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 :: Super Slow 4MB/s FW800 Transfer With Vista Ultimate

Nov 9, 2010

I have a 2010 13" MacBook Pro. I bought a FW800 enclosure for my 500GB Seagate 5400rpm HD. In OSX using Path Finder to test transfer speeds I get around 40MB/s. Pretty good. Not as fast as it should be given the drive and FW800's possible speeds, but acceptable. When I switch over to my boot camp partition with Vista Ultimate installed I get 4MB/s. I can't figure out why I'm getting such slower speeds with Vista. I did the tests using the exact same files. So what am I missing? How can I get the transfer speeds I should be getting in Vista?

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Feb 26, 2008

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Jun 9, 2009

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Feb 2, 2009

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Feb 15, 2008

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Apr 13, 2009

i just bought the following:

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Now i am wondering which one runs better on Parallel Win XP or Vista? Can i run both of them without any problems?

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Windows On Mac :: Install Bootcamp Without Using The Super Drive

Sep 12, 2010

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Nov 16, 2008

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May 13, 2008

I do NOT have the superdrive and would like to install windows XP pro on my MBA with VMware Fusion. I've tried making .dmg, .iso, & .cdr images of the windows XP disc but i'm having NO luck with Fusion recognizing the disc image. When I create the new Virtual Machine I select "use disc image" and point to the appropriate disc image file. I keep getting a "no bootable device" error from fusion.

Can somebody who has successfully installed windows on an MBA without using a superdrive give me the step by step instructions you used...I'm getting pretty annoyed at this point.

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Mac Pro :: Vista Loses Super Drives In 2008?

Jun 13, 2009

I wonder if this problem has affected anyone in the past but I, for the life of me can not figure it out.

I have re-intstlled Vista Business 64 bit already and have had sucess with the computer recognizing them and I can access them but now I cant access them in the explorer windows or eject them at all.

I have tried to re-install boot camp, tried re-installing the disk drive drivers in control panel but nothing works.

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Jun 3, 2014

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Jan 23, 2009

I have recently attempted to create a partition to install Microsoft Vista Home Premium 32Bit. The partitioning part is not a problem. I decided to use a 32 GB partition, viola it was created. So I inserted the disk and got everything to work. The installation started up. However, when it came time to selecting which drive to install Vista in I ran into some problems.

I selected the 32 GB partition that was also labeled as BOOTCAMP. However, when I selected it. It wouldn't let me go any farther. It said that it required an NTFS drive. However, when I created the partition I never had the option of selecting which type of drive I wanted. I tried creating a 35 GB partition to see if it would make any difference. But under my Get Info it still is labelling the drive as a FAT32.

How do I make it so it partitions as a NTFS?

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Mar 23, 2009

I have a new imac (love it!) and have installed vista on a 32Gb partition using Boot Camp. I was planning on saving files I create in vista on the external Hard drive. But I can't see it when I'm in Vista so can not save files to it. It is a terrabyte disk and is used by Time machine. Is there anyway I can save to it or should I add another external HD just for windows, I can see it when I go to system hard ware (it says seagate HD etc but there is no info on files sizes etc-there is a button which says populate but I dare not press it as I'm scared it will screw up my back ups) Another irritation is that when I reboot back to mac it throws out the internet and I have to reset the modem and router so it works again.

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Feb 24, 2009

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May 22, 2010

I had a macbook pro with time capsule and was using the TC as a hard drive. Macbook pro logic board has gone so until I can get a new mac, i have a windows vista laptop. I have connected to the TC, wireless working, mapped the TC in the Z:drive. When I go into the TC drive, i can only see the backed up bundled data rather than all the other crap i have saved in there. I think I'm missing a stage somewhere, perhaps need to mount the drive through windows but don't know how. In order to access all the songs etc on the TC via my macbook, I had to 'Enter Time Machine'. Seems like I have to do this through windows but have no clue where to start.

Is there a way for a windows vista machine to access TC hard drive data?

Will I have to perform a reset and configure the TC to the windows machine?

Will a reset erase the hard drive?

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Jan 21, 2009

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No I'm wondering if a PRAM zap will help fix the problem, but I really don't want to lose the hard drive and the stuff I have on it. I have a TON of school and work files on there that I simply cannot afford to lose. Will a PRAM zap kill my Windows Vista hard drive or should I even go ahead with it? I really hope that I can fix this problem myself, because the nearest Apple Store (and Geek Squad place that supports Macs) is over 40 miles away, and I really need the stuff for school on Tuesday.

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Apr 29, 2010

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Apr 27, 2009

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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.

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Dec 4, 2009

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Jan 10, 2010

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Mar 9, 2010

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Jul 19, 2010

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Jul 27, 2010

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May 28, 2010

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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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