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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac

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Using an Intel-based Mac means you can choose the best of both worlds—running Mac OS X or running Windows, but what's the optimal way way to go about it? Cross-platform expert Joe Kissell has distilled untold hours of testing into this ebook to help you understand the pros and cons of Apple's Boot Camp versus virtualization software and to give advice and step-by-step instructions for installing either Windows XP or Windows Vista in Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop 5, VMware Fusion 3, and VirtualBox.

Table of Contents

  1. Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac
    1. Read Me First
      1. Updates
      2. Links
      3. Basics
        1. Menus
        2. Finding an Application's Preferences
        3. Paths
        4. Right-Clicking
        5. System Tray
        6. (My) Terminology Difference
      4. What's New in Version 4.0
    2. Introduction
    3. 1. Running Windows Quick Start
    4. 2. Why Bother?
    5. 3. Decide How to Run Windows
      1. Boot Camp
      2. Virtualization Software
        1. Parallels Desktop
        2. VMware Fusion
        3. VirtualBox
        4. OpenOSX WinTel
      3. Joe's Recommendations
    6. 4. Collect the Ingredients
      1. An Intel-Based Mac (Preferably)
      2. Disk Space
      3. RAM
      4. A Windows CD or DVD
        1. Which Version of Windows?
          1. Windows 7
          2. Windows Vista
          3. Windows XP
          4. Making the Choice
        2. Retail or OEM Licensing
        3. Physical Disc or Download
    7. 5. Install and Use Boot Camp
      1. Assemble Your Tools
      2. Prepare Your Mac
      3. Run Boot Camp Assistant
      4. Install Windows XP under Boot Camp
      5. Install Windows 7 or Vista under Boot Camp
      6. Install Boot Camp Drivers for Windows
      7. Solve Input Device Problems
        1. Right-Click with a One-Button Mouse
        2. Use Bluetooth Input Devices
        3. Use Missing Keys
          1. Delete
          2. Print Screen
      8. Switch Between Mac OS X and Windows
      9. Share Files across Platforms
        1. Access Windows Files from Mac OS X
        2. Access Mac OS X Files from Windows
          1. Buy MacDrive
          2. Use an External Drive
          3. Use Optical Media
          4. Use Your iDisk
          5. Use Dropbox
          6. Use a Server
      10. Back Up a Boot Camp Volume
        1. Create Archives from a FAT32 Partition
        2. Create Archives from an NTFS Partition
        3. Create and Restore Duplicates of a FAT32 Partition
        4. Create Duplicates of an NTFS Partition
      11. Get Rid of Your Windows Partition
    8. 6. Understand Virtualization Concepts
      1. Virtual Machines
      2. Virtual Disks
      3. Using Boot Camp Volumes
      4. RAM Usage
      5. Networking Modes
      6. Virtual Machine Drivers
      7. Automated Installation
    9. 7. Install and Use Parallels Desktop
      1. Install Parallels Desktop
      2. Install Windows Under Parallels Desktop
        1. Mount a Boot Camp Volume in Parallels
        2. Create a Virtual Machine from a Boot Camp Volume in Parallels
      3. Work with Windows in a Parallels Virtual Machine
        1. Right-Clicking in Parallels Desktop
        2. Using SmartConnect
        3. Using SmartMount
        4. Adjusting Screen Resolution
        5. Working with Windows and Views
          1. Full Screen Mode
          2. Coherence Mode
          3. Crystal Mode
          4. Modality Mode
          5. MacLook
        6. Shutting Down, Starting Up, Pausing, Suspending, and Resuming
        7. Using SmartSelect
          1. Open a Windows File in a Mac OS X Application
          2. Open a Mac File in a Windows Application
          3. Change the Default Application for a File Type
          4. Open a Mac OS X Application from within Windows
        8. Using Snapshots
      4. Share Files between Windows and Mac OS X in Parallels
      5. Upgrade to a New Version of Parallels Desktop
    10. 8. Install and Use VMware Fusion
      1. Install Fusion
      2. Create a Virtual Machine in Fusion
        1. Easy Install
        2. Standard Install
        3. Finish Your Windows Installation
      3. Install Boot Camp Drivers
      4. Use a Boot Camp Partition in Fusion
      5. Work with Windows in a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine
        1. Right-Clicking in Fusion
        2. Using the Optical Drive
        3. Adjusting Screen Resolution
        4. Using Full Screen View
        5. Using Unity View
          1. Use Dock Icons in Unity View
          2. Use the Taskbar in Unity View
            1. Display the Taskbar
            2. Display System Tray Icons
            3. Forget the Taskbar
        6. Using the Applications Menu
        7. Shutting Down, Starting Up, Pausing, Suspending, and Resuming
        8. Sharing Applications between Mac OS X and Windows
          1. Sharing Windows Applications
          2. Sharing Mac Applications
        9. Using Snapshots
          1. Take a Snapshot
          2. Restore a Snapshot
      6. Share Files between Windows and Mac OS X in Fusion
        1. Mirror Folders
        2. Share Individual Folders
    11. 9. Install and Use VirtualBox
      1. Install VirtualBox
      2. Set Up a New Virtual Machine in VirtualBox
      3. Install Windows in VirtualBox
      4. Install Guest Additions
      5. Work with Windows in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine
        1. Right-Clicking in VirtualBox
        2. Using the Optical Drive
        3. Adjusting Screen Resolution
        4. Working with Windows and Views
        5. Shutting Down, Starting Up, Pausing, Suspending, and Resuming
        6. Using Snapshots
      6. Share Files Between Windows and Mac OS X in VirtualBox
    12. 10. Back Up Virtual Machine Data
      1. Understand the Backup Challenges
      2. Choose a Strategy
        1. Take Snapshots
        2. Use Sub-File Updating
        3. Store Personal Data on Your Mac Disk
        4. Use Windows Backup Software
    13. 11. Run Windows Applications without Windows
      1. Wine
      2. Darwine
      3. CrossOver
      4. Cider
      5. ReactOS
    14. 12. Solve Printing Problems
    15. 13. Create a Slipstream Installer Disc
      1. Why You Might Need a Slipstream Disc
      2. Prepare Your Computer
      3. Run nLite
      4. Burn a Windows XP+SP2 or SP3 CD
    16. 14. Protect Your Windows Setup from Malware
      1. Apply Windows Updates
      2. Use a Firewall
      3. Install Anti-Virus Software
      4. Remove and Block Spyware and Adware
      5. Get a Better Browser
    17. 15. Learn More
    18. A. Windows on a PowerPC Mac
    19. B. About This Book
      1. About the Author
      2. Author's Acknowledgments
      3. Shameless Plug
      4. About the Publisher
      5. Production Credits