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

    iLondoner

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    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

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    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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