Installed Bootcamp and it works just fine, but 2 questions...

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  1. Racktacular macrumors regular

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    I have a Macbook and have 2 questions:

    1) I have lost the ability to tap on the mouse pad and click. It actually scrolls IE/firefox while in XP (by doing the double finger drag), but I can't tap on the pad. I have to use the actual mouse button, which I hardly ever do. Is that normal? Anything I can do to activate tapping? BTW- tapping works fine when I load up OSX.

    2) When I reboot OSX, I now have to HD's on my wallpaper. One is named "Macintosh HD" and the other is named "Untitled". Obviously the "untitled" one is Windows XP, but (a) do I need it there (can I delete it?)? and (b) how can I change the name to Windows XP or something? I've tried to change the name, but it won't let me.
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Yes, you need it there, you can't delete it. And I think you can change the name, although I've forgotten how, I haven't used Boot Camp in a while.
     
  3. Wells macrumors member

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    I renamed mine the usual way - click the icon, then click on the name and edit it. Did that not work?
     
  4. Racktacular thread starter macrumors regular

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    That does not work. I can't figure it out and doesn't make much sense why I can't do it.




    ---> One more question. When I start up my Mac it defaults to Windows XP. Why? I want to tell my Mac to use XP. Not have to hold down OPTION everytime to switch from XP to OSX. Is there a way to change this?
     
  5. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    You probably installed it formatted NTFS. You need to right click My Computer from within Windows and go to Properties. Then edit the name within there.

    As for the second part, you go to the System Preferences or Control Panel and go "Start Up Disk" Then choose which partition you want to boot from.

    I swear 80% of people don't read the Boot Camp Manual which you're told to do. The first part is understandable but the Start Up Disk seems to be asked all the time.
     
  6. tennismanclay macrumors regular

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    When you try to change the name the usually way why cant you do it, what does it say.

    I simply double clicked the name and changed it...
     
  7. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    I think you can only do that if it's formatted FAT32.
     
  8. sonarghost macrumors regular

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    you can go to your finder>preferences and under "general" you can choose to hide your hard drives on the desktop.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    or just put a period (.) infront of the harddrive name ;)
     
  10. phatphil macrumors member

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    ^ Yeah, be sure to format as FAT32.
     
  11. InSides macrumors newbie

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    Actually, it does not really matter whether you format FAT32 or NTFS, as long as the renaming is a concern. When in Windows, right click the Windows partition, select Properties and simply rename.
     
  12. Racktacular thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for all the help guys. I got it to load in Mac first.

    M@lew, i am trying to figure out the tapping feature but I can't right click. Normally I would two-finger tap for right click. I tried the CTRL-click as well but that doesn't work either. So how do I right click on My Computer? Ans you say to rename. What do I rename to? These are probably stupid questions but I am not very computer savvy. THANKS!
     
  13. Racktacular thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK, so I hooked up my mighty mouse and now I can right click. What am to rename though? The computer name under system properties?

    - Signed confused and stupid.
     
  14. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Yep you right-click My Computer and go to Properties. As for the trackpad, you can't "click" by tapping it. You need to put 2 fingers on the trackpad and click with the mouse button.
     
  15. Racktacular thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I changed the computer name and I restarted in XP, but I still can't tap the trackpad to click. I hate using the bar (left click). Is there anything else that can be done to allow the trackpad to work like it is supposed to?
     
  16. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    Nope.
     
  17. hardercore macrumors newbie

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    With the disk named "Untitled" on my computer, I just eject it. It's formatted to NTFS so I can't read or write or rename it, so I just drag the icon into the Trash/Eject button as soon as I'm on my own desktop. Then it's gone and out of the way for your Mac OS X session, and does not affect Windows in any way. You can still boot from it by holding Option whilst starting up, and at any time you can go back into Disk Utility and mount it again.
     
  18. M@lew macrumors 68000

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    You can still read and copy file off NTFS drives.
     

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