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Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-07-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,076
Posted By skallal
Well, I will be back to work in another week. And...

Well, I will be back to work in another week. And the new boss is running Windows 7 with Boot Camp on a rMBP 15. In fact he inspired me to move from VM to Boot Camp. Software development can...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 902
Posted By skallal
Best Windows VNC client for Mac host?

I have an older Mac Mini that is on 24/7. I almost always use it through VNC. The monitor is a 32" LCD display, as it is mainly used as an HTPC.

It is quite easily to use the Mini from another Mac...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-15-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,517
Posted By skallal
chscag: I managed to fix the lag. The solution...

chscag: I managed to fix the lag. The solution was going into the Control Panel uninstall programs, selecting Boot Camp Services, and clicking Repair.

But I'm not sure if the repair is entirely...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-15-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,517
Posted By skallal
Windows 8.1 Pro Boot Camp installation laggy

I recently put Windows 8.1 Pro on my mid 2012 MBP 15". It has 16 MB RAM and a Crucial M500 SSD. Yet it boots slower than a similar Window 8.1 Pro installation running under Parallels Desktop 9. It...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-14-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,076
Posted By skallal
:o I have made to the second interview level...

:o

I have made to the second interview level on one position, and have another direct interview next week. I am a MS ASP.NET web app developer by trade. I got let go just after Thanksgiving, which...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-14-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,076
Posted By skallal
I've spent several days trying a Microsoft...

I've spent several days trying a Microsoft solution included in Windows 8.1 called System Image Restore. While it seemed to work, it really was NOT. I mentioned it in a previous post in this topic.
...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-07-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,076
Posted By skallal
I did a little research and found out that...

I did a little research and found out that WinClone will allow me to mount a previous image backup within OS X. That could allow me to use a diff utility to do some file comparisons if necessary.
...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-06-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,076
Posted By skallal
Thanks for the reply! Yes it does look like...

Thanks for the reply!

Yes it does look like Winclone is the easiest and most direct solution. However there is one feature I find it is sorely lacking, that is incremental backups. Is there a...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 02-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,076
Posted By skallal
Best way to backup and restore Boot Camp partitions?

After several months of running Windows 8.1 in a Parallels VM, I finally tried Boot Camp. I had an extra license leftover from a Microsoft sale last year. So I finally pulled the trigger and...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-02-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By skallal
I rarely if ever run both at the same time. I've...

I rarely if ever run both at the same time. I've recently been running HandBrake on OS X to convert some DVDs.

And yes I frequently run Parallels. Lately I've been running Parallels in Coherence...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By skallal
The most hard core thing I do on a regular basis...

The most hard core thing I do on a regular basis is run Windows 8.1 Pro in a Parallels VM. And that is running and compiling with Visual Studio 2012.

The video thing is a recent itch I've been...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 12-31-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,861
Posted By skallal
I am running Chromecast from my older mid 2010...

I am running Chromecast from my older mid 2010 Mini and Mavericks.

I would install the Chrome browser on your Mini first. I already had it installed before installing the Chromecast app. The...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 12-31-2013, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By skallal
My Mini is a mid 2010 and does NOT have...

My Mini is a mid 2010 and does NOT have Thunderbolt IRC. I believe the MiniPort is only for an external display.

My drive is the STCA3000101, which is the Seagate desktop version. I've considered...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 12-31-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By skallal
I'm not clear about this. All of my USB ports on...

I'm not clear about this. All of my USB ports on the Mini are USB 2. I'm already connecting the external drive to the Mini with USB 2.

Is there an adapter that will connect the drive to a gigabit...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-31-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By skallal
I've also tried "Mac Fan Control App", which I do...

I've also tried "Mac Fan Control App", which I do NOT run continuously. I only use it to determine the current fan speed and close it.

That said, I've noticed the fans do kick in at 6000 + RPM...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-26-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By skallal
Using MBP as server...

I have a mid 2010 Mac Mini, 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, that is under powered for my needs as a home media server. I also have a mid 2011 MBP 13" i7 that is not getting any use atm. I am thinking of using...
Forum: Internet, Networking, and Wireless 12-25-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By skallal
Best way to connect 3TB Seagate drive on my LAN?

I recently bought a 3TB Seagate Backup drive on sale. It is the desktop version, which requires AC power, and runs at 7200 RPM. It is noticeably faster on my older mid 2010 Mac Mini, even with a USB...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-23-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By skallal
Okay, I've been running without smsFanControl for...

Okay, I've been running without smsFanControl for a few days now and using Temperature Monitor instead. There have been a few times when at least one of the CPU cores approaches 100 C. Right now the...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-18-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By skallal
Surprisingly, removing smsFanControl did the...

Surprisingly, removing smsFanControl did the trick!

I am using Temperature Monitor to observe the temperature for a while until I am satisfied things are not over heating.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-17-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By skallal
Okay, if I get rid of smcFanControl, I'll still...

Okay, if I get rid of smcFanControl, I'll still need something to monitor the temp. If smcFanControl is the cause, then I need another app in the menu bar to monitor things.

Any recommendations?
Forum: Apple Notebooks 12-17-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,195
Posted By skallal
MBP running hot

I have a mid 2012 MacBook Pro 15" (MacBookPro9,1) that sometimes runs very hot. In fact it often gets up over 100 C. I've been running smcFanControl and cranked the Higher RPM profile to up 4000 RPM....
Forum: OS X - Operating System 12-01-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By skallal
I managed to resize the two partitions. One was...

I managed to resize the two partitions. One was easy and the other a royal pain.

The drive had 2 partitions at 500 GB each. The bootable clone partition, I changed to 350 GB. Since it was at the...
Forum: OS X - Operating System 11-29-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By skallal
Resizing 2 existing partitions

I have an external USB 3 1 TB drive w/ 2 partitions, both 500 GB. One partition is a bootable clone of my hard drive and the other is a backup parition for Time Machine. I'd like to make the first...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 11-18-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,162
Posted By skallal
I'm using an external USB 3 drive, the Seagate...

I'm using an external USB 3 drive, the Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB. I do have USB 3 on my MBP mid 2012, the main reason I chose it. I assume USB 3 is faster than FireWire?

I have my 1TB in the 3...
Forum: Apple Rumors and Reports 10-27-2013, 01:25 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,150
Posted By skallal
I just picked up a 15" MBP mid 2012 inspired...

I just picked up a 15" MBP mid 2012 inspired mostly by this thread. I was leaning toward that model for a few months now. But this thread made my decision more urgent.

Mine is the Hi-Res 1680x1050...
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