Parallels: MIgrating from PC Question

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by LastLine, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

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    I've tried looking on Parallels support on this but I've come up with nothing, I've also tried a brief search here but again no definitive response.


    If I use Parallels 7 to migrate a Windows machine to my Mac, does this in ANY way affect my existing Windows installation on the PC? Just concerned that if I do it and don't like the performance I may end up losing my exisiting desktop PC.



    Any experiences much appreciated.
     
  2. D.T. macrumors 603

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    No, it just bundles up the OS, programs (and optionally standard user data like documents, music, etc.) into an image and moves it to the Mac.

    I did it with my HP to migrate an image over to Parallels. Worked great (I moved over my data manually).

    The issue however, is with licensing and activation. Once I got the VM up and running it needed activation in a few days. It worked fine, and I've since booted my HP briefly, but I believe there will be some issue with the old HP machine ... probably something to the effect of not allowing future updates, etc.

    However, I believe I could re-activate the HP if needed.

    I was in the same boat, moving over my development environment, and if it had failed, I would need to get the old machine back up and running ASAP.
     
  3. LastLine thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the feedback. I've come to the conclusion that I will probably go for boot camp in the end. Parallels seems nice (tried the trial) but doesn't offer support for a particular game I want to run in it :) Boot Camp is coming.
     
  4. D.T. macrumors 603

    D.T.

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    NP.

    If I was considering any gaming, I'd probably go with the BC ... but since it's for development, and I need/want my OSX environment available concurrently, I opted for Parallels (running the previous v6).
     

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