I have parallels but i would like to also install Bootcamp..

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lad1509, May 10, 2007.

  1. lad1509 macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2006
    Hello guys, i tried to search for my question first before posting this but i didn't find any direct results that would solve tmy problem, please bare with me.
    I have parallels already installed and working beautifully, i would also like to install bootcamp so i can play games and what not.. problem is i would like them to share the same partition... i would like to know how i go about doing that.
    do i have to uninstall my parallels partition and install bootcamp (xp) first and then install (xp) in parallels? or is there a way to install bootcamp (xp) and link them.. I have no clue how to even do that and or how complicated it is
    i truly appreciate any help.
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    You can't convert a parallels image into a bootcamp partition...yet Worth noting: supposedly you can go the other way.

    You will need to:
    1. install bootcamp
    2. install XP
    3. point parallels at your bootcamp partition.

    At this point you will be using the same install of Windows for bootcamp AND parallels. Your previous parallels VM image (its just a file) can then be safely deleted to free up space.
  3. lad1509 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2006
    thank you very much man.. so basically i will have to back up everything and move it to the new XP obviously.
    i have so many programmes installed.. this gonna be hell :(

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