Archive for the ‘Mac’ Category

Virtualbox, El Capitan and BootCamping Windows 10

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Unfortunately so far, the method I used to use virtualbox to start a Windows Bootcamp Guest at doesn’t work.

The main sticking point seems to be attaching the EFI partition to the vmdk file. Any ideas anyone….still trying.

Using VirtualBox to use a BootCamp Windows 8.1 Partition on Mac OS X Yosemite

Saturday, June 27th, 2015

I’ve been trying to get to the point where I can use my bootcamp partition from within Mac OS X Yosemite, (like you can do with VMWare Fusion or Parallels 10).


Experiments with C# on a Mac.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Noticing a pattern here….?

So task for tonight was to try and run a simple C# app on the Mac and since Microsoft Build ’15, they’ve announced a number of things to help people with any OS use MS tools.

Windows 8 / Macbook 2009 Lion mouse trackpad reversal

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

If you’ve got used to Mac OS X Lions reversal of the trackpad and you’ve just installed Windows 8 on your macbook, scrolling becomes a bit confusing.

Simple fix.

Open up a regedit (WinKey-R / cmdKey-R)

Do a search for FlipFlopHScroll or FlipFlopWheel, change both values to a 1 instead of a 0 and reboot.

Keep doing that Find until you’ve caught all the values.

Once you’ve booted, windows scrolling will act like the default trackpad settings for Lion. 😀

Macbooks/Windows 8 and the freeze issue….

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

Latest update, I think we have a fix.

Bottom left corner click, start a Command Prompt as Administrator

Then type:

bcdedit /set disabledynamictick yes

and that should be it….

Win 8, Day 1 – Where’s everything gone…

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Starting up Windows 8 for the first time was not so much a shock, as I’ve seen the user interface on the Xbox and friends phones. It was more of a departure though, than I was expecting.

As a long term advanced user if Windows, you do expect certain things to be in certain places and Microsoft do seem to have decided to mix things up.