Got Win7 running on a separate drive... can I load that in a VM?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by VirtualRain, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. VirtualRain macrumors 603

    VirtualRain

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    So I have Win7 installed on it's own drive in my Mac Pro (MBR/NTFS formatted disk).

    Is there some way to load that in a VM in OSX, or do I need to install another instance of Win7 in my VM software of choice?

    If a VM can recognize and load my existing install... what VM software supports this and is there any trick to get it to work?

    Thanks!
     
  2. PoitNarf macrumors 65816

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    VMWare Fusion does this as does Parallels I believe. Runs a bootcamp install of Windows as a VM without having to create a whole new virtual machine from scratch.
     
  3. VirtualRain thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks... I didn't realize that. :)
     
  4. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

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    I ran a 7 Virtual in Parallels for about 2 weeks - it works fine.
     
  5. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Just start up fusion and it should automatically detect the bootcamp partition if it is mounted and bring you through the steps of setting it up.
     

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