Parallels 5 Can't see Bootcamp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by vanman2, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. vanman2 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,
    I have a Bootcamp partition running fine. I've just installed Parallels 5, and want to run it virtualized. But when I try to add BootCamp, Parallels tells me "operating system not detected". How can I fix this?
    I'm running Snow Leopard / Vista via Bootcamp. Previously I was running Leopard / Vista. This worked fine both in Bootcamp and in Parallels 3. But when I upgraded to Snow Leopard, Parallels 3 was incompatible, so I needed to upgrade it too.
    Also, I'd really like not to corrupt my Bootcamp partition.

    Thanks!
    Vanman
     
  2. MaxBuck macrumors newbie

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    When you get the "operating system not detected," do you have your Vista install DVD in the drive? If not, doing so should solve the problem.

    Vista regards a Mac running Vista on Boot Camp and through Parallels as being two different machines, and each Vista install disk allows only two installations, so be careful.
     

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