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      🔥🔥 THE LATEST UPDATE FOR THE ROYALIST ON KODI 17.3 IS NOW IN THE WIZARD ENJOY! 12/June/2017 🔥🔥   06/14/2017

      🔥🔥 THE LATEST UPDATE FOR THE ROYALIST ON KODI 17.3 🔥🔥 🔥🔥 IS NOW IN THE WIZARD ENJOY! 12/June/2017 🔥🔥   How to install the latest Royalist update! Simply head on to google or any other search site and type in “The Beast Kodi” after that select the site that fits your location better. The Royalist is part of The Beast Franchise hence the reason for going to The Beast site to register to allow you to download the wizard which contain all our builds. VIDEO GUIDE AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST GUYS n GALS 😉 Remember The Beast 1 is for the UK and the Beast 2 is for the US Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Scroll all the way down to bottom of the page Add a username, email address & password and then click Register 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 ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears ”Thank you for registering with us. Please log in to continue.” select log in Scroll all the way down to the bottom for the login box. Enter the email & password you used in the first step and click Log in Scroll all the way down again, you’ll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify – DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see a message that says “It can’t rain all the time” Wait for it to end, Scroll all the way down log in for the last time: If you see VERIFIED  next to your chosen email, you registered successfully. You WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Please remember if you already have a build already on your Kodi you need to clear the data and cache to enable Kodi to run as a Fresh Install (Fresh Start) Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST update for KODI 17.1 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left
      >Enable Unknown Sources. BACK to KODI HOME screen > Settings (Gear Symbol), top left
      > File Manager
      > Add Source. Select None Type the following EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done if you’ve signed up at http://thebeast1.com  OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn’t work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser) Select Install from zip file Select The Beast Select plugin.video.beast.zip Wait for Wizard enabled notification Go back to your KODI Home Screen Look for The Beast Wizard Under Program Add-ons BUT read below: Highlight or Click WITH 3 line menu button on remote (see below) The Beast Wizard – DO NOT SELECT (if message appears Re-Read) –Open the Context Menu (C on your keyboard, right click with a mouse, long press on touch screen devices or Menu button, usually has 3 lines, on your remote) and select Add-on settings Add the Email and Password you created at the beginning of the guide and select OK Select The Beast Wizard Select the build you wish to install from this wizard – THE ROYALIST Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build The Royalist will now start to download After the download completes the build will extract NEXT STEP IMPORTANT After extraction if you are on an Android/Amazon device unplug and plug back in and the Beast will be installed, wait 3 minutes for build to load up then ready to use. If on any other device (Windows OSX) select OK, Select OK again Enjoy. As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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      Mixdoctor  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691 VIDEO INSTALL GUIDE This is May 4th Video but all that changes is at the end pick JUNE 12th BUILD. ok peeps. ENJOY Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.    
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      🔥LATEST NVIDIA PRO GIVEAWAY HAS NOW STARTED 🔥    06/14/2017

      🔥LATEST NVIDIA PRO GIVEAWAY HAS NOW STARTED 🔥  A Big Hello to all the Guys n Gals on this wonderful forum of ours, Well we are giving away a Nvidia pro again. in a free to enter giveaway for all our members on this wonderful forum and our sister site StreamHelp The forum started March 1st 2016 and has grown over the past 12 months. Myself @Mixdoctor, @Tech Timeruuu, @Mikman001,@ChrisB, @Sarah Barker and @JumpStreams1 have been here helping out all our members with sorting out various problems with builds and Kodi issues over the past 15 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's. ALL WE ASK TO HELP US MAINTAIN OUR SERVER IS AFTER READING ON THIS JUST CLICK AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND SOME OF OUR ADVERTS AS THIS ALLOWS US TO DO THESE GREAT GIVEAWAYS, THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH 👍 Contest begins NOW and ends June 30th 2017.
      Good luck to everyone that enters. Enter up to 5 times and share the giveaway as much as you can to improve your odds. This contest is open to everyone and we will ship worldwide. All you have to do is CLICK HERE TO ENTER OUR GIVEAWAY and again JUST CLICK AND TAKE A LOOK AROUND THE GIVEAWAY SITE AND OUR ADVERTS, THANK YOU 👍 Again we would like to thank everyone for all there help and support over the past 15 months and we are all looking forward to helping you all over the next 15 months. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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    • Mixdoctor

      🔥🔥 THE BEAST UPDATE JUNE 20th ADDONS FIXED 🔥🔥   06/19/2017

      🔥🔥 THE BEAST UPDATE JUNE 20th ADDONS FIXED 🔥🔥   Again our man @ChrisB has been working hard for us again and updated our famous BEAST BUILD for KODI version 17.3. So read below and we will guide you on how to install the latest BEAST BUILD for 17.3, So BIG respect goes out to Chris for sorting out all the Addons that have been updated, moved onto other servers and getting rid of the ones no longer working. Also not forgetting our man @Tech Timeruuu for the install guide video (see bottom of this post) and the rest of the team on here and  our sister site StreamHelp. How to install the latest Beast update! Simply head on to google or any other search site and type in “The Beast Kodi” after that select the site that fits your location better. VIDEO GUIDE AT BOTTOM OF THIS POST GUYS n GALS 😉 Remember The Beast 1 is for the UK and the Beast 2 is for the US Register at https://thebeast1.com (UK Server) or https://thebeast2.com (US Server) Scroll all the way down to bottom of the page Add a username, email address & password and then click Register 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 ( !#$%^&*()_+?>< ). After the registration notification appears ”Thank you for registering with us. Please log in to continue.” select log in Scroll all the way down to the bottom for the login box. Enter the email & password you used in the first step and click Log in Scroll all the way down again, you’ll see the Name you chose, your chosen email, and verify. Select Verify – DO NOT MISS THIS PART You will see a message that says “It can’t rain all the time” Wait for it to end, Scroll all the way down log in for the last time: If you see VERIFIED  next to your chosen email, you registered successfully. You WILL NOT receive any emails. That has not been in place for months. Please remember if you already have a build already on your Kodi you need to clear the data and cache to enable Kodi to run as a Fresh Install (Fresh Start) Registration Complete, Open Kodi to Install the Latest BEAST update for KODI 17.1 -From KODI Home Screen > Add-ons > Settings (Gear symbol), top left
      >Enable Unknown Sources. BACK to KODI HOME screen > Settings (Gear Symbol), top left
      > File Manager
      > Add Source. Select None Type the following EXACTLY http://thebeast1.com/repo/ and select Done if you’ve signed up at http://thebeast1.com  OR For the USA source please use http://thebeast2.com/repo – but you must sign up at http://thebeast2.com for this (If one doesn’t work, try the other, but you must register and enter the same one) Highlight the box underneath that says repo, clear it and type beast & Select OK Go back to your Home Screen Add-Ons > Click Open box in top left corner (Add-on Browser) Select Install from zip file Select The Beast Select plugin.video.beast.zip Wait for Wizard enabled notification Go back to your KODI Home Screen Look for The Beast Wizard Under Program Add-ons BUT read below: Highlight or Click WITH 3 line menu button on remote (see below) The Beast Wizard – DO NOT SELECT (if message appears Re-Read) –Open the Context Menu (C on your keyboard, right click with a mouse, long press on touch screen devices or Menu button, usually has 3 lines, on your remote) and select Add-on settings Add the Email and Password you created at the beginning of the guide and select OK Select The Beast Wizard Select the build you wish to install from this wizard – THE BEAST Make sure to chose Most Recent Dated Build The Beast will now start to download After the download completes the build will extract NEXT STEP IMPORTANT After extraction if you are on an Android/Amazon device unplug and plug back in and the Beast will be installed, wait 3 minutes for build to load up then ready to use. If on any other device (Windows OSX) select OK, Select OK again Enjoy. As always please like this video and subscribe to my channel to keep bringing you awesome videos. Official site: http://streamhelp.org
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      Mixdoctor  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015663541691 VIDEO INSTALL GUIDE   Thank You 🙂 And Have A Great Day.    
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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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