New to iMac, boot camp, and other questions

cptn.nemo

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Hey guys I finally got my new iMac in the mail yesterday, went with the top 27" with 512ssd i7 and 8gb ram to be upgraded later. This is my first Apple computer and although I've had iPhones and iPads it's a little difference. I've already installed windows in boot camp for gaming and the rest of my use will be for graphic design classes in college, photoshop, illustrator, and some 4K video editing for friends. First off I'm having issues with the apple keyboard not letting me type in boot camp, and my Logitech mouse is skipping occasionally. Anyone have any tips for new Mac users? Should I buy a windows comparable wireless keyboard to use in boot camp or should my Apple keyboard be working?

Also why is everything on windows so small? Is custom scaling a good idea in display settings?

Also does anyone have tips for gaming? Mostly this is used for design work but I want to play titanfall 2 now and then. Just going to install games in boot camp and hope they run fine, haven't had any issues with battlefield bad company yet. Should I install most games on external HDD then my favorites on internal ssd? Any tips for new Mac user would be appreciated
 

Floris

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I have a bootcamp question as well for my new mac. So I am highjacking your thread.

Can I comfortable use full disk encryption and then add a bootcamp partition few months later?
Or do I have to make a bootcamp partition first, then turn on full disk encryption for the mac os?
 

SnowLucas

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I have a bootcamp question as well for my new mac. So I am highjacking your thread.

Can I comfortable use full disk encryption and then add a bootcamp partition few months later?
Or do I have to make a bootcamp partition first, then turn on full disk encryption for the mac os?
If you mean FileVault 2 encryption then I believe the answer is yes. I had FileVault turned on before adding a bootcamp partition later and it works fine.
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Hey guys I finally got my new iMac in the mail yesterday, went with the top 27" with 512ssd i7 and 8gb ram to be upgraded later. This is my first Apple computer and although I've had iPhones and iPads it's a little difference. I've already installed windows in boot camp for gaming and the rest of my use will be for graphic design classes in college, photoshop, illustrator, and some 4K video editing for friends. First off I'm having issues with the apple keyboard not letting me type in boot camp, and my Logitech mouse is skipping occasionally. Anyone have any tips for new Mac users? Should I buy a windows comparable wireless keyboard to use in boot camp or should my Apple keyboard be working?

Also why is everything on windows so small? Is custom scaling a good idea in display settings?

Also does anyone have tips for gaming? Mostly this is used for design work but I want to play titanfall 2 now and then. Just going to install games in boot camp and hope they run fine, haven't had any issues with battlefield bad company yet. Should I install most games on external HDD then my favorites on internal ssd? Any tips for new Mac user would be appreciated
The Apple keyboard should have drivers that were downloaded when you used bootcamp to create the bootcamp partition. Did you use these drivers? If not you can go into bootcamp assistant and download all the latest drivers for your particular mac throug on me one of the options in the menu bar.

The Logitech mouse should also have drivers so maybe you needs these as well?
 

macsplusmacs

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This may be a dumb question but I have been out of the Bootcamp world for a while and when I get my new iMac thurs, I will install bootcamp for a couple of games prob. next weekend.

Question:

If I install windows 10 via boot camp to a bootcamp partition.....is there a VM solution that would allow me to "point" and use the existing bootcamp partition and allow me to run it in the VM.

Or do I have to install windows and games on a whole new VM image? (doubling up the space it takes on my SSD)
 

SaSaSushi

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If I install windows 10 via boot camp to a bootcamp partition.....is there a VM solution that would allow me to "point" and use the existing bootcamp partition and allow me to run it in the VM.
I use Parallels and although I have a separate VM and do not point it to my BootCamp install, it does allow users to do so.

I don't know for sure but suspect Vmware has similar functionality.
 
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