Newbie needs advice on parallels.

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by lannim, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. lannim macrumors member

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    I dont own a mac, never have, but will within he next 2 weeks. (iMac i7)
    I plan to use parallels to run win xp (because i already have a copy and don't want to spend more money). I've heard that parallels 6 has been known to have issues with XP. My question is which version of parallels would you recommend for me? The only thing i intend to do with the VM is download the zune software, download zune pass music, use tunebite to de drm it, and transfer the mp3 files to the mac os.

    Any advice, or did anything I said sound senseless or impossible, cause honestly I've just began to educate myself on this stuff
     
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  3. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    Bumping is generally frowned upon, but seriously? 50 minutes must be some kind of record! :eek:

    For what you're saying you need to do, I think the free VirtualBox is worth a shot instead of Parallels.
     
  4. lannim thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks bro, sorry to the community for the blatant unacceptable rudeness
     
  5. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    I'd strongly, strongly recommend you stay away from Parallels.

    If you do go with it, don't expect any kind of support from the company.

    AppleMatt
     
  6. lannim thread starter macrumors member

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    I've actually now decided to just use bootcamp..I can just burn my mp3s onto a cd and import them to os x that way.
    Much simpler, and it gives me good reason to try out Windows 7
    Thnx for the warning
     
  7. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, OSX can read NTFS partitions. They just can't write to them. So you can do your conversions on Windows and then just boot into OSX to copy them over. No fuss no muss.
     
  8. lannim thread starter macrumors member

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    How would I copy them over once in osx? Can I just browse the other partition and drag them over?
     
  9. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    Yes you can. You just can't write to the "Windows" partition without 3rd party tools :)
     
  10. lannim thread starter macrumors member

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    Makes sense, being a mac-modified Windows and all. Thanks bro clears up a lot for me
     

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