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Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 09-22-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By Rambaud
I usually just install Windows normally on the...

I usually just install Windows normally on the laptop's hard drive via Fusion or Parallels and copy/move it to an external drive.

You will need a separate licensed copy of Windows, although I...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 09-22-2011, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By Rambaud
I run Windows 7 via Fusion and Parallels on an...

I run Windows 7 via Fusion and Parallels on an external Firewire 800 drive on a daily basis.
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 08-23-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,033
Posted By Rambaud
I have both, but prefer Parallels. I need to...

I have both, but prefer Parallels.

I need to use Windows only software, but not always on a daily basis.

I would recommend as much RAM as your budget and machine permits for either Fusion or...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 07-16-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,099
Posted By Rambaud
My first macbook (2006) lasted 2 years. I only...

My first macbook (2006) lasted 2 years. I only sold it 'cos I wanted to use more RAM.

My second macbook has lasted 3 years. It too is due to be sold soon, as I want more RAM, and its replacement...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-16-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,317
Posted By Rambaud
I too have been trying to think of what I can use...

I too have been trying to think of what I can use an iPad for. :)

Unfortunately, nothing springs to mind - so the money remains in the wallet.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 07-16-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,251
Posted By Rambaud
I think you are in the right ball-park at 350...

I think you are in the right ball-park at 350 -450 - probably nearer the bottom figure. Is there any remaining Applecare warranty left?

My macbook is older, but 4Gb RAM and 500Gb hard drive...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 06-23-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 22,857
Posted By Rambaud
The optical drive (combi-version) on my (nearly)...

The optical drive (combi-version) on my (nearly) 3 year old macbook failed a few days ago. Apple replaced it & upgraded it to a Superdrive (which writes DVDs as well as CDs).

At the same time,...
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 01-06-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 142,030
Posted By Rambaud
You could re-format the drive as NTFS (losing all...

You could re-format the drive as NTFS (losing all the data) and load an NTFS driver onto your mac.

Apple - Downloads - System/Disk Utilities - NTFS-3G...
Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 12-22-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,167
Posted By Rambaud
Or you can use Mi-Fi (Mobile Wi-Fi) which works...

Or you can use Mi-Fi (Mobile Wi-Fi) which works like a portable hot-spot so long as you are in a network's coverage area.

I have a couple of them here in the UK - one is locked to the "3"...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 03-24-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Rambaud
I used Ghost by Symantec and True Image by...

I used Ghost by Symantec and True Image by Acronis on my Windows machines.
Forum: iPod Hardware and Accessories 03-12-2010, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,771
Posted By Rambaud
Yes, it is illegal to "piggy-back" someone else's...

Yes, it is illegal to "piggy-back" someone else's wifi connection (except where permitted in Macdonalds etc). There have already been criminal convictions here in the UK.

Your 3 dongle is not a...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 01-26-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By Rambaud
For those unfamiliar with mac keyboard, the...

For those unfamiliar with mac keyboard, the "Option" key is the one marked 'alt" and is located between the ctrl and cmd keys.
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 01-25-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,700
Posted By Rambaud
No, Windows should have stopped (assuming you...

No, Windows should have stopped (assuming you shut it down/Hibernated etc- and the allocated RAM freed up.
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 01-23-2010, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 984
Posted By Rambaud
I have a similar problem - my tax and accounting...

I have a similar problem - my tax and accounting software is only available via Windows.

I have not used VirtualBox, but I have both VM Fusion and Parallels. Although my preference is for the...
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 01-23-2010, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,700
Posted By Rambaud
Have you looked at the Parallels forums? ...

Have you looked at the Parallels forums?

Parallels Forums (http://forum.parallels.com/)
Forum: Other Hardware and Peripherals 01-23-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 14,461
Posted By Rambaud
Yes, I have been using Time Machine + SuperDuper...

Yes, I have been using Time Machine + SuperDuper without any problems for the past year or so.
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-22-2010, 08:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rambaud
Unfortunately not - though there may be such an...

Unfortunately not - though there may be such an option. I have not had the chance to search for it yet.
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 01-22-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,700
Posted By Rambaud
1. Not sure (my printer is USB). But I think it...

1. Not sure (my printer is USB). But I think it should be fine via Parallels - never used Bootcamp.

2. Windows is seen as one large file and Time Machine will back it up automatically (or you can...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-22-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rambaud
I used the instructions here : My Mac Fixes:...

I used the instructions here :

My Mac Fixes: "How Do I Stop the Clicking Noise from the Hard Drive of My MacBook or Mac Mini?" (http://tiny.cc/WMncl)
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 01-22-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,700
Posted By Rambaud
I need Windows for my accounting and tax programs...

I need Windows for my accounting and tax programs only, so I use Parallels.

Since I require internet access for upgrades etc, I use System Mechanic Pro for AV etc - which I began using about 5...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-22-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rambaud
I use an external drive while my macbook is being...

I use an external drive while my macbook is being backed up. It runs fast enough.

Although I had no clicking issues with WD internal hard drive, the Load Cycle Count (LCC) was above 550,000!...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 01-19-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 776
Posted By Rambaud
I have used both over several years and prefer...

I have used both over several years and prefer Parallels, especially version 5.

I run Windows 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 via Parallels.

The more RAM you have the better.
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 01-16-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 712
Posted By Rambaud
Does this happen even if you have disconnected...

Does this happen even if you have disconnected the CD drive in Parallels?
Forum: Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 01-10-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Rambaud
I switched to mac over 3 years ago, having used...

I switched to mac over 3 years ago, having used Windows for over 10 years. I have a Windows laptop as well - g/f is now the main user.

I have some tax and accounts programs which only run under...
Forum: Apple Notebooks 01-10-2010, 05:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By Rambaud
Have you checked in Activity Monitor (All...

Have you checked in Activity Monitor (All Processes) to see which program is hogging the CPU?

Canon Print Manager is a known offender; and one of my websites is another.
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