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Running ExamSoft via BootCamp on a new Mac

Re: Running ExamSoft via BootCamp on a new Mac
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2007, 04:12:55 AM »
First-generation Macbook (intel ibook, basically) here.  Works great, but check whether your school has irritating policies about Bootcamp (failing to recognize that everything goes through years of "beta" these days because it sounds exotic and deflects responsibility, bizarrely considering a dual-boot system a threat to exam security, etc.).  Don't expect to be allowed to take exams in Parallels (and I think this is legitimate) using exam software, but of course if there's an honor code system that'd be fine.

Schools often have deeply discounted versions of WinXP for students (for legally setting up your dual-boot or Parallels).

Anyone having problems with the Intel procs must be nostalgic for their old, underpowered system (I had an ibook g4; it was one).

Problems: I had "random shutdown syndrome" for a few months and was ready to take it in when the firmware update fixed it.  Got the palmrest crack a couple weeks ago :-(  It's been great overall, though.

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Re: Running ExamSoft via BootCamp on a new Mac
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2007, 06:21:05 AM »
We use secureexam so this isn't an issue at our school. Question to those using parallels - does the program partition off a section of your hard drive for running windows? Do you get to set it size? Can you recover it if you decide to remove the program?

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Re: Running ExamSoft via BootCamp on a new Mac
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2007, 07:28:58 AM »
tag ... gonna need to find out how this crap works eventually

Re: Running ExamSoft via BootCamp on a new Mac
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2007, 09:04:33 AM »
We use secureexam so this isn't an issue at our school. Question to those using parallels - does the program partition off a section of your hard drive for running windows? Do you get to set it size? Can you recover it if you decide to remove the program?

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The new parallels uses the boot camp partition, prior to that it created its own image on the hd. You still have this option, but using the boot camp partition is superb.

That being said, parallels also has a cool viewing mode called "coherence" it puts your windows programs on the dock and integrates them into your workspace in OSX. It is super sick. I now use parallels more than actually booting into XP.

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Re: Running ExamSoft via BootCamp on a new Mac
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2007, 01:31:23 PM »
We use secureexam so this isn't an issue at our school. Question to those using parallels - does the program partition off a section of your hard drive for running windows? Do you get to set it size? Can you recover it if you decide to remove the program?

Oingo

The new parallels uses the boot camp partition, prior to that it created its own image on the hd. You still have this option, but using the boot camp partition is superb.

That being said, parallels also has a cool viewing mode called "coherence" it puts your windows programs on the dock and integrates them into your workspace in OSX. It is super sick. I now use parallels more than actually booting into XP.

Dude, does that literally mean that I can run Onenote 2007 as if it were a literal Mac app?

wow.

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Re: Running ExamSoft via BootCamp on a new Mac
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2007, 04:32:19 PM »
So, right now I have Parallels, but I haven't installed Boot Camp.  I'm going to need to install Boot Camp for lawa school.  If I uninstall Parallels first, and then reinstall it after Boot Camp is installed, can I get it so that it is running off that Boot Camp partition?

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Re: Running ExamSoft via BootCamp on a new Mac
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2007, 05:03:16 PM »
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Re: Running ExamSoft via BootCamp on a new Mac
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2007, 05:28:07 PM »
tag

Re: Running ExamSoft via BootCamp on a new Mac
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2007, 06:37:21 PM »
Another examsoft related question....

Will we buy it through the law school with our books? I was at my campus computer school today (UT-Austin), and noticed they didn't have it there. Do we have to buy it ourselves? Just wondering, because I was in there to buy Windows XP pro, and it is only $20 when I buy it through UT. So now i just need to get my new Mac.....yea.

Re: Running ExamSoft via BootCamp on a new Mac
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2007, 06:39:21 PM »
Another examsoft related question....

Will we buy it through the law school with our books? I was at my campus computer school today (UT-Austin), and noticed they didn't have it there. Do we have to buy it ourselves? Just wondering, because I was in there to buy Windows XP pro, and it is only $20 when I buy it through UT. So now i just need to get my new Mac.....yea.


holy crap!  i paid $300 for xp pro.  anyway, examsoft is a free download, but you can't get it yet--they make it available a few weeks before finals (i guess so you can't reprogram it or something).