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Modifying a .NET Application

I will explain why in a seperate post, but on my MacBook Pro I wanted to use the Intel Thunderbolt driver under BootCamp instead of the ones supplied by Apple.

The Thunderbolt control program however refused with the following error message:

This application is not supported on Boot Camp. (Thunderbolt devices and networking will work correctly.)

It’s really beyond me why Intel would deliberately block their Thunderbolt software on Apple hardware (under Windows). Believing this was just a simple hardcoded hardware check rather than any hardware issue that would prevent the drivers to work I proceeded into finding where the check takes place.

 

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  • Filed under: .NET, Apple
  • Update AMD Display Driver under BootCamp

    imageI’m using Windows 10 with BootCamp on my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015). Overall I’m pretty happy with the hardware but Apple seems to limit functionality when running under Windows.

    A good example is the trackpad which simply doesn’t operate as smoothly as under Mac OSX. This isn’t because Windows is a less good Operating System, it’s simply Apple supplying drivers and support software this is less good.

    For the trackpad I found a good solution with Trackpad++ which enables 2, 3- and 4-finger gestures and improves scrolling.

    Display driver stopped responding and has recoveredThe AMD Display Drivers as supplied with BootCamp are instable leading to “Display driver stopped responding” messages.

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    Sophos UTM IconI am currently implementing Sophos UTM and I quite like this solution. It is free up for home usage and can easily be installed on a hypervisor.

    I wanted to scan encrypted traffic (ssl) as well so I activated the "Decrypt and scan" option:

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    When testing this on one of my iPad’s I noticed that the App Store didn’t work properly anymore.

    When I tried to update applications I got the following error: "Cannot connect to iTunes Store". Additionally when I searched for Apps the search would return no results.

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    Virtualized Mac OS X Freezes

    Mac OS X Snow LeopardI am running a virtualized Mac OS X machine in my VMWare Workstation but I noticed that after a period of inactivity the virtual machine would sometimes freeze.

    Because this only happens after inactivity I assumed it had something to do with Power Saving so I changed the Energy Saver settings and that fixed it!

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  • Filed under: Apple, VMWare
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