Migrate from Fusion to Parallels?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by sfscott, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. sfscott macrumors member

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    I have had Fusion for a while and seldom use it, but when I do, I find it slow, very unintuitive and a resource hog.

    Reading Mossberg's review of Parallels 7, I got to wondering if (a) it is worth switching in y'all's opinion, and (b) can I do so without having to reinstall Windows. Is there a Parallels migration path/ap that will find and connect with Windows?

    FWIW, I have Lion running and have Windows XP.

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  2. pizzafordinna macrumors member

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    Parallels 7 is not out yet. You would be buying Parallels 6, which in my opinion, is a great piece of software. It's very responsive and you can control how much resources it uses.

    Are you running Windows XP through Boot Camp?
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    AFAIK, there is no migration path, you'll have to reinstall all your apps/settings.
     
  4. sfscott thread starter macrumors member

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    Per Mossberg, Parallels 7 drops tomorrow and has Lion support such as aps being able to be launched fromt the launchpad and mission control. It's available on the ApStore as a $50 upgrade/$80 new.

    I'm not running Bootcamp. I had a question about that too in a separate thread below.
     
  5. pizzafordinna macrumors member

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    hmm I dont see your question about bootcamp.

    As far as my knowledge extends, you can't port anything from Fusion to Parallels
     

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