Possible to copy Windows from Parallels to Boot Camp partition?

Discussion in 'Installation and Configuration of Parallels Desktop' started by ruftytufty, Jul 21, 2007.

  1. ruftytufty

    ruftytufty Bit poster

    I've installed Parallels 3 and Windows Vista, and they work fine (or well enough, performance is OK but not great, and I can't access Firewire video input, which I need to host a Windows Media Encoder-based webcast).

    So, I need to run Windows in Boot Camp, but I'd rather not completely reinstall Windows Vista from scratch. If I creat a Boot Camp partition, then copy my Parallels image to the Boot Camp partition, will that work? Or, will the extra stuff installed by Parallels cause problems?

  2. kat

    kat Product Expert

    You can find a number of posts in the knowlege base. But before I tried any of them I would make a copy of my VM for back up just in case it didn't work the way I wanted it to.
    PS I also clone my vm and use the clone to experiment. (But I am not sure you can do this when transporting to bootcamp with out effecting the original machine)

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