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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2007, 10:08:12 PM »
well said.

Parallels, you boot into OS X and can run it within the OS. You can even drag and drop from OS to OS. Parallels is a virtualization of Windows.

I plan on using Parallels for my MS Office OneNote 2007.

Bootcamp, boot into Windows and take exams.

Parallels, in a way, is a time saver. Don't have to keep switching back and forth and rebooting into a different OS.

Of course, the more RAM you have the smoother it will run.
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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2007, 01:07:35 PM »
I have a question regarding installing Windows on Macs. (I plan to get a iBook) If I have my Windows XP service pack 2, can I install it myself?
If I can't use my Windows XP service pack 2, do the people in Apple store install it for you (for a fee?) Or do I have to go to Best Buy and do it there?

I'm computer illiterate in general and confused.

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You can download Boot Camp for free, then use your copy of XP SP2.  All the details and instructions are here:

http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/

Careful -- Bootcamp (and Parallels, and VMWare, and all Windows-on-Mac software) only works with Intel Macs. For laptops, that means Macbooks and Macbooks Pro, but not iBooks.

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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2007, 01:39:21 PM »

I'm beginning to regret buying this mac. I may have to pay geek squad $$$$ to put the programs on my mac b/c if I not computer literate.

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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2007, 11:48:17 AM »
Just computers?
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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2007, 12:10:22 PM »
would the situation be different if you had a PC?


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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2007, 12:14:30 PM »
Sorry I should have proofread my previous post.

I was planning on doing the insert disc and try installing it myself until I read that many people were having difficulties. It's apparently a 4-5 hr process from some accounts. I've called some computer servicing company who have turned down the job saying I was opening up a can of worms. Geek Squad said they would do it for $250 or $299 or take it to an Apple dealer - depending on what time of the day you called.

I guess if I do it myself, screw up then fixing it would be cheaper by half.

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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2007, 12:19:29 PM »

I am talking about both.

Installing windows & installing parallels program needed to take the exam.

how would this be different had I purchased a pc?

I wouldn't be spending money buying programs like windows vista or xp. the parallel programs.


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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2007, 12:24:53 PM »
I tried that as well. The IT dept never picked up, never returns calls, and on their website they said they don't deal too much with windows vista -  too new.  ???

Ok- I know about Bootcamp. The requirement is to have parallels for the exam. Bootcamp will not be acceptable. It states that on the school website.

I said I was going to do it myself - too expensive otherwise. Thanks anyways.

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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2007, 06:13:35 PM »
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Re: For People Who Are Buying a Mac for Law School
« Reply #19 on: August 24, 2007, 12:15:18 PM »
Since I'm too lazy to look it up, does anyone know if Vista works with Parallels, or Boot Camp? I have parallels installed but I rarely ever use it, same with boot camp (Running a MacBook Pro 2.16 Ghz 1 GB RAM).

Also, is Vista compatible with exam testing software?

Basically, I just want to know if it's a good idea to switch out XP Pro for Vista on my laptop, since I'm already going to do it on my desktop.
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