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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: BootCamp or Virtual Reply with quote

I have a second internal hdd (replaced optical drive) that I want to run Win7. Through bootcamp a reboot is necessary; can I run windows through VMWare Fusion from my boot drive (but Win7 loaded on the second drive)? Does this even make any sense? Basically I want to run windows on my 2nd internal without having to reboot into that drive, if possible.

Giving myself a headache, thanks for any help.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure about VMWare Fusion, but Parallels allows me to boot into windows on a separate drive, and still be able to access that windows from OSX via Parallels. I would imagine VMWare can do what you want. But I would check their forums if no one here knows for sure.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, this is possible with VM Fusion. Boot drive VM, Win7 image can exist on a external, or in your case 2nd internal.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool beans, thanks for the replies.
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