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jackattack
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windows easy install vs. boot camp

Not sure which of these options would be best (performance wise) for creating and running a virtual machine - could someone please help?

I would be running Windows Vista on an iMac 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 4 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM.

Thanks very much.

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hstagner
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The boot camp option may offer a slight performance advantage since your Windows installation is booting from a physical disk. However, if you want to take advantage of the full portability (backup, etc.) that virtualization offers, I would just go with a native VM (i.e. Easy Install or Manual VM Creation). Why add complexity when you don't have to? I hope this helps.

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Harley Stagner

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jackattack
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Ok, sounds great. Thank you, Harley!

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