Windows XP using Parallels and Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by puckman, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. puckman

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    Just installed the new beta of Parallels with bootcamp support as that makes a LOT of sense (thanks guys).

    Just thought I would share my first findings.

    After booting into Windows via Parallels I found that it took a while before it would take my keyboard input on my MacBook. It refused to see either trackpad or external mouse till I installed the parallels tools.

    I also noticed that it seems to take more system resources as my MacBook gets a lot hotter.

    I played with coherence while using a disk image but found it does not work when using the bootcamp partition. To be honest that's fine by me as it strikes me as a fun toy, not something I would like to use.

    And lastly I found that graphic performance is MUCH slower when using the bootcamp install vs a disk image, anyone got any ideas why that might be?
     
  2. Atomic_Fusion

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    puckman wrote" "I played with coherence while using a disk image but found it does not work when using the bootcamp partition.
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    Ah! That explains my situation.
     
  3. sfuller

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    I have had no issues with Coherence working properly while I'm using my Bootcamp partition. I haven't done extensive testing, but I did enough to know that it does work on my machine, with my installs.
     
  4. Atomic_Fusion

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    Double good for you! Thanks for the great pointers and explanations...
     
  5. puckman

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    Ok, all seems fine apart from one seriously annoying problem, every time I switch from Bootcamp to Parallels I have to reactivate my copy. URG.
     

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