06-01-2013, 07:27 PM #1
running a virtual machine and dualboot at the same time
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- Jun 01, 2013
I bought a macbook pro ratina display macbook.
For school i need windows so i want to install the full version of windows 8. But i also want to switch quickly between os x and w8.
So i was thinking, is it possible to make a virtual machine and the installed version of w8, use the same filles accounts and settings?
06-01-2013, 07:51 PM #2
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- Jan 23, 2008
- Fort Worth, Texas
- 27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
I'm not sure I understand your question. However, by installing Windows 8 using virtual machine software (Parallels, Fusion, or the free VirtualBox) you can switch between the Mac operating system, OS X and Windows without rebooting. There is no need to setup a different account. A VM or virtual machine is an OS X program that runs Windows in one large file under OS X.
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