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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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