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MmarkK

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I am now the father of a Macbook Pro! I just have to wait for him to arrive via the aluminum stork, swaddled in a cardboard box =].

Anyway, I wanna have windows running on it, preferably as a virtual machine so I can run both OSes at the same time.

Now for my question:
"Do I need to buy Windows 7 to get parallels to work with it, or does it simply come with the software?"

Please also note that I don't intend to really... Uh.. Spend money on any additional software, per se. Suggestions are welcome!

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Well first off, congratulations!

xD

Secondly you should be able to find 'trials' of both pieces of software and it will work fine :)
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I've heard of people preferring to use Parallels in another Space. No idea though given my hatred for virtualised machines.
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one, ur a jerk lol i thought it was a real baby , second, im on my macbook pro, why would u want to run parallels ? i have win 7 running on bootcamp! just download an iso and install on bootcamp...way better then parallels
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Let's just say that the... Uh... "Free" version of windows doesn't always stay that way ;P.

I hate having to repatch every single time they update and tell me that my copy isn't genuine X_x.

EDIT:

Oh, and to answer your question about why I wanna run windows and macOS aux meme temps (french for at the same time), there are certain... *Ahem* Tools *cough* that I'd like to use while running the MacOS which are only windows compatible ='(.

Edited by Mmarkk, 16 May 2010 - 09:11 PM.

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Then your using a terribad patch :P

my copy of windows is 100% up to date and activated, thinks its genuine and the one im running on this PC is not payed for.

Activator i used: http://www.mediafire.com/?igthiinkqdd

Edited by iScotty, 16 May 2010 - 09:15 PM.

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Haha, sounds good!

I was using Remove WAT (Windows Activation Technology).

However, as far as many things are concerned, I like to keep an open mind XD.

I'll have 8GB of RAM, so that means I'll need the x64 version of W7 Ult, right?
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Yeup above 3GB requires a 64bit OS to utilize it all.

Win 7 x64 ultimate is what im running perfectly right now anyways :P
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Yeup above 3GB requires a 64bit OS to utilize it all.

Win 7 x64 ultimate is what im running perfectly right now anyways :P


Great! Thanks a bunch ^^. I might use this on my x32 Ultimate one on my shitty laptop as well >>.

Okay, now that I've got that taken care of, DOES ANYBODY KNOW WHICH APPS I SHOULD BE INSTALLING FIRST? 8D I've got the latest release of CS5, and I'm not quite sure what else to put on there =P.
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Seriously pathetic way to get people to view your thread.
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... It's a running joke I have with my friends, so if you have nothing good to say, kindly shut the **** up. I'm seriously asking for some information here...

It's noobish trolls like you who are the scum of online communities.
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congrats on your mac i recently just got my mbp too some software i recommend to start is

adobe cs5 master collection

insomnia - keeps mac on even when lid is closed

airfoil - routes audio to other pc's speakers

amnesia - cleanly uninstalls any program

Firefox - duh

f.lux - adjusts screen brightness depending on time of day

gfxcardstatus - lets u change between nvidia and intel since apple doesn't let u do it nativly ;p

istat menus - HUD cpu status, hdd etc..

linkunus - ic client

little snitch - the firewall ip for mac

slimbattery monitor - get alert when your batt low

stuffit deluxe - unrar/zip etc

smc fan control - control fan speed

steam - games :D

vlc - duh

mplayer osx extended - for mkv/other file types

transmit/cyberduck - ssh

pandorajam - record pandora music/add to itunes

coversutra - very nice UI for itunes

netbeans - c++ compiler(needs xcode)

skype - duh

adium - best IM client ever

teamviewer - remote pc/mac managment

ms office 2008 - duh

flashplayer pre rls "gala" - faster flash plx

hope this helps and enjoy your newborn ;p
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Thank you very much for all that info!

You have been repped ^^.
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np also on the hardware side a vga adapter always handy to hook up to pc/tv

http://www.monoprice...8&cs_id=1042802

link to all the adapters since they have an hdmi one too :D

also for a docking solution i found this sick dock

http://www.hengedocks.com/

atm its only for the 13in mbp but they making for the 15 and 17in soon

if you have any other questions feel free to ask :D
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Hm... Well, I guess I do have a question for ya:

Is it possible for me to run bootcamp and kind of have parallels installed as well?

Like... Would I be able to run the windows virtualization and still be able to actually boot into windows? If so, how?

Thanks =]]]
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Hm... Well, I guess I do have a question for ya:

Is it possible for me to run bootcamp and kind of have parallels installed as well?

Like... Would I be able to run the windows virtualization and still be able to actually boot into windows? If so, how?

Thanks =]]]


First of all, gratz for your 'baby' (although i 'hate' you for that title, on the other hand I REALLY know how it feels! :P)

Also, the posts on this thread 'inspired' me to put together the following Thread:
http://xsellize.com/...s-mac-software/
Make sure you read it! ;)

As for your question, practically you can, but it is not such a good idea. Anyhow, if you want to go ahead and do it, just go ahead with the Boot Camp wizard and create your Windows boot, and then, when done, install your virtualization software and make sure you choose an 'expandable' virtual-drive and not a 'pre-formatted' one.
The difference between the two solutions is that Boot Camp partitions your drive and installs Windows on the new partition, while the virtualization solutions create a file that acts as your Hard Drive (virtual HD)

...Good luck!
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