Windows with Bootcamp and Parallelsm on iMac?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Bossone, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Bossone macrumors member

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    If you set up boot camp with run windows and then also want to run windows with parallel, do you need two licenses of Windows to do this? Or can both programs access the same instance of Windows?

    Thanks
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    what u need to do is install windows on bootcamp first. Then install Parallels and use the bootcamp option.
     
  3. ndriver182 macrumors 6502a

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    Would this work with VMware also? I was actually wondering the same question.
     
  4. Bossone thread starter macrumors member

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    What is the bootcamp option for Parallels?
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    After you have Windows installed and running in Boot Camp, create a new virtual machine (VM) in Parallels. There's an option to use a Boot Camp installation as a source for the VM. I think it's pretty much automated, from that point on.
     
  6. Bossone thread starter macrumors member

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    So it sounds as if I only have to buy one Window 7.


    That would be great
     

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