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Does anyone here have experience installing Windows with Boot Camp? I'm doing an installation for a friend this evening, and I would appreciate any tips or gotchas y'all might have experienced.

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yes, and its actually really self explained...i wouldnt worry much about it. Just follow the directions and you'll be fine.
 
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Pretty simple... I installed it never touching a Mac for a friend before I got mine. It's pretty much a walk thru
 

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It is simplicity incarnate. If you can't figure it out, go get a 3 year old to do it for you.
 

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I agree. Don't be a retard.
 
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All of you Mac cultists are bastages (except thank you for your gentle touch, authentic (edit: and jrdbrn)).:ezbill:

Instead of your Apple-loving flames, you could have mentioned:
  • That Mac can see the Windows files, but not vice versa.
  • That Mac doesn't distinguish between important Windows boot/system files and everything else, so I could warn my novice client the same (who I talked into a Mac despite the fact that I've never really used one - take that).
  • How to import libraries of speciific file types (music, images) from Windows world (on the MacBook) to Mac libraries (iPhoto and iTunes). Despite my technical skill, I still don't have an iPod (despite 1TB of music on a NAS in my home) Have y'all seen Rockbox - Open Source Jukebox Firmware ?
  • To redo the partioning through bootcamp, you have to blow away the Windows installation so that OSX has the whole disk
  • To use the latest version of boot camp, I need 10.5.2
  • That a .mac account costs $99

Granted, it WAS easy. I had some boot problems with the Windows install disk, but after that it was gravy. I'm gonna get me one of those.

Love you guys.
 
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All of you Mac cultists are bastages (except thank you for your gentle touch, authentic (edit: and jrdbrn)).:ezbill:

Instead of your Apple-loving flames, you could have mentioned:
  • That Mac can see the Windows files, but not vice versa.
  • That Mac doesn't distinguish between important Windows boot/system files and everything else, so I could warn my novice client the same (who I talked into a Mac despite the fact that I've never really used one - take that).
  • How to import libraries of speciific file types (music, images) from Windows world (on the MacBook) to Mac libraries (iPhoto and iTunes). Despite my technical skill, I still don't have an iPod (despite 1TB of music on a NAS in my home) Have y'all seen Rockbox - Open Source Jukebox Firmware ?
  • To redo the partioning through bootcamp, you have to blow away the Windows installation so that OSX has the whole disk
  • To use the latest version of boot camp, I need 10.5.2
  • That a .mac account costs $99

Granted, it WAS easy. I had some boot problems with the Windows install disk, but after that it was gravy. I'm gonna get me one of those.

Love you guys.

lol :p love you too :D
 
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Since when is boot camp a PITA? I've been using it with zero problems with multiple windows o/s since it was in beta. Care to explain any specific issues you have come across?

Probably more relevant here. Note that I didn't say it doesn't work, but I find VMFusion and Parallels to be better options.

I understand Boot Camp is better in the dedicate all system resources to the OS you are running.

Other than that, I don't like -

That you have to commit for partion size for each. Obviously that can be redone, but not without some effort.

You have to actually reboot to run the other O/S. Making one or the other the default O/S wasn't intuitive, but that's probably my own :dunce:

Writing to and from partitions in the O/S requires jumping through hoops.

Backing up both partitions simultaneously requires some finesse as well.


Like I said - it does work. But the other solutions are more graceful.
 

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You can actually use fusion with Bootcamp. It's also real simple to install. I use fusion after starting with parallels. I recommend fusion using a bootcamp partition.
 

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Oh and writing to and from both platforms is a Brees!
 

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