I bought parallels

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by farqueue, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. farqueue macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    hello everyone, i made a good decsion to buy parallels.

    now, just a few questions:
    1. when i run VM it turns into full screen, what are the shortcuts do i press so that i can revert back to MAC desktop using that cool cube feature??

    2. I got 2gb of ram, whats best to let Win XP mem?

    3. How can i transfer movie files/ any other music files downloaded in windows VM into my mac HD???

    4 How do i increase the space/decrease the space of VM?

    thank you all
  2. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    I don't know the answer to any of your questions but would like to know whether a 60 gig macbook is too little for parrels.
  3. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Just as a tip to gain respect here, do not type IM talk.. for example: "pplz" "u", etc just makes you look bad.

    Constructive criticism... :)
  4. farqueue thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 18, 2006
    Lol Ok will edit post

    But please help me with my problems. Thanks
  5. risc macrumors 68030


    Jul 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    1. alt enter

    2. I have 2 GB of RAM here, I gave XP 512MB seems fine for what I need.

    3. You share out a drive just like any other Windows machine

    4. by default the virtual HDD is designed to start off small and grow as you add apps.

    Parallels is very well documented maybe you should read the manual?

  6. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006

    It's not too small, but it is tight. If you strip out the OS X install (Garageband loops, languages, trial apps, printers, etc.) you will be fine.

    Of course, unless you plan to install a bigger drive later on, 80GB is probably wiser and represents money well spent.
  7. comictimes macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Berkeley, California
    of course, then again if you're buying an 80gb hard drive separately anyways it's probably worth it to go for a 100gb 7200 rpm drive or a 120gb drive...
  8. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    Hello farqueue,

    1. Just like the regular windowed mode, Control+Alt gets you out of a Parallels full-screen session and back into Mac.

    Apart from that I have nothing else to add but just wanted to type "Hello farqueue" and get away with it. Many thanks :p

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