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Sticky: technophobe, Boot camp lets you decide how... 48,944 Views / 234 Replies  
technophobe,

Boot camp lets you decide how you want those keys to behave; as mac hardware keys or win F-keys.

To use as win F-keys:
1. Right click the Boot Camp icon in the system tray (a...
Posted by smithy, on Feb 22, 2009 at 11:10 AM, in Alternative OS Reference
Thanks ghporter, I saw that one come up a lot in... 502 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks ghporter, I saw that one come up a lot in Google and was going to ask if that was the one.

best,
smithy.
Posted by smithy, on Feb 18, 2008 at 07:26 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Thanks ibook_steve and mduell, ibook_steve -... 502 Views / 5 Replies  
Thanks ibook_steve and mduell,

ibook_steve - as I only use OSx fairly infrequently I don't really want to spend extra £££ on it, but it's good to know of that.

mduell - that's great! i didn't...
Posted by smithy, on Feb 18, 2008 at 07:25 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
External HD - how best to format? 502 Views / 5 Replies  
Hi ,
I'm wondering how to best format a WD My Book Studio 750gb? It's already formatted as HFS+. I've a MBP running XP on Bootcamp, which I mostly use, and OSX Tiger which I use infrequently. The...
Posted by smithy, on Feb 17, 2008 at 03:39 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Sticky: I was wondering if anyone else had a problem with... 48,944 Views / 234 Replies  
I was wondering if anyone else had a problem with XP crashing in Bootcamp when you use Fn+F2 to decrease the screen brightness?

It used to happen a lot in Bootcamp 1 .2 with the brightness slider...
Posted by smithy, on Jan 20, 2008 at 08:23 AM, in Alternative OS Reference
IDE transfer mode reset to PIO!!! 618 Views / 1 Replies  
Ok, after what has seemed like an eternity of frustration I finally found out what was wrong: the transfer mode for the optical drive had somehow become reset to PIO mode - either by installing...
Posted by smithy, on Dec 9, 2007 at 11:58 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
DVD burning 1x after bootcamp 1.4? 618 Views / 1 Replies  
Hi all,
I'm running XP on bootcamp and have an annoying DVD burning problem.... [MBP 2.16GHz, 2Gb ram]

I had bootcamp 1.2 on my MBP and was burning DVD-RWs at 4x with Nero 7715, and all was...
Posted by smithy, on Nov 25, 2007 at 04:27 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Bootcamp: Macbook Pro hangs on standby (and other annoyances) 3,201 Views / 0 Replies  
Hi people,

I'm having a couple of issues with my new MBP running XP SP2 and Bootcamp 1.2, I've spent a couple of hours looking for answers with no results so here goes, hope someone can help.
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Posted by smithy, on Apr 22, 2007 at 01:00 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Yeah I've had that. Not at the password stage but... 1,429 Views / 2 Replies  
Yeah I've had that. Not at the password stage but before - i'm using a util called Pagedefrag which runs after you get the xp screen at startup but before login. You can 'press any key' to abort...
Posted by smithy, on Apr 22, 2007 at 09:43 AM, in Alternative Operating Systems
 
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