Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2013 2:06 AM (in response to glawster)
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Correct. The steps are the same as if Parallels isn't installed.
First, see if your MacBook supports Windows 7 > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5634?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US If you can use a 64-bit version, buy it, so you will get better performance. Make sure you buy a full or System Builder version.
Boot Camp Assistant (in /Applications/Utilities) will help you download the Windows support software and create the partition for Windows, so open it and follow its steps. Then, your MacBook Pro will restart and the Windows installer will start up. Follow the Apple's steps to install Windows 7 > http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/boot_camp_install-setup_10.8.pdf
Currently Being ModeratedAug 19, 2013 2:26 AM (in response to glawster)
Thanks for your prompt response, I shall set up boot camp as directed now.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 12:40 PM (in response to glawster)
I have win7 installed with Parallels Desktop 7 on a MBP running 10.8.5. Does the process outlined above allow the user to run the same windows programs / access the same files under either the VM or directly through Boot Camp or does it create two complete and separate Win7 installations?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 19, 2013 1:46 PM (in response to PDJ-SF)
Installing bootcamp to use with paralles is stupid
If one wish to use paralles install windows directly under it not
Under bootcamp its making things 200% more complex then it need be