Running Parallels and Boot Camp - will XP have to install twice?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by desiringGod, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. desiringGod macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2008
    I have one program that I will have to run in boot camp. The rest of the time, I would like to run in Parallels.

    Will I have to install XP twice to do this and thus take up more hard drive?
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
    No, just do a regular Boot Camp install and then tell Parallels to use the Boot Camp partition :)
  3. Aegelward macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2005
    This is really useful to do as well, I usually install a bootcamp partition and then manage it from OS X, installing software and such. the good side is you can get all your software installed while multitasking in OS X, so when you actually have to use windows you don't waste time with software installs running

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