Running windows on both Parallels and Boot Camp?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Smatts123, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. Smatts123 macrumors member

    Jan 1, 2009
    I have a copy of windows 7 currently installed on Parallels Desktop on my MBP and I want to run it via Boot Camp, independently from OSX in order to acquire more processing power and a quicker startup. Is there an easy way to get this setup without having to reinstall Windows 7 from Boot Camp and keeping all my programs?

    Sam :rolleyes:
  2. jwilcox09 macrumors member


    Oct 22, 2007
    Unfortunately I don't believe you can do this, but you can do the inverse (import you bootcamp into Parallels without loosing you apps and such). It basically has to do with the way a VM is created to run and OS, vs how its actually installed onto a partition.

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