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    Parallels and bootcamp drivers question
    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.

    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.

    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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