To those that use a Boot Camp partition linked to Parallels...

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  1. doxavita macrumors 6502a

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    Do the Boot Camp partition activation issues still exist? (in Parallels Desktop 6)

    I plan on installing Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium through Boot Camp to have the flexibility of gaming, and then link that partition to Parallels Desktop 6. Does this issue: http://kb.parallels.com/en/9703 still apply? Will I experience activation issues? Please tell me the best way to go through all this. I have the brand new Windows 7 and Parallels 6 discs. Haven't done a thing yet, please guide me through this, so I don't encounter activation problems.

    Thanks very much
     
  2. Smatts123 macrumors member

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    Nope, in fact I linked my boot camp (Windows 7) to Parallels yesterday and it has been running very smoothly with absolutely no problems. I activated the copy via boot camp so I would recommend doing the same, get everything setup on boot camp before linking to parallels. :cool:
     
  3. doxavita thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You know, I think just as a precaution I'll try to through Option 2 from that link I posted just to be safe. I assume during the Win 7 installation (through Boot Camp) I can delay the activation. Get it properly running with all drivers, and then go ahead with linking and activating.
     
  4. naix macrumors member

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    issue is still present

    I just install windows 7 x64 on bootcamp and then linked it on parallels desktop 6. When Im in parallels windows is not activated but when I go back into bootcamp it is activated. Anyone know how to fix this?
     

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