Resolved Is it possible to clone Windows 7 Parallels desktop vm on Bootcamp partition ?

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  1. LaurentR2D2, Jul 16, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017

    LaurentR2D2 macrumors member

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    Paris - France
    #1
    Hello,

    I have a :

    Mac Pro rev 1,1 / El Capitan 10.11.6 (installed with Pikify) / 15 Gb RAM /
    ATI Radeon HD 5870 1024 Mb

    I've created a Bootcamp partition using Bootcamp utility, but even if Bootcamp utility see my external dvd drive, and that I also see it in the Boot drive section of the System preferences, my Mac doesn't boot on it, and I don't see it when I hold Alt on startup. Is there a way that I can install Windows 7 with Parallels Desktop and to clone it on the Bootcamp partition after ? I have the Windows bootcamp softwares on an usb key. I can't use Windows 7 with Parallels Desktop since I need DirectX 11 and Parallels Desktop doesn't support it. Also, bad luck for me, my superdrive is out of order :)

    Thank you
     
  2. LaurentR2D2 thread starter macrumors member

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    #2
    I've finally been able to open the superdrive by taking it out of the machine, and pushing a button on it. Besides not opening with the Mac keyboard, it works, so I've been able to install Windows on my bootcamp partition. So no need to clone anymore :) I wish all Mac were as easy to open as this machine :)
     

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