Parallels boot time - why does it take so long???

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jon08, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. jon08 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    From the moment I hit "Start" in Parallels to boot Windows, it takes like 1:45 min till I see the wallpaper on my desktop. I use Windows 7 on Parallels. I remember it also took about the same time for XP Pro to load on my Parallels/VMWare before.

    Why does it take so long?? Does it also take so much time to boot for you guys? If I boot my Windows through Bootcamp (not Parallels) though, it only takes like 45-50 secs for the desktop wallpaper to display for me...
  2. nullx86 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2009
    Wilmington/Jacksonville, NC
    LOL. You do know what the difference between a Virtual Machine and boot camp is right?
  3. jon08 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2008
    Well, obviously BootCamp is faster and can provide "authentic" Windows experience. But still I wish the boot time in Parallels could be reduced. ;)

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