Bootcamp to Parallel Desktop VM

If you Windows installed thru Bootcamp already you can access it from Mac OS X without having to restart in Windows. All you need is Parallels Desktop. Here are the steps to create a Parallels VM from Bootcamp partition:

Start Parallels Desktop and from File Menu click on New and select Install Windows from DVD or image File:

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Continue without disc, we will be using Bootcamp partition later onbootcamp-pvm-step2

 

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It’s extremely important to customize the settings, that where we are going to choose Bootcamp partition to boot from

 

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In Hardware select Bootcamp partition instead of Image or DVD and that’s it

 

 

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After a while you will hear Windows booting and you are all set.

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