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    Default Migrate Boot Camp partition

    Hello,

    I am thinking about buying Parallels, which I would like to use with a Boot Camp partition.

    I would like to know if there is a function in Parallels which helps me to migrate a Boot Camp partition from one hard disk to another. I currently have my old hard disk in an external USB enclosure and would like to move the Boot Camp partition which is on there onto my new (internal) hard drive. I have been using WinClone for this in the past, which has been a bit cumbersome. Maybe Parallels offers something better?

    Thanks in advance,
    tajmahal



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    Parallels has an option to import from a Boot Camp virtual machine to a virtual machine that uses a virtual hard disk file but not to another Boot Camp partition. I think you need to stick with WinClone.



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    Ok, thanks.

    Pity that development of WinClone has ceased.

    Are there any other disadvantages when using a Boot Camp partition instead of a Parallels image file?



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    From the "Using Boot Camp Partition in Virtual Machine" section of the Parallels Desktop Help (search for Boot Camp in the Help menu):

    Limitations
    There is a number of limitations for a Parallels virtual machine that uses the Boot Camp Windows partition either as a bootable volume or as a data disk:

    - it cannot be paused
    - it cannot have snapshots and run in Safe Mode
    - it cannot be compressed



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    Thank you very much!



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