How on earth do you set up parallels?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by gadgetgirl85, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2006
    I'm totally lost :( I'm in the program but have no idea what to do now
  2. darkcurse macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2005
    1. Read the help file that came with it :)
    2. Create a New VM and name it whatever you want.
    3. Make sure that the CD/DVD option thingy is set to your actual CD/DVD drive
    4. Insert the CD and start parallels up i.e click the green play button.
    5. It will boot from the CD and then just continue on with installation
    6. After installing XP (I assume its XP you're installing) then install the parallels tools
    7. Enjoy windows on a Mac:rolleyes:
  3. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    this is the 2nd post today with problems.
    i just got my copy of parallels in the mail today and i am starting to worry.
    boot camp was a breeze to install.
    i would hope that parallels would be easy as well.
  4. darkcurse macrumors 6502a


    Nov 5, 2005
    Nah, when it comes down to it Parallels is actually easier to install. Its a bit overwhelming at first since you don't really know whats going on but if you follow the instructions in the help file everything should be fine :D
  5. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    I concur, I also felt the Parallels install was actually far more comfortable than Boot Camp. It also felt faster, but I think part of that might be that I installed 2K intead of XP in Parallels.

    Since installing Windows and updates and apps involves mutliple reboots it was nice to be able to keep browsing the web while the VM was rebooting. :D


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