Fresh Bootcamp+Parallels (XP) install

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by CatHerder, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. CatHerder

    CatHerder

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    Gentlepeople,
    Please forgive me if this is well covered elsewhere, but a bunch of searching the forums and reading the release notes and docs. I've just rebuilt my MBP onto a new disk, and was looking forward to trying out the new parallels functionality to utilize a bootcamp partition. So, what I'm looking for is the "recommended" path to this setup. Do I do a standard Bootcamp install and then create the "custom VM" from inside parallels? Do I activate XP from within the bootcamp setup, or do I wait until I boot inside parallels? Do I load the bootcamp drivers into XP before or after the initial VM setup? Are there other considerations I should have in mind?

    Any help is greatly appreciated!

    Thanks!
    - Jim
     
  2. Jeff73116

    Jeff73116

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    BTT

    I'm interested in this as well. I recently changed out my Macbook HDD and I would like to be able to use Paralells and Bootcamp with one windoze license.

    Thanks!
     
  3. jobo22002

    jobo22002

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    I too would like to know,if you can install win xp in bootcamp and then use it in parallels as well. Presently I have instaeld win xp in bootcamp and also installed it on parallels. This doesn't seem to be the way to do it.
     
  4. Jeff73116

    Jeff73116

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    Found on macrumors forum... Gotta use the new Beta build. There is a radio button to select a bootcamp install.
     

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