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      🔥🔥🔥 THE BEAST BUILD JANUARY 31st UPDATE GET IT NOW 🔥🔥🔥   01/31/2017

      The Beast Build January 31st Update FOR KODI 16 JARVIS ONLY GET IT NOW 🔥🔥🔥 Ok Guys n Gals, We have the latest update on the Beast sites yet again for you all to enjoy so go and get it  FIRST :- just a couple of notes, you may of heard The Beast Build is now in the Echo Wizards as well which is fantastic news for us but If your into installing various different builds then yes this is defiantly the way to go but if you are only looking at installing one of The Beast Builds I would personally stick to The Beast Wizard Guys n Gals. This is just my own opinion people  and to be honest the easiest way to go if you only want to install The Beast Build. ALSO note that The Beast from the Echo Wizard is only held on the UK Server hence people outside go the UK may get a very slow download speed when trying to download The Beast from The ECHO Wizard. SECOND :- This build is for Kodi 16.1 Jarvis only, please see other Post Called The Beast Estuary Build for use with Kodi 17 ONLY. Or Click HERE REMEMBER TO VERIFY YOUR EMAIL! I hate typing in CAPS but a lot of people forget this small step.

      The U.K. server is: http://thebeast1.com
      The U.S. server is: http://thebeast2.com

      As always please register here: http://thebeast1.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast1.com/repo

      Backup server here: http://thebeast2.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast2.com/repo PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ).
        For all you newcomers to The Beast Builds please check out the video below as it will guide you through the registration and installation process. This video below is the last video we used for the 23rd January release hence at the end it shows you clicking on The Beast 23rd Icon but now it's The Beast 31st so please don't confuse yourselves   CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE    😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too )    You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor
        CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE  Stream Help http://streamhelp.org  If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great  Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You  And Have A Great Day 🏵  KODI DISCLAIMER
      We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
    • Mixdoctor

      TIME FOR A REAL GIVEAWAY 🔥 Nvidia pro 500GB   02/05/2017

      A Big Hello to all the Guys n Gals on this wonderful forum of ours, Well we have all got together and decided that for our first Birthday on our forum we are giving away a Nvidia pro 500GB. The forum started March 1st 2016 and has grown over the past 12 months. Myself @Mixdoctor, @Tech Timeruuu, @Mikman001 and @ChrisB as well as @Yummer (who due to family commitments is no longer with us) have been here from day one helping out all our members with sorting out various problems with builds and Kodi issues over the past 12 months. Your gratitude towards us have been tremendous so we have all decided that we will offer our members and supporters a chance to win one of these latest Nvidia pro 500GB. These shields are priced at $299 or £279 and we are giving our members and followers a chance to own one of these on us. All we ask is when the competition starts (date to be announced very soon) is as well as entering just click on one of our adverts. You don't have to buy anything lol 😂 but clicking on an advert generaterates a very small income that will help us pay for this wonderful prize. Even if it doesn't we have committed ourselves to offering one lucky person on of these Nvidia pro 500GB units to say thank you to you all for all your support over the past 12 months. Keep an eye on this forum or streamhelp.org for more information and how you can enter, again (date to be announced very soon) for more information. Again we would like to thank everyone for all there help and support over the past 12 months and we are all looking forward to helping you all over the next 12 months.  CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE  😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place, streamhelp.org & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too )
      Tech Timeruuu founder of forum.place and streamhelp.org and streamhelp video channel
      Mikman001 founder of Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check this out ) and team member of forum.place
      ChrisB developer of The One and Only Beast Build The Beast on Youtube You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor
        CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE  Stream Help http://streamhelp.org  If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great  Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You  And Have A Great Day 🏵  KODI DISCLAIMER
      We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
    • Mixdoctor

      🔥🔥 THE BEAST T.V UPDATE 18th FEB IS NOW RELEASED 🔥🔥   02/18/2017

      THE BEAST T.V UPDATE 18th FEBRUARY IS NOW RELEASED
      FOR KODI 16 ONLY Evening all, Well as the title says The Beast TV is now released and  in our wizard, so go and get it 👍  . @Tech Timeruuu will be doing his usual install guide video on our sister site streamhelp.org and it will also be posted in out forum. So keep your eyes here for further announcements. Big respect goes out to the team for bringing this to us all and a BIG thank you to @ChrisB for taking the time to develop this for our members and the world of KODI. REMEMBER This is for Kodi 16 Jarvis ONLY as you will know by various posting on our forum Kodi 17 is totally unstable still and until it is stable we are not supporting it at the moment, but we will try to help our members if they are trying to use Kodi 17, but remember for 17. you do need to use Kodi 17 Builds. REMEMBER  :- This build is for Kodi 16.1 Jarvis only, please see other Post Called The Beast Estuary Build for use with Kodi 17 ONLY. Or Click HERE REMEMBER TO VERIFY YOUR EMAIL! I hate typing in CAPS but a lot of people forget this small step.

      The U.K. server is: http://thebeast1.com
      The U.S. server is: http://thebeast2.com

      As always please register here: http://thebeast1.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast1.com/repo

      Backup server here: http://thebeast2.com/ and use the following repo: http://thebeast2.com/repo PLEASE NOTE when you are registering only use letters and numbers ( apart from the @ in your email ) and do not use any symbols what so ever like ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ).    CHECK OUT OUR NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL BY CLICKING HERE  😎The Mixdoctor 😎 Team Member of forum.place, streamhelp.org & Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check us out too )
      Tech Timeruuu founder of forum.place and streamhelp.org and streamhelp video channel
      Mikman001 founder of Extreme Kodi Testing ( Check this out ) and team member of forum.place
      ChrisB developer of The One and Only Beast Build The Beast on Youtube You Can Now Follow Me On Twitter https://twitter.com/Kodi_Mixdoctor
        CHECK OUT OUR LATEST SITE  Stream Help http://streamhelp.org  If We Or This Forum Has Helped You Please Consider Donating To Keep All Videos And Forums Up To Date And Active As The Server Costs Are Great  Remember Click Around The Adverts As This Also Helps Pay For Server Costs Thank You  And Have A Great Day 🏵  KODI DISCLAIMER
      We are not connected to or in any other way affiliated with Kodi, Team Kodi, or the XBMC Foundation. The 3rd Party addons are not the property of Kodi.tv and not supported by them. Third party addons will not receive any support in official Kodi channels, including the Kodi forums and various social networks
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WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS ON YOUR MAC

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RUN THE WINDOWS OPERATING SYSTEMS ON YOUR MAC WITH THIS SIMPLE INSTALL GUide

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Next Page Continue reading...Sometimes, you just need Windows. It’s not something that Apple would like to admit, and for the most part MacOS has done an admirable job of keeping up with its less stylish and more utilitarian cousin, but sometimes you just need access to a Windows system. Thankfully, as Apple used to say, “there’s an app for that.”

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Apple’s custom-tailored solution is called Boot Camp, and it’s the easiest way to get Windows on your Mac without resorting to dark rituals and eldritch sorcery. For the purposes of this guide, that’s the method we’re going to use. So whether you’re looking to breathe some new life into an old Mac Mini or do a little (light) gaming on your shiny new MacBook Pro, read on, we’ll have you up and running in no time.

Prepping your installation

Step 1: Confirm your Mac’s requirements

Before getting started, make sure your Mac has the available disk space and hardware necessary to handle the Windows install via Boot Camp.

First, the install requires an Intel-based Mac computer and an empty USB thumb drive capable of holding up to 16GB of data. The installation requires the thumb drive to install the Windows operating system, as well as all the appropriate drivers necessary for the Mac computer – support for things like the Touch Bar and the Apple Trackpad.

Last but certainly not least, the Mac you intend to use for the install needs to have at least 55GB of free disk space on the startup drive. This is for the partition where your Windows install will live and work and play. Keep in mind, your Windows install will not have access to your Mac partition, so be sure you have enough free space to allocate an appropriate chunk to the new Windows installation.

Note: Apple provides a handy system requirements list for various Mac models which details the version of Boot Camp your system requires to complete a Windows install. 

Step 2: Buy a copy of Windows

After assuring your Mac is up to snuff, you’ll want to decide which version of Windows you wish to install. After the success of Windows 7, and mixed critical reception of Windows 8, your best bet is going to be Windows 10. Microsoft learned from the mistakes made with Windows 8. Rather than a touch-focused OS, Microsoft delivered a fully-featured operating system with a stylish and understated visual design which builds on user feedback gleaned from the Windows Insider program to deliver a really great user experience.

Windows 10 has quickly become the standard for Windows, with support for Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 trailing off in the next couple years, so it’s going to be the best choice for long-term use.

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Windows 10

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Luckily, acquiring Windows 10 has never been easier. Just head over to the Windows Store. You’ll have options here, first you can choose to purchase a digital copy, which you’ll need to download (and then download this tool to create a Windows 10 disk image), or you can purchase a Windows 10 flash drive which Microsoft will ship to you.

Once you have that part taken care of, read on.

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WORKING WITH BOOT CAMP

Step 3: Open Boot Camp

Note: You’ll now want to plug in the blank USB thumb drive into your Mac computer. Make sure the USB drive has at least 16GB of free space and uses the Master Boot Record partitioning scheme. To check the USB drive’s format, partition it, or erase any content, use your computer’s Disk Utility program. Boot Camp Assistant uses this flash drive to store all of the download media and support drivers of the operating system you wish to install.

Now that you’ve got an install drive of your desired Windows operating system, it’s time to open the Mac’s Boot Camp Assistant. To do this, simply select the Utilities folder from your Mac’s application list and open Boot Camp Assistant. Once the program opens, an introductory screen offers information on the application and also suggests creating a backup of your data before continuing with the Windows install — we highly recommend doing this. Click Continue to advance to the next screen.

After doing this a window opens asking you to select several tasks you wish Boot Camp Assistant to help you complete. To properly continue with the install, check the boxes next to Create a Windows 7 or later version install disk, Download the latest Windows support software from Apple, and Install Windows 7 or later version then click Continue. 

Boot Camp Assistant

At this point, Boot Camp Assistant copies your desired Windows operating system installation files from either an .ISO file, or a physical disc, onto the plugged in USB drive. Simply choose the location of the .ISO file and its intended destination (the USB drive) and click Continue. Boot Camp Assistant erases anything previously on the USB drive during this process, so make sure you don’t have anything important stored on it. The next screen should say Copying Windows files… and may take a while to complete; be patient even if it looks like the progress bar freezes.

Once the next window opens, Boot Camp Assistant gives you the option to choose where to save the Windows drivers and installs support software files. Simply select the USB drive you have plugged in as the destination and then click Continue. Now identify your computer’s network connection and click Continue one more time to begin the process of installing the drivers. The process of downloading the drivers could take quite a while to complete so instead of intently watching the progress bar fill up you could knit a scarf, watch an episode of Better Call Saul, or (gasp!) go outside.

Boot Camp Downloading Windows Support Software

Step 4: Create a partition for Windows

After the drivers complete installing, the next step is to create a partition for the new Windows installation. By default, Boot Camp Assistant assigns just 55GB of space for the Windows partition, which is enough to complete the installation but hardly anything else. To increase the GB limit for the Windows partition, simply slide the bar between the Mac OS X partition and the Windows partition until it assigns the desired amount of space. Once you finish this, click Install to complete the partition process.

Creating a Windows Partition on Mac
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INSTALLING THE OPERATING SYSTEM

Step 5: Install Windows

With the partition completed, Boot Camp Assistant now asks you to begin installing the Windows operating system. After following a few on-screen prompts the installer asks which partition you wish to install the Windows operating system on. Simply select the partition labeled BOOTCAMP, format it to the Windows file system NTFS, and proceed with the installation.

Continue to follow the install wizard’s commands and Windows should complete installing in around 30 minutes. After it completes, open the USB flash drive plugged into your computer and select the setup.exe file in the WindowsSupport folder. This installs the Windows support drivers and completes the installation process of Windows on your Mac.

Touch Bar Support on Windows

If you’re installing Windows on a brand-new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, worry not, you’ll still be able to get some functionality out of your OLED touch pad when running Windows. Once you boot into Windows your Touch Bar will retain some functionality, but not exactly the full range available in MacOS. The Touch Bar will still have support for all of your MacBook’s basic controls – brightness, volume, play and pause – and at the touch of a button it can switch over to a standard row of F keys.

It’s also worth noting many features may not work correctly while using the Windows partition. Apple supports Windows 10 but you’ll still notice a difference in performance. MacBook hardware is made for MacOS, so it doesn’t always get along with Windows 10, in particular your trackpad might be a little less responsive, and some Apple-specific hardware will cease to function entirely – like the TouchID sensor on the power button.

Additional information

Even after the installation completes, there are still a few things to keep in mind while using Windows on your Mac. First, to switch between your original OS X operating system and the new Windows OS, simply restart your computer and press the option key once it begins to reboot. Once the boot manager opens, select either the OS X partition, your OS X recovery partition, or the Windows partition.



 

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