BootCamp, Parallels Questions.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by WalcomTV, May 8, 2011.

  1. WalcomTV macrumors member

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    Hi, with my new 2011 iMac on the way, I am going to be installing Windows 7 Ultimate under Bootcamp onto it.

    A few questions.

    1. Could someone please link me to a good video/text guide to installing Windows on a Mac. BootCamp or Parallels.
    2. I remember reading that you can access the Windows partition on your Hard Drive made via BootCamp in Parallels. Is this true? If so, this would be fantastic.
    3. How does Parallels work exactly? Is it just an emulator as such, or as said above, read a partition and work from it?

    Sorry for the really stupid questions.

    - Wally.
     
  2. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    1. This link here should get you started.

    2. Yes, you can run your bootcamp partition in a virtual environment. However, you may run into some windows 7 activation issues when switching between bootcamp and a VM. Plus, there are some features you can't use such as "suspend" (Fusion, not sure of the parallels equivalent)

    3. Not exactly sure on this question.
     
  3. Quad5Ny macrumors 6502a

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