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Ok this is my first post so be easy on me.

So, I partitioned my drive and installed Windows 7 successfully through bootcamp, however, I did not have my Snow Leopard install disc...

Then I decided to take a different route and use Parallels Desktop 7.

Now, I want to boot Windows 7 by itself but do not have the drivers from the SL install disc.

In a nutshell I need to know if it is possible to:

a.) use the drivers that parallels uses when I boot windows only

or

b.) use windows in parallels (where windows is fully functional) and directly install the drivers to windows 7 and then reboot in windows only and have it also be fully functional

or

c.) any other options where I don't have to use a OS X install disc

Thanks in advanced if you even decided to read this far
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a.) use the drivers that parallels uses when I boot windows only
No, not possible. In order to use the drivers supplied by Parallels, the virtual machine has to be running.

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b.) use windows in parallels (where windows is fully functional) and directly install the drivers to windows 7 and then reboot in windows only and have it also be fully functional
No again.

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c.) any other options where I don't have to use a OS X install disc
The Snow Leopard DVD ordered direct from Apple is only $19.99. I'm sure you can find a way to purchase it.
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