Bootcamp & Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bildio, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. bildio macrumors regular

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    New Jersey
    #1
    Can both be setup? If so, what are the steps?

    I'd like to be able to boot in either Windows or Mac OS as configured with a Bootcamp install.

    If I boot in the Mac OS, I'd like to run in the Parallels Coherence mode.
     
  2. andalusia macrumors 68030

    andalusia

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    #2
    If you install Windows via Boot Camp, you can use Parallels to access it. However if you make a Windows virtual machine in Parallels, you cannot load it up in Boot Camp. So install it via boot camp and you should be set :)
     
  3. tomllama macrumors regular

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    #3
    After you first create the Windows OS via bootcamp and you then use it for your Parallels VM, you will need to re-activate Windows in Parallels. Not a big deal but depending on how many times you done the install, you may get stuck doing the telephone activation.

    It is much more convenient to use Windows for a short bit via Parallels, but it is a bit slower (nothing I find objectionable for most programs).
     

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