How to Install Windows on a Mac

How to Install Windows on a Mac

Modern Macs use the same underlying system architecture as Windows PCs. The only differences are in the ways Apple integrates these components and how they design the machine as a whole. This means that Macs can run Windows natively just as all PCs can and Apple actually touts this fact as one of its upsides. Install Windows without Erasing Mac OS X Apple has provided an official and built-in method of setting up Windows on a Mac while still keeping Mac OS X called Boot Camp. It no longer supp

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How to Re-enable Mac OS X Automatic Login

How to Re-enable Mac OS X Automatic Login

Mac OS X Version 10.3 and Higher Log into the machine. Navigate to the Apple menu and select System Preferences. This action will launch a System Preferences window. In the System Preferences window, locate the section entitled System. In the System section, locate and click the Accounts icon. (It should be the first icon from the left.) This will launch an Accounts window. In the Accounts window's left pane, locate the Login Options. If grayed out or dimmed, this task requires

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What is a Hackintosh?

What is a Hackintosh?

Hackintosh is a hacked PC that runs on MAC OS X OS ("Lion", "Snow Leopard" , "Leopard").  At first, a lot of people thought that this was impossible to run MAC OS on a non-MAC hardware because of the different software, drivers, and utilities being used between the two. It all started when Apple decided to switch to Intel's processors and chipsets instead of their PowerPC architecture. They were able to build a Boot Camp feature in Mac OS X Leopard which allowed them to run Windows on their App

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How to Connect a MacBook to a TV

How to Connect a MacBook to a TV

MacBook and MacBook Pro notebooks from Apple all use either a Mini-DVI, a Mini-DisplayPort or a Thunderbolt port for connecting display devices. MacBooks from 2008 and prior use Mini-DVI, those from 2009 till 2011 use Mini-DisplayPort, and those since 2011 use the new Thunderbolt port. If your TV doesn't have these ports, and chances are it doesn't, you will need an adapter to connect your TV to your MacBook or MacBook Pro. Almost all digital TVs today have either an HDMI port, a VGA port, a

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How to Zip Files on a Mac

How to Zip Files on a Mac

The zip file format has been around since the late 1980s and provides computer users with the ability to compress one to many files. The format has been supported via third party utility since its creation and has seen built-in support in the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems added over the past several years. Mac users; however, did not enjoy this “built-in” support for the file format until Mac OS X 10.3 when the Archive Utility was added to the operating system. Despite this added fu

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How to Zoom in on a Mac

How to Zoom in on a Mac

A common problem that arises for Mac computer users is figuring out how to zoom in on the computer screen and resetting to the normal display. Apple built a screen zoom feature into the OS X operating system as both an accessibility and classroom feature. Unlike a Windows computer, the Mac permits the real time zooming in on any application, image, or multimedia file displayed. The zoom feature can also be used while the computer screen is being displayed on a classroom projector or television s

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How to Enable Mac OSx Firmware Password Protection

How to Enable Mac OSx Firmware Password Protection

Warning: Altering your Open Firmware configuration in a manner that is not explicitly endorsed by Apple may damage your machine's logic board. Repair's for issues created by these unsupported configuration changes are not covered under the terms of any of the Apple support agreements. Warning: Please reselect your startup device PRIOR to resetting your PRAM or Open firmware. The following firmware configuration is supported on: All Intel-Based Macintosh Computers iMac (

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How to Replace a MacBook Pro Battery

How to Replace a MacBook Pro Battery

The battery that comes with the MacBook Pro will eventually need to be replaced as it is a consumable item with a finite usable life. The battery can be purchased directly from Apple Inc. or from a third party manufacturer. Only the batteries that Apple produce are really recommended as third party manufacturers may not produce quality batteries at lower prices. Purchasing the battery from Apple also allows the owner to get the service of having a new battery installed and the old one disposed o

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How to Reset a Mac OS X System Administrator (root) Password

How to Reset a Mac OS X System Administrator (root) Password

Warning: Unless deliberately changed, the keychain password is bound to the original administrator password. This originally provided single sign-on capabilities. Using the following method to reset one's administrator password will require additional steps to also reset the keychain password. Please be advised that this may mean deleting any keychain protected with one's original administrator password. For more information on resetting a keychain password, please refer to the FAQ entitled How

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How to Run Windows Programs on Mac

How to Run Windows Programs on Mac

Windows programs which don't have a dedicated version for Mac OS X cannot be ran on Mac directly, but they can be ran with the help of a special tool. There are two basic ways to run Windows programs on a Mac. One is emulation, and another is virtualization. Emulation Emulation refers to simulating the basic portions of the Windows environment necessary to run some Windows programs on a non-Windows system. The most well known emulator is WINE, which is a humorous acronym for "WINE Is Not an Em

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