This may seem to be the opposite of what everyone wants to run windows, but what is the best way to install windows XP under boot camp and vmware, but on the vmware side, not to use the bootcamp partition. There are a few reasons for wanting to do this. The first is that the only thing I will ever use boot camp for is games, everything else will be run under vmware...so installing office, ms money, etc on vmware and games on boot camp seems perfectly reasonable to me. All my documents are on the mac side of things, so i can't get them in boot camp without MacDrive, but shared folders works perfectly through vmware. The second reason is there seems to be a bug in vmware when using a boot camp partition if you have multiple hard drives. I'm running on a new 8 core 2.8 mac pro with the standard 320GB main hard drive and a second 500GB hard drive. http://communities.vmware.com/message/759855 So my real question is will the usual means of activating both the vm and boot camp still valid, or will I have additional issues? eg Install boot camp activate boot camp install vm install vm tools restart vm activate vm Does it have to be the boot camp VM for this to work?