dual-boot sharing questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yikess, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. yikess macrumors newbie

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    Hello all. I just downloaded windows 7 via bootcamp on my macbook pro. I was curious how I could go about sharing music from my os x theme to my windows 7 theme (without an external hard drive). Any advice is appreciated, thanks!

    P.S. What could cause my windows 7 product key to not work? The install was successful, but it says my product key is not valid in this country (US) lol
     
  2. Danno21, Dec 20, 2011
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    Danno21 macrumors regular

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    Not sure on the CD-Key.

    For Bootcamp music sharing, I just downloaded iTunes for Windows and told it not to copy new additions and linked the path of where my music is stored on my Mac hard drive. Super simple.
     
  3. yikess thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm not too computer savvy, but how exactly do I go about finding this link location on my mac section?
     
  4. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

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    Your best bet is:
    1) download MacDrive 8(buy it or get it free how ever u want it), install it on your windows 7 bootcamp this will allow you to natively access your OSX partition

    2) Download/Buy($19) Paragons for NTFS, install it on/in OSX Lion(Mac OS) this will allow you to natively access your Windows 7 bootcamp partition.


    Above options if both set up will allow you to Natively(without doing anything special or hard) Read and Write(save/copy) files TO and FROM both Operating Systems.....hence making life easier than ever......especially because you are not computer savvy so this is brilliant for you!

    ps those programs are probably on sale since its holiday season so would be great time to buy....I have the setup running and I am sharing away without issues and without having double copies of my files since programs from both OS's can access(read/write to) the same location.....
     
  5. yikess thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ohh okay. Thank you! I may just buy an external hard drive xD
     

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