How To Run The Apple Hardware Test On Your Mac

After I did my last post on 4 Months After Switching Over From Windows To A Mac, I got asked about how I actually ran the Apple Hardware Test on loop mode. To do so, you’ll need the Applications Install DVD that came with your Mac. This is the one that has a little block of text in the upper right corner that says to press D to launch the Apple Hardware Test when starting up. Follow those instructions, and

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How To Resolve Kernel Panics in Mac OSX

I had the fantastic opportunity to be the lucky recipient of kernel panics on my Macbook Pro that happen once every 24-48 hours. I’ve been trying to troubleshoot and resolve the kernel panic, because as you can imagine, it’s extremely counter-productive. I finally resolved it by removing a wonky KEXT (kernel extension) that turned out to be the culprit – turns out it was USBOverdrive’s KEXT, and this all started when I used USBOverDrive to configure my bluetooth mouse because

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4 Months After Switching Over From Windows To A Mac

Surprisingly, the transition from a Windows to a Mac wasn’t as jarring as I had thought, and it turned out to be pretty uneventful. It’s been 4 months since I bought my Macbook Pro, and the overall experience’s fantastic, save for 2 cases. 1. Windows-only Applications I deal with Windows-only applications that do not have alternatives on the Mac, and the only way to run these is in a virtualised Windows environment on my Mac (I use VMWare for this).

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