Parallels and Windows XP Pro Macbook Air 1.6GHz 80GB

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by kamranwpi, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. kamranwpi macrumors newbie

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    Hi All, I have been trying to install Win XP pro using Parallels, but the computer keeps on crashing while copying the files section of Windows XP Install

    Has any one else been able to install Win XP on Macbook Air 1.6GHz 80GB

    What is it do I have to do to get it going??

    BTW Parallels, I am using is version 5.5.4.0
     
  2. elmo151 Guest

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    are you using the remote disk thing?

    that could be the problem!
     
  3. computergeek macrumors member

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    Yea the remote disk thing could be a problem i suggest taking a .ISO image of the windows XP disc, and trying installing it like that. That might solve your problem.
     
  4. kamranwpi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i was using .iso image as well as i just purchased superdrive too

    i am using parrellels to install win xp

    i am not talking about remote desktop,
     
  5. brkirch macrumors regular

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    You probably just need to update Parallels Desktop to build 5584 (btw it's not 5.5.4.0 that you are running, it is 3.0 build 5540, which is actually a beta build).
     
  6. kamranwpi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did updated it to the latest version, also, but no help.. it still crashes
     
  7. cab macrumors newbie

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    Same problem

    I was having the same problem. Same build, also used .iso What worked for me was disconnecting my portable HDD that was attached. I hope that helps.
     
  8. chicken123 macrumors newbie

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    There are a lot of discussion regarding Macbook Air crashing with Parallels. Apparently Parellels is lookiong at this at the moment. I have MBA 1.6/80 and have stopped using Parallels because Parallels keep crashing with the MBA.:mad:
     

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