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Working with VMware Fusion and Boot Camp partitions (1014515)
For more information about Boot Camp, see the Apple Boot Camp Support page.
Note: The preceding link was correct as of September 6, 2013. If you find the link is broken, provide feedback and a VMware employee will update the link.
- Launch it directly. For more information, see Launching your Boot Camp partition in VMware Fusion (1014618).
- Import it, which copies an existing Boot Camp partition into an independent virtual machine. This does not affect or remove the Boot Camp partition. For more information, see Importing a Boot Camp partition in VMware Fusion (1015088).
- Suspend and resume
- Mirrored folders
- Snapshots and AutoProtect
- Virtual disk backup
- Suspend and resume save the contents of the RAM to disk. This works similarly to the Windows Hibernate feature but the VMware implementation differs so the two are not compatible.
- Mirrored folders redirect the Windows directories to the Mac directories. The Mac directories are not available in Boot Camp.
- Snapshots capture the contents of the RAM and create a supplementary virtual disk, and AutoProtect is a feature derived from the multiple snapshot feature, which allows you to have more than one snapshot at a time. Snapshots and AutoProtect rely on a virtual parent disk, whereas Boot Camp uses a physical disk. As such, it is impossible to take a snapshot or use AutoProtect with a Boot Camp partition.
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