Boot Camp Questions

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kvyoung, Apr 9, 2016.

  1. kvyoung macrumors member

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    I have a MacBook 1.2/512 running OS X with a synced Google Drive. If I install Windows using Boot Camp will I be able to access the Google Drive folder on the OS X side from Windows or does Boot Camp simply set up a new partition for Windows that can't see the OS X side?

    I know Parallels would allow me to do this but I'm concerned with performance using a virtualized environment with a Core-M so would prefer the Boot Camp route. I just don't want to have to duplicate my Google Drive folder (75 GB) under both OS X and Windows.
     
  2. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    You should be able to read only the files, can you not also set your Google drive to cloud access only
     
  3. kvyoung thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I may just hold off on installing Windows and see if I really need it.
     
  4. SteveJUAE macrumors 68000

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    I would install it, if you already have a copy of windows j7/8/8.1 just to upgrade and get win10 free. You can uninstall and revert everything in a few mins, its very easy
     

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