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Migrating from Parallels to Fusion

There is a very useful article on MacCentral regarding "Migrating from Parallels to Fusion".

Whilst Parallels was first out of the blocks supporting virtual machines under MacOSX, VMWare Fusion has been attracting many converts in particular because of multi-processor support, however there are a couple things you might want to note from the step by step guide.

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It might not work. While the process I outline below worked well for me, a co-worker had no luck at all in converting his Parallels VM.
You give up some functionality. Even if it does work, unless you take a somewhat time-consuming extra step (upgrading Windows over the top of itself), your converted VM will not be able to take advantage of Fusion’s ability to use multiple CPUs."
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