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Sleeping with the Enemy: Running Windows® on a Mac® by Brad Miser

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Chapter 8. RUNNING WINDOWS IN A VIRTUAL MACHINE

After you’ve created and configured a Windows virtual machine, you’ll be ready to use it to run Windows. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to accomplish the following:

  • Configuring Windows
  • Connecting to a Local Network and the Internet
  • Protecting the Windows VM from attack
  • Installing software
  • Installing printers
  • Moving data between Windows and Mac OS X

Performing Basic Windows Configuration

Just like Mac OS X, Windows XP enables you to configure many different aspects of the operating system to suit your preferences. However, because you are running Windows in a virtual machine, a number of the configuration options simply don’t apply because they are controlled by the Mac OS. That’s because ...

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