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Is it true that if I have my windows xp disk that I can install it on a MAC and use the MAC programs and also my PC programs that are not MAC compatible?
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are you going to use bootcamp or parcells
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well ive heard that if you have boot camp you run windows natively and run ur mac like it was a regular windows machine, all games, softwares, and all stuff
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You can use CrossOver to run Windows Apps on Mac OS X Tiger. However, I am not sure about how reliable it is!

Check it out here: http://www.codeweavers.com/products/cxmac/
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if you use bootcamp with xp you can only run pc programs since you make a partion on ur hard drive and u need to reboot everytime u want to switch to mac or pc. if u have parcells u can run windows in a window in mac. its not really for graphic intensive use, just normal pc programs that mac doesnt support, and you can run it while mac os X is.
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Thanks for the reply. I would use parcels. I have a Seiko Smart Label printer and cant find a MAC edition. I assume that using parcels I could operate it on windows.
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i would think it would without any problems. its just i cant tell you exactly because i personally use bootcamp
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Just so you don't go looking for the wrong thing, it's Parallels no Parcells.

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i use bootcamp to play counter strike every once and a while and the performance smokes on any other windows box i have used.
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If it is just for one program you use, just use Parallels. However if you use graphic or CPU intensive programs, I would use BootCamp since then everything runs 100% smoothly.
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Excuse my ignorance, but am I required to have two Keys/Licenses of Windows if I want to have both Parallels and Boot Camp for my windows OS? I sure hope not, but if someone knows, I would really appreciate the help.
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Just so you don't go looking for the wrong thing, it's Parallels no Parcells.

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True, because Bill Parcells would probably wouldn't dual boot it, he would just boot it, with his kicker.

That is, if the holder doesn't let it slip out of his hands.
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Just so you don't go looking for the wrong thing, it's Parallels no Parcells.

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Reading this whole thread had me laughing histerically! LOL
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Excuse my ignorance, but am I required to have two Keys/Licenses of Windows if I want to have both Parallels and Boot Camp for my windows OS? I sure hope not, but if someone knows, I would really appreciate the help.
I doubt it. I certainly wouldn't pay twice for your purposes whatever they might say.
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Excuse my ignorance, but am I required to have two Keys/Licenses of Windows if I want to have both Parallels and Boot Camp for my windows OS? I sure hope not, but if someone knows, I would really appreciate the help.
Well, under Boot Camp I installed an OEM copy of XL which I bought. Typed in the supplied key to get it working. A couple of weeks later I installed Parallels. They give you the option of using regular or Boot Camp install. With regular you must install a second version of XP. Nuts! I've got only one license. So had to use Boot Camp option, which is what I wanted anyway. Trouble is after the Parallels install I got a message that because of hardware changes (what hardware changes??), I must reactive XP. I had to contact Microsoft and convince them to give me another activation key. Real stupid Parallels install IMO.

I am entitled to an upgrade to Parallels 3, but I have to find out if installing it is going to effect XP licensing again. I'm not going through this again, and since everything is working fine, I may not upgrade.
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