A new firmware update for mid-2012 MacBook Airs fixes Thunderbolt-related freezes and other problems.
Apple has released Boot Camp 3.2, which adds support for some Apple peripheral devices and fixes critical bugs. An EFI firmware update is also available for mid-2010 MacBook and MacBook Pro systems that use the Geforce 320M GPU.
When users wish to list and manually choose from all available boot volumes, holding the options key down will display locally bootable volumes. Some users have noticed that this boot menu has started displaying other boot options than the desired and exp
MacBook Pro EFI Firmware Update 1.5.1: problems booting; function keys broken; more
Mac Pro (mid-2006) EFI Firmware update (#2): Cannot be installed when booted from RAID startup array; White screens after restar
Mac Pro (mid 2006) EFI Firmware update released: Resolves Boot Camp issues
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Understanding what happens when your Mac boots may help when troubleshooting problems during the boot process.
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