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HazRutter
Apr 8, 2009, 04:23 AM
Hi, just got a couple of questions regarding vista and boot camp..Im using vista 32 bit ultimate...

1) Could anyone reccomend a free, lightweight, reliable antivirus?

2) In system preferences on mac you can go to start up disk and then click the windows partition and restart to restart into windows (or hold option). My question is, is there anyway to do this in Vista?



steveza
Apr 8, 2009, 04:34 AM
2) You can right click on the boot camp icon in the taskbar/system tray next to the clock.

HazRutter
Apr 8, 2009, 05:09 AM
I dont have this icon?

SolRayz
Apr 8, 2009, 05:10 AM
If your interested, with a copy of VMware Fusion you get a year long subscription to McAfee for free. Well worth if you use your bootcamp partition in parallel.

DoFoT9
Apr 8, 2009, 05:15 AM
1) AVG is perfect forbasic antivirus :)

2) on XP i go into the Control Panel -> Startup Disk then choose the disk.. i dont know if it works the same on Vista..

richard.mac
Apr 8, 2009, 05:16 AM
1) AVG free.avg.com

2) there is a diamond shaped Boot Camp icon in the notification area of the taskbar. click it and select "Restart into Mac OS X". also there is a Startup Disk pane in Control Panel.

EDIT: hello DoFy :)

DoFoT9
Apr 8, 2009, 05:17 AM
1) AVG free.avg.com

2) there is a diamond shaped Boot Camp icon in the notification area of the taskbar. click it and select "Restart into Mac OS X". also there is a Startup Disk pane in Control Panel.

HA HA beat you to it *pokes out toungue*

richard.mac
Apr 8, 2009, 05:18 AM
yes but i have a medal *runs away*

DoFoT9
Apr 8, 2009, 05:47 AM
yes but i have a medal *runs away*

hmph that was a cheap shot! no fair!

HazRutter
Apr 8, 2009, 05:56 AM
I dont have this icon? Could anyone help? I dont even have this thing in control panel? Help?

Thanks for telling me about AvG also!

DoFoT9
Apr 8, 2009, 06:06 AM
I dont have this icon? Could anyone help? I dont even have this thing in control panel? Help?

Thanks for telling me about AvG also!

have you installed the bootcamp drivers?

steveza
Apr 8, 2009, 06:18 AM
If you have installed the boot camp drivers you should be able to run this file: C:\Program Files\Boot Camp\KbdMgr.exe which will give you the icon in the system tray/taskbar.

HazRutter
Apr 8, 2009, 06:27 AM
I have installed all the hardware drivers? I take it this is not the same thing?

DoFoT9
Apr 8, 2009, 06:28 AM
I have installed all the hardware drivers? I take it this is not the same thing?

they are the drivers that are installed when you use the Leopard installer disc....

HazRutter
Apr 8, 2009, 07:34 AM
I had to go through the CD manually because it didnt work properly

cathyy
Apr 8, 2009, 09:08 AM
Use Avira Antivir. It's better than AVG, other than the pop-up everyday when you update the virus definition file which can be disabled.

sosaysiburke
Apr 8, 2009, 12:47 PM
its a hole lot easier if you just run the install as administrator because then you can customize your trackpad and little **** like that

HazRutter
Apr 8, 2009, 03:00 PM
Nevermind guys. I have got the icon.. Cheers..