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    running a virtual machine and dualboot at the same time
    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?


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    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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