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    Bootcamp question
    I installed Windows on my bootcamp (yes i had no choice lol)
    I know to access the WIndows drive I have to reboot and hold down alt key, is there another way?
    I was on you tube recently and saw a guy doing a tutorial where he had mac in background and windows open in a window on destop hmm

    Thanks

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    Come on now mj, How about Parallels, VMWAre Fusion or Virtual Box?
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    Thanks for the reply bob hmmm I dont know i installed it on Bootcamp im not to familiar with Parralles...

    the problem i have is the with my new mac and the wireless keyboard the alt works half the time weird i guess due to the sleep mode on keyboard...

    Explain it to me like im 2 yrs old bob LMAO

    Thanks

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    Actually I read about VMWAre Fusion if i buy this do I have to reinstall windows on it?

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    There have been problems with some wireless keyboards not being enabled fast enough for the option key to work at boot.

    You can also get to it in:
    OS X by going to Sys Preferences - Startup Disk
    Windows - click on the BootCamp icon in the system tray

    All three allow you to run Windows in a virtual machine within OS X.
    If you're doing it for a game, 3D modeling, etc., you're going to want to keep using BootCamp.
    For most other stuff a VM is fine.
    Virtual Box is the only one that is free - VMWare (imho) is probably the best of the three.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macjuicy23 View Post
    Actually I read about VMWAre Fusion if i buy this do I have to reinstall windows on it?
    No, it will use your BootCamp installation. You will have to activate it again though.
    I use XP installed in VMWare and a BootCamped install of Win7.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    thanks alot, yeah its for game so i guess i will keep running bootcamp

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