Parallels 3 w/bootcamp... reauthorize windows each time?

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  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hey,

    I am using bootcamp with parallels 3. Do i really need to reauthorize windows each time or is there a workaround/fix/hack? Should i upgrade to bootcamp 4?

    thanks,

    r.
     
  2. DaveF macrumors 6502a

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    each time ... what?

    Each time you run it? No.
    Each time you reinstall Windows? Yes.

    Parallels 4 was generally a solid upgrade from 3. But having done the upgrade, I'd suggest looking at Fusion if you're thinking of paying for an upgrade.
     
  3. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Generally, you should only need to do it twice. Once after getting Boot Camp set up initially, and once after installing Parallels and booting the Boot Camp partition. After that any switches should just work.
     
  4. dws90 macrumors regular

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    In my experience, every time there's a Parallels update, Windows decides I need to activate. Once I do, I can just both Parallels and Boot Camp without a problem until the next time I update.

    Sometimes I wonder why I bothered to buy a legit copy of XP...
     

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