Boot camp / Vista questions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by HazRutter, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. macrumors regular

    HazRutter

    #1
    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. macrumors 65816

    steveza

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

    HazRutter

    #3
    I dont have this icon?
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

    SolRayz

    #4
    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. macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    #5
    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. macrumors 603

    richard.mac

    #6
    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. macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    #7
    HA HA beat you to it *pokes out toungue*
     
  8. macrumors 603

    richard.mac

    #8
    yes but i have a medal *runs away*
     
  9. macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    #9
    hmph that was a cheap shot! no fair!
     
  10. macrumors regular

    HazRutter

    #10
    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. macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    #11
    have you installed the bootcamp drivers?
     
  12. macrumors 65816

    steveza

    #12
    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. macrumors regular

    HazRutter

    #13
    I have installed all the hardware drivers? I take it this is not the same thing?
     
  14. macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

    #14
    they are the drivers that are installed when you use the Leopard installer disc....
     
  15. macrumors regular

    HazRutter

    #15
    I had to go through the CD manually because it didnt work properly
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

    #16
    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. macrumors member

    sosaysiburke

    #17
    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. macrumors regular

    HazRutter

    #18
    Nevermind guys. I have got the icon.. Cheers..
     

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