How to install Win 7 on Parallels 6 using an ISO?

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  1. pjny macrumors 6502a

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    How to move Win 7 PC install to Mac using Parallels & ISO file?
    Hi,

    I have a PC laptop running Windows 7 64-bit. I would like to create an ISO disc image of the OS and use Parallels 6 to install Win 7 in a virtual environment on a Mac Book Pro 13"(2010; 7,1) using OSX Lion.

    What PC application can I use to create the ISO file? I was going to use the native Win 7 backup application because Acronis True Image only creates .TIB files. However, I want to exclude some directories and the inbuilt backup app doesn't have that option.

    I heard Parallels 6 requires Windows 7 installation disc to ensure hardware and driver issue compatability.

    Will this work if I create an ISO on Win 7 and open it in Parallels?



    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    MagicISO or PowerISO might do the trick, but why don't you use the DVD directly in your MBP?
     
  3. pjny thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for replying. I already have a ton of stuff installed on the PC and do not want to reinstall from scratch. I also just installed fresh copy of Win 7 Home Edition on friends MBP 15" i7 and it took forever to install all the updates from the original DVD of Win 7.

     

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