Parallels 5 Keeps Freezing

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  1. let1gre macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    This afternoon I have been repeatedly trying to install a copy of Windows XP on Parallels 5 onto my Macbook. Parallels is unlocked, registered and is not a demo version, and neither is XP. The installation setup gets past the first part (on the blue and black screens) and to the second part (which actually looks like the XP interface). It always says "Setup will complete in approximately: 39 minutes" and it always freezes at "Setup will complete is approximately: 36 minutes". Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

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    Are you using easy install or whatever it's equivalent for unintended installation in Parallels?
     
  3. let1gre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If that means "Express" install, then yes. Is this a bad plan?
     
  4. Chrysaor macrumors 6502

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  5. let1gre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the suggestions. I'm trying both.
     
  6. let1gre thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it to work by making an ISO image of the CD. Many thanks!!
     

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