I want to run Windows 7 and XP ... help

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Doju, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

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    I want to run the two. I have VMWare Fusion and Bootcamp. Which is better? I can do VMWare Fusion in full screen so it would seem it would be better.

    Or is Parallels better?

    Bootcamp is like a cheap man's option, no?
     
  2. elppa macrumors 68040

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    If you want to play games Bootcamp is the only option.

    Parallels and VMWare Fusion won't offer the same graphics performance.
     
  3. BlackLight macrumors regular

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    yep what he said.. i'm running Windows 7 via bootcamp and Xp SP3 via VmWare fusion .i just need to upgrade to 4gigs of ram and everything will run even better..:) cause i'm really goona kill some games on windows.
     
  4. clcwong macrumors newbie

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    can i use bootcamp and parallels together?
    like when i play games i use bootcamp for that partition, but at normal work I use parallels?
     
  5. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    theres no software in the way, so you should, its just a matter of (if you use the same liscence and partition) confusing the hell outta Windows Activation. You can definatly use both on the same machine (I do with XP and Vista - XP Virtualized and Vista in BootCamp)
     
  6. barr08 macrumors 65816

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    You can make a bootcamp partition, install an operating system, and use that operating system in both boot camp and parallels. I think that's what you're trying to get at.
     

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