Running bootcamp and parallels from the same windows partition

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by buywisdom, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. buywisdom macrumors member

    Aug 17, 2005
    I was wondering for those of us who have both bootcamp and parallels whether it is posible to run the same copy of windows for bootcamp in parallels. That is can I only have one copy of windows on my drive that can be acessed by both bootcamp and parallels?
  2. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Yes, I am doing that with XP.
    I'm not sure if that works with Vista or not (I know at one point it did not, but that was during beta, so I don't know if it has been resolved)
  3. user13 macrumors regular


    Dec 22, 2006
    This will definitely work with Vista as it did with XP.
    This thing is really possible, I run Parallels alongside Boot Camp and use only one copy of Windows for this.
    You need to install Boot Camp first, and then use windows that is installed on Boot Camp partition for Parallels, because it supports Boot Camp

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