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    Setting up external hard-drive with mac/pc network

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    Setting up external hard-drive with mac/pc network
    Hi Guys,

    Just to help thing here is my setup
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    PC Laptop - Windows Vista Pro

    Intel MacBook Laptop

    1.5 TB External harddrive

    Wireless Network
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    I am looking for any advice in how to do the following.

    - I want to install bootcamp on the macbook laptop (I know how to do that) and be able to add/edit and delete files back and forward between mac and pc mode on the same computer (I do a lot of large video file work {bigger than 4gig} so can't got to FAT 32 format either).

    - I want to know the best format to have on my 1.5 External harddrive so it can be read on both MAC and PC.

    - Can i run a Time Machine and Vista backup on the same partition on my external harddrive?

    and finally what is the easiest way to set up a network between the Mac and the PC Laptop?

    Thanks for any advice you may have.

    - Budgi

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    Setting up external hard-drive with mac/pc network
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    Setting up external hard-drive with mac/pc network
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    Boot Camp vs. Virtual Machine
    Well, I am not sure whether Boot Camp can use Shared Folders, which is probably what you need to access your Mac folders from your PC, and vice-versa. However, there is a program called VirtualBox that is basically an open-source version of Parallels or VMware Fusion. You can run multiple VMs inside VirtualBox and, if you click on the link I gave you, you can see how to use it.

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    Setting up external hard-drive with mac/pc network
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    And also, you need to have the 802.11n AirPort (the square one).

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