Can I boot from a VMWare Fusion instance?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by galahan, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. galahan macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    I have Windows 7 installed in VMWare fusion. Is there a way to directly boot from that installation into non-virtualized W7? Would bootcamp or something be able to read and boot from that installation?

    I want to boot directly into W7 for gaming. The virtualized performance isn't really cutting it.
  2. RaceTripper macrumors 68030

    May 29, 2007
    No, you can't.

    But you can install Windows 7 using bootcamp (which is bootable), and use Fusion to run that as virtualized while booted in Mac OS X. Thus, with a single Win7 installation you can pick between dual-boot or virtualization. But you cannot do that with a regular Fusion VM image.
  3. galahan thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 15, 2008
    Argh, ok, I'll reinstall with BC. Thanks.

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