MacBook Pro 13' Late 2019.

I have a Windows 10 installed in my external SSD, which I installed and ran via Boot Camp (Tutorial I've Followed). I know that Boot Camp does not allow switching between both systems, you have to restart the machine to switch and boot the one you desire. (Ref: Running OS X and Windows Simultaneously).

What I want to do is: While in Windows 10 (BootCamp), launch Virtual Box and run my Macintosh HD virtually, so I can do some simples tasks without having to shut down my Windows boot.

Expected result: I would see through VirtualBox my own MacOS, with my login, my configurations, my files, folders, etc...

Is that possible?

  • I do something similar with both Windows and Mac machines (images of hard drives) using VirtualBox on macOS. I use a raw Vmdk to “link” the image to a drive that VB can use. Never tried it with Bootcamp, however. You might want to give that a shot – Allan May 8 '20 at 17:52
  • @Allan A tutorial like this is the way to go? medium.com/@transferx23/… – RA828 May 8 '20 at 18:02
  • I did a cursory look and it seems like a fit. I (personally) would try it, but currently I don't have a machine I'm willing to install BC on (not a huge fan) to test it out. Both my MacBook and my iMac are now in "production" mode. – Allan May 8 '20 at 18:07
  • It would be a whole lot easier to do it the other way round, look at (& even run} Boot Camp from a VM on the Mac. […but not for free] – Tetsujin May 8 '20 at 18:23

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