Forum Question: Uninstalling Windows 7 under parallels 5

Hello again Gary. I’ve following your podcast for over a year without posting any questions and this is my second one and on the same week! Background info: I downloaded pararells 15 days trial and bought a windows 7 to install it under parallels, I did not knew that I could have installl it under boot camp and use the same software under parallels, which will give the flexibility of using the bootcamp to improve windows performance, or to run it for something punctual alongside witn mac os if need it. My question is: do you know how should I uninstall windows from its actual location to be able to install it back under boot camp? Since Microsoft is much more pickie on activation codes, I don’t want to end up with a trouble for installing it twice. Many thanks in advance.

— Luis G

Comments: 5 Responses to “Uninstalling Windows 7 under parallels 5”

    4/14/10 @ 6:56 am

    I’d just delete the Parallels virtual machine. Then do the Boot Camp install. You have the disks, so there should be no problem. I’ve re-installed Windows many times (to clear away problems) and I never have trouble activating. If you do, you can always call them. But I don’t think you will.

      Luis G
      4/14/10 @ 9:40 am

      Thanks. I’ll give it a try. Dont know if you read this, but if you do one final quick question for this week. I should use windows 64 bits, right?

        4/14/10 @ 9:53 am

        No. Why? I’m not sure that 64 bit will work on Parallels and/or Boot Camp. Maybe. But I’m using 32-bit.

          Luis G
          4/14/10 @ 10:46 am

          Thought it was faster . . . . .it is not?

            4/14/10 @ 10:49 am

            Faster for what? Are you processing large amounts of video? Doing massive scientific calculations? Otherwise, you won’t notice a difference.

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