Switch Boot Camp to Paralle Desktop

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by quanganhct, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. quanganhct macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi,
    I have this little problem. A few months ago, I install Win7 using Boot Camp, and it's a success. However, now i realize that it's too trouble each time I wanna run a app on Windows (gotta reboot my Mac), so I decide to use Paralle Desktop. So I wanna ask if there is a way to run the windows,which was installed by Boot camp , by Paralle Desktop ? 'cause it's suck to remove win7 from Boot Camp, then reinstall it again.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    #2
    Yes, Parallels will read your BootCamp Partition
    You should be prompted to add it when you start up
     
  3. quanganhct thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Really ? Thanks alot
    Wow I feel relieved ! Now I can run Visual Studio while running Xcode , Great ! :D
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    #4
    Just be a bit careful. Both Parallels and VMWare Fusion offer two options for dealing with Boot Camp partitions.

    One is a strict import where a new, separate VM is created from the Boot Camp partition and the Boot Camp partition becomes obsolete.

    The second is a shared Boot Camp/VM configuration where you can choose one or the other.

    As a VMWare user I don't know what these are called in Parallels.

    Either way you may run into activation issues, but they are generally surmountable.

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