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Windows on a Mac

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Every new Mac comes with Boot Camp

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which lets you boot up and run Windows
natively as if it were a PC.

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Boot Camp assistant, which prepares
your Mac for running Windows,

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is in the Utilities folder.

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Once a lunch Boot Camp Assistant

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the next step is to decide how
much space on your hard drive

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you want to dedicate to Windows.

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Just slide the partition until you see
the size that you'd like,

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then click "Partition", and boot camp creates your Windows partition

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while keeping your Mac partitions safe.

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Now just insert your Windows disk
and click "Start Installation".

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Once installed, when you want
to boot to Windows,

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just hold down the option key at startup
and choose Windows.

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After you finish working in Windows

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just restart your Mac and it will boot
into MacOS X.

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If you want to run MacOS X
and Windows side-by-side

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you can purchase Parallels Desktop for Mac

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or VMWare Fusion.

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By installing one of these applications
along with the Windows installation CDs

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you'll have the flexibility of running the occasional Windows program

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next to your open Mac applications

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without having to restart your Mac

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If you need to run Microsoft Office

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there's a version available for the Mac

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that is fully compatible with Office files
created on Windows computers.

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And you can easily browse and share files
with PCs connected to your network.

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With all of these options it easy to work
with Windows on a Mac.
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