Apple :: Virtual Box - Run VMWare Or Parallels Off Of A Bootcamp Drive

Jun 27, 2009

if you can run VMWare or Parallels off of a bootcamp drive, however I CAN'T afford to buy that. So instead I got Virtual Box. Now virtual Box wasn't in the stickies so I think this should be ok to discuss, if not please feel free to delete it Mods. Anyway, I can't figure out how to get the Virtual Box to load from my Bootcamp drive. Anyone else use this and know what to do? I dont want to have to delete that partition or create a new one just to use VB. I don't have a large enough Hard Drive.

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Apple :: VMware Or Parallels For Maya

Mar 4, 2009

I think the question explains itself. I tried installing maya and I can't find the licensing program that I need to register it. And Maya keeps whining about the inability to launch the product configuration wizard. SO...

I may as well use it in windows since I have a working copy for that. However, I know bootcamp yields the best result but I want/need to be in osx also instead of isolating myself totally when I use Maya so between parallels and vmware, which would run Maya better? You can throw out a guess, doesn't have to be based on factual real life tests.

TLDR version: Which runs Maya better? VMware or Parallels?

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Apple :: Parallels Desktop Or VMware Fusion

Oct 30, 2009

I've never used Windows on my Mac since I have my PC for PC things, but yeah, which is better in terms of speed and features?

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Apple :: Backing Up A Vmware Virtual Machine

May 5, 2009

I use my boot camp partition in Vmware. How do I make a bootable copy of that? I want to know because in Boot camp I'm gonna install Windows 7, but I might still need XP so I was thinking about using Vmware for that.

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Apple :: Bootcamp AND Parallels

Jun 27, 2009

I have boot camp installed on my Mac, and it runs good enough for me. However, I hate having to restart my comp to just use word or something easy like that. So can I run VMWares, or Parallels on a pre made bootcamp drive? Like it will already have my Vista loaded, my word, my installs and updates and Virsu protection? If so that would be a great help to me. And If I do, how much RAM should I dedicate to it?

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Apple :: OS X, Bootcamp/virtual Machines/XP/7 And Engineering

Jun 29, 2009

question: Mac or PC?

The only catch is this: in the fall, I'll be entering college as a mechanical engineering freshman, which basically screams "PC, PC!" However, now, with the advent of Bootcamp, Mac has become a plausible option for me.

I've really been looking at the Dell XPS M1330 and the 2.26GHz 13" MacBook Pro. My max budget is $1200, but, if I did my basic math right, I can get both of these around $800-900, which will make my parents happy.

I'm a big fan of OS X. I dig the simplistic and intuitive feel. I also enjoy the rigidity of the new-ish aluminum enclosures, especially when compared to the laptop I'm using now. However, I am familiar with XP after having used it for most of my computing experiences since junior high and onwards. 7 also looks like a very promising operating system.

I hear that Windows on a Mac machine runs pretty smoothly. However, the glitches I've read about do worry me: missing/lacking mouse drivers and lack of power management (also related to overheating ). VMWare and Parallels are also viable options, but I feel like it'd make more sense for me to run engineering applications natively on Windows.....

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Apple :: Mac - Bootcamp/vmware

Jun 29, 2009

I have been looking for a new computer and am looking at the mac book pro since it is 13 inches now something I like. I have a few questions though regarding bootcamp and Vmware.

So say I install windows xp via bootcamp. Can I still view files that I had on my mac partition or does apple not allow that to happen.

Second question:
Say I install xp via bootcamp. Can I run it with Vmware too or do i have to have a fresh install just for Vmware?

Lastly, what do you like more bootcamp, vmware or parallel?

I am currently a windows user ever since I started using computers so I do not have much knowledge with macs.

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Apple :: VMware Fusion - How To Re-add Bootcamp

May 24, 2009

after restoring my bootcamp partition from my back up, I can not figure out how to get it to work with VMware. VMware has the special boot camp spot but it won't start up my bootcamp. I have had this problem before and my solution was to completely uninstall VMware and then do the set up it gives you(I don't feel like doing that). So I need to re-add my bootcamp partition some how. Anyone know how to do that with out having to re-install VMware?

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Apple :: 32bit Or 64bit Win7 Best For Bootcamp/vmware On Unibody Macbook Pro

Oct 22, 2009

I want to put Win7 on my macbook pro and plan to use it with VMWare 3 as well as for dual booting. Is it better to go with the 32bit or the 64bit version of Win7.

Im running snow leopard on the macbook now... i know Apple isnt officially supporting win7 until later this year but has anyone else had any problems running Win7 under bootcamp on snow leopard?

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Apple :: Parallels - How To Prevent OSX Opening Parallels/Windows To Access Programs

Oct 13, 2009

I just double-clicked a .xls document on MacOSX and despite having iWork installed it resirted to opening up Microsoft Excel in Parallels.

Now i know i can go and change what application opens up .xls docs permanently, but there must be a way to disable and completely prevent this action happening with any document on OSX.

Basically, i never ever want OSX to even consider opening Parallels to open a document. Does anyone know where that setting could be?

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Apple :: Bootcamp - Partitioning Hard Drive

May 17, 2009

I have a Windows XP I want to install, and I'm reading the walkthrough for partitioning my hard drive, but it says that I cant use XP if it doesnt have SP2! I have the XP with SP1a on it. So I cant use that right? Or am I a little off on my thinking here?

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Apple :: MBP Solid State Drive With Vista Via Bootcamp

Jun 28, 2009

if anyone has installed Vista on the new MBP with SSD? Is it really fast?

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Apple :: Restoring To A New Hard Drive - How Would That Impact OSX And Bootcamp

Mar 25, 2009

I have MacBook Pro (MBP) Unibody (late 2008) with 320GB 5400 RPM HDD. I am planning to upgrade the HDD to 320 GB 7200 RPM (Western Digital Scorpio Black WD3200BEKT 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s).

I plan to use TimeMachine to do the restore of OSX and WinClone to do the restore of WinXP in BootCamp. The steps will be:

1) Backup OSX and BootCamp
2) Put new HDD in
3) Boot-up from the Leopard CD and select TimeMachine to restore. At this point, OSX should be exactly the same as in the old HDD
4) In OSX, run WinClone and restore the BootCamp partition (see question below

The current HDD is partitioned as follow:
- OSX: 48.23GB used / 173.65GB free = 221.9 GB total
- Bootcamp: 46.6GB used / 29.3 GB free = 75.9GB total

My understanding are:

1) During the restore with TimeMachine, OSX will be smart enough to create 221.9GB of Mac OSX Extended partition.
[Q]: Is this true? Or the restore will just destroy the BootCamp partition, or even worse OSX cannot recognize the Bootcamp partition anymore because Windows is no longer there?

2) The remaining 75.9GB will be left alone by TimeMachine

3) Once OSX is restored to the 221.9 GB partition, I can run WinClone to restore the BootCamp partition using the 75.9GB

Is this correct? Or do I have to create a BootCamp partition AGAIN using OSX BootCamp Assistant, but instead of installing Windows, do a restore?

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Apple :: Windows 7 RC Via Bootcamp- Use External Hard Drive After Time Maching Backup

Jun 22, 2009

Went and did the bootcamp thing and installed Windows 7. I tried to connect my WD external via firewire, but it would not show up in Windows.

This is after I did a backup of my mac to time machine...is it related and is there a quick fix?

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Apple :: Webcam In Parallels

May 21, 2009

how do i get the webcam to work in parallels?

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Apple :: Parallels & Boot Camp

Jan 13, 2009

I ended up installing Windows XP twice, once for Parallels, and once for Boot Camp. When I open Parallels now, there are two choices, "Microsoft Windows XP" and "My Boot Camp". When I use "My Boot Camp", it seems just like how it would if I would use Boot Camp normally (ie. having the same files like booting up from Boot Camp). When I use "Microsoft Windows XP", it looks like a fresh install with nothing there.

My question is was I supposed to install Windows XP twice? How do I delete the "Microsoft Windows XP" in Parallels? Will everything I do in Boot Camp be affect like in the "My Boot Camp" in Parallels and vice versa?

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Apple :: How To Install Parallels Tools In Kubuntu 9.04

Sep 21, 2009

i've installed kubuntu and when i click install parallels tools from the menu, the cd rom drive gets mounted but i cannot double click on the installer. i googled and i saw that i should go in terminal and type cd/media/cdrom. that didnt work as it said cannot locate folder or directory?

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Apple :: Installing Windows 7 Beta On Am Using Virtual Box

Jun 6, 2009

after i do install the windows 7 rc i plan on giving my mother this macbook in mid july. I plan on doing a full system restore. bAsically whipe out the entire HD and reinstall os x. If i do this will it wipe out my w7rc? i would like her to have a good amount of HD space and dont want the RC on here at all when i do it.

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Apple :: Use Boot Camp Withj Parallels Desktop 5

Dec 25, 2009

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It's about Using Boot Camp Better With Parallels Desktopģ 5 for Mac.

We know the run Window on Mac with Boot Camp and with Parallels Desktop has different advatages and disadvantages. For example, with Boot Camp method, can run high-performance PC-only software at full speed on my new iMac but unable to run both OSes at the same time. With Paralells Desktop, can run high-performance PC-only software at almost native speed in VM but can run both OSes without rebooting

However this advertisement is telling me that we can run high-performance PC-only software at full speed in a Macís native hardware environment without rebooting. I have been using Paralells Desktop 5 to run Windows 7 visually on my new iMac, but my PC-only software will never run at full speed in a Macís native hardware environment. I checked the perfomance on visual mode and found that Parallels Desktop allowed my iMac to use at most 1 Core or Processor (I have 2 cores) and 2GB of Ram (I have 4 GB). So it's not running at full capabilities of my Mac's hardware at all.

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Apple :: Running Super_pi On Macbookpro Parallels Or Vmfusion Windows

Jun 20, 2009

I want to buy a macbookpro laptop. Because I have to work with windows as well I am trying to get a sense of the processor speed running on Mac under parallels or vmware, especially on the 2.8Ghz or 3.06Ghz (but not only) processors.

Can you run super_pi (you can find it from one of the links at the bottom on this page: [url] in the windows virtual machine (parallels or vmware) with 2M digits and then post the following information:
- processor speed
- software used (parallels or vmware)
- windows os host (XP or Vista or W7)
- super_pi result (2M digits),

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Apple :: VMware Fusion

Mar 16, 2010

I have a 13" macbook pro 4gb of ram, 2.26Ghz. So im trying to upgrade my MCSA/MCSE to 2008, so i would need to run few VM's, at least 3 2008, and few clients.. You guys think ill be fine using my laptop or i should buy a desktop with around 8gb of ram?

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Apple :: VMware Fusion + Win 7 = No Internet

Jan 13, 2009

I can't seem to get win 7 to connect to the internet in vmware fusion, I don't know if it is Win 7 or VMware.

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Apple :: Windows 7 64-bit And VMware Fusion

Sep 27, 2009

I'm having an issue with VMware and Windows 7 64-bit. I was running VMware with Windows XP 32-bit, but having since installed Windows 7 64-bit. I am not able to get VMware to work with the 64-bit version of Windows 7. I believe this is because when I installed VMware I selected the 32-bit OS option because this was what I had when I was running Windows XP via boot camp. Is there anyway to get VMware to work with Windows 7 64-bit without reinstalling VMware. It's starting to get a little annoying booting into 7 with Boot Camp.

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Apple :: VmWare Fusion - RAM & HDD Upgrade

Aug 18, 2009

After getting my macbook pro in just, latest 13" model with SD card slot, I've been meaning to upgrade the RAM and hard drive in it, as I wasn't willing to pay Apple for the privilage. I've seen a few things like non apple HDDs not being recognised or being slow. I'm just wondering if this is still the case? If I buy a bigger HDD will it work?

Also, does anyone have a pdf manual for VmWare Fusion. I bought it off their site, but for the life of me I can't find a manual, only a starters guide.

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Apple :: Summer 2009 MacBooks Running Vista / Windows 7 (or Parallels) - Battery Life

Aug 14, 2009

Was toying with the idea of getting a 15" MacBook Pro, but as OneNote is a major application with me, dual-booting with Windows 7 like I'm running now, or using Parallels, is required.

What kind of battery life are you guys getting with Parallels / Fusion (or running Windows natively via Boot Camp)?

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Apple :: Time Machine And VMware Fusion

Nov 3, 2009

I upgraded to Windows 7 today on my Fusion Virtual Machine on my Macbook today. I preceded it with a Time Machine backup, and it copied a few gigabytes, which I expected since I installed CS4 the other day.

Two hours later...
I installed the Windows 7 upgrade, and then did another Time Machine backup. This time it copied 36 gigabytes (the amount of my virtual machine file).

This got me thinking... Does Time Machine backup the entire virtual machine file each time there is a slight change? If so, then merely launching Windows in Fusion would be enough for Time Machine to backup the virtual machine file, using almost 40 gig on my backup drive most every time I launch time machine backup, even though the change is minor (a few bytes)

The consequence is that for a Fusion user, the backup device is going to fill awfully fast because of the relatively minor changes to the VM file, thus making for paltry space for history on all the Mac files.

I figure that a 320 Gig backup device is effectively extremely tiny for a 250 Gig HDD with only 90 Gig of files. My backup drive is already full after only ~8 backup sessions, hence deleting old history, which is hardly a few months old!

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Apple :: Vmware Fusion + Quake Live

Apr 26, 2009

Thought this is the best place to put this thread out of all the subforums...

I've been trying to get Quake Live to run in my XP VM on fusion.

It has Internet Explorer 8 installed. When I enter the game I get this really weird sound stuttering and 1fps in game.

Theres been reports that it works perfectly fine in Parrallels.

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Apple :: Hows Win7 - VMware Fusion Working For You

Nov 30, 2009

When I start up VMware fusion and win7 it pretty much makes my computer un-usable while it loads,(programs become un responsive) witch takes about 10 min. Then after it finally gets into windows it take another 10 min to finish loading, but programs become usable with some lag. The weird thing is, is that it's not even using half of my CPU or all of my RAM. After all that, and it finishes loading it is usable. Anyone else have this problem? I'm giving it 2gb of ram, and it's 64bit win 7 RC.

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Apple :: Should VMWare Fusion Run Windows 7/Vista Better Than A Netbook

Jan 26, 2009

I find it kind of laggy working on office 2007..

its a bit choppy, is anyone experiencing the same problems?

its almost to the point of being usless as it doesnt flow as nice as in bootcamp.

what settings are you using? i allocated 1GB Ram and 1 CPU.

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Apple :: Shutdown Time Increased Since Installing VMware Fusion

Jan 30, 2009

Normally when I shut power off my MacBook Pro, it takes about 4-5 seconds and then its off. Since I installed VMware Fusion yesterday, it takes about 1 minute to power off. What is going on? I read somewhere that when you quit a virtual machine you need to choose "kill all" to stop any background processes. How do I do this or is this just normal.

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