Do I need to install VMWare tools after IMPORTING my bootcamp partition

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mac-key, May 4, 2011.

  1. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    I know when you run your bootcamp partition in a virtualized environment you have to run VMWare tools to deal with the activation issues you might encounter.

    But if I IMPORT my bootcamp partition, do I need to install the VMWARE tools then too? Or do I just simply import and rock it out.

    I've been researching this for a LONG time (read all the stuff on vmware's site), just want to make sure I set it up correctly on the front end.
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    The VMWare tools do more than just help with activation. They have ties to the functionality that allows them to suspend a virtual machine, allows virtual machines to access hardware functions, etc. I'd recommend installing them.

    jW
     
  3. Mac-key thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks for the help. just want to make sure i get it set up right.
     

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