Question on Bootcamp with Parallels

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TB07-NJ, May 15, 2014.

  1. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    I have 2 physical hard drives in a 2010 MB Pro (250GB SSD and 80GB SSD).

    Can I use a combination of Parallels and Bootcamp to load Win 7 on the 2nd SSD (80GB) and put OSX of course on the main hard drive and then be able to share data between the 2 drives/OS's?

    Reading the Parallels FAQ I know I can use it to virtualize the WIN7 install off the 2nd SSD without having to reboot into WIndows and I can ALSO (if I choose) reboot into the dedicated Win 7 install using bootcamp.

    What I don't know is if I can share data between both OS's either by booting with Bootcamp OR with the Parallels loaded as a vm.
  2. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    Not with Boot Camp out of the box. Haven't used Parallels in a while but Fusion allows for shared folders and I'd be surprised if Parallels didn't have its equivalent.

    Don't overlook the Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac subforum:

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