Mac Pro, Vista, Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by slicedbread, Feb 6, 2007.

  1. slicedbread macrumors regular

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    I am about to get a mac pro, and run it as my main machine. I have a couple of questions regarding parallels and vista:

    1) I'll be waiting for bootcamp drivers for vista before I install vista via bootcamp. Should I wait to install vista on BC and use this drive as an image for parallels to use, rather than activating vista in the virtual machine only? Would I even be able to activate my business edition vista again on BC, if I activated it first time round in a parallels VM?

    2) How is parallels with multiple drives? I'd like to keep my main disc for OSX and use a second drive for BC and also load this drive as my parallels image. Do parallels and BC support that?

    3) I wanna use multiple monitors, can I set it up so that when parallels is running I have it full screen on one monitor, without borders etc? OSX would be in the other screen.

    thanks.
     
  2. miker51 macrumors newbie

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    1) Currently Parallels doesn't support using the Bootcamp partition for Vista, only XP. The only version of Vista that allows you to use it in a virtual environment as well as a bootcamp-type environment is Vista Ultimate. The other versions of Vista allow you one or the other, but not both.

    2) Parallels works fine with multiple drives. I keep my VMs on a separate drive from my OS X boot drive, and everything works just fine.

    3) I only have one monitor, so I can't answer your question from experience, but I believe others have successfully used 2 monitors as you describe.
     

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