MacOS X 10.6 + Parallels 6 + Windows 7 into Bootcamp

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Mar 25, 2011
  1. Qtis
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    Well since the Parallels was not very helpful in the question, I'd like to know if people have used parallels 6 and the the VM into a bootcamp image? I personally like parallels 6 with Win7 very much, but playing games on it is a pain. The hardware just doesn't work correctly in a VM for CPU/GPU heavy games. Is it possible to make a bootcamp version of the VM with parallels 6? IIRC it is possible to run the bootcamp installation in a virtual machine..

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    MBP 15" early 2010 (Core i7 2.66MHz, 8GB RAM, NVidia GeForce GT 330M 512Mb)
    MacOS X 10.6.7
    Paralllels 6 (newest build)
    Windows 7 Professional x64 (SP1 installed)


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    Did you attempt any of the guides a quick Google search seems to reveal?
     
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    Not really grave digging, but I'll post what I ended up doing here:

    1. Deleted the Windows 7 VM from parallels after making a backup of everything I wanted to save for later. I could have possibly made a Bootcamp partition from the VM, but it'd have lead to a problem with drivers..
    2. Made a time machine backup from the original Machintosh HD.
    3. Deleted the original 500GB partition from my Hard drive.
    4. Made a new partition, 500GB.
    5. Reloaded the time machine backup and created a bootcamp partition via bootcamp assistant.
    6. Installed Windows 7 clean.
    7. installed all relevant MBP drivers.
    8. Windows 7 runs quite well, except the Trackpad drivers blow.

    Deleting the partition was done because for some reason the drive wasn't able to make a new partition for the Windows section. This could theoretically work without doing the partitioning like this, but didn't work for me. Probably had something to do with how I've used my comp quite hard for AV editing.

    In the end, Fallout 3 on a Core i7 and NVidia 330M GT
     

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