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webbcww Level 1 (0 points)

I have parallels installed with windows 7, but would rather run it in boot camp. Is it possible for me to transfer the OS to the boot camp partition from where it is on parallels?

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,422 points)

    No. You must create a Boot Camp partition using Boot Camp Assistant then install Windows on the Boot Camp partition. You can copy your data from your parallels installation to your Boot Camp partition. Then uninstall and remove the Parallels installation of Windows.

  • webbcww Level 1 (0 points)

    So I'll have to buy another copy of the windows 7 ISO?

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,422 points)

    No. You can install from the same installation Windows 7 disk since you are removing Windows from the Parallels installation and reinstalling using Boot Camp. The license is good for a single installation which you will have after you install in Boot Camp and remove from Parallels..

  • webbcww Level 1 (0 points)

    Oh goodie! So is there anywhere I can find out exactly how to go about doing that?

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,422 points)

    You did not tell us if you have Lion or Snow Leopard.

    Lion Boot Camp Installation http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/boot_camp_install-setup_10.7.pdf

    Snow Leopard Installation http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/boot_camp_install-setup_10.6.pdf

     

    Parallels removal of Windows see the Parallels site for instructions.

  • webbcww Level 1 (0 points)

    I installed windows through parallels though... So I do not have a windows installation disk. How would I go about doing it then? And I am running OSX Lion

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,422 points)

    You had to have Windows in order to install it in Parallels. If you downloaded an iso and it is on your hard disk you will need to burn that iso to a disk. Use the slowest burn speed available.

  • kostby Level 4 (2,780 points)

    Note that OS X Lion 10.7 does not support Windows XP under Boot Camp.

     

    Once you've installed Windows using Boot Camp in the separate partition, Parallels Desktop (version 6 or 7) CAN be installed to use the Boot Camp partition, WITHOUT reinstalling Windows 7 as a separate Parallels virtual machine.

     

    Here's the link to the current version (Parallels 7) manual:

     

    http://download.parallels.com/desktop/v7/ga-locales/documentation/en_US/Parallel s%20Desktop%20User's%20Guide.pdf

     

    Guidance on running Parallels 7 using a boot Camp partition begins on what is marked as Page 34 in the pdf file.

  • webbcww Level 1 (0 points)

    Would the ISO file be this file named "X17-58997.iso" that I have on my computer? or do I have to uninstall windows from parallels to access the iso file?

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,422 points)

    kostby wrote:

     

    Note that OS X Lion 10.7 does not support Windows XP under Boot Camp.

     

    Once you've installed Windows using Boot Camp in the separate partition, Parallels Desktop (version 6 or 7) CAN be installed to use the Boot Camp partition, WITHOUT reinstalling Windows 7 as a separate Parallels virtual machine.

     

    Here's the link to the current version (Parallels 7) manual:

     

    http://download.parallels.com/desktop/v7/ga-locales/documentation/en_US/Parallel s%20Desktop%20User's%20Guide.pdf

     

    Guidance on running Parallels 7 using a boot Camp partition begins on what is marked as Page 34 in the pdf file.

    The original poster is running Windows 7 in Parallels. Now wants to run Windows 7 in a Boot Camp partition. So although you are correct that Parallels can run Windows from a Boot Camp partition, this is the opposite to what the original poster is trying to do. When the original poster gets Windows 7 installed in a Boot Camp partition, then s/he can investigate also accessing that installation from Parallels.

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,422 points)

    webbcww wrote:

     

    Would the ISO file be this file named "X17-58997.iso" that I have on my computer? or do I have to uninstall windows from parallels to access the iso file?

     

    X17-58997.iso appears to be a Windows iso file name but where and how did you get it? If not on a retail disk you must have downloaded and saved it to your hard drive. Did you purchase Windows 7 online or is it a pirated torrent download. I did a short search for that file name and it shows up as being a torrent download. If it is a non-legal copy of Windows I can no longer help you. If it is a legal copy I'm sorry for my suspicion.

  • webbcww Level 1 (0 points)

    That file was in my downloads folder after I installed windows through parallels. I most certianly did not torrent it. I purchased and installed windows 7 all through the parallels setup menus, so I don't exactly know where the files are. That ISO file is the only .iso file that I could find on my computer though, so I'd assume that that would be it. From what i've been able to see, it looks like I should be able to burn it onto a disk, uninstall windows from parallels, then use the disk to install it with boot camp, and then my activation key should work for that installation of windows. Then I should be able to go back through parallels and connect it to the boot camp partition so I will be able to run both. Correct?

  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 (13,422 points)

    Correct.

  • webbcww Level 1 (0 points)

    So do I have to somehow reformat the .iso file to allow it to run as an installer on the DVD? Because in it's current state I am unable to burn it onto a dvd disk.

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