Delete bootcamp partition after migrate to parallel desktop

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by trongnhantv, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. trongnhantv macrumors newbie

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    Hi all, I have just successfully installed my windows 7 bootcamp to Parallel VM. Up to now, it's work so well that I don't want to return to Bootcamp partition. So, are there any ways for me to delete the bootcamp partition while keep its "clone" running on VM?. It means completely migrating(like cut&paste) win7 in bootcamp parition to Parallel VM.
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    Both Parallels and VMWare offer two ways of interacting with Boot Camp partitions. Launching them in place and importing them to a new VM. If you configured it to launch, import instead and then remove the partition.

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  3. trongnhantv thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So it means after successfully install windows bootcamp partition on Parallel, I can safely remove the original bootcamp partition .
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Yes, if you import/migrate rather than launch.

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  5. chinseng macrumors newbie

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    Would it be the same to install windows straight with parallel desktop, or install windows in bootcamp partition then launch it with parallel desktop? Is there any difference in terms of speed of running windows? Coz everytime i run parallel desktop windows 7, only about 30mb left on my 4gb ram 15inch 2ghz mbp@@
     

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