Parallels and VMware

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by surflordca, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. surflordca macrumors 6502a


    Nov 16, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    Can you install both Parallels and Fusion VMware on the same computer and have them both run in the back ground? I use Parallels right now but would like to install Fusion to try it out and compare the two...
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    yes, they are just progreams. with that said, you cant run both off the same xp install for instance from bootcamp i would believe so you may have to install xp for each one
  3. Leto-Parallels macrumors member


    Nov 7, 2008
    duke is right, you can't run the same Windows installation under both Desktop for Mac and Fusion. Both programs convert the partition to be compatible, and they each use a different file structure. Boot Camp partitions are no exception.

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