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07-02-2006, 04:29 PM
Now, of all the features my mac book pro has, is the ability to run both Man OS X and Windows OS. However, to do this, I have to download boot camp, which splits the hard drive in half. As well, I am only able to run one OS at a time.
With a new program called Parallels, I can run both mac and windows at the exact same time without splitting the hard drive.
To download it go to www.Parallels.com
07-02-2006, 04:34 PM
So you partioned your hd?
07-02-2006, 04:37 PM
So you partioned your hd?
No, I chose the other one, Parallels so I did nto have to. Plus I run them at the same time.
07-02-2006, 04:40 PM
Awesome....maybe i can get three OS's running if I can get linux to boot of the cd drive =P
07-02-2006, 05:36 PM
Umm... Why did you do that? You really don't need to. Just last week I installed Windows XP on a G5. I didn't run any particular programs. I just popped in the disk.
07-02-2006, 05:48 PM
Well, I am not using a G5, the set up, processor, they way things work of the mac books are completely different. Also, I have hard time believing that with not emulation software, to mods NOTHING more than a standard G5, that you installed windows on there. I've tried, it did not work for me.
07-02-2006, 06:14 PM
Yeah. You actually buy Windows XP that is made specifically for a Mac. That's all you need for any Mac computer. You're talking about taking Windows XP that's made for any PC and using that. That's a different story completely.
07-02-2006, 07:13 PM
Kevin Rose from G4, Systm, Revision3, etc tried the original Bootcamp release on a new Mac Book and the first time it screwed his HDD up, but the second time worked like a charm. The great thing about the mac in this regard is that they give you the auto recover CD which fixed his comp in 5 minutes. Not only that, but bootcamp automatically burns the drivers for the mac hardware to a disk and you install it on your windows installation as easy as pie. I just want a Macbook to have a 400GB (non-existent to my knowledge) laptop hard drive. So I can have 100GB for the Mac programs, 100 GB for windows + programs, and 200GB for media storage. That would kick ass.
07-03-2006, 01:20 AM
400 gb you say? Come on FG. Come over to the DARK side of the Force! External is the way to go! Store the necessary programs on the base HD and then the rest externally!
So wait, bootcamp partitions the HD? I dunno. I personally don't like to do that. It makes things run much faster and neater when you actually have two different hard drives instead... Especially when it comes to putting Win XP on a Mac. When running Win XP (using the new XP for Macs), it runs slowly. However, if you put it on another HD, it works much quicker.
07-03-2006, 05:32 PM
When I am wanting to use a laptop to carry around campus, and external HDD just doesnt do me part.
07-03-2006, 11:05 PM
when i take my laptop to school, i used to take my external hd with me but i mostly only used it for anime....so i burned them to dvd's and and it make it easier to travel =P
07-04-2006, 01:56 AM
The problem with mine is that it is already a 17" monster. On top of that it weights 8 pounds. External hdds are not worth it.
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