I would like to use Parallels. Do I need to reinstall Windows outside the partition or will parallels be able to use windows from within the Mac OS? Hi Dave I need to run some windows applications on my Mac, hence Im thinking in the parallel system instalation.
I dont like windows due to all those nasty viruses. What would happen if I instal it. Would i have virus problems on my mac. I want to install Parallels and XP on my Mac.
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I actually have the XP disc still in the plastic wrapping that it was packaged in but I am wondering where I find the Product Key code? Do I need to get one from Microsoft? I got it all set up and working. Then I tried to connect my Macbook Pro to my HDTV using mini display to vga and vga to hdmi cables and every time I would try to move my windows screen over it would not move. Then after a few tries my macbook froze and when I restarted I had to re-set up the whole parallels software.
Can I not convert to a larger screen or was it a fluke? Hi Dave, Catherine again, from the previous post. If it matters… Oh, and a valid product code too! Thanks, C. Hello Dave! I have a copy of XP which came with my Dell computer nine years ago. Or do I need to buy a new copy of XP off amazon or something? Seems a complex solution to a very simple problem.
Furthermore, to re-download these free, simple programmes, I would need to go online through XP, would I not? This practice has been strongly discouraged. Seemingly I will get a nasty virus the second I go online through XP. Anyway, Dave, thanks for any up-to-the-minute advice you may have for me! You are a legend. Cheers Catherine. Dave — First, thank you very much for what you are doing here!
I have yet to find one. This is forcing me to consider Parallels 5. For product support contact the manufacturer of your PC.
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I have used it in the past to reinstall Windows on that machine. Since I registered my software with Microsoft, you seem to be saying that I will not be able to use it on my iMac, even though I am decommissioning my PC. And how much should I expect to pay? I would welcome you suggestions, including Mac compatible financial software. Hi Dave, the document about installing windows xp etc via parallels is fab, but how do you uninstall both windows xp and parallels should you need to to re-install for example Thanks.
The progress bar is still rotating, but not progressing, and the flash animations within the window are cycling repeatedly. When I try to close the program either by closing the window or forcing quit from the Dock, I get an error message that I cannot close the window until the upgrade is complete. The program has been hanging for about 30 minutes now. What am I doing wrong? Thanks, Linda. Of all the reports on Parallels 5 on the web, some are blithering gibberish, but you are concise, clear, informative and to the point.
I found mine on buy. I was told that I must have a copy of xp that already has service pack 2 is this true? Thanks for your blog. Lots of good info here. Would love to purchase parallels and run windows, but your blog indicates xp mce will not work with parallels. I read online that xp mce single disc could be slipstreamed to sp3.
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I have this version of xp, have not yet attempted the slipstream. My xp came with my Gateway PC. I have product key that came with it. If successful in slipstreaming, would I be able to use this disc in parallels or any other program. Paint Shop Pro 7 is the only reason I am going to run Windows, I have tested pse 8,acorn,photoline, etc to no avail, all found lacking.
Alternate suggestions appreciated.
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I had a problem when installaing parallels on my new Mac Pro with setting up internet access. On installing parallels I got totally confused and ended up stopping file sharing which enabled the Mac to be set up for airport. But I forgot the password I used in parallels and now cannot access the. Sandy, I am guessing that the OS you bought was through Amazon but from a third-party fulfillment service, not Amazon itself.
I have been trying to get someone to tell me what version of Windows XP to install on my Mac. IF so, then what one should I buy? Now I know why I like Macs better. I have a question. Will this use up 1 of my licences? Can I use my XP disk and then download the updates? Do I need those updates on the Mac? Or, is there a way to put XP SP3 on flash drive and use that? Any suggestions?? Hi my name is naseem rashid. I saw VMware Fusion. Iliked the software,but i have some question before buying the sofware. My question is that can i install WMware Fusion in windows xp so that it will convert into Mac os x system and can i run all mac application in windows xp with the help of WMware Fusion.
But despite the lack of support, Windows XP is still running on 5 percent of all computers around the globe.
Why are people still using Windows XP? Mostly due to work, research, or entertainment. Finding some hardware to run it on is just as difficult. Microsoft knows that there are good reasons to jump back into Windows XP. However, most of us have long since moved on from Windows 7, making this compatibility fix… well, a little unhelpful.
Before we begin, you need a few things:. Select Download. The Windows XP Mode executable will now download. This immediately opens the executable in 7-Zip for you to have a poke around. There are three files:. Double-click xpm.