Parallels migration

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by PreetinderBajwa, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. PreetinderBajwa macrumors regular

    May 30, 2009

    Can someone help me with the parallels migration question.:eek: I have a 15" MBP July 2008 model and yesterday I got the unibody MBP 17".

    Since I was having problems with application on my MBP 15" I decided not to do a Mac migration assitant transfer as it forces the copying of the library folder ( I don't know if it has any impact on the new mac's setup ) but I don't want to transfer anything that I cannot control. :cool:

    I have set up everything again, all fresh installs on the new MBP including reinstalling parallels, now I would like to transfer the working model of the stuff inside the parallels from my old machine. Basically I don't want to install windows xp, office, antivirus and other programmes all over again and install all those updates... it almost takes a full day. :D

    Can I somehow do the transfer of the stuff inside the paralells VM from 15" to the new 17" in a simple straight through manner ? :D


  2. kitsune17717 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2009
    i haven't done this myself but it's probably as simple as copying the "disc image" for your windows installation onto your new mac. Then, create a new virtualization profile with all of the same settings from your old mac and you should be good to go!

    I think you'll find the disc image under your user folder (aka home folder)

    good luck
  3. PreetinderBajwa thread starter macrumors regular

    May 30, 2009
    Describe a bit please

    Thanks Kitsune,

    by disk image you mean take the file/folder and in disk utility make an image of this or somehow make a dmg file of it and then take it to the next mac ? :confused:

    by creating a new virtualisation profile what do you mean ? :confused: I am an early adopter but don't understand a lot ! technically. :eek: It will be helpful if you could please give me the steps on my old MBP and then what and then what on new MBP

    Really appreciate that. :eek:
  4. PreetinderBajwa thread starter macrumors regular

    May 30, 2009


    Solved the problem, after you migrate you have to do a few things,

    1. Point to the old .xps file when parallels start
    2. go to option virtual machine from the top bar
    3. play with clone from template or clone to template
    4. and it somehow just worked :) everything was like pristine :)

    thats how it worked for me :) hope if anyone has a problem like that it helps.



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