Just put Windows on my Mac

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  2. Kid A

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    you just broke it
     
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    I just uninstalled xP with boot camp and installed Parallels.
     
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    parallels ftw. Friend of mine has it on his Macbook, its fucking awesome. I'll download it when i get my mb/mbp
     
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    The only reason I want to install Windows is for uTorrent...
     
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    whats the difference?
     
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    How do I uninstall my Windows partition and get my OSX partition to get that space back?
     
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    Bootcamp - you either boot into windows, or you boot into osx
    Parallels - you boot into osx and run windows in a window (or you can switch it to full screen, but you're still in osx)...
     
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    One reason I bought a new Mini - as a companion to my Titanium Powerbook - is the ability to run Windows. I would only use Windows occasionally in those few instances where something can't be done on a Mac. But now that I'm able to, I'm having second thoughts. That obviously makes it more easy to get viruses and things. I don't want to screw up my new Mac. I'm actually considering getting a cheap Dell or something instead of putting Windows on my Mac.
    Am I being paranoid or should I just do it?
     
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    does anyone know is theres a significant difference in speed between parallels and boot camp? Like for playing basic games (counterstrike)
     
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    have you tried transmission?

    http://transmission.m0k.org/

    For games you're going to want to use boot camp. Native Speeds dont even compare to virtualization for games.
     
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    only thing that would get screwed up is anything that has to do with windows, your osx partition and hardware will be fine....

    you can just format your windows system every 3 months or something to keep it fresh...or don't let your windows partition have access to the internet. that should help too.
     
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    so will I have to setup two partitions for that? Is it possible for me to just set everything accessable in either windows or OS10? (including boot camp and parallels).
     
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    how much space did it take on the macbook? i jsut cant see me dishing out 10 gigs on winxp
     
  17. Dude thats why I got bootcamp. As soon as I got windows I put CS:S on there. I don't really play video games that much but I'm addicted to it.
     
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    Haven't gotten my macbook pro yet, it'll be here wednesday. I'm thinking of doing like an 8GB partition. Like the other people here, the only thing I want windows for is CS, which would consist of steam and counterstrike and some form of windows.


    My big question, can I access my entire HD through Windows in boot camp or just whats saved in the parition? And same thing with my Macintosh, can I access files from boot camp on Tiger?
     
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    If you buy Parallels, you have access to a shared folder that both systems can access.

    I used the trial of Desktop for Mac until it ran out, and once I installed the full version with Parallels Tools, I wished I had bought the full version so much earlier. You can move the cursor inbetween the VM, share the clipboard, and setup the shared folder.

    I never installed XP via boot camp, so I couldnt tell you how file sharing works, but a short internet search could.
     
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    Thanks a ton for the info. Do you know how much Parallels is? It does look damn good, on my friend's macbook he's got it set up so that the two operating systems are on a big cube, so when you switch the cube turns, its lame but it looks really cool :bigthumb:
     
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    $70 i think, and worth every penny
     
  22. I have a question now. I put windows on, then I took it off so I could add a bigger partion (from 10-17GB this time) but now it won't let me partion again and put windows on. Any idea how to fix this so I can re-do this? I didn't have enough space for the games I wanted to put on haha.
     
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    parallels is just a lot more convenient than boot camp...just doesnt support as many things (isight, etc), but that stuff will come in time.
     

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