If I Try Parallels, Can it be easily UNinstalled ?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lugesm, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. lugesm macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    I bought a copy of Parallels Desktop 3.0 for Mac, but I have not yet installed.

    I am fairly new to the Mac, and I fear installation of some program that might embed some of its SW components into far reaching parts of OSX and be difficult or impossible to fully uninstall.

    Any comments or help would be appreciated.
     
  2. brkirch macrumors regular

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    Parallels comes with an uninstaller, so yes it can be easily uninstalled.
     
  3. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    Does the Parallels uninstaller remove just the Parallels program, or does it remove the associated Windows OS as well?

    Thanks for your comment.
     
  4. ClassicBean macrumors 6502a

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    Not 100% sure, but getting rid of windows is as easy as deleting the the parallels folder under the user-specific library.
     
  5. brkirch macrumors regular

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    Just the Parallels program. If you want to delete Windows you can either delete the virtual machine from within Parallels before uninstalling it, or delete the Parallels folder that is in the documents folder after uninstalling it.
     
  6. lugesm thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lugesm

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    I asked this question on another forum; at the risk of being redundant, I'll ask again here.

    I like Windows 2000 and have a legit copy. Win-2000 will run on far fewer resources than Win-XP and is more than adequate for my needs.

    Any reservations about first installing Parallels 3.0, updating, then installing Win-2000?

    Again, you folks have been really helpful to this Mac novice, and I am grateful for your support.

    Regards,
    L
     

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