Parallels 4 not ready for prime time

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tholius, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. tholius macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2008
    I eagerly awaited the release of P4, because I had problems
    with P3 -- mostly cured by turning off the sound. The
    sound on in P3 caused regular crashes.

    P4 crashed twice during the install, and finally I had XP
    launched and parallels tools installed. Of course, it crashed
    a few minutes later and then would not let windows get
    past the login screen where it crashed, even in safe mode.
    After a few of those, it could no longer find the hard drive.
    So I tried reverting to an older snapshot, which crashed
    immediately. Now I'm reverting back to P3. Wasted a day
    on this one... upgrading (into uselessness?) the P3 virtual
    machines takes several hours. Enjoy. This one gets an "F"
  2. JNB macrumors 604


    Oct 7, 2004
    In a Hell predominately of my own making
    Ugh. I hate it when new versions create headaches like that. VMWare's been mostly rock-solid, but since upgrading to 2.0 I'm having a few delays when first launching and reading the VM Library. Other than that, it's been great.
  3. Spiffey macrumors newbie

    Oct 23, 2008
    Definitely - hold fire until they've sorted all the issues out. Their forums are absolutely full of irate customers having no end of problems.

    My problem was quite unusual - aside from being slower than version 3 (despite a significant speed increase being promised in the blurb), version 4 managed to stop Windows XP Professional SP3 from copying and pasting anything - in any program …
  4. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030


    Dec 7, 2002
    Florida, USA
    I just setup Parallels 4 last night with XP SP3 and Boot Camp... it worked without a hitch.
  5. jbg232 macrumors 65816


    Oct 15, 2007
    I remember when I installed Parallels 3 when it came out it was a nightmare, so much so that I lost 2 full weekends trying to get the thing installed correctly to no avail and finally had to return it. I went with VMware fusion and couldn't be happier. So +1 for waiting until parallels has had time to mature if you are going the parallels route.

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