Bootcamp and VMware question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by doylee01, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. doylee01 macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    I want to purchase Vista Home Premium OEM and VMware fusion 2. If I use the vista dvd to make a bootcamp partition will VMware fusion see this partition and will the partition work as I have heard vista home premium doesnt work in virtualization software. Is this a lisencing issue or a software problem or does this problem even exist? Please tell me if any of you have got this working with vista home premium as I need to but Vista in the next couple of days in time for my imac to arrive.

    Many Thanks in advance, Jack.
  2. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    It will work, but let me dissuade you from Fusion. Parallels 4 just came out a few weeks-ish ago. It's much better than before, and is pretty much equal in features and whatnot to Fusion. It has a simpler GUI and is much easier to understand/use.

    Anyways, you should be fine. You might have to re-activate Vista once you apply Fusion or Parallels (forgot to say they are both virtualization softwares) to Vista, majority of the time you will have to reactivate, but this only happens once.
  3. doylee01 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2008
    Okay thank you very much. I wasn't to sure about buying VMware Fusion 2 as I have heard a lot of good things about Parallels. Thanks very much again.

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