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Running Windows on your Mac by Dwight Silverman

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Chapter 5. Advanced Parallels

What’s made Parallels Desktop for Mac so popular among Macintosh owners who also want or need to run Windows on their Mac operating system is its simplicity. As you learned in Chapter 3, installing Windows Vista onto a Mac using Parallels can be easier than installing Windows on a physical PC. And Chapter 4 showed just how easy it is to run Windows on a Mac once it’s installed as a Parallels virtual machine.

But there’s a lot going on under the hood with Parallels, and in this chapter, we’ll explore some of its more advanced capabilities. You’ll learn how to back up and manage your virtual disks. And I’ll show you how you can use a Boot Camp partition as the Windows installation for a virtual machine in Parallels. ...

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