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I have recently installed Windows 7 RC using Boot Camp. Everything works great. However, I recently got Parallels and have read that it is possible to set up a virtual machine using my installed copy of Windows 7 on the Boot Camp partition. However, I can't seem to find instructions on how to accomplish this. I don't want to inadvertently "double-up" and have two copies of Windows 7 on my computer.

When I run Parallels Desktop, it's asking me for the disk image or the CD where Windows 7 is located. Do I need to go through this whole process again or can it just somehow find my partition and set it up properly? If so, how do I do this?

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The best (and probably only) way to do it would be to delete your windows partition using the boot camp assistant utility and then just follow the parallels manual.
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VMWare Fusion also can convert your BootCamp partition to a virtual machine.
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