Finally took the plunge, ready to move forward

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by FHayek, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. FHayek macrumors member

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    All,

    My gassed up 13" MBA, Win7 and Parallels 8 arrived - a day early, almost felt like Christmas!

    Today,I will create my VM. Other than backing up everything, can you folks make any recommendations to help with a smooth installation and transition? Are there any points along the way that I should be especially focused on?

    Thanks-
    FHA
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Really check out the guides section here. There are a lot of great guides for new mac owners.
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    I have found that installing a VM (I use VMware personally) is a lot more straightforward and less headaches than Bootcamp

    Just take your time and be patient in the process
     
  4. buddyspencer macrumors 6502

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    Why do you prefer VMWare instead of Parallels? Is it more stable?
     
  5. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Both have their fans

    There was a time VMware was more stable and Parallels was faster
    At least some said so

    Mostly it is personal preference
    I think VMware is the enterprise solution of choice for businesses
    But for personal use, there isn't really much functional difference in features, etc.

    Both have a free trial though, so you can make your own evaluation
    Or you can try VirtualBox which is free
     
  6. buddyspencer macrumors 6502

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    Don't have the time to test... My company has to install Win7 on my mac - and therefore they need a software to do so.

    Which one is running more smooth and stable?
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    If it for business and for your work, I would recommend VMware Fusion then
     

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