Better to Use Bootcamp and VMfusion?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by P.S.Starlight, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. P.S.Starlight macrumors newbie

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    I am going to need to use Windows on my Mac for college. I'll be using The Microsoft Office programs, A few games, and Fruity Loops (the music production program). Is it better to do bootcamp and VMfusion?
    As I understand it that would mean I am partitioning my Harddrive as well as using a virtual one. Is that a wise decision?
     
  2. webs2slow4me macrumors newbie

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    I'll be doing the same thing in a week or so, MBP for college. I've read some on the subject and have had some hands on experience. I believe you can use the partitian that you use for bootcamp for vmware too. So you only need 2 partitans, one for OS X and one for windows.

    Just set up the boot camp partition first and the start vmware, it should see your windows partition and open it within os x.
     
  3. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Yep, that will work.
     
  4. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Yes as you will always have the advantage of being able to run windows at native speed should you ever need it
     
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