Laptops :: Adding Windows 7 And Parallel Software?

May 28, 2010

I just bought a MacBook Pro and while I love somethings about it, I miss being able to use some windows functions. What are the problems with adding Windows to it? I have time to return it and go back to a PC but I think if it had the other operating system as well I would love it..seems like a lot of money though to keep it if I am running windows on it..

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Applications :: Bootcamp Windows XP Or Parallel Windows XP?

Apr 29, 2010

am new to the Mac world and just bought the Macbook Pro 13" 2.4GHz. I desperately need to run some Windows applications on the new Mac. Apart from knowing that Bootcamp can only run Windows or Mac at a time and Parallel allows switch between Windows and Mac, can anyone help me to decide which option I should go for please? In particular

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Windows On Mac :: Deleting Parallel Set Up

Apr 27, 2009

I just recently got parallels, and someone else set it up for me. The guy only put 8gb on it, and i really need more. I don't wanna deal with expanding and stuff because its too much trouble for something that I have nothing on anyway. Im wondering how to delete the image file, and then create a new partition. And also, if creating a new partition needs the windows cd again, because i don't have it anymore

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Windows On Mac :: Parallel Desktop 5 - X86 Or X64?

Jun 18, 2010

I wanna install Windows 7 Ultimate with Parallel Desktop 5, but I have some problems. I don't know if I should install it as x86 or x64 or 32-bit or 64-bit? And also, how many GB ram should I be using for Parallels? I have the basic MBP 13" early 2010.

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Windows On Mac :: Really Slow Parallel - Fix Slowliness

May 31, 2009

I'm having some problems with my parallel every time I run windows virtual machine all my mac goes really slow I would like to know how to fix this slowliness haha, I don't know if my mac is the one that don't have the power to run both side by side at a descent speed, or maybe some configurations of the virtual machine i could change to make it run faster?? Here are the specs of my macbook.

Model Name:MacBook
Processor Name:Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed:2.2 GHz
Number Of Processors:1
Total Number Of Cores:2
L2 Cache:4 MB
Memory:1 GB
Bus Speed:800 MHz

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Windows On Mac :: 7 In Parallel 5 Boots In 2 Seconds

Dec 4, 2009

This really isn't a bad thing, on my iMac i5 with a the stock configuration configured with 2 cores and 3GB of RAM on Windows 7 Profession 32-bit, my VM boots in 2 seconds; the boot is so fast that it displays the Vista-like scroll instead of the 7 splash screen during boot. Basically I'm curious what's going on here? I'd like to do the same on Mac Pro which takes about a full minute for Windows to load up. The drives on my a Mac Pro about 5x faster than the iMac and I have a 4 processors and 4GB of RAM allocated to Windows... Both are running Parallels 5 for VM and both uses 64GB for the virtual disk.

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Applications :: Parallel's - Using 2 Versions Of Windows?

Jan 10, 2010

I have windows 7 now installed, but I also have a my old Windows XP Pro as well. I'm curious if I can look it as well? I'd like to see if i can and to compare running cod5 on it.

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Windows On Mac :: VM Fusion Versus Parallel 5.0

Mar 9, 2010

Anyone have pro's or cons of vm fusion verses parallel 5.0? What are you running? 27" iMac i7 and MBP 15" 3.06. I will be running windows 7..

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OS X :: Transfer Data From Parallel Run Windows Too

Jul 19, 2010

your mac? It's on the same machine, so it shouldn't be too difficult.

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Windows On Mac :: Can Use Bootcamp Or Parallel On More Than One Computer

Jul 27, 2010

like how mac OS allows for up to a few for the family?

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Windows On Mac :: Accessing 7 Bootcamp Via Parallel?

Aug 4, 2010

Can a virtual machine be able to access the partition with windows on it? So you can either boot up from the partitioned windows via bootcamp OR access that same partitioned windows through parallels for quick access while on OSX?

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OS X Mountain Lion :: How To Use Parallel And Add Windows 8

Jun 29, 2014

how to use parallel and add windows 8

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Windows On Mac :: Need AntiVirus Software On XP Running In Parallel?

Aug 28, 2010

Do I need anti virus software on windows that i am running in Parallel on Mac? Could I get a virus on windows xp that I am running on the application 'Parallels' on my Mac?

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Windows On Mac :: Parallel Desktop - Enable Direct3D?

Oct 23, 2010

So my problem is i installed Parallel Desktop, installed windows 7, 64bit and after i installed Lineage 2 (a game that uses Direct3D) i get an error running the game, were it says i need to enable Direct3D in the DxDiag - but when i run the DxDiag it just tell me that info is not available, so there is nowere i can enable Direct3D :/ I have been googling the issue, but i havent been able to find a solution on how to use/enable Direct3D. However the graphic card i have in my MacBook pro is called Nvidia Geforce GT 330M and does support Direct3D so it must be something that happens because of the mac cross to windows 7 thingy. Also i have been trying to installe the latest drivers from Nvidias website, but i also get an error when i try to install them, saying it cant verufy my hardware - so it must be something about windows not beeing able to detect what kind of graphic card i use cause its on a mac system?? Another thing i notcied was in DxDiag i saw under memory, it only see 1 GB of memory and i have 4 GB available not that it changes anything

My setup:
MacBookPro 2010 model
Core i7 intel processor 2.6 Ghz
4gb memory
Nvidia Geforce GT 330M

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Windows On Mac :: Turn Off Internet For Parallel Options

Nov 16, 2010

I'm running Parallels Desktop 4.0 for Mac on Mac OSX 10.4.11. For my Mac, I have one administrator account, and two managed user accounts. My son uses one of the managed user accounts to run Parallels.The issue is that I don't want Parallels to be able to access the internet (more specifically, I don't want my son to be able to use Parallels/windows to access the internet). I know I can turn off the internet in Parallels through the Parallels configuration settings, but it can just be turned right back on. There is no password protection to ensure that the settings aren't changed. Or am I missing something? Is there an administrative password that I can enable to prevent tampering with the Parallels configuration settings?

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Windows On Mac :: Parallel Versus Fusion - Virtual Box?

Jan 24, 2010

Could I get some feedback on what the community feels is the better of these two programs and why. I want to run Win 7 and have been trying Virtual Box and it's just not working out for me.

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Windows On Mac :: Parallel 5 Slows OS Shut Down Time?

Mar 30, 2010

I just installed Parallel 5 and realized that my Mac OS shut down time is slower. Do you guys have this problem? I am using 10.6.2.

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Software :: Parallel Windows Not Load Up After Restart?

May 8, 2008

Whenever I install Parallel on my imac, with leopard it installs fine and the windows Xp install fine and load up fine. But my problem is whenever I shut my mac down, and when I have to turn my mac on again and i click on Parallel the windows will not load up, only loads up when the windows has just been installed, i have no idea why it wont load once i shut down and turn on my imac?

I have installed windows like 5 times already and it always works once it just been installed but if i have to restart my mac, or switch it off and turn it on again the windows through Parallel will not load it just says ''Microsoft windows xp stopped'' and doesn't load atol.

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MacBook Pro :: Parallel 7 Or BootCamp For Getting Windows App To Work?

May 1, 2012

Any best way to have windows apps working on my 2012 macbook pro? Is it best to use bootcamp or parallel 7 software?

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OS X :: Windows 7 In MacBook/using Parallel With Windows 7 32 Or 64 Bit?

Feb 6, 2009

I wanna know what the best for my macbook used Parallels win 7 64-bit or 32-bit, or dose not have any different between it.

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Windows On Mac :: Parallel Bootcamp And Windows OEM

Jul 4, 2010

I read on a another thread that Parallels has Parallels Bootcamp which allows me to install Parallels using only one Windows license. Would this work also with the OEM version of windows as well? Or is the full version of windows needed too?

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Windows On Mac :: Parallel 5 On Imac I7 Slow Start Time

Jan 30, 2010

i ve got the parallel 5 on the new imac and loaded windows 7 from bootcamp, however the start time of windows 7 is extremely slow -- takes up to 5 minutes.... and the speed of launching application is not fast as well... sometimes even jammed the imac, ive then given them 4 cores with 4gb of ram (out of 8) and still nothing changes...

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Windows On Mac :: Vista Taking Control Of Super Drive While Parallel?

Apr 16, 2009

I recently installed 64-bit Vista in a Boot Camp partition. Then Parallels and everything is perfect except...

When I insert a DVD now, Windows automatically takes control of the drive. The only way for me to view the contents of that drive is to shut down Vista in Parallels and then reinsert the disk. Then OS X sees it and fires it up.

Now Ive plugged in other devices like my external drive, and I get a little pop up which asks which system I want to use the device with. Is there a way to get that for DVDs as well?

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Windows On Mac :: Adding More Space To My Windows Partition?

Aug 12, 2010

I currently have 2 Partitions. One of them is of the Mac OSX And one of the Windows 7 through Boot Camp. Now i've been wondering if it's possible and how, To add more space to my Windows 7 Boot camp partition.

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Laptops :: How To Eject Windows Xp Disc

Jan 23, 2010

I used boot camp assistant to create a partition and install windows xp, but my cd key isn't working so I need to eject the disc. However, since my macbook keeps booting to the windows install program i have no option to eject the disc, does anyone know a way to hard-eject the disc?

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Laptops :: MacBook Runs Hot When Using Windows

Aug 15, 2010

When I made the switch to the Mac world with a MacBook Pro, I needed to replace my old Microsoft Money for simple small business functions. I tried a number of Mac programs, and all were lacking. Fortora came close, but definitely no cigar. So I installed Windows 7 to permit me to run Quicken. Despite all the strong negative reviews, this program works well and is far ahead of all Mac financial software. Since I use Windows only for Quicken and for Audible Site, since iTunes does not play nice with my Sansa Clip.

I didn't want to divide up my 4 MB of RAM using virtualization software. So I use Boot Camp, and this solution works well for me. What was immediately obvious was that my Mac Book runs very hot when using Windows, where I do little more than use Quicken. So hot that I dare not set my machine on my lap. As soon as I reboot to the Mac OS, the machine cools down. My impression, although I have not really tested this, is that the battery also runs down faster on the Windows side.

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Laptops :: Wipe And Turn Into Windows Machine?

Jan 13, 2010

So I can get a decent deal on a new Mac Pro laptop, I've been looking to upgrade my old Gateway laptop to something with a little more power. But I HATE MACS and everything apple. Never had good luck with them, think their over priced ect. Is there a way for me to wipe the entire laptop and turn it into a windows machine? The only reason I'd consider the Mac Pro is for the processor(up to 2.5ghz from my 1.6)

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Laptops :: Finding Virtual PC Installer To Run Windows On Mac?

Jan 14, 2010

i really need virtual pc for my mac ibook G4 pls help me to find that installer... and all i got and find is all updater

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Laptops :: Macbook Pro Windows Bootcamp Installation Error

Oct 29, 2009

I have recently downloaded a copy of Windows 7 on my macbook pro in attempt to bootcamp it so i can play more games. everything went well until it booted to windows installation. from there i clicked start installation and it gave me two choices either to Update it or Customise it. I first chose Update but it didnt work. I then tried customise, and found out that my partition wasnt in NTSC(or whatever) format. So i stop my attempt to install it and tried to go back to mac. I could not go back to mac. i dont know how. I'm stuck there with the installation disc in the drive. I cant go forward with the installation and i cant go back. I finally figured how to get the disc out, and i thought that if i install the Mac OS X again it would fix things so i insert a Leopard installation disc. I was Completly wrong, and now i am stuck at a black screen telling me to insert an installation disc with the Leopard disc in side. I cant do anything now .
I need help please, any valid solution will be appriciated.
THanks in advance

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OS X :: Adding MBP To Windows Workgroup

Aug 12, 2010

I have been trying to find out how to do this for a while and can't seem to get it right. I just got my brand new beautiful MBP, but am also new to Macs in general. I want to transfer my files from my PC to my MBP through wifi, but I can't figure out how to get the MBP added to my workgroup so that my PC laptop can see my MBP. Right now I'm on the network, but my Mac cannot see any other computers connected to it.

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