Parallels 8

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Mac7, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Mac7 macrumors 6502a

    Mac7

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    Does parallels 8 still require activating Windows every time you use it?
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Windows requires activation. Simple as that. This problem most frequently crops up if you use a Boot Camp partition as the basis for a Parallels VM - and it's an annoying side effect of the way Windows activation works. It's not caused by Parallels.
     
  3. bwapod macrumors member

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    For the record, I don't find this to be required with parallels 7 (which I use everyday with an imported bootcamp partition). I did have to initially activate W7 on both the bootcamp partition and again in Parallels, but that was it.
     

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