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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.

    Parallels Website

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by flowrider View Post
    Just so you don't go looking for the wrong thing, it's Parallels no Parcells.

    Parallels Website
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by flowrider View Post
    Just so you don't go looking for the wrong thing, it's Parallels no Parcells.

    Parallels Website
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kman79 View Post
    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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