Hey MR, I'm just wondering, what would be better for me. Parallels or Boot Camp? I need Windows to take my videos off my Video Camera and put them on my external, and thats about it. Questions: 1. If my external is connected to my MacBook, can I still access it in Parallels? If not, can I save my files to my HDD, and access them from my Mac? 2. If I go ahead and install XP through Boot Camp, can I merge the two partitions back together when I don't need it anymore? Oh, and BTW, I certainly cannot access my videos from my video camera on my mac for some reason. It's fairly old, Hitachi DZ-MV550A.