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Graphics driver issues for XP on an iMac

We can't boot into Windows XP, except in VGA mode, without the screen going black after the Windows XP "loading bar screen"; we can still hear everything, though. This is on an Intel iMac running Boot Camp, and the Mac side (Leopard) works fine, which leads me to believe this isn't a problem with hardware. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Which speakers should I get for my Mac?

I'm going to be relying on my iMac and the music stored on it for a while. I would like to get a set of speakers so that the computer sounds better. What reasonably-priced powered speakers have folks had success with? I'd rather not get a separate subwoofer. I'd be willing to get a small amp and use my small stereo speakers if all the other options are too crappy. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise on Aug 7, 2008 - 9 answers

DeadMacFilter: Will Target Disk mode screw up my healthy computer?

Dead hard disk on a G3 iMac. Seemingly healthy 2nd-hand G4 iMac. If I try to access data on the dead machine via target disk mode, is there a chance—any chance at all—that I could screw up the healthy machine? [more inside]
posted by neroli on Aug 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Memory Question

I have an iMac. I have 2GB. My iMac says I only have 1GB. Why? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Jul 30, 2008 - 18 answers

Going from an old PC to a new iMac, migration possible?

I'm finally retiring my dad's virus-laden PC running XP with a new iMac. Is there any way to migrate his old settings from the PC over to a VMWare instance of XP running on the iMac in case he must use a PC-only app after the upgrade to a new machine? [more inside]
posted by mathowie on Jul 23, 2008 - 9 answers

How to sell an iMac in NYC.

How to sell a two year old iMac in NYC? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jul 16, 2008 - 12 answers

Two iPhone questions...

After being lied to repeatedly by my credit card company (PC Financial), I have two iPhone questions: 1) How do I get voice mails from my iPhone onto my computer? and 2) how do I record calls made on an iPhone? I have the 1.0 version of iPhone and an iMac if that makes any difference. Thanks!
posted by dobbs on Jul 16, 2008 - 7 answers

Windows XP-Boot Camp-File Checking nonsense

We are having a problem with hours-long file checks when booting into Windows XP (Home Edition, with SP2) via Boot Camp on an iMac running Leopard. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Do I fix my sister's iMac?

I can fix my sister's iMac, but she doesn't want me to. Do I go behind her back and get it running again? [more inside]
posted by hellojed on Jun 30, 2008 - 28 answers

Need help with an old-ish iMac and iMovie

Help me with my outdated iMac and editing HD digital video - it doesn't recognize HD, so what do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by Nick Verstayne on Jun 21, 2008 - 10 answers

Just save the screen, OK?

My four year old IMac G4, which is out of warranty, has acquired this nasty habit of shutting itself off. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Jun 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Xubuntu on an iMac G3

Is it worth it to load xubuntu on a tray loading iMac G3, 333MHz, 64MB RAM, 6GB HD? [more inside]
posted by crios on Jun 5, 2008 - 19 answers

What are the Mac Software Must Haves

I just switched to Macs and I was a Windows power user (video editing, audio editing, scanning, graphic design, presentations, flowcharting, spreadsheets, databases, web design). What software can I absolutely not live without for the Mac? Being a fan of Open Source software (and excessively cheap) I'd prefer open source apps when possible.
posted by arniec on May 29, 2008 - 23 answers

'Genius' is being used with increasing sarcasm around my house

My 6-week-old refurb iMac has an intermittent high-pitched whine. Help me guide the Geniuses to a fix. [more inside]
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on May 12, 2008 - 9 answers

mumble grumble curse

I use iTunes Alarm, or used it anyway... I need help with getting rid of it and finding a replacement [more inside]
posted by Pants! on May 11, 2008 - 8 answers

End of product cycle iMac

May have bought an iMac a week too early, can I upgrade or at least get a refund of the price difference? [more inside]
posted by corpse on Apr 25, 2008 - 6 answers

Traveling with iMac

MacFilter: How hard is it to travel with a current-gen 20" iMac? [more inside]
posted by DoctorFedora on Apr 22, 2008 - 12 answers


Is there a way to automagically back up my blackberry contacts and calendar on my iMac? Bluetooth and cordless would be swell. I'm running an intel Mac with the latest OS animal.
posted by Pants! on Apr 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Diagnose a computer-death, and advise on migrating the dead one to an imac?

My desktop computer is dead dead dead (I think -- can you help me be sure?). I was going to get a new iMac anyway, so now I'll just move those plans up. I understand there's a utility to migrate all my files from the old Windows machine to the new Mac -- how can I make that happen when the old one won't start? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Mar 27, 2008 - 10 answers

unlocking the magic box

my work threw out an old g4 imac (the dome with the flat-panel type) and i took it home (with their permission). unfortunately, when i boot it up, the only option it gives me is to sign in under the admin, and i don't know that password. our IT guy wasn't too much help. [more inside]
posted by kerning on Jan 26, 2008 - 4 answers

Nonintuitive and Seamful

Brand new iMac -- After I set up Parent Controls on a new account, my dashboard disappeared. I can't get it back. I found a long thread on the subject at apple.com, but none of the solutions worked for me. So - here is my question about Time Machine... [more inside]
posted by crapples on Jan 25, 2008 - 8 answers

New iMac owner seeking advice

OK: i know there are tons of posts asking some of the same things, and i have waded through many of them but may i beg your indulgence and ask a couple of relatively straightforward newbie questions? 1) If I need to work with Office documents from a PC environment (mostly word, occasionally PPT and excel) from time to time , can i do so without installing VM Fusion (which most here seem to favor) along with my Windows XP? Will Mac Office work with them? 2) Any discussions on how to best deal with the glare of the new monitor? 3) How good is the mail program: should i abandon gmail, run them both or go back to firebird? 4) Any reason to use safari if i already know firefox? Or consider one of the other choices? Thanks for indulging me. I have a lot to learn about this. ( )
posted by dougiedd on Jan 19, 2008 - 23 answers

IMAC purchase

Would like to finally buy an IMAC and wondering about the Timing of a purchase? [more inside]
posted by dougiedd on Jan 6, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me enjoy my iMac!

I'd like to move my 20" iMac from one country to another, but I'm not sure what the most cost-effective and safest method is. [more inside]
posted by dance on Jan 6, 2008 - 10 answers

mac in the box

So i just got myself an iMac yesterday. Of course, I like it. But what cool things can I do with it that I probably don't know about? Also, what should I be concerned about or not do? I know a lot about Windows and PCs, but next to nothing about this fancy new machine on my desk.
posted by Pants! on Dec 17, 2007 - 26 answers

Help me salvage a hard drive from a busted iMac

Help me figure out how to salvage my hard drive! [more inside]
posted by agent99 on Dec 10, 2007 - 7 answers

Syncing up 2 USB Hdd on a Mac and Font converting software (PC to Mac)

Syncing up 2 USB Hdd on a Mac and Font converting software (PC to Mac) [more inside]
posted by spinko on Nov 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Apple Keyboard Imitation

I love the looks of the new apple keyboard. I don't think that I would like those looks after I spent a couple weeks touching the white keys. Is there a similar keyboard with black keys? The more similar it is the better. [more inside]
posted by I Foody on Nov 13, 2007 - 9 answers

Is Bill or Steve to blame?

I've spent the weekend playing with my new Intel iMac, and I finally got Windows XP installed only to run into a brick wall with internet connectivity... [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Nov 11, 2007 - 2 answers

Wait for Penryn-based Mac Pros or not?

Should I buy a new Mac Pro or wait for the Penryn version? Complications below the fold. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 5, 2007 - 21 answers

Possible uses for idle XP box

What are some things I could do with an old XP box? [more inside]
posted by Hat Maui on Oct 29, 2007 - 14 answers

New iMac Shock

New imac on the way. The one it's replacing has been with me since 2000 (330ghz, 18GB hd) so I'm expecting to be a mite overwhelmed with all the stuff I can do now. I'm also overwhelmed by the amount of advice/tips/hacks/other out there. Where's the best information for the layman (that is, not totally ignant but not a developer either) user?
posted by mundy on Oct 26, 2007 - 11 answers

Home Audio question

Help me with a home audio dilemma... [more inside]
posted by docpops on Sep 28, 2007 - 21 answers

Looking for a New Mac for Video Work

Thinking about buying an iMac. I'm looking at the 24inch model with 2.8 MHz processor. I plan on doing some Final Cut and After Effects work, nothing insane like HD or heavy graphics. Will this computer serve my needs? [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Sep 21, 2007 - 6 answers

Question about shipping a computer

Help me get my iMac across the Atlantic ocean [more inside]
posted by Ndwright on Sep 3, 2007 - 9 answers

You ever do a google search for "iMac fan"? Yeah. Pointless.

So I just got the newest iMac today (the one that was announced last week). After 4 hours or so of use the fan has kicked on in a most noisy way and it won't shut down. Restarting does nothing. Take time to let it cool. Restart. Just more fan. So...anyone got a "here-n-now" fix or do I take it back to the store in the morning?
posted by sourwookie on Aug 15, 2007 - 15 answers

An apple but which.

New iMac or new Macbook Pro? Details, details [more inside]
posted by sindas on Aug 14, 2007 - 11 answers

Is a new iMac enough for a graphic designer?

New iMac: Good enough for a graphic designer? Convince me it isn't. [more inside]
posted by jeff-o-matic on Aug 8, 2007 - 29 answers

iMacs: The gaming dilemma

New iMac alert. Gimme, gimme, gimme! One question before I bust open my piggy bank: What's my best bet for a "secondary OS" -- Windows XP or Vista? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Aug 8, 2007 - 16 answers

Migrate existing xp setup to new imac

So now that the new imacs have arrived, it's time to sell my old imac and my boyfriend's old pc and use the new imac. I've figured out that we need Parallels and can use Transporter to bring in the necessary pc programs/copy of xp. These are the steps I think I need to do to get the pc stuff working (the mac stuff looks like a cinch): [more inside]
posted by jules1651 on Aug 7, 2007 - 6 answers

Two computers, too much mail.

How can I make an iBook with Mail and an iMac with Entourage stay on the same page? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Jul 9, 2007 - 2 answers

getting photo properties with mouse

I no longer get "properties" when I use my mouse over a picture [more inside]
posted by Postroad on Jul 4, 2007 - 5 answers

Mac graphics card advice

I need a new graphics card for my G5 2.0Ghz. [more inside]
posted by captainscared on Jul 1, 2007 - 3 answers

Poking my iMac in the eye, AKA disabling the internal monitor.

I thought I was a Mac geek, but I'm beginning to think I'm not. Can one take an Intel iMac, plug in an external monitor and TOTALLY DISABLE the internal screen? I'm beginning to think it's not possible.
posted by clango on Jun 29, 2007 - 9 answers

My iMac only displays a blank white screen when I turn it on. What should I do?

My iMac only displays a blank white screen when I turn it on. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by deinemutti on May 30, 2007 - 8 answers

A good printer for my Intel iMac, under £100, for general personal use?

Recommend a good printer for my Intel iMac, under £100, for general personal use? Mostly for text - doubt I'll be printing many photos. Thanks!
posted by Ira.metafilter on May 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Once you go Mac...

What cool things can I do with a G4 Imac in the dining room besides music and picture slide shows? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on May 14, 2007 - 10 answers

How can I play video on my airport network?

How can I watch video saved on my iMac's external firewire HDD through an airport express on my MacBook? [more inside]
posted by monkeymadness on May 9, 2007 - 8 answers

Original iMac as DVD monitor

(Standard Google-Fu failure disclaimer.) How can I use my old Rev. B iMac as a monitor for a DVD player? [more inside]
posted by The Deej on Apr 11, 2007 - 19 answers

Reinstall Mac OS on G3 iMac after installing Linux?

Reinstall Mac OS on G3 iMac after installing Linux? [more inside]
posted by AmbroseChapel on Mar 19, 2007 - 16 answers

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