How can I migrate Boot Camp VM to regular VM?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by aprestong, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. aprestong

    aprestong

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    Greetings, everyone!

    I have XP installed on a Boot Camp partition that I use exclusively in Parallels. I have rebooted into XP maybe once or twice -

    Since Boot Camp only supports one other OS partition, I'd like to install Vista in Boot Camp.

    I understand that booting Vista from boot camp is not currently supported - but I don't think I would want to use Vista through parallels yet.

    I want to install Vista on Boot Camp, but I'd like to take XP off of my boot camp partition and use it exclusively in Parallels.

    Is this possible?

    I don't want to have to reinstall XP again - as I'm not sure how many times I'll be able to activate it.

    The ideal situation would be to transfer my XP Boot Camp partition to a regular parallels image - then upgrade my XP boot camp partition to Vista.

    Is this possible? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ajwans

    ajwans

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    Are you able to use your bootcamp partition under Parallels? If so boot it up and install
    Parallels transporter, then start a new Parallels instance and import the partition into
    a Parallels VM.

    I imported a W2K image from VMWare on linux using this method, sucked the whole
    thing up into Parallels and haven't looked back.

    andy
     
  3. aprestong

    aprestong

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    Yes - I can boot the boot camp image through parallels...
    but I'm a little confused -
    I try to import from parallels in OS X and I only have the option to import from another computer or from a VMware image.

    WTF.... I'm not really an idiot... but I can't figure out Transporter.

    Where do I initiate the transportation?? From within XP (my bootcamp through parallels) or what??
     
  4. aprestong

    aprestong

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    Nevermind... I figured it out. Sorry for the stupididty..
    "From another computer" will find the bootcamp VM running transporter...
     
  5. Helen@Parallels

    Helen@Parallels Parallels Developers

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