Creating Boot Camp partion from Parallels VM? Can the process be reversed

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by TiggerDick, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. TiggerDick macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2009
    I have seen in the Parallels instructions that you can create a new Virtual Machine from an existing Boot Camp partition - but is the reverse possible??

    I have a functioning Windows XP VM in Parallels and have unsuccessfully tried to create a Boot Camp partition (trust me I tried all the conventional ways) but failed. So the question is can I somehow convert my Windows XP VM into a bootable Boot Camp partition? I tried copying the files of my VM into the Boot Camp partition, but when booting I get an error that it is not a bootable volume.

  2. TiggerDick thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 18, 2009
    Thanks Flop, just looked through the instructions. I am afraid this is a bit above my skill set. Who would have thought it would take almost 50 steps to do that...:eek:

    Much appreciated :)

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