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Best disk perfomance in VMWare Fusion: VMDisk or Bootcamp partition ?

I need to run Windows and MacOS alongside each other on my Macbook Pro. I have VMWare Fusion. For best performance, should i choose to install a Bootcamp partition and run that through VMWare Fusion, ...
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Virtualization: See OSX files in Bootcamp VM

Seems like this should be easy enough, but I have yet to find a simple solution. I'm using VMWare Fusion to access my Bootcamp partition through a VM on my OSX side. I'm trying to access my OSX files ...
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Virtual Machine that sees third (data) partition

I have a Mac with three partitions: MacOSX (HFS), Data (NTFS), Windows-Bootcamp (NTFS). Is there ANY configuration that allows Windows see the "Data" partition when run as a virtual machine? (it sees ...
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VMware Fusion won't boot my Boot Camp partition

I have a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook that I would ultimately like to convert to a VMware virtual machine image. I've installed VMware Fusion and tried to start up my Boot Camp install using the ...
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VMware Fusion can't find Bootcamp on second hard drive

I have Win7 x64 installed on a SSD in my 2011 15" MacBook Pro. Lion and my Windows data (documents, profiles, etc) are stored on the conventional hard drive that came with the machine. (I removed the ...
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Create a VM from DMG disk image created from Windows XP Boot Camp Partition

I had Windows XP installed on a Boot Camp partition, and wanted to replace it with Windows 7, so I used Disk Utility to create a .DMG image from the partition, reformatted and installed Windows 7 on ...
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3answers
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Using Windows with (VMWare Fusion OR Parallels) AND Bootcamp on Mac OS X

I'm considering getting an Apple laptop, but I will continue to use Windows frequently. Dual-booting is a pain, but virtualization has its own issues, so I'd like to keep a foot in both camps if ...
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Clean install of Windows 7 from Boot Camp to VMware Fusion

Hey guys I'm currently trying to ditch Boot Camp in favour of VMware Fusion. I've seen this answer here but what I want to do is to get rid of my Boot Camp partition and do a clean install of Windows ...
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Possible issues for not fixing the Bootcamp files cannot be moved error?

I have been reading and working on the following error message for the last few days. Bootcamp Partition Error: "Files cannot be moved" This has occurred (I am guessing) from removing the ...
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Activation of Bootcamped Windows 7 in VMWare Fusion, is it legal? [closed]

I have bought a boxed version of Windows 7 Home Premium (not OEM). I want to install this on new iMac via bootcamp but I also want to use this Bootcamped partition via VMWare Fusion. VMWare fusion ...
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Moving VMWare Fusion image to Boot Camp

I have Windows 7 64-bit running in VMWare Fusion on my MacBook, but am disappointed with the performance, and so I want to try Boot Camp. However, I'd like to avoid reinstalling Windows and all my ...
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VMWare Fusion crashing when opening Bootcamp

I have Snow Leopard and Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (via Bootcamp) installed on a 2010 MacBook. When I try to run Windows 7 (installed on Bootcamp) on VMWare Fusion 3, VMWare Fusion window just ...
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Windows 7 Activation with Bootcamp and VMWare

I have windows 7(64) installation setup on a Boot Camp partition on my MacBook Pro 13". I also access this partition through VMware hosted by OS X (snow leopard). Every time I switch between VMware ...
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Copying VMware Fusion virtual Windows 7 machine to a bootcamp partition

Is it possible to copy my virtual disk contents to my Bootcamp partition and use bootcamp from there. I know you can use a bootcamp partition as a virtual machine, if you already have Windows on a ...
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Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? [closed]

Boot Camp, Parallels, VirtualBox Or Fusion? In a recent article on Australian LifeHacker.com they discussed the following question, I trust the SU group more then the anonymous answers from ...