Parallels using Boot camp partition problems

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Catking, Nov 24, 2008.

  1. Catking macrumors newbie

    Nov 24, 2008
    Oook, I'm kind of stuck.

    I recently installed the parallels demo and installed Windows XP on it with the copy already installed in boot camp. When I started it said it would have to reinstall the drivers for the mouse and keyboard and stuff, and I'm assuming that doesn't happen until I get logged in. I set my account to automatically log in and then started parallels again. It started to log in, then I got a message saying "Since the harddrive of this computer has changed significantly since windows was installed, you will need to re-activate your copy of windows" and that message is keeping it from logging it. I can't re-activate it, because the drivers for the keyboard and mouse aren't installed.

    So yeah, I'm stuck. Anyone have any idea what to do?
  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Did you try re-installing the Parallels demo? And are you trying to install Parallels 4 or 3?

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