I have decided to give bootcamp and parallels a shot on my MBP to see if I can either get rid of my old PCs at home and possibly use my MBP for work. I would like to be able to run bootcamp to launch in Windows-only mode for work, but also run parallels for those times when I am not working and running OSX but need to run something in Windows without rebooting. I have zero experience with this. I assume I set up bootcamp and install Windows first. Once that's running can I then install Parallels and tell it to use that partition? Lastly, any suggestions for how much space to allocate to the bootcamp partition? My HD is 500GB and I don't store much on it. Most of my files are on my iMac. I will mainly run Office programs and Quickbooks in Windows. Is RAM allocation an option within Parallels? In this something I can change on the fly or something that is fixed with the initial setup? I will be upgrading to 8gb.