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  1. When deleting a Boot Camp partition, you don't...

    When deleting a Boot Camp partition, you don't use Disk Utility, you use Boot Camp Assistant - there's an option to restore the HD to a single OS partition. Try removing it that way next.

    Cheers
  2. And VirtualBox is free. I would definitely use...

    And VirtualBox is free. I would definitely use that if all you're using is WordPerfect -- a Boot Camp install is a lot of work to access a word processor ...

    Cheers
  3. But I think you will find that if you are used to...

    But I think you will find that if you are used to partitioning your HD in a Windows system to protect your data from viruses and the like, you really won't need to do that on a virtual machine. it...
  4. Yes you should be able to do this. Delete the VM...

    Yes you should be able to do this. Delete the VM (you don't have to actually uninstall Parallels itself), then install Windows via bootcamp. The OEM license only allows it to be installed on one...
  5. Yes, you are out of luck with Tiger. You need to...

    Yes, you are out of luck with Tiger. You need to upgrade and I believe you just need to buy SL as noted above. Again, I have the same machine and it runs SL just fine.

    Cheers
  6. I believe that Apple no longer supports Boot Camp...

    I believe that Apple no longer supports Boot Camp in Leopard; it's not a Windows 7 issue at all. In order to get the drivers and have Boot Camp function correctly I think you need to upgrade your...
  7. I believe that Boot Camp is no longer supported...

    I believe that Boot Camp is no longer supported on Leopard, meaning you will have trouble updating the drivers including for sound. I recommend spending the $29 USD for Snow Leopard, which is...
  8. I have the same iMac version (4,1) - been running...

    I have the same iMac version (4,1) - been running like a champ for 6 years and ran Windows XP and Snow Leopard just fine. Perhaps you just need to upgrade to SL and reinstall drivers?

    Cheers
  9. Try the steps outlined in this Microsoft...

    Try the steps outlined in this Microsoft knowledge base article - I use RDC all the time and print locally, no problems:

    How To Make a Local Printer Available During a Connection to a Remote...
  10. The nice thing about virtual machines is, space...

    The nice thing about virtual machines is, space permitting, you can have as many of them as you want. Linux especially. There are so many flavors but in one sense you are correct -- Ubuntu has...
  11. I'm sure you do - no offense intended. But you'd...

    I'm sure you do - no offense intended. But you'd be surprised at how many casual browsers of the forum confuse those two terms - and my post was directed at them as well. I do recommend you hang...
  12. The virtual machine is just a file, like any...

    The virtual machine is just a file, like any other. If you delete it, you will have more free space on your hard drive. But it's not "memory," it's hard drive space. The two are different. Memory...
  13. For a virtual machine, the cheapest option is to...

    For a virtual machine, the cheapest option is to use Sun's VirtualBox instead of Fusion or Parallels. It is freeware and does a good job, although lacks some features.

    Given your desire to use...
  14. You have all the advice you need. Use 32 bits if...

    You have all the advice you need. Use 32 bits if you never plan to upgrade RAM beyond 4 GB. Use 64 if you might do so.

    Cheers
  15. They will say no. A Windows 7 (or XP) disc that...

    They will say no. A Windows 7 (or XP) disc that came from a Windows PC manufacturer as the boot/recovery disc set WILL NOT WORK and would violate the license. No point in wasting your time with...
  16. 1) Cut and paste will work within Parallels...

    1) Cut and paste will work within Parallels between Mac and Windows applications.

    2) The disk is not partitioned with Parallels (unlike with Boot Camp). Just install Parallels, then create a...
  17. Did you burn the driver disc as indicated in the...

    Did you burn the driver disc as indicated in the Boot Camp installation guide? If not, print that out and follow the instructions. you will need to do so in order to install the driver for your...
  18. And this experience is why we on the forum don't...

    And this experience is why we on the forum don't recommend you ever completely delete OSX from your machine, even if you intend only to run Windows on it. Install Windows via boot camp, but leave...
  19. This question comes up from time to time. It can...

    This question comes up from time to time. It can be done but is not recommended, mostly because of the driver issue mentioned above. The recommended approach is to install Windows 7 via Boot Camp,...
  20. Your post is hard to follow, and I appreciate...

    Your post is hard to follow, and I appreciate that English is obviously not your first language.

    Do you have administrator privileges on this Mac? If not, that might explain things.

    Are you...
  21. Please start a new thread and then give us more...

    Please start a new thread and then give us more info on your Mac - including what version of OSX you are using and what, if anything, you have already tried to do and with which version of Windows.
    ...
  22. That is exactly what it sounds like to me because...

    That is exactly what it sounds like to me because of that error message. If true, the OP might want to do a fresh VM install and NOT use the Win7 partition as the basis for it.

    Cheers
  23. Sticky: If all you using is Explorer, then try Sun's...

    If all you using is Explorer, then try Sun's Virtual Box instead of either VM Ware or Parallels. It is free - and for just using the MS browser, probably the simplest thing to do. The VB VMs are...
  24. No. You must purchase a new copy of Windows 7 -...

    No. You must purchase a new copy of Windows 7 - either a full retail install disk or a System Builder OEM disk. The latter is slightly cheaper. You can't clone or copy an existing Windows install...
  25. +1 here for VMs. Virtual machines run the Office...

    +1 here for VMs. Virtual machines run the Office software perfectly well. You would only need native hardware access for applications requiring high end graphics support. Excel will run perfectly...
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