Parallels on Mac

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by apostrophe, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. apostrophe macrumors newbie

    apostrophe

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    Hi there. This is probably a stupid question (I am still a newvie), but I downloaded a trial version of Parallels for my macbookpro a week ago, but haven't been able to make it work.
    Do I need a Windows XP CD to install the guest OS? I can't find the answer in the manuals, they just refer to a 'real' CD Rom/DVD when installing the guest OS, but don't specify anything.
    Anybody have some experience with this?
    Thanks,
    AB
     
  2. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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  3. apostrophe thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. balamw Moderator

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    FWIW you don't need XP or a real CD for Parallels. I installed Win2K into my parallels using an ISO image of the original CD. Much faster.

    B
     
  5. justinpignatore macrumors newbie

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    hey im new here but i could use a little help on this topic also. I have parallels but i dont want to buy XP. Is there any way to get this OS's for cheap or find them somewhere online?
     
  6. tipdrill407 macrumors 6502

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    You can buy OEM versions which are cheaper. Any cheaper than it is probably illegal and cannot be discussed in these forums.
     
  7. slackersonly macrumors 6502a

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    cheap legal options

    1) newegg.com usually sells windows xp home sp2 oem for $89
    2) have an old single machine copy of windows from a pc. install. call to activate and convince or beg the rep into giving you access code.
     
  8. Steve1496 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're a college student you can probably buy a copy of XP real cheap at your campus bookstore.
     
  9. justinpignatore macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys! im doing all of this just so i can get slingplayer working before i go to college. No one knows when the Mac software is getting released, and i cant risk missing any sport games. that code weavers thing looks cool, but that isnt out yet either.
     
  10. KamikazeH20mln macrumors newbie

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    So far code weavers is still in alpha. I'm part of the beta testing program through work. It still has a very very long way to go. They just got it working somewhat with Microsoft Office and a few other applications. Alpha two recked my system library, and had to re-install my Mac OS x.
     
  11. Jovian9 macrumors 68000

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    Yep....my university has XP Pro SP2 + XP Pro x64 Edition for $10 (both versions)....so check your local university to see if you can get it cheap.
     

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