the newest way to run windows on a mac...

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  1. elevator

    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    bootcamp? parallels? q? that codeweaver program? What do you guys use now?

    I need to do some vb programming...
     
  2. hurleyint1386

    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    Bootcamp or VMWare Fusion for virtualization
     
  3. itwasntme

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  4. fukijama1

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    i have vmware installed but never ran bootcamp before...i want to boot into windows using bootcamp does this mean i have to reinstall windows? bootcamp>vmware.? do i have to install bootcamp before vmware or can i have vmware then bootcamp .can i just have bootcamp load the windows files that are installed by vmware
     
  5. Pseudonym

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    running my bootcamp partition through VMWare Fusion
     
  6. fukijama1

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    how you do that
     
  7. OakleyTodd

    OakleyTodd New Member

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    I still LOL that the most popular selling Mac software is one that enables the fanboys to run Windows.

    It Just Works (Windows on a Mac)
     
  8. Pseudonym

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    set up bootcamp with your boot camp assistant, then install Fusion. Fusion will automatically find your bootcamp partition. This way you have the option to either boot into windows, or have it running simultaneous with OS X.
    :bowdown:
     
  9. fukijama1

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    thing is i alrady have fusion installed before i realized i had bootcamp..(im mac noob) is there any way to do it fusion then bootcamp?
     
  10. Pseudonym

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    ya, that will work too.. the order doesn't really matter. no matter how you do it, Fusion will recognize your bootcamp partition and you will be able to run it in VMWare.
     
  11. fukijama1

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    will i have to format?? how do i do this exactly thanks:wavey:
     
  12. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    best part about running windows on a mac is that when your windows starts running like crap or gets messed up, you can just delete the file and replace it from your backup. the whole system is all in one file, makes things very simple
     
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    are you running leopard? is so, go to your applications folder, then utilities, bootcamp assistant, and it will tell you what to do.
     
  14. fukijama1

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    i did..and it asks me to partition......
     
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    ya - you have to partition, it won't overwrite your current OS X.


    just google "setting up boot camp" or something and you will find all you need to know.
     
  16. trouphaz

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    there are still a lot of vendors that don't release software for OSX, specifically game companies. that doesn't mean that there is anything wrong with the OS and/or hardware.
     
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    A MacBookPro was said to be the best laptop for running Vista on :rofl:

    So I see the attraction.
     
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  19. JetFish

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    Mac Parallels is de facto.
     
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    I must be the only person alive who is completely UNINTERESTED in running Windows on my fucking mac
     
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    i wish i didn't have to, but for some its a necessity more than an interest.
     
  22. trouphaz

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    i used parallels for a while and then switched to vmware fusion. i liked fusion much better.
     

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