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How to "Recreate Boot Camp"?

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andrew1340 Calculating status...
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Oct 17, 2012 3:46 AM

I have just upgraded Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion.

 

I also had to upgrade VM Ware Fusion to 5.0.

 

Now, when I attempt to run VM Ware Fusion I get the following message:

 

Your Boot Camp installation has been modified since you last accessed it.

 

Move the Boot Camp virtual machine to the trash then select "Run Boot Camp" to recreate it. This will not affect the Windows applications or data on your Boot Camp partition.

 

 

I have dragged the Boot Camp virtual machine to the trash but I don't understand what is meant by "...select "Run Boot Camp" to recreate it".

 

Select "Run Boot Camp" from where?

 

 

I have tried shutting down the computer and booting from the Boot Camp partition, shutting down again, restarting normally and attempting to run VM Ware Fusion again but I get the same message (above).

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,550 points)
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    Oct 17, 2012 6:46 AM (in response to andrew1340)

    Try asking in the Vmware Fusion site since this message is coming from Fusion.

     

    I suspect it is saying something about starting Fusion and then again selecting your Bootcamp install of Windows as the guest operating system.

  • NaNasteri Calculating status...
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    Jul 17, 2013 12:15 PM (in response to andrew1340)

    Actually you don't have to reinstall VMWare completely.  It just wants you to delete and recreate the Boot Camp Virtual Machine.  When you load VMWare it gives you a window with your "Virtual Machine Library".  Right click and delete the one for your Boot Camp partition.  Then you will have to option to create a new virtual machine from your Boot Camp partition.  Fairly quick process.

  • Striker21 Calculating status...
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    Oct 28, 2013 3:41 PM (in response to andrew1340)

    I had all the same problem but with Lion upgrading to Mavericks and VMWare moving from 4.1.0 to 6.0.0.

    I've created a new virtual machine from my Boot Camp ONLY when I've updated VMWare from 6.0.0 to 6.0.1 (otherwise Continue button was unavailable). 

  • Koyli Calculating status...
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    Jan 30, 2014 11:47 AM (in response to Striker21)

    I had the same problem upgrading from VMware 5.0.0 to 5.0.4 with Mavericks. I found the message from Fussion a long way short of helpful and this forum much more so.

     

    I would add that witn VMware Fussion running choose Virtual Machine Library from the Window menu tab and from there delte the Boot Campl viritual machine and create (add) a new one. I did not have to reinstall windows or any applications.

     

    I'm sure VMware could make this more obvious in their upgrade process.

  • DFDee Calculating status...
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    Feb 17, 2014 12:17 PM (in response to NaNasteri)

    Thanks NaNasteri. This fixed my issue with VMWare Fusion 5.0.4 without having to reinstall anything.

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