Create Bootcamp Drive from Parallels image

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by na9d, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. na9d

    na9d

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    Is it possible to do a "reverse transporter" somehow? I want to take my parallels image and put it onto a boot camp partition. I've discovered that my Sprint EX720 EVDO card won't do some of the updates to itself under parallels. So I figured if I can transfer everything to BootCamp, I should be able to get the best of both worlds.

    I do not now have a Bootcamp partition. I figured I could make a partition and then expand the disk image onto that drive using disk utility, but then the drive would need to be FAT32 and not NTFS as OS X can't write to NTFS.

    So I figured I'd ask here. I'd really rather not do a complete windows install just to be able to update my EVDO card...

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  2. spike1911

    spike1911

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    You should be able to do so from within windows using Acronis TrueImage.
    I use it on my PCs all the time. There is no reason this shouldn't work in parallels and/or bootcamp.
    Single licence of that utility is around 50$.
    What could happen to you after migration is a windows driver and activation hell - so be careful...
    If you're not a too experienced windows tech guy you better have one at range.
     
  3. Eru Ithildur

    Eru Ithildur

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    Just dump your Parallels tools prior to the back-up and keep the install CD on hand for after a restore. You will have a BootCamp driver CD to keep the Hell a little cooler.
     
  4. na9d

    na9d

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    Thanks, Guys. I think I'll try this.

    Do you have to have Bootcamp installed first (ie: Windows fully installed) or just the disk partitioned and formatted (I interrupted my Windows install on the Bootcamp partition)?

    Thanks,

    Jon
     

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