Can I use a Boot Camp partition with Parallels?

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Quillz, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Quillz

    Quillz

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    One of the things I like about the current beta of VMWare Fusion is that while it runs Windows in a virtual machine, it can set up the VM to use the Windows installed on your Boot Camp partition, meaning you get some added benefits like Aero Glass (on Vista) and slightly faster performance, since there is less emulation involved. Can the latest version of Parallels also use a Boot Camp partition, or is this a planned feature in an upcoming release?
     
  2. Eru Ithildur

    Eru Ithildur

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    Yes. Parallels can it works great, and everyone here loves it.
     
  3. Quillz

    Quillz

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    Oh, okay, how would I go about setting this up? I didn't know this was a feature of Parallels already.
     
  4. Eru Ithildur

    Eru Ithildur

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    Well, I just noticed I was a flame bait... Not EVERYONE loves it, but a lot of us do. :p

    Anyways... Install BootCamp per Apple's instructions (V. 1.2 is not supported, but I find that it works just fine) Then, install Parallels, and choose advanced for your set-up then BootCamp partition for your HD. Install Parallels tools upon boot (it does this automatically) and you should be good to go. Let us know if you have problems.
     

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