Does Parallels need to be reinstalled with Leopard?

zub3qin

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New mac person here.

When upgrading to Leopard, does Parallels need to be reinstalled or will it simply just work as usual? I am

In general, for your apps, do they all just work as always, when you upgrade to a new OS, or do some need to be reinstalled to a newer version, etc?

I am running a 5 month old Macbook 2GHz, 2GB RAM, OS 10.4.10
 

zub3qin

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There's a chance that Parallels' system hooks and extensions might be erased when you upgrade.
Well that sucks, because the Parallels install was not exactly easy.
It was very Windows-like.
 

gr8tfly

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Well that sucks, because the Parallels install was not exactly easy.
It was very Windows-like.
As Eidorian mentioned: There's just a chance of problems.

It'll probably work fine.

edit: Even if you did have to re-install Parallels, it's just the application. The virtual HD and its install of Windows would still work (provided the re-install was the same version of Parallels).
 

cohibadad

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with upgrade option parallels worked fine on beta seed but with archive and install you'd need to reinstall parallels unless you want to drag each component to it's new home. To reinstall parallels is no problem. Just drag your OS file over afterwards.
 

Eidorian

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with upgrade option parallels worked fine on beta seed but with archive and install you'd need to reinstall parallels unless you want to drag each component to it's new home. To reinstall parallels is no problem. Just drag your OS file over afterwards.
Sounds like the upgrade doesn't mess with Parallels' extensions.

The archive and install would move them to the Previous System Folder.
 

user13

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Well that sucks, because the Parallels install was not exactly easy.
It was very Windows-like.
I didn't find anything extremely complicated in Parallels installation in fact... What particularly seemed difficult for u?
 

twoodcc

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with upgrade option parallels worked fine on beta seed but with archive and install you'd need to reinstall parallels unless you want to drag each component to it's new home. To reinstall parallels is no problem. Just drag your OS file over afterwards.
thanks. sounds promising :)
 

eliotw

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No issues...

I've upgraded 2 Intel Macs that have Parallels Desktop 3.0 Build 5160 and the app is working fine with Leopard. Very smooth.

Good luck,
E

When upgrading to Leopard, does Parallels need to be reinstalled or will it simply just work as usual? I am
 

deltrotter

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Hi All

Had to do an archive and install on my imac cos the upgrade would not work!!

How do I get parallels up and running again. Someone mentioned dragged things back over from the previous system folder.

Any further guidance on this??

Cheers

Del
 
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