VMWare for XP and Boot Camp for Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by peakoilpete, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. peakoilpete macrumors newbie

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    I would like to run XP under a VMWare partition for old Windows application support and Vista for Gaming. Is the following setup possible?

    Assuming 500GB HD

    Boot Camp 1: 350GB OSX with VMWare 50GB XP sub partition
    Boot Camp 2: 100GB Vista

    or am I misunderstanding how these partitions are supposed to work?
     
  2. Infrared macrumors 68000

    Infrared

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    Mar 28, 2007
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    Looks fine. The 'sub partition' is a file, strictly speaking,
    rather than a real partition, but that's not important.
     
  3. The Menacer macrumors member

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    What you would do is partition your hard drive through the Boot Camp Utility into 350 and 100GB partitions. On the 350GB partition, which is your main one (with OS X on it), you will install VMWare. On the 100GB partition, install vista through the BCU.
     

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