Parallels 5 and installing Windows software-queries.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Scylax, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Scylax macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    I have just installed Windows 7 in Bootcamp, and now I am looking to install and use Parallels Desktop 5. As part of using Windows I need to install several pieces of software. But I have some questions:

    1) Can I install software in Windows whilst using it in a VM?

    2) If I install software in my Bootcamp version of Windows will that show up in Parallels if I install that later? Or does it create a separate system?

    3)If I can install software in parallels, would that software show up in my Bootcamp version?

    Eagerly awaiting someone kind to help me!
  2. 1ofthedavids macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
    As long as the only vm you have for Windows is your boot camp partition, Yes x3. You can create dedicated virtual machines too that use virtual disks instead of your bc partition, but if you're only using your bc partition in parallels, then yes.

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