Parallel PC - Move to BootCamp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by metasone, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. metasone macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2012
    I've installed Parallel PC recently on my mac and it's not running as i would like. The idea of having it was so that i could replicate my work environment at home (I brought a new key board and everything)

    However - the Mac OSX Functions over ride the function keys, the @ and the " keys are swapped around and it's bugging me a bit.

    I'm thinking that perhaps it would work better if it was just on boot camp? Am i wrong?

    Thoughts appreciated because i don't really know what i'm doing here :?
  2. xcodeSyn macrumors 6502a

    Nov 25, 2012
    Since I have never used Parallel, I can't comment on your troubles. However I have recently installed several versions of Windows under BootCamp, and I can say that keyboard mapping works pretty well and I can use the same Apple keyboard for both systems. There may be other potential problems but keyboard mapping is not one of them as long as you follow the installation steps correctly.
  3. metasone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2012
    Hey xcode, cheers for the response... Yeh it's a funny one - I've brought a PC Keyboard to use with it (for the authentic experience!) and it's working out OK, the keys i mentioned are swapped though which is kind of annoying...

    I'm thinking about switching to boot so that it run's smoother too, it's not that bad but as soon as i start moving big files / opening closing video and stuff it seems like its being pushed a bit.
  4. MJL macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2011
    I've used Parallels and VMware and could not get used to function keys not functioning as per normal under Windows. In the end I started to run Windows in Bootcamp all is fine. You'll have to reboot though but since I run 24/5 Windows and only in the weekend run OS X I am happy to reboot twice a week.
  5. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    VMWare Fusion has a preference where you can change the keyboard mapping. I would assume Parallels has the same ability.
  6. b06tmm macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2009
    South Louisiana
    I bought Parallels this weekend and inside the boxed version is a keyboard shortcut guide.

  7. metasone thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2012
    Cheers all - I haven't purchased it I'm still currently using the trial version.

    I'm not sure how I would go about converting what I currently have over to bootcamp though.

    Any tips (MJL) ?

  8. Breitling65 macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2011

    I am using paralells with Win8 on my new macbookpro, great options to use both same time and share files and apps. Only one issue is resolution on Win8 is keep jumping out of settings I like. Otherwise i am very happy to learn mac after 16 years with win only :) I don't care about keyboard is a little different, I got use of it.

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