SOLVED: Can you load bootcamp partition with parallels?

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

  1. zrbecker macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2009
    I read somewhere that you can load your bootcamp partition with Parallels but I can't seem to find that information anymore.

    Can you do this? and if so... How?

  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4


    Sep 7, 2006
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
    When you start up Parallels, your bootcamp partition should appear.
  3. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    I don't know but why do you want to ?

    I mean bootcamp is much better than any virtualization.
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Yes very much possible, for me it appears in the OS selector box on startup.

    Because then you have the best of both worlds without having to maintain two copies of windows, have twice as much harddrive space taken up and also keep them both in sync.
  5. zrbecker thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2009
    It isn't showing up anywhere when I start Parallels, just the parallels welcome screen. =(

    The reason I want to use parallels also is there is a few applications that don't take much resources that I would like to be able to access without a restart. Though, if I want to play games I just boot into boot camp.
  6. zrbecker thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2009
    Ah, found how to set it up.

    For anyone else load up Parallels then go to Help

    Search for "Creating a Virtual Machine for the Boot Camp Partition"

    and then do what it says. =)
  7. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2009
    The Rotten Apple
    It is but when you want to use something that is only available in Windows it comes in handy.

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