Boot camp / Vista questions

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  1. HazRutter macrumors regular

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    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?
     
  2. steveza macrumors 68000

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    2) You can right click on the boot camp icon in the taskbar/system tray next to the clock.
     
  3. HazRutter thread starter macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    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..
     
  6. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    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 :)
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    HA HA beat you to it *pokes out toungue*
     
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  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    hmph that was a cheap shot! no fair!
     
  10. HazRutter thread starter macrumors regular

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    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!
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    have you installed the bootcamp drivers?
     
  12. steveza macrumors 68000

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    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.
     
  13. HazRutter thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have installed all the hardware drivers? I take it this is not the same thing?
     
  14. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    they are the drivers that are installed when you use the Leopard installer disc....
     
  15. HazRutter thread starter macrumors regular

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    I had to go through the CD manually because it didnt work properly
     
  16. cathyy macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  17. sosaysiburke macrumors member

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    its a hole lot easier if you just run the install as administrator because then you can customize your trackpad and little **** like that
     
  18. HazRutter thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nevermind guys. I have got the icon.. Cheers..
     

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