This video will show you how to Install Windows 8.1 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite. For this guide you will need the Windows 8.1 iSO file and an 8GB or larger USB drive.
So the long awaited video of how to Install Windows 8.1 on a Mac running OS X Yosemite is finally here. I have tried to add in as much important tips as I could without making the video too long and I hope it helps those of you that run into some issues with the install. The main issues people seem to get are:
* Windows iso file permission error. For some reason users get this issue with the Windows iso file is placed on the desktop. Its like Yosemite has permissions that doesn’t allow files on the desktop to be mounted for some reason. Copying the file to the users documents directory should fix this issue.
* GPT partition error. I have already setup a video with some tips on how to solve this GPT partitioning error. So click the link to the video if you are having issues with that. Hopefully those tips will get it working for you.
* Touchpad & Volume buttons don’t work. To solve this issue you will need to download the Windows support software or Boot Camp drivers. To do that click here for a link to download the this software for your model of Mac.
If you have any comments or questions please feel free to ask also if you need a copy of Windows 8.1 you can buy it through the 123myIT store or download the Preview copy from the 123myIT downloads page.
Want to know more about Yosemite? Direct link to Apple here.
This is my latest video on how to clone OS X Mountain Lion and Lion by using an app called Carbon Copy Cloner.
The direct download links for Carbon Copy Cloner are listed on under my Downloads section which can be found here.
The are many benefits to using this method, but the main reason to use this is to allow you clone the same copy of OS X Mountain Lion or Lion, including all your applications and settings from one PC to another PC. So lets say you are in a work place environment and you have 10 laptops to install apps and wifi settings, rather than installing one at a time, you can create one master image and take a copy of that on your USB drive then clone that image onto all your other laptops.
There are some buts to doing this, you can only close software to the PC that’s can load and runs that version of OS X. For example you cannot clone a copy of Mountain Lion and expect it to run on an old Tiger laptop or one first Intel model Macs.
In the video I have show you a trial version of the software, however if you are using the software for work use I would suggest you buy a copy at $39.95 its a bargain!! And it helps the developer make better software.
Give it a try!
Good luck and have fun.
A quick video on how to install Viber on your Mac. The Viber app allows you to make free SMS and phone calls from your Mac.
You download Viber for the Mac under the download section of my site from here.
The advantages of Viber over Whatsapp is that the phone calls to other Viber users are free. However Whatsapp messaging and location features are pretty cool. Anyway everyone should at least check this out because you can make calls from your laptop which I think is pretty cool.
So I have revamped the how to install Windows 8 on a Mac with Boot Camp video, I have tried to explain more detail about the install in the video.
I have also added the direct Apple boot camp downloads which can be found here.
If you have any questions about the boot camp install and installing Windows 8 on your Mac you can find it here.