Boot Camp partition to use with Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Carlog200, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Carlog200 macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2008
    I currently have a boot camp xp partition used for productivity and gaming. If I were to purchase the Parallels software offered in the mac update bundle would I be able to easily access it in virtualization software and when gaming as a boot camp boot?

    I searched and found mixed answers..
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  3. emperoruriel macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
    Although yes parallels is able to use the boot camp partition to virtualize,
    some features like the snapshots are disabled.
  4. andyclhui macrumors newbie

    Apr 3, 2008
    If the Bootcamp partition were used, would Parallels Desktop still need the hard disk space (say 32GB) under OS X to store the virtual machine? Or it would make use of the disk space in the NTFS/FAT32 partition? Thanks in advance.
  5. Keleko macrumors 68000

    Mar 26, 2008
    It just uses the Boot Camp install. So there's no VM stored anywhere in OS X.

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