3 computers running 2 OS's, it's too much, time to backtrack...

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by entatlrg, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. entatlrg macrumors 68040

    entatlrg

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    Waterloo & Georgian Bay, Canada
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    For starters, I have a 15" MacBook Pro with 256 ssd, split running OSX and Windows7.

    I've been using the Windows side as a crutch so I wouldn't have to learn new software or change from what I've known for years ... to the point where my original plan was to use Windows 90% of the time and go over to Mac 10% of the time, for fun, surfing/emailing and to learn gradually.

    Instead I've decided to jump the Windows ship, I don't like how the fonts are displayed on the screen, it's far too hard to store some files in Windows and others in Mac .... three computers running two operating systems = confusion.

    I'd appreciate any advice on how to uninstall Windows via Bootcamp and then reinstall using VM Fusion.

    Then my plan is to work in OSX 90% of the time, I'll use Windows only for Microsoft Publisher and I'll still store ALL files on the Mac Side.

    Anyone else been in the same dilemma?

    Suggestions/input appreciated.
     
  2. lucifiel macrumors 6502a

    lucifiel

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    if you want to keep your data, i think it's possible to use the Bootcamp partition as the HDD that VMFusion will use as the HDD for the VM.

    If not, I'm 99% that Parallels lets you do it.
     
  3. ayeying macrumors 601

    ayeying

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    To delete boot camp, you just go back into OSX, open up the Boot Camp Assistant and delete the partition.

    I've been in somewhat the same situation as you. For me, I stored all my files on DropBox, which is native to both OSX and Windows. All my academic files are on there and I can access them regardless of which OS i'm on.
     

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