users and windows partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tj38marlow, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. tj38marlow macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2015
    Question from a soon to be newbie mac owner

    Office 2011 for mac - worried for one household member that will share the machine - just started an MS Office course over 1 year...

    If I set-up the 4 household members, admin and a guest

    if later I go parallel - Do I need to set-up the windows users aswel for those that would use that side....

    and then within each user - can I set-up space limits etc...

    Have fusion - so assume progs/apps in ssd part of fusion drive -
    and just partition the HD

    Help appreciated

  2. matreya macrumors 65816


    Nov 14, 2009
    Yes, you'll need to setup users for the Windows setup because Parallels is letting you run a VIRTUAL MACHINE, so it runs like a separate computer with the OS of your choice.

    I don't know if you can limit users' disk space in Windows...

    Now I'm wondering what you meant by parallel... if you mean using bootcamp so that the mac boots into OS X or Windows, then Windows will not see the SSD part of the fusion drive, the fusion drive is a construct of OS X only.

    If you mean Parallels (which gives you a VIRTUAL MACHINE that can run Windows) then you don't need to partition anything.

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