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Fix for Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model

Fix for Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model

on 15 September, 2013 in Blog | 58 comments

Recently I tried to install Boot Camp 5.0.5033 on my MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2009) having previously installed Windows 7 64-bit. Guess what? Apple decided to make our life difficult again by popping up “Boot Camp x64 is unsupported on this computer model” error. I am guessing that this problem  happening to many of you out there that have different models of Macs so here is how to solve: 1 Download Boot Camp 5.0.5033 (or a newer version) from apple’s website. 2 Extract all contents but do not run *BootCamp5.0.5033\BootCamp\setup.exe as this will produce the error displayed above. 3 Instead we need to run *BootCamp5.0.5033\BootCamp\Drivers\Apple\BootCamp.msi but if we try to do it the old fashioned way, yet another error pops up “this installation requires elevated privileges. launch the installer through setup.exe”. Unfortunately in my case there was no option to run the msi as Administrator. 4 To overcome the administrator issue, navigate to C:\Windows\System32 and locate cmd.exe. Right click the icon and select Run as administrator option. Hold on! Right click is not available without boot camp; well here is a secret, Shift+F10 does exactly the same! Navigate again to  *BootCamp5.0.5033\BootCamp\Drivers\Apple and execute BootCamp.msi from the command prompt by typing BootCamp.msi. If that does not work try “BootCamp.msi”. Voila! Restart your Mac and you are good to go. 5 (Bonus) Follow this link Windows BootCamp reverse scrolling to make scrolling in Windows have similar feeling as in Mac OS...

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Windows Folder Lock

Windows Folder Lock

on 16 March, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

Have you ever needed to lock your personal folder so that no one can access is unless they know the secret password? I have personally searched for such applications many times but all solutions seem to be complex such creating partitions with encryption and so on. Finally I had some free time and decided to create my own application to do just that; lock a folder! Below you can find some information on how to use it. This simple application is by no means considered secure and can be easily reverse engineered. Thus no explanation on how it works will be given. The application is written in C. It should run on all versions of Windows but is only tested on Windows XP and Windows 7. How to use: Place windirlock.exe in any directory you wish to create the new locked folder. First time it runs it will create a folder called “Personal” and will also request the password to be used for unlocking it. Note that this password can be set only once and can never be changed for the current working directory. Once execution finishes you will notice a new folder called Personal in the current directory. You can place in there any sensitive information you want. At this point, each time windirlock.exe runs it will either lock or unlock Personal folder depending in its current state. Simple, isn’t it?   Download:   Disclaimer: The author of the application is not responsible for any data loss or any other issues caused by the use of this application.   Update 21/03/2013: Version 1.1 uploaded. Offers better...

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