Troubleshooting Boot Camp Virtual Machine issues

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Note: this article only applies to Intel-based Mac computers, as the Boot Camp® feature is currently not available on Mac computers with M1 chip.


Symptoms

You experience any kind of issues with your Virtual Machine installed from Boot Camp partition:

Cause

Virtual Machine installed from Boot Camp partition may fail to work properly due to several different reasons, most of them are related to Boot Cam partition configuration and Windows misconfiguration.

Resolution

  1. Find the type of the issue you face and proceed to the corresponding step to solve it:

    • Cannot create Virtual machine. See p.2.1.
    • Cannot start Virtual machine. See p.2.2
    • Cannot stop Virtual machine. See p.2.3
    • Windows activation issue. See p.2.4.
    • Cannot migrate Boot camp partition to Parallels Desktop virtual machine. See p.2.5.
    • other issues. See p.2.6.

2.1. Cannot create Virtual machine:

or

2.2 Cannot start Virtual machine

2.3. Cannot stop Virtual machine

2.4. Windows activation issues

2.5. Cannot migrate Boot camp partition to Parallels Desktop virtual machine

2.6. Other issues:

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