Parallels has ruined my Boot Camp

stephenc92

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Jun 19, 2007
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I originally posted this on the Parallels forums, but no one seems to reply to threads there.

I have Vista on Boot Camp as well as Parallels. I originally created the virtual drive on Boot Camp, and then opened parallels and chose the option to use Boot Camp. Now when I try to use Boot Camp, the mouse cursor and keyboard don't work. Everything else is fine, it loads fine. I think it may be something to do with Parallels' drivers.
 

kbonnel

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Mar 1, 2004
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In a nice place..
Not always.

I have both (vmware vs parallels), for the sole reason of better USB connectivity through boot camp for some hardware I have. I tried using vmware fusion to use my boot camp partitions (so I wouldn't have 2 windows installs) but had keyboard issues so I gave up. I would be nice to use the windows partitions under OSX so I don't have to reboot.

Kimo
 

stephenc92

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Original poster
Jun 19, 2007
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Why would you want both "Bootcamp" and "Parallels" ? Surely one or the other would suffice .. :confused:
Because Parallels clearly states that both can compliment each other. If I want to play games on Windows, I'll use Boot Camp. But if it's a small application that does not require much RAM, I'll simply open up Parallels.
 

Father Jack

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Because Parallels clearly states that both can compliment each other. If I want to play games on Windows, I'll use Boot Camp. But if it's a small application that does not require much RAM, I'll simply open up Parallels.
Ahhhh .. not being a games player I never thought of that .. :eek: Thanks.

FJ
 

Homer2556

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Mar 8, 2007
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Parallels doesn't support using a Vista Bootcamp install as a VM. This is my dilemma when I purchase my new iMac. Think I'll run XP Pro until it is supported.