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How to Install Office 2010 And Keep Office 2007 Side by Side Together

When installing Microsoft Office 2010, whichOffice 2010 Technical Preview version has been released to many beta tester, Office 2010 setup installation wizard will offer to ‘upgrade’ to uninstall and replace or overwrite Office 2007, or any earlier versions of Office suite or applications such as Office 2003 or Office XP with Office 2010.

In order to allow installing of both Office 2010 and Office 2007 (and even Office 2003 or Office XP) side by side together and exist in parallel, Office 2010 has to be installed different directory or folder, so that existing Office 2007 program files don’t get overwritten. Use the following trick to install Office 2010 in addition to Office 2007 so that both applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneNote, SharePoint and etc can be run simultaneously and concurrently.

  1. Run Office 2010 installation wizard. Select Customize when prompted to choose the preferred type of Office 2010 installation of either “Upgrade” or “Customize”.Upgrade or Customize Office 2010 Installation
  2. Click Browse and select another installation folder path for Office 2010 which is not the same with existing Office installation path. For example, C:Program FilesMicrosoft Office 2010.
  3. The setup will install Office 2010 and retain Office 2007 and any other older versions of Office apps.

Tip: Once Office 2010 is installed, the default program for Office documents, spreadsheets, presentations and other files will be defaulted to Office 2010, but it can be changed manually in Control Panel. A simpler way is to re-run Office 2007 Setup.exe setup wizard, and allow it to repair Office 2007 installation.

Note that although both Office 2010 and Office 2007 can co-exist, Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 apparently not. Only one version of Outlook can be installed at any time. Thus, Outlook 2007 will be uninstalled and leaving only Outlook 2010.

End-user who wishes to install Office 2010 without uninstalling Office 2007 can also download the following config.MSP Windows Installer Patch setup customization file which already been configured to keep and retail old Office components and applications.

Download config.MSP for installing Office 2010 without uninstalling or removing Office 2007.

To use the config.MSP to install Office 2007 and keep Office 2007 side by side (not uninstalling Office 2007), copy the downloaded config.MSP to the folder that contains Setup.exe and other installation files for Office 2010, and the run the following command in that folder in an elevated command prompt window (or in Start Search or Run command box).

SETUP /adminfile config.msp

Office 2010 and Office 2007 in Start Menu

“Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments” message in Outlook

Advanced troubleshooting

If you do not use Outlook with an Exchange server or if the Exchange server administrator lets users change the Outlook attachment security behavior, use method 1: “Customize attachment security behavior.”

If you use Outlook with an Exchange server and the Exchange Server administrator has disallowed changes to the Outlook attachment security behavior, use method 2: “Configure Outlook in an Exchange environment.”

Method 1: Customize attachment security behavior

Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows

Important Before you can customize the attachment security behavior in Outlook 2000 SR1 and Microsoft Outlook 2000 SR1a, you must first apply either Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 2 or Microsoft Office 2000 Service Pack 3.

Follow these steps to modify the registry and change Outlook’s attachment security behavior.

  1. Exit Outlook if it is running.
  2. Click Start, and then click Run. Copy and paste (or type) the following command in the Open box, and then press ENTER:
    regedit
  3. Verify that the following registry key for your version of Outlook exists.
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2010

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice14.0OutlookSecurity

    Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice12.0OutlookSecurity

    Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice11.0OutlookSecurity

    Microsoft Outlook 2002

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0OutlookSecurity

    Microsoft Outlook 2000

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0OutlookSecurity

    If the registry key exists, go to step 5.

    If the registry key does not exist, follow these steps to create it:

    1. Locate, and then click the following registry key:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft
    2. Under Edit, click New, and then click Key.
    3. Type Office, and then press ENTER.
    4. Under Edit, click New, and then click Key.
    5. For Outlook 2010, type 14.0, and then press ENTER.
      For Outlook 2007, type 12.0, and then press ENTER.
      For Outlook 2003, type 11.0, and then press ENTER.
      For Outlook 2002, type 10.0, and then press ENTER.
      For Outlook 2000, type 9.0, and then press ENTER.
    6. Under Edit, click New, and then click Key.
    7. Type Outlook, and then press ENTER.
    8. Under Edit, click New, and then click Key.
    9. Type Security, and then press ENTER.
  4. Under Edit, click New, and then click String Value.
  5. Copy and paste (or type) the following name for the new value:
    Level1Remove
  6. Press ENTER.
  7. Right-click the new string value name, and then click Modify.
  8. Type the file name extension of the file type that you want to open in Outlook. For example:
    .exe

    To specify multiple file types, use the following format:

    .exe;.com
  9. Click OK.
  10. Exit Registry Editor.
  11. Restart your computer.

When you start Outlook, you can open the file types that you specified in the registry.

Note We recommend that you enable only the file types that you have to have. If you rarely receive a particular file type, we recommend that you give Outlook temporary access to the file type that is in question. Then, reconfigure Outlook to block the file type by undoing the changes to the registry. For more information about how you can configure Outlook to block attachment file name extensions that Outlook does not block by default, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

837388 How to configure Outlook to block additional attachment file name extensions

Method 2: Configure Outlook in an Exchange environment

If you run Outlook in an Exchange environment, the Exchange server administrator can change the default attachment security behavior. For more information about how to configure Outlook in an Exchange environment, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

290499 Administrator information about e-mail security features
263297 Administrator information about the Outlook E-mail Security update: June 7, 2000

Attachment Behavior

Attachments are divided into three groups based on their file name extension or file type. Outlook handles each group in a specific way.

Level 1 (Unsafe)

The unsafe category represents any file name extension that may have script or code associated with it. You cannot open any attachment that has an unsafe file name extension. For a list of the unsafe file name extensions, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/HA012299521033.aspx

The following list describes how Outlook behaves when you receive or send an unsafe file attachment:

  • You cannot save, delete, open, print, or otherwise work with unsafe files. A message at the top of the e-mail message indicates that Outlook has blocked access to the unsafe attachment. The attachment is inaccessible from Outlook. However, the attachment is not actually removed from the e-mail message.
  • If you forward an e-mail message that has an unsafe attachment, the attachment is not included in the forwarded e-mail message.
  • If you send an e-mail message that contains an unsafe attachment, you receive a warning message that states that other Outlook recipients may be unable to access the attachment that you are trying to send. You can safely ignore the warning message and send the e-mail message, or you can decide not to send the e-mail message.
  • In Outlook 2003, if you save or close an e-mail message that contains an unsafe attachment, you receive a warning message that states that you will be unable to open the attachment. You can override the warning message and save the e-mail message.
  • You cannot use the Insert Object command to open objects that are inserted in Microsoft Outlook Rich Text e-mail messages. You see a visual representation of the object. However, you cannot open or enable the object in the e-mail message.
  • You cannot open unsafe files that are stored in an Outlook or an Exchange folder. Although these files are not attached to an Outlook item, they are still considered unsafe. When you try to open the unsafe file, you receive the following error message:
    Can’t open the item. Outlook blocked access to this potentially unsafe item.

Level 2

Level 2 files are not unsafe. However, they do require more security than other attachments. When you receive a Level 2 attachment, Outlook prompts you to save the attachment to a disk. You cannot open the attachment in the e-mail message. By default, file name extensions are not associated with this group. However, if you use Outlook with an Exchange server and your mail is delivered to an Exchange mailbox, the Exchange server administrator can add file name extensions to the Level 2 list.

Other Attachments

When you try to open an attachment that has a file name extension other than those in the Level 1 or the Level 2 list, Outlook prompts you to either open the file directly or save it to a disk. You can turn off future prompts for that file name extension if you clear the Always ask before opening this type of file check box.

Note If a program associates itself with a new file name extension, Outlook treats that file name extension as safe until you add the file name extension to the list of Level 1 or Level 2 file name extensions.

For example, if you install a program on your computer that uses files that have a .xyz file name extension, when you open an attachment that has a .xyz file name extension, the program opens and runs the attachment. By default, the .xyz file name extension does not appear on the Level 1 or the Level 2 list. Therefore, Outlook treats it as a safe file name extension. If you want Outlook to treat attachments that have the .xyz file name extension as unsafe, you must add the .xyz file name extension to the list of Level 1 file name extensions.

Transfer iPhone Contacts to Gmail

Refer to link: http://transfer-iphone-contacts.blogspot.co.il/p/transfer-iphone-contacts-via-gmail.html

There are two ways to transfer your iPhone contacts to your Gmail account. This page discusses how to set up Google sync in order to be able to transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone and the other way round. It also discusses how to transfer your iPhone contacts to your Google account independently from Google sync or other Cloud-based services.

Method 1: Transfer iPhone contacts to Google in a few easy steps

To do so, follow the outlined directions in this short YouTube video or go through the steps below:

1. Download and install a powerful utility called CopyTrans Contacts to your PC:

2. Run the tool and connect your iPhone. Your iPhone contacts will begin to populate and display on your computer screen

transfer iphone contacts to gmail

3. Click on the “Export selected” button and when asked in what format you want to export your iPhone contacts, click on “Gmail”

iphone contacts to gmail

4. Next select the location on your PC where you want to save the contacts. If you do not know where to save your iPhone contacts, select your PC’s Desktop and click OK

contacts from iphone to gmail

5. Your iPhone contacts will be saved to a folder on your Desktop in a single vCard file as seen below

transfer iphone contacts gmail

6. Now, go ahead and login to your Gmail account. Navigate to Gmail > Contacts

 iphone contacts gmail

7. Next, click on More > Import

iphone contacts transfer to google

8. Click on “Browse…” and Navigate to the location on your PC where you saved the contacts file, then click “Import”

transfer iphone contacts to google

9. Your iPhone contacts have now been transferred to your Gmail

google transfer iphone contacts

Trick: Refrain from exporting more than 600 contacts at a time, as I have found that Gmail cannot handle a large vCard file containing several thousand iPhone contacts at a time. If you have a very large contact list, simply export your iPhone address book on several goes following steps 3. to 8.

This is a quick way to transfer iPhone contacts to your Gmail account.

Method 2: Transfer iPhone Contacts to Gmail and the other way round using Google Sync

Google comes handy when you are trying to synchronize iPhone contacts between your PC, Gmail account and your iPhone. The service works for other mobile devices too. This section discusses how to set up Google sync in order to be able to transfer contacts from Gmail to iPhone.

Note: For the other way round – in order to tranfer iPhone contacts to your Gmail account, have a look at the this free BETA application.

Google Sync for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

    1. Navigate to the iPhone Settings and from there chose the option which is named Mail, Contacts, Calendars

 

transfer iphone contacts
    1. On the newly-opened slide, select Add Account…

 

iphone contacts transfer
    1. From the next window, make sure you tap on Microsoft Exchange

 

contacts iphone transfer
    1. Next, enter your full email address (including @gmail.com) in the field called Email. You can leave the Domain field empty as it is not required. In the Username field, again, enter your full username which includes the @gmail.com ending. Tap on Next on the top-right.

 

transfer contacts iphone
    1. Now, type m.google.com in where it says Server and just press Next again.

 

iphone contacts
    1. Next, from the next screen, make sure you turn Contacts and other Google sync services such as Mail or Calendars which participate in the synchronization.
    2. Your iPhone will ask you what you would like to do with existing local contacts, calendars etc. on your iPhone. Unless you want to delete your currently saved on your iPhone contacts, select Keep on My iPhone in order for the sync to take place. Any new contacts (from your iPhone) with regards to your existing Gmail contacts will be placed in the All Contacts group.
    3. Finally, in order for the sync to begin, go to your iPhone settings, and tap on Fetch New Data. From the newly-opened slide turn Push on.

 

iphone transfer contacts

 

This is how to turn the Google Sync service in order to sync your iPhone contacts with your Gmail contacts. Here are some more details about what the Google sync is and how to sync your emails, calendar and contacts.

Note: In order to follow steps 1 through 8, you need to make sure you have at least iOS 3 installed on your iDevice (iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch). Also, perform an iOS backup of your device via iTunes on your computer, in order for your iPhone contacts, calendars and additional settings data to be backed up to your PC.

 

Install android apps on your external sd card

REQUIREMENTS:
1. You need to be rooted or otherwise have access to view and modify system files. I used the app, “Root Explorer”

2. You need a micro SD card to put in the external micro SD card slot (DUH!)
PROCEDURE:

1. Install the “Root Explorer” app.
You need a version that will give you full R/W access. I used the one linked to in the ****OFFICIAL Polaroid PMID 701C Thread! -Root, market and more!” thread here. To save you the trouble, here’s the link to Root Explorer v2.19:
http://www.qfpost.com/file/d?g=QhuGKTnJL

Basically this gives you access to see and modify the system file you need to modify. There are other ways to do this, I’m just telling you what I did because it worked just fine.

2. Mount R/W in Root Explorer.
Once you’ve installed Root Explorer, navigate to the /system folder and then make it root accessible/writable by tapping the grey “Mount R/W” button at the top of the screen.

3. Find and Edit the “vold.fstab” file.
Now that you now have root access you can edit the vold.fstab file. In the Root Explorer app Go to /system/etc/vold.fstab

Once you’ve found that file simply long press it (hold down on it) until you see “Open With” and then choose “text editor”

You’ll see a text file. In the 2nd paragraph you’ll see two lines that say:

dev mount sdcard /mnt/sdcard auto
dev mount extsd /mnt/extsd auto

Highlight them and edit the lines to read:

dev mount sdcard /mnt/extsd auto
dev mount extsd /mnt/sdcard auto
4. Save and Reboot!
Press the menu button or tap menu and then select “Save and Exit”.
(It should save the original file for you as a backup automatically when you save in case you screw anything up)

Turn off the tablet, make sure your external micro sd card is in the external sd slot and then reboot. (You need to reboot for the changes to the vold.fstab file to take effect)

Configure Chameleon to boot directly in to OS X

Refer to link: http://www.tonymacx86.com/34-booting-like-apple-mac-1-apple-splash-screen.html

In Mac OS X add these into /Extra/com.Boot.plist at the end before </dict>:

Code:
	<key>Timeout</key>
	<string>1</string>
	<key>Legacy Logo</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>Default Partition</key>
	<string>hd(0,1)</string>
	<key>Quiet Boot</key>
	<string>Yes</string>

You might already have Timeout 1 and Legacy Logo Yes in there so, then you may skip those.
Make sure you do not have “-v” in your Kernel Flags. For instance I have:

Code:
	<key>Kernel Flags</key>
	<string>arch=x86_64</string>

Just make sure it does not say arch=x86_64 -v or something similar. -v means Verbose and pushes Mac OS X into displaying all the boot information instead of the regular boot logo.

This should auto boot your first Mac OS X partition directly without showing the Chameleon boot screen where you might select for instance Windows.
If you still want to boot different OS/partitions start hitting F8 while it is saying Verifying DMI Pool Data.

For reference my complete com.apple.Boot.plist looks like this:

Code:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>Kernel</key>
	<string>mach_kernel</string>
	<key>Kernel Flags</key>
	<string>arch=x86_64</string>
	<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
	<string>No</string>
	<key>AtiConfig</key>
	<string>Uakari</string>
	<key>GraphicsMode</key>
	<string>1920x1080x32@60</string>
	<key>Graphics Mode</key>
	<string>1920x1080x32@60</string>
	<key>Timeout</key>
	<string>1</string>
	<key>Legacy Logo</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>Default Partition</key>
	<string>hd(0,1)</string>
	<key>Rename Partition</key>
	<string>hd(0,2) "Mac OS X";hd(0,3) "Mac OS X System Backup";hd(1,1) Windows</string>
	<key>Hide Partition</key>
	<string>hd(1,2)</string>
	<key>Quiet Boot</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
</dict>
</plist>

Result of this is the BIOS instantly going for your PCI Express 1 graphics card displaying the Apple Splash Screen, shortly displaying AHCI detection and Verifying DMI Pool Data. After that it will again show the Apple Splash Screen an the spinning loading wheel will be visible soon after finally you enter Mac OS X.

Mountain Lion Screen Resolution at Boot and org.chameleon.Boot.plist file options.

Setting your org.chameleon.Boot.plist to the proper resolution will set the rez at boot and hopefully not revert to a lower rez
add:
<key>Graphics Mode</key>
<string>1920x1080x32</string>

org.chameleon.Boot.plist is an XML property list, located in /Extra, that provides Chimera with commands, alternate kernels, system boot options, etc. It was previously named com.apple.Boot.plist, to match the system-provided version stored in /Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration.

Example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd">
<plist version="1.0">
<dict>
	<key>EthernetBuiltIn</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>GenerateCStates</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>GeneratePStates</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>GraphicsEnabler</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>Kernel</key>
	<string>mach_kernel</string>
	<key>Kernel Flags</key>
	<string>darkwake=0 npci=0x3000</string>
	<key>Legacy Logo</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
	<key>Timeout</key>
	<string>2</string>
	<key>UseKernelCache</key>
	<string>Yes</string>
</dict>

System Boot Options

 

“Graphics Mode”=”<width>x<height>x<depth>@<frequency>”
Works only if you have a VESA 3.0 compliant card
“Text Mode”=”<width>x<height>”
Sets text mode dimentions [Default 80×25]
“Quiet Boot”=Yes | No
Use quiet boot mode (no messages or prompt) [Default No]
“Kernel Flags”=”<key1>=<value1>[ <key2>=<value2>…]”
This is a series of flags sent to the kernel
“Kernel Architecture”=i386 | x86_64 | ppc
Kernel architecture boot mode
arch
ProductVersion
MKext Cache
Kernel=<file>
The filename of your kernel you wish to boot. This can be different from mach_kernel, but be sure to create a symlink that points to the new kernel you’re booting with a name of mach_kernel to allow all software to be compatible. Note that this is necessary for you to boot a differently named kernel, because osx naively tries to load the symlink itself as the kernel and not the file that the symlink points to if you don’t tell the bootloader! [Default mach_kernel]
Kernel Cache=<file>
UseKernelCache=Yes | No
Use the system’s prelinked kernel cache [Default Yes]
Boot Device
Timeout=<number>
Number of seconds to countdown before choosing the default partition [Default 2]
boot-uuid=<uuid>
Root UUID=<uuid>
platform
acpi
CD-ROM Prompt
CD-ROM Option
“Scan Single Drive”=Yes | No
Scan the drive only where the booter got loaded from. Fix rescan pbs when using a DVD reader in AHCI mode [Default No]
Rescan=Yes | No
Enable CD-ROM rescan mode [Default No]
“Rescan Prompt”=Yes | No
Prompts for enable CD-ROM rescan mode [Default No]
“Instant Menu”=Yes | No
Force displaying the partition selection menu [Default No]
mach_kernel
GUI=Yes | No
Enable/Disable the GUI [Default Yes]
“Boot Banner”=Yes | No
Show boot banner in GUI mode [Default Yes]
ShowInfo=Yes | No
Wait=Yes | No
Prompt for a key press before starting the kernel [Default No]

 

Chimera Boot Options

 

DropSSDT=Yes | No
Skip the SSDT tables while relocating the ACPI tables [Default No]
DSDT=<file>
Use an alternate DSDT.aml file [Defaults /DSDT.aml /Extra/DSDT.aml bt(0,0)/Extra/DSDT.aml]
RestartFix=Yes | No
If disabled, no FACP patch will be done at boot time. [Default Yes]
CSTUsingSystemIO=Yes | No
GenerateCStates=Yes | No
Enable auto generation of processor idle sleep states [Default Yes]
GeneratePStates=Yes | No
Enable auto generation of processor power performance states [Default Yes]
EnableC2State=Yes | No
Enable specific Processor power state, C2 [Default No]
EnableC3State=Yes | No
Enable specific Processor power state, C3 [Default No]
EnableC4State=Yes | No
Enable specific Processor power state, C4 [Default No] 

 

Wake=Yes | No
Disable wake up after hibernation [Default Yes]
ForceWake=Yes | No
Force using the sleepimage [Default No]
WakeImage=<file>
Use an alternate sleepimage file. [Default /private/var/vm/sleepimage] 

 

busratio=<n>
Force busratio multiplier, such as CPUFreq=FSB freq x busratio 

 

device-properties
Sets additional device properties like gfx card efi injection, network 

 

“Default Partition”=hd(<x>,<y>) | <uuid> | <label>
Sets the default boot partition, Specified as a disk/partition pair, an uuid, or a label enclosed in quotes [No default]
“Hide Partition”=”<partition>[;<partition2>…]”
Remove unwanted partition(s) from the boot menu. Specified, possibly multiple times, as hd(x,y), an uuid or label enclosed in quotes [No default]
“Rename Partition”=”<partition> <alias>[;<partition2> <alias2>…]”
Rename partition(s) for the boot menu. Where partition is hd(x,y), uuid or label enclosed in quotes. The alias can optionally be quoted too. [No default] 

 

SMBIOS=<file>
Use an alternate SMBIOS.plist file [Defaults /Extra/SMBIOS.plist bt(0,0)/Extra/SMBIOS.plist]
SMBIOSdefaults=Yes | No
Don’t use the default values for smbios.plist [Default No]
SystemId=<uuid>
Manually set the system id uuid, overriding SMuuid in smbios config [No Default]
SystemType=<0-6>
Set the system type [Default 1] 

 

UseMemDetect=Yes | No
 

 

PCIRootUID=0 | 1
Use an alternate value for PciRoot [Default 0] 

 

AtiPorts=<0-6>
Change the number of graphics ports reported to OSX
AtiConfig=<framebuffer_personality>
Use a different framebuffer personality [No default]
UseAtiROM=Yes | No
Use an alternate Ati ROM image with path /Extra/<vendorid>_<devid>_<subsysid>.rom [Default No]
ATYbinimage=<file>
 

 

UseNvidiaROM=Yes | No
Use an alternate Nvidia ROM image with path /Extra/<vendorid>_<devid>.rom [Default No]
VBIOS=Yes | No
Inject NVIDIA VBIOS into device-properties [Default No]
display_0
display_1
 

 

EthernetBuiltIn=Yes | No
Automatic device-properties generation for ethernet interfaces [Default Yes]
GraphicsEnabler=Yes | No
Automatic device-properties generation for gfx cards [Default Yes]
ForceHPET=Yes | No
Force Enable HPET [Default No] 

 

md0=<file>
Load raw img file into memory for use as XNU’s md0 ramdisk [Default /Extra/Postboot.img] 

 

USBBusFix=Yes | No
Enable all of the USB fixes [Default No]
EHCIacquire=Yes | No
Enable the EHCI fix [Default No]
UHCIreset=Yes | No
Enable the UHCI fix [Default No]
USBLegacyOff=Yes | No
Enable the USB Legacy fix [Default No]
EHCIhard=Yes | No

 

Kernel Flags

 

cpus=<n>
Force physical cpus count (all cores in all cpus), use only if autodetection doesn’t work
darkwake=0 | 1
npci=0x<hex><hex><hex><hex>
Governs the initialization order and method of the PCI bus [Default 0x3000]
AHCIDisk=<n>
Increases AHCI debugging level, usually “1” when OS X boots too quickly [Default 0]
dart=0 | 1
Enables or disables extended memory mapping [Default 0]
nv_disable=0 | 1
Disables QE/CI on nVidia graphics cards [Default 0]
rtc=<0-7>
Real Time Clock debugging level, use 7 for an RTC dump to the kernel log

 

Chimera-Specific Options

Here are extended properties that are recognized by Chimera.

Theme=<name>
The name of the bootloader’s graphical theme, stored as a directory in /Extra/Themes. See also Theme your bootloader

 

Advanced Techniques

Basic Troubleshooting

 

DSDT=Null
This option can be used to troubleshoot systems using UserDSDT
config=Null
This option nullifies the effects of the current org.chameleon.Boot.plist
smbios=Null
This option nullifies the effects of the current smbios.plist
npci=0x3000 | 0x2000 | (nothing)
These options control the initialization order and can prevent random kernel panics
cpus=1
This is usually necessary for laptops, and CPUs that are unknown to the OS
PCIRootUID=0 | 1
These options depend on the graphics card and prevent hangs at [PCI Configuration begin]

Access User ~/Library Folder in OS X Lion

Refer to link: http://osxdaily.com/2011/07/22/access-user-library-folder-in-os-x-lion/

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion hides the ~/Library directory by default. This is easy to reverse and show Library all the time with a terminal command:

chflags nohidden ~/Library/

But for most users that simply isn’t necessary because they won’t be accessing the Library directory enough to make it worthwhile.

For quick and temporary access to your ~/Library/ directory that still retains it’s default hidden nature, try one of the following three tips:

Use “Go To Folder” and Open ~/Library/ Directly

All you need to do is hit Command+Shift+G from the Mac desktop (or Finder > Go > Go to Folder) and type in ~/Library to temporarily access the Library directory in the Finder. When you are done, close this window and it will no longer be visible.

Access User Library folder in Mac OS X Lion

 

Hold Option and Use the “Go” Menu to Show Library

Holding down the Option key will show the “Library” directory as an option in the Finders Go menu. The other nice thing about the Go menu is that after you have accessed ~/Library on multiple occasions, it will start to appear in the “Recent Folders” submenu for easy repeat access.

Access the Library directory in OS X Lions Go Menu

Access ~/Library from the Terminal

There are a few approaches to the Terminal access of ~/Library, one is to just manually manipulate the filesystem from the command line:

cd ~/Library

You can then manipulate directories or do what what you want in here. If you’re not comfortable with that, you can also just use the ‘open’ command to access ~/Library in the Finder, via the Terminal:

open ~/Library/

Thanks to Fred who left that last tip in our comments.

The next time you hear someone who just upgraded to Lion frantically ask “Where did my Library folder go??” you can show them these tips.

Gmail – Get started with IMAP and POP3

You can read your Gmail messages from a client or device that supports POP, like Microsoft Outlook.

Here’s how to enable POP in Gmail:

    1. Sign in to Gmail.
    2. Click the gear icon  in the upper right, then select Settings.
    3. Click Forwarding and POP/IMAP.
    4. Select Enable POP for all mail or Enable POP for mail that arrives from now on.
    5. Choose what to do with your messages after your POP client or device receives them.

Although the radio button next to your selected option may not stay selected, Gmail displays the status next to ‘POP Status:.’ When you enable POP, your settings display ‘POP Status: POP is enabled.’

If your POP settings are turned off, the status will indicate that POP is disabled.

  1. Open Outlook
  2. Click the Tools menu, and select Accounts or Account Settings…
  3. On the E-mail tab, click New…
  4. If you are prompted to Choose E-mail Service, select Microsoft Exchange, POP3, IMAP, or HTTP, and click Next.
  5. Use the information below to configure POP with your mail client.

Standard configuration instructions:

Incoming Mail (POP3) Server – requires SSL: pop.gmail.com
Use SSL: Yes
Port: 995
Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server – requires TLS or SSL: smtp.gmail.com
Use Authentication: Yes
Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587
Port for SSL: 465
Server timeouts Greater than 1 minute, we recommend 5
Full Name or Display Name: [your name]
Account Name or User Name: your full email address (including @gmail.com or @your_domain.com)
Email Address: your email address (username@gmail.com or username@your_domain.com)
Password: your Gmail password
  • Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server – Requires SSL
    • imap.gmail.com
    • Port: 993
    • Requires SSL:Yes
  • Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server – Requires TLS
    • smtp.gmail.com
    • Port: 465 or 587
    • Requires SSL: Yes
    • Requires authentication: Yes
    • Use same settings as incoming mail server
  • Full Name or Display Name: [your name]
  • Account Name or User Name: your full Gmail address (username@gmail.com). Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com
  • Email address: your full Gmail address (username@gmail.com) Google Apps users, please enter username@your_domain.com
  • Password: your Gmail password

 

OSX – to restore the disk image, disk utility must scan it first

Steps to create USB image:

1.Partitioning the USB drive.
2.Click the partition under the usb drive you want to restore the image on to. Then click File then Unmount.
3.Mount the .dmg image you want to restore first and use the mounted image.
4.Drag the mounted .dmg file to the Source
5.Drag the USB drive to the Destination

Burn DMG file on Windows

Burn DMG file on Windows

Yesterday I downloaded a developer preview of the upcoming Mac OS X Lion. As we all know, in Mac the extension of an application is DMG. The DMG or disc image can be mounted directly on a Macintosh computer, but if you are working on Windows you have to convert it into a recognizable format. Since I was using Windows 7, I had to convert the OS X image to an ISO file before burning it on a DVD disc. So here is how you can do that.

Out of the many methods to convert DMG file to ISO, the one I felt most reliable is given below.

Download UltraISO here.

UltraISO is a very small shareware utility. It can be used to convert a wide variety of disc image formats, burn, copy, and create bootable disc from file folders. The software is available as a 30 day trial version. So if you just need to convert and burn one or two DMG files in Windows you can make use of the trial period to do that.

After installing the application click on convert option from the top tabs.

Now as shown in the screenshot select the DMG file as input, and output as ISO or any other standard Windows compatible format.

Insert a blank DVD disc and burn the converted image. That’s it.

Update: There is a better way to convert and burn DMG file in Windows if you already have a disc burning software installed. For that download this freeware. Extract the ZIP file to a suitable location.

Right click and open the DMG file. Windows will prompt a box asking you to select a program that can open the disc image. Direct the explorer to the DMG2IMG executable. Within a few seconds, you will find the converted ISO image in the same folder.

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