Parallels already installed. Can I install BootCamp now?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by boneca, Feb 23, 2007.

  1. boneca macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2005
    Boston, MA
    Well the question is. I already running Parallels the official version (planing to jump to latest beta). What do I need to do to install BootCamp? Do I need to get rid of current installation of Parallels or Vista to be able to access BootCamp later?

  2. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    No you can download boot camp and install windows xp/vista fine. If you have the latest version of paralells you can use the vm from paralells to install bootcamp.

    Good luck :)
  3. bearbo macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    parallel can be absolutely independent from bootcamp, and vise versa. you don't need for one to exist (or not exist) to have the other one work perfectly.

    the only connection they'll ever have is if you already installed Windows via bootcamp, and you want to use the same windows partition in parallel. if that's what you wanted to do (note you can run completely separate copy of windows in parallel and bootcamp (well, you don't run windows in/with bootcamp, but you know what i mean))... but if that's what you wanted to do, you need to install bootcamp, and install windows, and make another virtual machine with parallel and point to the bootcamp partition as your boot drive.

    last time i checked, the installation of bootcamp is independent of parallel, parallel does not install bootcamp. parallel does create windows partition in which bootcamp can run. it is only possible for parallel to run windows partition that's created by bootcamp.

    please don't spread misinformation
  4. fivetoadsloth macrumors 65816


    Aug 15, 2006
    Guess i got it backwards, really sorry. :eek:

    Edit: here is a site. Macnn
  5. izibo macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2004
    From the Horse's Mouth

    NEW! Better Boot Camp support - Using your Boot Camp partition in Parallels Desktop is now easier than ever. RC3’s Boot Camp support includes:
    • Full support for FAT32 and NTFS partitions
    • Easy offline configuration. Simply tell Parallels Desktop that you want to create a virtual machine from a Boot Camp Partition and click start. No complicated set up required!
    • No need to re-activate Windows each time you switch between Boot Camp and Parallels. Activate Windows only once inside Parallels and work in both environments

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