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    • 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.

    • How to Disable Mac OSx Firmware Password Protection

      How to Disable Mac OSx Firmware Password Protection

      Launch the Open Firmware Password Application. Click the authentication icon and enter your Administrator credentials. You will be prompted for a password. Locate and click the Change button. This will launch an Open Firmware Password window. In the Open Firmware Password window, locate and click to deselect/uncheck the “Require password to change Open Firmware settings”

    • How to Reset a Mac OS X Keychain Password

      How to Reset a Mac OS X Keychain Password

      A default keychain binds to an Administrator password upon creation and will continue to update when the Administrator password is updated via the Accounts menu. When someone forgets his/her password and is forced to utilize other means to reset it (See FAQ entitled: How do I reset a Mac OS X System Administrator (root) Password?),

    • How to Boot Mac OS X in Single User Mode

      How to Boot Mac OS X in Single User Mode

      Running Mac OS X in a Single User Mode allows you to do maintenance and administration tasks which would otherwise be unavailable to a normal user when the computer runs in a multi-user mode. For example – in a single-user mode you can run the fsck command to scan your disk for any errors, and

    • 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.

    • How to Replace a MacBook Keyboard

      How to Replace a MacBook Keyboard

      An Apple MacBook can last some time without the keyboard getting damaged. If the keyboard gets damaged (for e.g. a loose key falls out of the setting) or the user simply wants a new keyboard, he/she will need to replace the keyboard in question. The MacBook has a fairly simple case that users with the

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

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