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External monitors and Bootcamp on a Retina Display MacBook Pro (aka, resolution issues and pixel density)

I am attempting to use an external Acer monitor (1920x1080 max res.) with my OS X Mavericks Retina display (2880x1800). In Windows 7 (through Bootcamp), the OS looks great on the Retina display of my ...
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INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE on Windows 8.1 Bootcamp

I'm on my MacBook Pro and I want to use my Bootcamp partition to work on one screen. I've installed Parallels 9 and after I installed it and configured it to look at my Windows partition through the ...
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Parallels or Bootcamp For Running AutoCad?

I have a client who just recently switched to a Mac and wants to run all of his old Windows programs within the Mac. I'm not familiar enough with Mac to know but I would assume this would be handled ...
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Running Windows 8 off partition created in Boot Camp and also in Parallels 8. How do I handle Windows activation?

The scenario I have in mind is: Install Windows 8 on a separate partition via Boot Camp. Create a virtual machine in Parallels based on the installation in step 1. Create a new virtual machine based ...
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Can I use the W8 upgrade download to install in BootCamp/Parallels/VirtualBox? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: If I’m performing a an upgrade to Windows 8, do I have to have the previous version installed, or is just having the key enough? How hard is it to upgrade my Boot Camp ...
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Install Windows 7 on Mac without DVD/USB

I need to install Windows 7 on a Mac (preferably BootCamp but Parallels would be OK). The Mac has no optical drive and I do not have a sufficient sized USB stick. And am not able to get one in the ...
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How to setup Windows 7 on a Mac Book Pro with Parallels

Long-time Windows user needing some tips on migrating to a Mac world. :) I'm a software developer. My company uses Visual Studio / IIS / SQL Server to build web-based apps. I'm also working on some ...
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Virtual Machine that sees third (data) partition

I have a Mac with three partitions: MacOSX (HFS), Data (NTFS), Windows-Bootcamp (NTFS). Is there ANY configuration that allows Windows see the "Data" partition when run as a virtual machine? (it sees ...
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Using Windows with (VMWare Fusion OR Parallels) AND Bootcamp on Mac OS X

I'm considering getting an Apple laptop, but I will continue to use Windows frequently. Dual-booting is a pain, but virtualization has its own issues, so I'd like to keep a foot in both camps if ...
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Should I use Parallels or Boot Camp to play video games on a Mac?

I'm planning on purchasing my first Mac in the coming weeks. 27" iMac quad core i7 with 16GB RAM. [I still hate that you can't choose your video card while customizing an iMac] I use parallels at ...
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Swapping License Keys in Windows 7

I have a Macbook Pro that dual boots with a retail version of Windows 7. I recently purchased Parallels 6, hoping that I could have the best of both worlds. Dual Boot for performance, VM for ...
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Windows Activation in Parallels and Boot Camp

When I got my new iMac a few months ago, I set up Boot Camp to split the disk into two. I bought and installed a copy of Windows 7 using Boot Camp. Everything worked great. I recently bought and ...
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Boot Camp Windows 7 shows Vista boot screen after setting up with Parallels 5

I have a Windows 7 Professional installation set up using Boot Camp, alongside Mac OS X Snow Leopard on my MacBook. My MacBook boots Mac OS X by default. The other day I decided to take Parallels ...
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Using existing Boot Camp partition with Parallels

I am thinking of buying the latest version of Parallels, version 6, to run on my shiny new iMac. I already have my drive partitioned to use Boot Camp with Windows 7 and everything runs smoothly, but I ...
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Can I move Windows to Bootcamp from Parallels?

Lately I'm playing with Windows Phone 7 development, but I was in assumption that all development tool works well on Mac (Windows on Parallels) and later I found out that emulator doesn't work VMs!! ...
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Can I run Linux as dual-boot AND virtualized on Windows 7?

I can run Windows on my Apple laptop exclusively (through bootcamp) or through virtualization (through Parallels). A great feature is to take a running Windows bootcamp session, 'pause' it and ...
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Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? [closed]

Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? In a recent article on Australian LifeHacker.com they discussed the following question, I trust the SU group more then the anonymous answers from ...
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Parallels from Bootcamp Partition: Can Vista be activated for real and virtual HW simultaneously?

I am running Vista and OS X natively on a new Mac Pro. Now I am trying to virtualize the natively installed Vista via Parallels 4. I am not planning to migrate Vista into a virtual machine completely, ...