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Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac, 3rd Edition

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Installing and running Windows on an Intel-based Mac has become commonplace, but doing so most effectively still requires expert knowledge. Fortunately, the new Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac, Third Edition" brings readers 167 pages of hard-won advice, helping readers determine the best installation option for their needs, install Windows easily, and keep Windows secure, properly backed up, and working optimally. Written by cross-platform guru Joe Kissell and based on innumerable hours of research, the title covers Windows XP and Windows Vista, and it gives procedures for working with virtualization programs VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop, and VirtualBox, along with Apple's dual-boot solution, Boot Camp. For each option, Kissell provides instructions for installing the software and for installing Windows, and he goes further by explaining how to make peripherals - like mice, keyboards, and printers - behave properly, how to share files between the Mac and Windows environments, and how to integrate the Mac and Windows interfaces. Kissell also looks at software that makes it possible to run Windows programs on a Mac without installing Windows itself, and he explains methods of acquiring Windows, a topic made confusing by Microsoft's many licensing options and activation mechanism. The $10 ebook comes with coupons for $8 off the price of VMware Fusion and $5 off Parallels Desktop. It can be purchased at http://www.takecontrolbooks.com/windows-‚Äč?on-mac - a free sample version and the introductory text are also available at that link. Questions answered in the ebook include:

What are 15 things that you can do in Windows, but not on the Mac? How can I get a copy of Windows XP or Vista that will work on a Mac? How can I set things up so that Windows won't bog down? How should I handle partitioning for my Windows installation? How do I avoid and handle activation hassles? Boot Camp is free with Leopard, but what are the pros and cons to using it? How can I run one copy of Windows with both Boot Camp and virtualization software? Should I run VMware Fusion, Parallels Desktop, or VirtualBox? What's the best way to right-click in Windows? How do I print from my Windows software? How do I make my Bluetooth devices work in Windows? What is FAT32, and why might it matter to me? What are the coolest new features in Parallels Desktop 4? What's interesting about the different views in VMware Fusion?

Table of Contents

  1. Take Control of Running Windows on a Mac, Third Edition
    1. Read Me First
      1. Updates
      2. Basics
      3. What's New in Version 3.0
    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
      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
    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 Vista Under Boot Camp
      6. Install Boot Camp Drivers for Windows
      7. Upgrade from Boot Camp Beta
      8. 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
      9. Switch Between Mac Os X and Windows
      10. 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 a Server
      11. 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
      12. 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
        2. Using SmartConnect
        3. Using SmartMount
        4. Adjusting Screen Resolution
        5. Working with Windows and Views
          1. Full Screen View
          2. Coherence View
          3. Modality View
        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 XP 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. Use a Boot Camp Partition in Fusion
      3. Create a Virtual Machine in Fusion
      4. Work with Windows in a VMware Fusion Virtual Machine
        1. Right-Clicking
        2. Using the Optical Drive
        3. Adjusting Screen Resolution
        4. Working with Windows and Views
          1. Full Screen View
          2. Unity View
        5. Shutting Down, Starting Up, Pausing, Suspending, and Resuming
        6. Sharing Applications between Mac OS X and Windows
          1. Sharing Mac Applications
          2. Sharing Windows Applications
        7. Using Snapshots
        8. Take a Snapshot
        9. Restore a Snapshot
      5. Share Files Between Windows XP and Mac Os X in Fusion
        1. Sharing Individual Folders
          1. Sharing Individual Folders
          2. Mirroring 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
        2. Using the Optical Drive
        3. Adjusting Screen Resolution
        4. Working with Windows and Views
        5. Turning On Extra Features
        6. Shutting Down, Starting Up, Pausing, Suspending, and Resuming
      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 Block-Level Backup Software
        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
    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