Fusion / Parallels and WinXP double install?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by latestmonkey, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. latestmonkey macrumors 6502

    Aug 13, 2002
    I want to try Fusion and Parallels but how can you install XP twice? does XP consider your mac ONE computer? Because from what I understand, XP allows one serial number for one pc.
  2. Glenny2lappies macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2006
    Brighton, UK
    XP will see Parallels and Fusion as two separate installs.

    Not much you can do about it I'm afraid.

    Don't confirm the install (can't think of the MS name right now), just run it as two separate installs for the 30 day trial period and pick the lucky winner.

    You *will* be able to duplicate a Parallels and Fusion machine and run two or more machines concurrently. Not sure what the XP licence says about this.

    BTW if you use the Fusion import tool from Parallels, XP sees this as a major change to the environment and gives you 3 days to validate the licence (not surprising as the virtual disc controller, virtual NIC, and just about any other virtual piece of hardware will change.

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