Booting into Windows - Fusion for OSX?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by 617arg, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. 617arg macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2008
    I just recently switched to Mac and have gotten to love the OSX environment and still want to use it, but for professional use I need software not made for it (Autodesk's Revit and AutoCad). Up until now I've been running Windows through Fusion but I may need to begin using Windows with full use of the graphics card again if I begin doing more work in Revit.

    Does anyone know if I can boot directly into Windows and use Fusion to run OSX virtually?
  2. kellyl macrumors newbie

    May 28, 2008
    Just use BootCamp

    Just use BootCamp to install Windows on a separate partition; this will give you the ability to dual-boot. You can boot up in Windows when you want to do your CAD stuff, then boot back into OS X for your regular computing needs.

    BootCamp setup is easy and free; you just need a legally licensed copy of Windows XP or Vista.
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    I agree with kellyl.

    Use Boot Camp for CAD. VM will be far too slow. Also, if you have any particular hardware that needs to be used in Windows, Boot Camp is definitely the way to go.
  4. 617arg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2008
    That's sort of what I'm saying, but my question is if I just use Bootcamp to boot into Windows, can I then run OSX virtually using Fusion? The reason would be to get the full use of the graphics card for cad stuff, while being able to still use OSX for most, if not all, other uses.

    I am currently doing the opposite (what I think most are doing), I'm booting into OSX and running Windows virtually.
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    No, there isn't a way. OS X cannot be virtualized.
  6. 617arg thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2008
  7. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2004
    Missouri, USA
    i like using VM. It runs dam fast. my only problem with it is it wont play some games. But so far windows XP is FAST.

    my new obsession is crossover.

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