I have a Macbook Pro that dual boots with a retail version of Windows 7. I recently purchased Parallels 6, hoping that I could have the best of both worlds. Dual Boot for performance, VM for reference. It should have occurred to me beforehand, hoping that Parallels would mimic the Boot Camp environment, but I had to reactivate my copy of Windows running as a VM.
Slightly upset with Parallels lack of fore warning, I understand the licensing implications of running Windows 7 in two different environments.
I have an MSDN subscription, which entitles me to use Windows 7 Enterprise, which I believe can cope with being installed on up to four different environments.
- Would Windows 7 Enterprise require reactivation every time I switched between Boot Camp and Parallels?
- If not, I've spent a good deal of time getting my Windows 7 installation the way I want it. Is it possible to tell the existing installation (Ultimate Retail) that it is now Enterprise?