Bootcamp to Parallel

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  1. hrv888 macrumors regular

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    So I have rmbp 13 with 16gb of ram and I am currently running windows on bootcamp to run excel. However, I find myself missing the mac os when I am on windows since most of my files are on mac and even my calendar and email. I was wondering if buying parallel 10 would be worth it at student price and would it be easy to use if I mainly need windows for microsoft office?
    How do I do this if ever? Can I just migrate my whole partition of windows to parallel and delete the partition that I currently have on my laptop? How do I do it? Or a clean install of everything would be easier?

    Thanks
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You can just migrate your BC partition to Parallels easily.

    Parallels is totally worth it.
     
  3. hrv888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    What's BC? sorry not really familiar with all the terms. Can I delete my partition of bootcamp afterwards and get the disk space back?
     
  4. SkimMilk168 macrumors regular

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    BC = bootcamp? :p
     
  5. hrv888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Now that felt quite stupid! hahaha Thank you for replying.
     
  6. hrv888 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Another question. Windows is not activated on my parallels? When I try to use the same activation code, it tells me that the activation code is being used on another device. I did parallel on my bootcamp? does that make sense? How do I activate it then? Or should I just install windows on parallel and delete my bootcamp entirely?
     
  7. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Since parallels is virtualizing, Windows thinks it is running on different hardware, hence why it says it's activated on another machine.

    Give a ring to Microsoft, they'll sort you out quickly.

    Alternatively you could just setup a virtual machine with excel installed and delete your bootcamp partition altogether.
     

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