I have three partitions on my internal drive. Do I have to repartition them into one before installing and using Parallels?

I have three partitions on my internal drive. Do I have to repartition them into one before installing and using Parallels?

Nope! You do have to install Parallels on your boot partition, but the app doesn't care how you've got your disk set up - even if you've partitioned it for Apple's beta Windows solution, Boot Camp. You can even create the virtual machine on a different partition if you don't want it hogging space on your main drive.

 

Bonus Parallels tip: If you need to use Windows on a Mac other than the first one you installed and activated Windows on via Parallels, simply install Parallels on the new Mac and move the virtual machine file (the honkin'-big HDD file) from the old Mac to the new one. Windows will think it's still registered since it's on the same machine - a virtual one.

 

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