I just upgraded my OSX to 10.8.3 and installed Windows 8 via Bootcamp. For some reasons Parallels (8.0.18354) doesn't recognize this Bootcamp partition. It doesn't show up in the Parallels Wizard used to create a new virtual machine.

What can I do about this?

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I have searched high and low for this one.. turns out that there is a way to manually configure a VM from your bootcamp partition to appear within Parallels running in OSX even if the option to use an existing windows installation does not get displayed.

Check this out - http://kb.parallels.com/en/112941

Essentially what you're doing is pointing a new parallels VM file to the partition on the HDD/SSD that has the windows boot loader.

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