Drivers and Parallels/VMware

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  1. chrisyc macrumors newbie

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    So I know that you have to use the Leopard disc to install drivers for Boot Camp, do you have to do that with Parallels/VMware, as well?

    I was just curious. Thanks guys.
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    nope you dont need to

    have you got one of those programs yet?

    if not, id reccomend virtual box if you were interested in a free alternative
     
  3. chrisyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I don't, I'll give virtual box a try, thanks! I only plan on using a few windows apps. so this should be perfect.

    p.s. I live in Colorado, too
     
  4. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    With Parallels, you don't need to install any drivers, just "Parallels Tools".

    You install this by booting up your virtual machine, and selecting "Install Parallels Tools" from the "Virtual Machine" menu.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    You're welcome!

    whereabouts? Fort Collins here

    same with vmware, got to install vmware tools lol
     
  6. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    ....which are guest OS drivers.
     
  7. Trip.Tucker Guest

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    ...which are also guest OS drivers. So the answer is yes, you do you have to install drivers by selecting the Parallels/VMware tools option.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    the question was do you have to use the leopard dic for the drivers, which is no

    with parrallesl/vmware/virtul box, all you do is select a menu
     
  9. chrisyc thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks again, everyone.

    By the way, I live in Parker, dukebound.
     
  10. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Oops. I meant that. :cool:
     

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