A Couple of Questions

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by youradhere4222, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. youradhere4222 macrumors 6502

    Dec 16, 2007
    One, I don't usually shut down my computer. I write a lot of papers with Microsoft Word on Vista installed via Boot Camp. I noticed on windows in the task bar there's a drive icon which allows you to boot back into Mac OS if you select the option that appears when right clicked. Is there anyway to do this when I'm running Mac OS, something to click that will restart me in Windows.

    Two, I ran Parallels and VMWare. I disliked both, and uninstalled them. I don't want to waste space by having three instances of Windows on my computer, so I want to get rid of them all.

    There's a disk on my desktop called "Untitled" with windows content in it. I was wondering if this had anything to do with bootcamp, and if it was safe to erase it. Where do I find these installations and remove them; thanks!
  2. menthol moose macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2006
    The way to the switch into Windows without restarting and holding down the option key, I believe, is to open up System Preferences, click on Startup Disk, click on "Windows on Untitled," or something that looks similar to that, and then click "Restart..." > "Restart." That should start you up by default in Windows instead of Mac OS X. Since you don't shut down your computer that often, this isn't much of an issue, but if you did, it would by default start in Windows unless you changed the settings in Startup Disk back to Mac OS X.

    The files for Parallels should be located in /Users/<your username>/Documents/Parallels. Just delete the whole folder and they should be gone. I don't know about the files for VMWare Fusion, though, as I've never used it.

    The disk on your desktop named "Untitled" is the Boot Camp partition. Don't delete it if you want to keep Windows. Actually, I don't think you can delete it unless you use the Boot Camp Assistant or your install DVD.

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