Question about BootCamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by jinxednuance, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. jinxednuance macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I've installed Parallels on my Air and I am running Windows 7, everything seems to be working fine.

    If I wanted to run Windows 7 on Bootcamp, would I have to reinstall Windows 7 or can I just follow instructions on Bootcamp and it'll automatically detect that I have Windows?

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  2. lannim macrumors member

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    You'll have to install it through bootcamp, bootcamp partitions it separately from os x
     
  3. jinxednuance thread starter macrumors regular

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    So I can't integrate Parallels then, right?

    It's either Bootcamp OR Parallels, can't have both...?
     
  4. SandboxGeneral, Apr 10, 2011
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    Actually yes, it can be done. I just learned this myself yesterday.

    However, you cannot do it with Parallels (as far as I know), but with VMWare Fusion.

    Check out this knowledge base article:

    Launching your Boot Camp partition in VMware Fusion
     
  5. jinxednuance thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. wpotere Guest

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    You can run Bootcamp partition in VMWare Fusion. However, you have to install Windows via bootcamp first, not the other way around. Also, you have to activate a lot of apps twice (once for each side). It can be a bit of a pain to manage but it does work.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    Parallels and Virtualbox can both also do this, but VMWare has better documentation.

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