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    Can I Use a Bootcamp Partition w/ Parallels?

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    Can I Use a Bootcamp Partition w/ Parallels?
    Is there anyway that Parallels can run a bootcamp partition that will run windows exactly as you have left it when booting into windows via bootcamp and vice versa? I thought I remember reading that you could do this with a new version of parallels somewhere on the parallel's website but perhaps I am mistaken. I am wondering because although parallels is fine if running off AC power, if I need to use windows when I am running on battery alone, parallels is not really the best solution as it uses way more system resources than running just 1 OS at a time.

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    Can I Use a Bootcamp Partition w/ Parallels?
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    Short answer is NO. Bootcamp and Parallels use completely different methods to access Windows partitions.

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    Can I Use a Bootcamp Partition w/ Parallels?

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    If you are referring to if you are able to run Parallels in OSX off your Boot Camp partition then yes, it is possible. It's the way I have set mine up.

    I don't have to install different things, in Boot Camp and again through Parallels...Whatever I install through Boot Camp shows in Parallels vise versa.

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    Can I Use a Bootcamp Partition w/ Parallels?

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    Hi nomios (or anyone else),

    I just got my first laptop and first mac today (longtime windows user). I want to run XP like you have described (boot camp and parallels). I've done some googling and haven't been able to find out how to setup boot camp and parallels like you've said. Can you point me in the right direction?

    Thanks!

    Kevin

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    Can I Use a Bootcamp Partition w/ Parallels?

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    In case anyone else is wondering...here's a pretty good write up:

    http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/...m/630005943831

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    Can I Use a Bootcamp Partition w/ Parallels?

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    I have installed Vista using BootCamp on a different partition - dual boot

    Now I would like to install XP using parallels.

    I seem to have installed parallels ok but when I start parallels I get a black screen saying insert windows cd and restart and it wont let me shut it down (eh I did) -

    I would like to use Vista on dual boot and parallels on xp

    Anyone knows how to do this ?

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    Can I Use a Bootcamp Partition w/ Parallels?
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    Yeah, I'm trying to do this as well. I wanna attach parallels to my ready-made windows partition without creating a new partition on an already full harddrive haha.

    I just wanna run certain programs when I'm on the OSX side.

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