BootCamp partition: If I then link it to Parallels, then it's identical?

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  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    If I first install Windows 7 through BootCamp and then link that partition to Parallels:
    Then for practical purposes it's still the same as if I had just/only installed it in Parallels? but I also have the flexibility of gaming (booting through BootCamp) if needed, right?
     
  2. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    But if I create a BootCamp partition of a particular size, then link it to Parallels, can I still resize such partition if the need arises in the future?
     
  3. SylentSnipe macrumors newbie

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    You can do that? Whoa! I honestly did not know you could install windows one a partitions then link it in Parallels. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  4. zflauaus macrumors 65816

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    Parallels doesn't particularly care about the size of the partition. If it's 40GB one day and then 80GB the next, it'll be fine.
     
  5. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Alright, so in other words, while in Parallels, I can still write to the partition, and when I boot into BootCamp Windows I can see such changes reflected?

    If I have it synchronize changes done while in Parallels Windows, then such changes will show up in my OS X folders too for example?
     

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