Just got my first MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by birddog0347, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. birddog0347 macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2010
    I am a longtime windows user/IT Nerd/MCSE/CCNA and I just picked up my first Mac today. I have a big learning curve to overcome with this thing but I like it a lot so far. I don't see myself ever going full time OSX, but when I am not working anyways I think it is a nice change of pace. I have had an iPhone for a few years, went from a 1st gen straight to the new iPhone 4 and LOVE it.

    All that said I have some questions. I had a really tough time with the idea of spending nearly $1800 on a laptop (new 15 in) so instead I found a 13in on craigslist for $1000. It should do everything I need it to since I still have a pretty powerful desktop to use as well and this won't see much heavy lifting. However, the guy I bought it from has not been able to find the original disks for it yet (said he would keep looking) but I want to wipe it, start clean, and configure boot camp and I need the disks. There is an Apple store down the road but the question is will they give me new disks, charge me for them, or tell me tough luck? Is it like Windows where you have to use a key code? Also, is there a RDP client for this thing?

  2. ctyhntr macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2010
  3. ridnhard19 macrumors member

    Aug 24, 2009
    Not sure on the disks. The OS X installer/OS uses no key codes for license verification. Much better then the sticky windows stuff..

    CoRD is a great RDP client. I use it quite a bit.
  4. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

    Aug 1, 2010
    Southern Ontario
    like was already stated just purchase the snow leopard update
  5. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    Consider also running Windows through WMware Fusion or Parallels. If you give the VM enough RAM and you have a decent HD (or better yet, an SSD), you may not need to run it through a Bootcamp.
  6. birddog0347 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 24, 2010
    ok, this is annoying... why can I not connect to my windows 7 desktop (smb://x.x.x.x) but I can to my brother's windows 7 desktop on the same network with from everything I can tell the exact same network settings? His prompts me to enter a user/pass and then shows me his shares. Mine just waits a few seconds and times out. I start researching it and I find that I need to enter a WINS server, or change the NTLM settings in network security on my desktop, or any number of other failed attempts... this seems awfully gay.

    Next, I am trying to move some files off the MBP before I wipe it and start fresh, but I don't see an option to cut and paste, just copy and paste. Is there no easy way to CUT and paste?
  7. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    There's no cut and paste. I haven't really missed it nor did I really use it all that much when I used Windows for the 4 years before my Mac. It's better to have a copy in case something goes wrong.
  8. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    If you're trying to move them, why do you want to cut them? Handy tip, when dragging files/folders in Finder if you hold down the command button while you release your mouse button, it will move them instead of copying.

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