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

    Jun 9, 2008
    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


    Mar 28, 2007
    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

    Oct 22, 2007

    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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