What give? Installed programs on VMware don't show up in bootcamp?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mrplough, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. mrplough macrumors member

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    So I installed the ms suite through vmware fusion. I was surprised to find out that nither the programs I installed nor the custom wallpaper was there when I log into a boot camp windows partition. Is there something I have missed?
    Can you only install in boot camp or Vmware? and are they accessible to each other. Sorry if this is confusing? :eek:
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Is the VM you use in VMWare the Windows you installed under Boot Camp, or a separate install you did just for VMWare?

    If it's separate, the VM is stored in a big file under Users/YOU/Documents/Virtual Machines.

    If you use Boot Camp's Windows as a VM in VMWare, I don't know if you can install software via the VM and then have it also be there in Boot Camp's Windows.

    Have a look at search results via MRoogle.


    VM - virtual machine
     
  3. mrplough thread starter macrumors member

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    So where do i install my programs?
    via bootcamp or vmware or both?
     
  4. andalusia macrumors 68030

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    Both.
    Or whichever you use more I guess.
    Games for bootcamp, other for VMWare maybe? :)
     

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