Removing Boot camp???

bob5820

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I'm currently running WinXp with Parallels using my Bootcamp partition. I find that Parallels is meeting my WIndows needs and that I'm not rebooting into Windows through Bootcamp at all. Windows locks up on me occasionally, and when it does I can't kill off the VM because I'm using the Bootcamp partition. I get a message saying that I need to shut down Windows by going through the start menu. Since windows is already locked up this isn't much of an option. So here is the question.

Can I remove Bootcamp and still use that installation of XP with Parallels, or will I need to reinstall Windows?
 

Peace

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All bootcamp does is partition your HD.Whether or not restoring to a single partition would destroy your Windows VM depends on which partition it resides on.
 

bob5820

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All bootcamp does is partition your HD.Whether or not restoring to a single partition would destroy your Windows VM depends on which partition it resides on.
Actually Widows is on its own drive, so I won't need to do anything with the partitions, I should have been more clear on that. I simply wan to remove Bootcamp itself not the Windows installation, but I'm not sure what affect this would have on the Parallels VM. Would I simply need to point Parallels to the Windows installation again or would I need to reinstall WIndows
 

M@lew

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I'm pretty sure you'd need to reinstall Windows, as when you select the Boot Camp option from within Parallels, it'll search for the partition and all the Boot Camp extras.