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

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    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..
     
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  3. emperoruriel macrumors member

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

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    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

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

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