Resolved Question About Parallels' Boot Camp Feature

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Dulcimer, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Dulcimer, Feb 17, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2014

    Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    I know that Parallels can use a Boot Camp partition as the VM source. My question is this: does doing this cause Parallels to duplicate the entire Boot Camp partition into a .pvm file or does Parallels simply read from the Boot Camp partition?

    I've been trying to find the answer to this but can't seem to. Any help is appreciated!
  2. gr8tfly macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    It will use the actual Bootcamp partition for the VM. It will create a small .pvm file, but it only contains the configuration data.
  3. Dulcimer thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    Excellent, thanks!

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