Same copy of Windows twice

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by destere, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. destere macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2008
    I need to run Windows XP on both VMWare Fusion and Boot Camp - the reason being that Fusion is handy when working normally, but when it comes to gaming with PC only games, I need the full use of my graphics card so I need to use Boot Camp.

    Will I have any problems using the same partition on both Fusion and Boot Camp? If there is a problem, is there anything I can do to rectify it?

  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Install Windows under Boot Camp. Then install Fusion and point it to your existing Boot Camp partition. Fusion will run it without a hitch, and you'll only have to maintain one installation.

    EDIT: I'm running more or less this same setup - Vista 32 under Fusion for most tasks, under Boot Camp for gaming.
  3. dantnz macrumors newbie

    Oct 20, 2008
    Definately do what tomorrow suggested; VMware Fusion works perfectly with the bootcamp partition, I am also running that setup, but with xp instead of vista.
  4. Agurri macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2005
    Québec, Canada
    I'm running my Vista Bootcamp partition with Fusion flawlessly. Even if I have a Core Duo 2.0 ghz Macbook with 2gb of ram, it runs great.

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