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    Hey everyone.

    I recently made the switch from a PC to a Mac and I've been lurking the forums for a couple days for some tips on my new mac. I have to say, the forums have been very helpful. I do still have a couple questions that I hope some of you could help me with. Here we go...

    1) On my Mac I installed Bootcamp with Windows XP. When I am using windows, as I am closing down a site such as Youtube, my browser will freeze and after 30 seconds I will get a message saying "Out of memory at line: 56." I have received this message several times. What does this mean and is there a fix to this?

    2) Should I download my virus scan for the Windows OS? I'm assuming yes, since it is Windows.

    3) Unfortunatly my patience is low and when I got my mac I had a sudden urge to download bootcamp. I did look up guides to bootcamp and it did help, but I probably should have done a little more research. My question here is did I partition enough space for the Windows side of things? I believe I left 15 GB (I think it was in GB?) for Windows after reading I needed a minimum of 10 GB. I only need windows to run my applications for school, such as Word, Excel, etc. Could the lack of space also account for my problem in #1?

    4) Last, is there an option for system restore on my macbook? If I did happen to make some mistake, I would want to system restore before going off to school. No, I didn't back up my information before installing programs.

    That should be it. Thanks!

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    Welcome to the forums.

    To be honest I can't help too much with the bootcamp stuff as it's not something I've got round to trying as yet.

    1. - dont know

    2. - absolutely - yes - windows will still be as insecure as it always has been

    3. - 15GB should be fine for Windows - we have some older machines where I work that have 8GB drives - of course all 8 is used for Windows only - but still 8GB works fine for Windows, MS Office and a few other apps.

    4. Are you using time-machine? Time machine is perhaps one of the best tools in OS X. Time machine allows you to not only recover individual files that you have lost but also allows you to return your system to an older state - kind of like Windows System restore.

    You may find that something like Carbon Copy Cloner, SuperDuper or a similar tool may also be a good backup option as I believe you can use these tools to backup individual partitions - so you could roll back your windows install without affecting your OS X install and vice-versa. CCC is free by the way so well worth checking out.

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    I only need windows to run my applications for school, such as Word, Excel, etc.
    You will probably find that,a s you get more used to Os X you will spend less time in windows. You can still get your school work done

    Excel - you can use Apples Numbers
    Word - Apple's pages

    And if you find you want something more similar to Office then there is the free NeoOffice suit, all the mentioned software will let yuo edit and save .doc, and .xls files

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    Alright, thanks for the help.

    What I get from the answers to the system restore, there really is not an option to go back to factory default settings unless I backed up my data from day 1?

    #1 in my first post has yet to be answered, so I'm still lookin' for a little help!

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    i have a question to add: how do you reset the whole comp to an earlier time using time machine?

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    Question Another newbie with questions
    I got my Macbook Pro on Friday and I'm beginning to love it.. But one thing is driving me nuts. I like to keep the computer running on the table and close the lid, come back again in half hour and continue from where I left off. It looks like after a while, my Macbook signs me out of my instant messenger and the terminal (from where I'm accessing my screen on a remote server) hangs. I want my messenger to keep logged in and my terminal to keep running even if I don't touch the computer for a while.

    I tried to change the sleep settings, but it does not seem to help. Even if I said never to sleep, I still have this problem. It's probably some simple setting, I just can't find it.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Micki@iki.fi View Post
    I got my Macbook Pro on Friday and I'm beginning to love it.. But one thing is driving me nuts. I like to keep the computer running on the table and close the lid, come back again in half hour and continue from where I left off. It looks like after a while, my Macbook signs me out of my instant messenger and the terminal (from where I'm accessing my screen on a remote server) hangs. I want my messenger to keep logged in and my terminal to keep running even if I don't touch the computer for a while.

    I tried to change the sleep settings, but it does not seem to help. Even if I said never to sleep, I still have this problem. It's probably some simple setting, I just can't find it.

    Thanks for any help!
    you Should me a new thread, mate

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    Topic Starter, maybe this will help.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/126962

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    Instead of using MS Office in Windows via bootcamp, I would strongly recommend you to either;

    1. Use MS Office 2008 for mac for best compatibility with windows
    2. Use iWork from Apple, relatively compatible, but a bit more lightweight in terms of word processing power
    3. NeoOffice, which is free, but does have some compatibility issues when working with complex documents (such as lots of pics, graphs text boxes etc)
    Vikram Shah

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    My question is why did you download Boot Camp when it already comes with Leopard?

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    "My question is why did you download Boot Camp when it already comes with Leopard?"

    Obviously I didn't know it came with Leopard.

    The employee at the mac store told me I had to buy the software, and the employee at the Best Buy store told me I had to download it for free.

    Doubt it makes a different whether I run it off a CD or download it.

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    Thanks for all the help guys! I will try the solution to the Out of Memory problem soon!

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    Bootcamp is just a tool for partitioning your hard drive and a bunch of drivers.

    The latest drivers are on the Leopard disc, although there are now newer graphics and sound drivers available you should download.

    1) On my Mac I installed Bootcamp with Windows XP. When I am using windows, as I am closing down a site such as Youtube, my browser will freeze and after 30 seconds I will get a message saying "Out of memory at line: 56." I have received this message several times. What does this mean and is there a fix to this?
    This is purely a Windows issue. It's irrelevant that you're on a Mac.
    Try a Windows forum - they might know.
    Are using IE7 or Firefox though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis View Post
    Bootcamp is just a tool for partitioning your hard drive and a bunch of drivers.

    The latest drivers are on the Leopard disc, although there are now newer graphics and sound drivers available you should download.


    This is purely a Windows issue. It's irrelevant that you're on a Mac.
    Try a Windows forum - they might know.
    Are using IE7 or Firefox though?
    IE6 and AOL 9.1 Browser. Problem occurs on both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonicGCT View Post
    IE6 and AOL 9.1 Browser. Problem occurs on both.
    AOL browser...hmm...I don't know that I would trust that to work at anytime (not to be insulting). AOL isn't really one of the major players in the market and it wouldn't be the first time one of their apps caused issues (i'm thinking of their IM applications).

    IE 6...well hard to say...I would agree with others and recommend that you check out a Windows forum for that.

    I did a quick google...you may want to check out these links

    http://www.google.ca/search?q=internet+explorer+6+%2B+youtube+%2B+Out+o f+memory+at+line%3A+56&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-GBfficial&client=firefox-a

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    AOL's browser is notoriously bad.

    You probably need to get onto IE 7. I suspect the fact you're on v6 means you haven't downloaded all the Windows updates from the last few months?

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