Just installed windows on Parallels 5...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by SpitUK, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. SpitUK macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2010
    Im new to the mac, 48 hours now!! Loving it so far.

    Ive installed Windows 7 on Parallels 5. Do I have to install ATI 4850 drivers to get aero working? Thanks.
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    You can't install the ATI drivers in your Parallels virtual machine because it uses a virtual graphics card, not your actual graphics chipset. Parallels has already installed any drivers needed for your virtual hardware. All you need to do is make sure that 3D graphics are enabled in Parallels' graphics settings and enable Aero in Windows.

    If you're still having problems, you might try brosing the Parallels support forums for some tips.

    That being said, while Aero in a virtual machine does work, I never use it because it seems to slow everything down. YMMV
  3. gregorywest macrumors newbie

    Jan 24, 2010
    Windows 7 and Parallels Problem

    Have you loaded Windows 7 in Parallels? If so do you have an issue with WiFi connectivity?

  4. SpitUK thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 5, 2010
    Hi guys, all working now thanks.

    Just had to restart it. Very impressive stuff. Works a treat.

    WiFi working on Win 7 here no probs.

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