Vmware 3.0 and Bootcamp.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by wotanub, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. wotanub macrumors newbie

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    I purchased Windows 7 today (Yay!) and I'm going to put it on my iMac. I was chating with the guy at the store, and he said that in the past, people have had performance problems while running a Bootcamp partition in VMware. Does anyone know if this is still the case with VWmare 3.0?
     
  2. balamw Moderator

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    There is a slight performance penalty from using a real filesystem as your VM as opposed to a dedicated virtual filesystem. Something to do with it having to translate from the real filesystem to a virtual one anyhow...

    Wether that is significant or not depends on what you are trying to actually do with Windows, and how often you will run it virtualized or native.

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  3. wotanub thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just an update:
    The guy at the store and the poster above were correct, there is a slow-down. It's fine for now I guess, I would only use it if I needs file from the Windows partion or need to run a program on the fly, but I wouldn't be able to actually work in Windows 7 unless I ran it nativley.

    I did a little reasearch on the Internet, and some are saying that there is no slow-down in Parralels. I don't know if that holds water based on the post above, but I will look into it. Cheers.
     

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