I just picked up a 17" MacBook Pro last night and I have a couple of questions. I am pretty new to Macs. I have actually done some ISP tech support when OS X first came out but it's been awhile and I never used it as an everyday OS. So my first question is about drive partitions. I do have Boot Camp setup with Windows 7. I currently have 3 partitions. 40 gigs for OS X, 40 gigs for Windows 7, and the rest of the 500 gig drive partitioned off but not formatted. What I would like to do with that 3rd partition is use it as an a dad partition. I want to install applications on it, music, photos, etc...but can I partition it to install applications for both Mac OS and Windows? I rather have the OSes both on their on partition and everything else on this data drive. If possible, I would like that partition for both so I do not have to maintain another partition so each would have their own data partition. And if I were to run Parallels, can it boot up the Windows 7 that I have already setup with Boot Camp? I thought I had a few more questions but that's all I can think of for now. Thanks!