Parallels, Windows 8 RTM (official trial) - cant find Software License Terms

PeterSharp

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Mar 3, 2011
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Hi,
Im trying to install trial Windows 8 (Download) in Parallels but I get weird error - "Windows cannot find the Microsoft Software License Terms. Make sure the installation sources are valid and restart the installation.

I'm using the latest Parallels 7 with all updates. Windows 8 Consumer Preview works without any problems. I read somewhere that it might be corrupted ISO file so I downloaded few times, tried both x64 and x86. Same error.

Please help:)
 

danthony

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Aug 16, 2012
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This is apparently a Parallels issue. I had the same error, tried installing multiple times from multiple downloads of the trial. Nothing changed, same error.

Using the same iso, I just installed using VMWare Fusion without any issue.
 

PeterSharp

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Mar 3, 2011
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I found a workaround solution. Install consumer preview and then upgrade to RTM. Worked for me. Obviously it looks simply terribly because Parallels is not optimized for retina...
 

danthony

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Aug 16, 2012
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I found a workaround solution. Install consumer preview and then upgrade to RTM. Worked for me. Obviously it looks simply terribly because Parallels is not optimized for retina...
Worked for me, too. Thanks for the tip!
 

carlospuk

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Jun 19, 2009
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I think I resolved this.

Just un-tick 'Express Installation' when installing into Parallels, and Setup will run without giving this error.

Be sure to install Parallels Tools after setup has finished, though. (from the Parallels Mac menu)
 

brianFL

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Oct 15, 2008
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Perfect solution.

That worked perfectly. Thanks!

I think I resolved this.

Just un-tick 'Express Installation' when installing into Parallels, and Setup will run without giving this error.

Be sure to install Parallels Tools after setup has finished, though. (from the Parallels Mac menu)
 

cmwade77

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Nov 18, 2008
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I think I resolved this.

Just un-tick 'Express Installation' when installing into Parallels, and Setup will run without giving this error.

Be sure to install Parallels Tools after setup has finished, though. (from the Parallels Mac menu)
This worked for me as well.