parallels beta off bootcamp partition! -whats da word?!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by whyrichard, Dec 15, 2006.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    Hey guys,

    so... loving bootcamp/ntfs xp pro,

    ... loving parallels beta.....

    i am very interested in trying out parallels bootcamp startup feature, but what is the word around the campfire about this feature?

    i hear:
    -have to redo the license thing every time, due to windows thinking there is a hardware change every time you switch over...?
    -i hear there is a workaround for this????

    -i hear the parallels bootcamp installer screws up bootcamp?

    whats the word!?

  2. diametric macrumors regular


    Jul 4, 2006
    Uhm, well, Parallels did not ask me for a serial number to re-activate windows. My Winows partition did not die. And everything has been going quite well. Love, I tell you.
  3. Gordy macrumors 6502a

    May 22, 2005
    Bristol, UK
    I had a few issues setting it up. First fat32 partitions are a no no. NTFS only. Then the parallel tools you need to make it work refused to install on my system.

    I found the fixes for both these on their forums and its now working, but its far from a finished system. :)

    great idea and I'm interested to see how it progress over time.
  4. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    encountered one small problem,

    windows found new hardware, pci bridge i think, but could not find the drivers for it....


    thanks so much for your help! i am excited.

  5. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    encountered another small problem,

    ... now bootcampxp thorugh parallels works just fine....

    ... but now when i load bootcamp directly i cannot access my mac partition! even with the latest macdrive! it's just not there....

    .... should i remove parallels tools from that partition?

    anyone els ehave this problem?
  6. MoparShaha macrumors 68000


    May 15, 2003
    San Francisco
    Aside from the activation thing, it ran smoothly the first few times. But now, when I boot into Bootcamp, XP hangs before it even starts.

    For now, I'm going to stay away.

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