Can I use Win7 under Bootcamp + WinXP under Parallels together?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by iLondoner, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. iLondoner, Dec 23, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2012

    iLondoner macrumors 6502


    I'm currently using Parallels Desktop to give me access to Garmin Mapsource (there is no viable Mac alternative) whilst in OS X.

    I'd like to get rid of a rather flaky machine on the network which is running Windows 7 so was thinking of sticking a partition on the machine to run this via Bootcamp. Any pointers to look out for?

    Presumably if I changed the Parallels setup to Windows 7 (instead of XP) there is no way the two can share system and application files?

    Edit: the host system is a late 2012 iMac running Mountain Lion
  2. zone23 macrumors 68000

    May 10, 2012
    One odd thing with Windows/Bootcamp/Parallels is that on my machines I have to activate Windows twice once in bootcamp and once in Parallels. Thats said I just pick up the phone and call MS and activate through Parallels. Not a big deal just pointing it out. Windows thinks it one two different machines. Other than just making sure you create the windows driver cd I didn't really have any issues.

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