I'm having an issue with VMware and Windows 7 64-bit. I was running VMware with Windows XP 32-bit, but having since installed Windows 7 64-bit. I am not able to get VMware to work with the 64-bit version of Windows 7. I believe this is because when I installed VMware I selected the 32-bit OS option because this was what I had when I was running Windows XP via boot camp. Is there anyway to get VMware to work with Windows 7 64-bit without reinstalling VMware. It's starting to get a little annoying booting into 7 with Boot Camp.
I have a 13" macbook pro 4gb of ram, 2.26Ghz. So im trying to upgrade my MCSA/MCSE to 2008, so i would need to run few VM's, at least 3 2008, and few clients.. You guys think ill be fine using my laptop or i should buy a desktop with around 8gb of ram?
after restoring my bootcamp partition from my back up, I can not figure out how to get it to work with VMware. VMware has the special boot camp spot but it won't start up my bootcamp. I have had this problem before and my solution was to completely uninstall VMware and then do the set up it gives you(I don't feel like doing that). So I need to re-add my bootcamp partition some how. Anyone know how to do that with out having to re-install VMware?
After getting my macbook pro in just, latest 13" model with SD card slot, I've been meaning to upgrade the RAM and hard drive in it, as I wasn't willing to pay Apple for the privilage. I've seen a few things like non apple HDDs not being recognised or being slow. I'm just wondering if this is still the case? If I buy a bigger HDD will it work?
Also, does anyone have a pdf manual for VmWare Fusion. I bought it off their site, but for the life of me I can't find a manual, only a starters guide.
I upgraded to Windows 7 today on my Fusion Virtual Machine on my Macbook today. I preceded it with a Time Machine backup, and it copied a few gigabytes, which I expected since I installed CS4 the other day.
Two hours later... I installed the Windows 7 upgrade, and then did another Time Machine backup. This time it copied 36 gigabytes (the amount of my virtual machine file).
This got me thinking... Does Time Machine backup the entire virtual machine file each time there is a slight change? If so, then merely launching Windows in Fusion would be enough for Time Machine to backup the virtual machine file, using almost 40 gig on my backup drive most every time I launch time machine backup, even though the change is minor (a few bytes)
The consequence is that for a Fusion user, the backup device is going to fill awfully fast because of the relatively minor changes to the VM file, thus making for paltry space for history on all the Mac files.
I figure that a 320 Gig backup device is effectively extremely tiny for a 250 Gig HDD with only 90 Gig of files. My backup drive is already full after only ~8 backup sessions, hence deleting old history, which is hardly a few months old!
When I start up VMware fusion and win7 it pretty much makes my computer un-usable while it loads,(programs become un responsive) witch takes about 10 min. Then after it finally gets into windows it take another 10 min to finish loading, but programs become usable with some lag. The weird thing is, is that it's not even using half of my CPU or all of my RAM. After all that, and it finishes loading it is usable. Anyone else have this problem? I'm giving it 2gb of ram, and it's 64bit win 7 RC.
Normally when I shut power off my MacBook Pro, it takes about 4-5 seconds and then its off. Since I installed VMware Fusion yesterday, it takes about 1 minute to power off. What is going on? I read somewhere that when you quit a virtual machine you need to choose "kill all" to stop any background processes. How do I do this or is this just normal.
I got the blue of death in VMware fusion with windows vista ultimate,I think "Defender" did it, every time I go to the vmware to start windows the blue screen shows up, anyway around this ? I can't do any safe modes or last good configs.
Before I erase my hard drive and start all over again, I'd be grateful if someone could help me with this problem which should have been resolved with the newest version of VMWare Fusion (2.0.1 is installed):
1. I created a Boot Camp partition and installed Windows XP SP3 and then activated it.
2. I next installed Virtual Machine on my Mac OS X partition, started up the Boot Camp partition as a VM, then manually installed VMWare Tools (they didn't install automatically). Then I activated Windows XP without a hitch.
3. I modified the VM settings to dual processor, 2 GB RAM
4. I next restarted into the Windows Boot Camp partition directly and installed the following MS Office Suites : MS Office Enterprise 2007, MS Office Project Standard 2007 and MS Office Visio Professional 2007. I activated each one following their installations via internet without a problem.
5. I then restarted in Mac OS X, started up my Boot Camp VM using VMWare Fusion, and tried to open an Office application. I was asked to reactivate, but I've already used the maximum number of activations (3) for this suite and cannot run any of these applications in my VM. Am I doing something wrong? Should a normal user be required to reactivate an Office suite in the virtual machine every time he switches between the two partitions? I suppose I could simply use MS Office 2007 by starting up into the Boot Camp partition, but this defeats the purpose of VMWare Fusion, doesn't it?
I had deleted temporary files in my Boot Camp partition using a CCleaner utility and am wondering if there was a file there I should have kept?
I think the question explains itself. I tried installing maya and I can't find the licensing program that I need to register it. And Maya keeps whining about the inability to launch the product configuration wizard. SO...
I may as well use it in windows since I have a working copy for that. However, I know bootcamp yields the best result but I want/need to be in osx also instead of isolating myself totally when I use Maya so between parallels and vmware, which would run Maya better? You can throw out a guess, doesn't have to be based on factual real life tests.
TLDR version: Which runs Maya better? VMware or Parallels?
I use my boot camp partition in Vmware. How do I make a bootable copy of that? I want to know because in Boot camp I'm gonna install Windows 7, but I might still need XP so I was thinking about using Vmware for that.
if you can run VMWare or Parallels off of a bootcamp drive, however I CAN'T afford to buy that. So instead I got Virtual Box. Now virtual Box wasn't in the stickies so I think this should be ok to discuss, if not please feel free to delete it Mods. Anyway, I can't figure out how to get the Virtual Box to load from my Bootcamp drive. Anyone else use this and know what to do? I dont want to have to delete that partition or create a new one just to use VB. I don't have a large enough Hard Drive.
I have looked at the iPad a little closer and am starting to lean that way. I am very undecided. To some, $500 isn't a lot of money, but to me it is a huge chunk of change. That is why I am having a hard time deciding on a netbook or iPad. LOL. I will likely get one or the other, but whichever decision I make I am stuck with for the near future.
The iPad looks tempting the more I look at it and think about it, especially with me being so submersed in the Apple world already (iPhone, iPod, Macbook, etc.). But $500 for 16GB is a little pricey. I also know by the history of Apple, the next gen will be lower in price/capacity. Likely the $500 will be 32 GB model.
Another thing is I would like to actually see the iPad running iPhone apps to see how they scale. The lack of flash is a real bummer too! At least there is a YouTube app. I'm not a huge reader of print (usually get my news and info from the web) so the eReader part of the iPad doesn't sway me either way, however, you've got to suspect that tons of media companies will want their magazine or newspaper on the iPad. Has anyone seen the Wired App for tablets (which will likely come to iPad). Also check out MLB's app for iPad...................
I'm planning on install Parallels. I'm confused as whether to use XP or Vista. Would it be easier to install XP onto Mac? Vista looks different, and I don't mind using something different. If Vista will cause problems, I would rather use XP.
Also, is Parallels a popular choice? How is Bootcamp? VM Ware?
my main consideration is the Dell XPS16 because of its beautiful screen. I did not even CONSIDER a MBP because I have been a PC user forever and even at school, I hate using the MAC because of its OS; I need me my windows!
But I heard I can run Windows on a Mac; the best of both worlds!
It seems too good to be true. Can I use a Mac just as if it was 100% a PC? Is it easy to do? How does it work?
After an install of XP & windows 7 and use of a silly program to ramp the fans up; I've actually found that Vista is the best one for the job and actually ramps the fans up automatically, which means I can play games!
Finally then, it solves my problem, as partly why I got the macbook was to run windows, but was gutted when even if it was doing nothing, the heat coming off of it was really hot to touch.
I have an "incredible" issue with one of my USB key, a 4gb Sony. if I plug it directly to the mac (in either the 2 ports), it won't be recognized, but if I plug it in the USB hub attached to one of the 2 ports, it appears on the screen one problem, if I'm out, no hub ...
The USB key appears on windows vista and 7 as well.
I tried to format it, but no way.
And ho yes, actually couple of weeks ago, it worked perfectly fine.
what the battery life of the new(er) unibody macbook pro 17 was like under windows. I read a review somewhere that says the new macbook pro (the one with advertised 8hours battery life) managed about 1 1/2 hours in windows, is this true? the only reason I'm looking at the 17inch pro is because I program a lot in Windows and Linux, and 17inchs would be fantastic to display more code, but I still need good battery life. portability is no issue, as I'm a big guy and I carry 2 computers with me right now anyway. any other cons to installing windows on this beast?
On Vista, if I want to scan something I simply go to Windows Fax & Scan, and literally press select the scan i want and press scan.
Can OSX Leopard do this? Cheers
Today's the day I was planning to go to Apple.com and buy a new Macbook pro, and i'm having a few small worries. The cost, the fact that it's my first Mac ever, what if I hate it despite enjoying it when I went to the store to check one out for real etc....