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    No USB at "Welcome" install screen - HAYLP! GA-X79 ud4 i7 3930k El Cap

    Self-serving BUMP! I've set this aside for a few days, but coming back to it today. Any input would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!
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    No USB at "Welcome" install screen - HAYLP! GA-X79 ud4 i7 3930k El Cap

    Mavericks was getting a bit long in the tooth, and I finally got the courage up to attempt a fresh El Cap install on my little beasty after re-visiting this tremendous resource/community here at Tonymac. Man, you people are amazing! Thanks so much for all you do for helpless noobs such as...
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    D'oh! Clicked "install" by accident. 10.9.2 update will happen if restart.

    Pleased to report that in absence of any warning to to do it, I restarted without incident. RG
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    D'oh! Clicked "install" by accident. 10.9.2 update will happen if restart.

    *I* was not updating - I foolishly left auto updating on, and it downloaded and began insisting that install it. Then I accidentally clicked on "install," which put me in this predicament. Nothing is wrong with 10.9.2 except that I don't want to install it until I have the time to do it...
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    D'oh! Clicked "install" by accident. 10.9.2 update will happen if restart.

    Fixed (?) but still afraid to restart. I worked the Googles and found the update package and deleted it, but I'm still afraid to restart. Anybody know if I'm in the clear now? Thanks! RG
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    D'oh! Clicked "install" by accident. 10.9.2 update will happen if restart.

    I think I can defuse this bomb by finding and deleting the downloaded install package. Yes? If so, where can I find this install package, and if not, what do you recommend? Thanks!
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    Guide: Gigabyte x79-UP4, Intel 3930k, Dual GTX 770, Samsung SSD 256GB

    OOOOH! I am so tantalizingly close! I had to dump my Asus board because I just couldn't make it happen. Bought this one specifically on the strength of this thread. Won't boot without npci=0x3000, so I need to figure out how to to edit that into boot.plist, but here is my question: not...
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    Updating FakeSMC [A Guide]

    I think this might be the answer to my current problems. I hit a wall trying to install Mavericks over Lion and having KP's that seem to constellate around FakeSMC.Kext, but I had an idea: As I consider your guide, I got to thinking that people like me who don't do terminal commands and could...
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    Boot-looping after Mavericks upgrade

    Boot-looping - progress of sorts - any help much appreciated! So I did some more reading and sat with the thing for a while and learned a few things. First - Since this is an upgrade, I am assuming that once the install was completed that I could let the system boot "naturally," meaning just...
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    Boot-looping after Mavericks upgrade

    So Sorry! I had assumed that my system specs were in my sig line. Fixed that. I am beginning to think I just over-wrote my boot drive with a fresh install of Mavericks rather than upgrading the OS. Possible? RG
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    Boot-looping after Mavericks upgrade

    Boot-looping after Mavericks upgrade [FIXED] Spent the day futzing with the Mavericks upgrade. Ran into some trouble getting the new Unibeast to boot - turns out my graphics card was hanging up the works, and after trying some boot flags, I get the install underway. Everything goes great until...
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    Success! Thanks Everybody! Follow up: Parallels?? [FIXED]

    Re: Success! Thanks Everybody! Follow up: Parallels?? I just did! But let me see if I can distill it. After installing Parallels, I was hoping for an "Install from Bootcamp" option, but did not see it. The best I got was an "Install from Windows 7 DVD" and selected it. It was THERE I...
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    Success! Thanks Everybody! Follow up: Parallels?? [FIXED]

    Re: Success! Thanks Everybody! Follow up: Parallels?? I think I *DO* want to install windows properly - don't I? And as far as I can tell, the problem does lie in the fact that Parallels is designed to install very simply in a Bootcamp environment, but there are a few missing/misplaced...
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    Success! Thanks Everybody! Follow up: Parallels?? [FIXED]

    Re: Success! Thanks Everybody! Follow up: Parallels?? Thanks for the speedy reply! Sorry to be such a goof, but THEN what? Every thing I've tried so far leads me to the same point - "preparing to configure your virtual machine" wait 2 -5 minutes, then get "You need to log into windows...
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    Success! Thanks Everybody! Follow up: Parallels?? [FIXED]

    Re: Success! Thanks Everybody! Follow up: Parallels?? Sorry for being such a screamin' noob, but I really have been doing a lot of reading and futzing - STILL NO JOY IN PARALLELS. Here are a few things that I think might be worth mentioning - one us is that I seem to have TWO partitions on...
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