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Hi everyone,

I get my Macbook Pro on Wednesday and I cannot wait. I just have a couple of questions (Most have been answered by looking through this amazing forum)

First I want to instal Windows XP with bootcamp so I can run pc programs at full speed ie games. But will mainly be using my mbp for work where i will sometimes need access to IE. I will be trying out both parralels and vmware. Are these ok to run along side my windows xp bootcamp partition or could there be conflicts?

Second can I use the time machine backup process over my work network drive rather than having to hook it up to a external hard drive.

Thank for any help on these.

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Fine to run alongside - I think you can even use your bootcamp partition in either vmware or parallels.
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Yes, Time Machine can back up to a network drive... but only if that network drive is hosted on a machine that is also running Mac OS X Leopard and has file sharing turned on. So it's not very useful for you, I'm afraid.
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That good news about the bootcamp and virtual machine thanks for the info.

When using bootcamp would you suggest installing windows being one of the first things i do when i get the mbp?

Thats a shame about the network backup. I have heard many mixed review of the timecapsule as I was considering that but I was not 100% sure it was any good.
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Yes, Time Machine can back up to a network drive... but only if that network drive is hosted on a machine that is also running Mac OS X Leopard and has file sharing turned on. So it's not very useful for you, I'm afraid.
Not completely true, if you are willing to get your hands dirty.

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...time%2Bmachine

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