Parallels - Can you have 2 versions of Windows?

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  1. markthedoc macrumors newbie

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    Hi
    I'm thinking of purchasing Parallels for my Mac.
    I'm a web designer and I'm fed up of booting up my PC to try sites in IE.
    I was wondering if you can have a couple of different version of Windows on Parallels?
    For example XP and Vista?
    Thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you can just create multiple VMs and install the different versions of Windows on each. Both Parallels and VMWare Fusion will allow for this.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    I back up my Parallel's folder regularly so if I ever get a virus on Windows XP, then I simply just delete the folder where I installed XP and replace it with my backup.

    Bingo, problem solved.
     
  4. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    VMWare Fusion also has a "snapshot" feature which allows you to archive and rollback (and forward) to alternate versions of your VM, which can serve the same purpose and also allow you to undo software installs, updates, etc.
     

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