then if I want the song in my library, I have to manually add it. We're both using the same iTunes store user account. There HAS to be an easier way to do this. We both have the "keep iTunes library orginized" checked.

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Dec 12, 2008

I have Intel 945 GNTL Motherboard with 1.5 Gb RAM, 120GB SATA HDD, 224 Mb VGA. I installed MAC OS X on my system. It installed completely but failed to load upon restart after the setup has finished. What do I need to look for running it properly.

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MacBook Pro :: Installing 640 Gb HDD - Finding Step By Step Guide

Sep 26, 2009

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Nov 9, 2009

I know Windows XP is dated now, however, can it install on snow leopard? and if so, does anyone who a website with step by step instructions?

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OS X :: Multiple Time Machine Backups - Finding Step By Step Guide

Oct 10, 2010

Been using a macbook with time machine on an external hard drive for about a year and have finally bit the bullet and bought an iMac with time capsule for home as well. My job involved moving around quite a bit, but in terms of backup I was wondering if it was possible to use time machine on my portable hard drive for backups when I'm away from home, and then when I get back home for a while to create a master backup on my time capsule.

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PowerPC :: Ibook Hdd Unable To Mount - Finding Step By Step Guide

Sep 1, 2007

how to use them i just got a two year old mac wit a stock 30gb hardrive, i took that out and put in a case, well apple took it out and put it in a case, now i tried attaching the external to my new 80gb in my ibook but its not mounting.

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Software :: Installing 10.3 Panther - Finding Step By Step Guide

May 13, 2009

I upgraded my Power Mac G4 from OSX 10.2 to 10.3. Got 3 install discs. The puter asked for the 2nd disc but completed the install without asking for the final disc. Its working fine.

Not sure whether the 3rd disc is significant or whether I should leave sleeping dogs lie.

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OS X :: Formatting External Hdd - Finding Step By Step Guide

Jan 4, 2011

I am thinking of buying a macbook pro soon.But all the computers at home are windows.I would like to know if I buy a mac and pc compatible external hard drive,can I reformat it to HFS+ using windows and then copy my digital files like movies, songs and photos I have on my pc to the external hard drive,and use it with mac?If yes,how?

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OS X :: Video Download - Finding Step By Step Guide

Jan 27, 2009

What site (s) do I go to, to download video's off the internet? What do I need to do this. I have a new iMac Leopard, and I am relatively new at this ...

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Mac Pro :: Removing Handles - Finding Step By Step Guide

May 13, 2010

I've got a desk that has a 16 + 7/8" tall space for a computer (that's 42.75 cm for the rest of the world). I want to fit a mac pro in there.

A couple of people have done it, but there are really no step-by-step guides, or detailed pictures.
See here and here.

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MacBook :: Finding Way To Restore The Original Shape?

Aug 29, 2009

My macbook is a few months old and fell. It happened so fast, I'm not even sure what happened. I picked it up, lost my balance, and... After I stopped screaming, I realized that it still turns on and seems to work fine.. For that I am grateful. However, because of how it has dented, the upper left corner grinds upon closing and opening. It is dented in three places, evidently, 'hopped' when I dropped it. If the lid is closed, its dented on the upper left hand corner which luckily didn't break the screen but did affect how the lid opens and closes. It dented slightly on the other side as well but not enough to grate on that side when it closes. Any way to bend these dents out so that it won't 'grate' when closing and opening?

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