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    Unable to boot from windows when installed via parallels
    Hi,

    I have installed windows on my macbook osx 10.6 using parallels desktop 6. I did not partition the drive. I am unable to run windows at boot time. Is there any way to fix this issue so i can boot via windows when i press option key at boot time. Thank you.

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    You cannot boot the machine into Windows when installing it as a virtual machine, whether using Parallels or any other virtualization product. You would start Parallels after booting into OS X and then start Windows.

    If you want to boot to it, then you need to use the BootCamp Assistant.
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