Cant get Parallels to work

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  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    Downloaded trial of parallels. Says unexpected error. Am I downloading wrong version/doing something wrong?
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    I think we need a little more to go on...

    What error message? When do you get it? Version of Parallels, downloaded from where? Your system? Etc.
     
  3. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I can't remember the error message exactly but it just wouldn't install after I downloaded it. I have a intel mac mini
     
  4. balamw Moderator

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    Try again. Start the download from scratch and run the installer. Grab a screenshot and post it if you still get the error message.

    Could it be that you are not logged in as an admin?

    B
     
  5. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure I'm logged in as admin (I'll give the download another try)
     
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    It appears that you're trying to run directly from the image. Copy the app to your Applications folder first.
     
  8. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Tried that still doing the same thing
     
  9. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Which machine are you trying to install this on? Specs and system?

    And it seem he's doing the same thing with MSN Messenger...
     
  10. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Are you sure you're downloading the "Desktop for Mac" and the "Workstation 2.1 for Windows and Linux"? Just a thought.
     
  11. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    LOL everyone assumes I'm a guy I'm a girl! but I'm trying to install it on mac mini 1.66 ghz core duo and I'm only a newbie to mac so be kind please :eek: I just downloaded the Desktop for Mac
     
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  13. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Vic, are you dragging the Parallels App out of the disk image and into your Applications folder? You seem to also be running Messenger from the disk image as well.

    Once you drag the Application (the main icon) out of the disk image and into your Applications folder it will install. Then you eject the disk.

    I'm going to make a quick picture show to see if you are following the right procedure.
     
  14. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Hmm my abundance of (lack) knowledge about Macs is showing! I still can't get it to work :(
     
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  16. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Installation Procedure picture-show

    Ok, here we go, this is an example of how to install most OSX applications.

    First Step:
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    Which takes you to step 2:
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    And you get the picture...
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    Number 4:
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    Five:
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    Six:
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    Seven:
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    Eight:
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    Right, now, if you're following those instructions and still getting the error message when you run the application from within your applications folder then you have either a bad download or you may need to download something else that works with it - have a good read through on the Parallels web site.
     
  17. balamw Moderator

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    Funny. Here's what the DMG of Parallels I downloaded the other day contains.

    I ran the PKG installer.

    B
     

    Attached Files:

  18. gadgetgirl85 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Think because I messed with my system im formatting now :(
     
  19. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

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    Holy cow, even I couldn't follow all that. :)

    Here is the concise version viccles:

    1) double-click on the file that ends in .dmg
    2) watch as a new icon pops up on your desktop
    3) double-click that and a window will open up
    4) if there is an icon in this window that ends in .pkg, double-click it and ignore the rest of these steps, if not, proceed
    5) drag the program icon out of it and into your Applications folder
    6) close the window
    7) drag both the .dmg and the icon it spawned to the trash
    8) double-click on the program icon that you just dragged into your applications folder
     

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