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Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 11-24-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,316
Posted By brunel
The message "Cannot use the connection type....

The message "Cannot use the connection type. Check that all the needed hardware, software and drivers are available" comes up in PC Suite when I try to check Bluetooth in Nokia Connection Manager. I...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 11-23-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,316
Posted By brunel
Yes, you're right. Under preferences in Parallels...

Yes, you're right. Under preferences in Parallels 7 you can chose the usb controller to work with the virtual disc, so I can connect my Nokia by usb cable now.
However the problem comes when you...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 11-18-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,316
Posted By brunel
Parallels KILLS Bluetooth on Lion

I rarely use XP these days, only to check that a web site looks ok on Microsoft IE and to back up my Nokia to PC Suite.

However, first time syncing since installing Lion, I have found that...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-08-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By brunel
I have found my own answer thanks. I looked at...

I have found my own answer thanks.
I looked at Spotlight and found that all the available boxes were ticked. I have never done this so I presume that the installation of Lion caused this or it...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 10-04-2011, 03:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By brunel
Cool New MBP battery runs out overnight

I have recently bought a new battery for my 2007/8 MBP. I am finding that the battery, even on standby doesn't last mutch more than 3 hours. When using it - Safari, Mail, iCal, Open Office - it's...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 09-23-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 424
Posted By brunel
Re-connecting to WiFi Router

Hello

I recently installed Lion and on the whole I like it. However, There is one issue that I don't understand. When I power down or switch off my MacBookPro (2007/8) and then re-start it some...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 05-19-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,365
Posted By brunel
Thanks Northrnchimp - brilliant. I too live in...

Thanks Northrnchimp - brilliant. I too live in Spain and had lost the BBC, although sometimes I subscribe to MyExpatnet for a month or two and can get it that way. However, today, I looked in...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-27-2010, 05:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,986
Posted By brunel
Good morning Vansmith I checked my Time...

Good morning Vansmith

I checked my Time Machine backups, today, and found that "olumes" only appeared on a back-up dated 3 Nov. Previously it didn't appear on the HD list of folders. It had info....
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-25-2010, 02:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,986
Posted By brunel
Cheers. Yes everything works fine and I'll let...

Cheers. Yes everything works fine and I'll let you know if I find out anything significant.

Jim
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-25-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,986
Posted By brunel
Thanks Vansmith. Carried out your test and it's...

Thanks Vansmith. Carried out your test and it's as you say.
In finder click on Macintosh HD and then the window shows:Applications, Library, olumes, private, Shockwave Log, System, System Volume...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-25-2010, 03:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,986
Posted By brunel
Well guys. Looks like I got your interest. But no...

Well guys. Looks like I got your interest. But no I'm not daft. The various system folders show up when you click Devices and click on your "dsjhksjh**'s MacBookPro" or "Macintosh HD". It doesn't...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-24-2010, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,986
Posted By brunel
Volumes folder

I noticed that my Volumes folder which contains backup details only is actually called 'olumes'. Having lost the 'V'. What's this about? Can I correct it?

Jim
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 08-08-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By brunel
Ah, now I see! I didn't know that 1password...

Ah, now I see! I didn't know that 1password embedded itself into Safari. Yes that looks really good.
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 08-07-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By brunel
ok so you use 1password. But what is the benefit...

ok so you use 1password. But what is the benefit or difference. Really, I'd like to know!
Forum: OS X - Apps and Games 08-07-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By brunel
Question Wallet vs Key Chain secure notes

When I lived in 'Windows Land' I used a great little programme on my PC and my iPaq (a small hand held HP pc) called eWallet to keep my personal information secure.
When I emigrated to 'Mac World'...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 04-01-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By brunel
You are quite right. And I have found this link...

You are quite right. And I have found this link Battery Optimization? - Parallels Forums (http://forum.parallels.com/showthread.php?t=22266&highlight=Battery+life)
which explains it for me. In a...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-31-2010, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By brunel
Thanks guys. I can see what you're saying but...

Thanks guys. I can see what you're saying but surely two OS's, because you are running Snow Leopard and Windows together, must consume more power. After all, you can't get something from nothing. So...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-31-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By brunel
I think I now have the answer to my question. Why...

I think I now have the answer to my question. Why does my battery run down so fast when using Windows in Parallels?
Today, I popped into an Apple Store and one of the guys there said that probably...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-28-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,207
Posted By brunel
Dear SammySlim perhaps you didn't read my post...

Dear SammySlim perhaps you didn't read my post properly. I have a full retail version with COA stickers, but the printed labels says that it came from Dell. The only difference between a system...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-27-2010, 07:07 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 99,290
Posted By brunel
I can't help with Win7 But I can tell you that XP...

I can't help with Win7 But I can tell you that XP with SP2 or SP3 works brilliantly and is very stable and happy on a Mac.

If you use bootcamp it is possibly better to set windows up using FAT32....
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-27-2010, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,207
Posted By brunel
Don't panic all you need is any version of XP...

Don't panic all you need is any version of XP home (or pro) with a COA. I bid one from ebay that was ex Dell. It works fine on my MBP is registered and everything. Of course it is legal because These...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-27-2010, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By brunel
No, I don't think so. I have just been using the...

No, I don't think so. I have just been using the OS and Nokia's Ovi programme as my old phone won't talk to MAC OS. And nothing too strenuous going on under Snow Leopard. The bottom of the MBP also...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-26-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By brunel
Parallels 5 on MBP, Battery

I had XP sp3 installed via Bootcamp and everything was fine but I found having to close down Windows and restart OS X whenever I needed to be there and vice versa, a pain in the ...... . So when...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 06-26-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By brunel
Again thanks! I have now switched off File...

Again thanks!

I have now switched off File Vault and of course Time Machine is working correctly. I'll get SuperDuper. The reason I used F.V. was because of Bank etc passwords which I keep in...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 06-25-2009, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By brunel
Thanks bobtomay I didn't realise that...

Thanks bobtomay

I didn't realise that filevault on a separate Hard drive could be mounted on a different computer and opened. I thought that FV made it so that if someone stole your Laptop they...
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