i'm surprised you didn't find out about this before you bought parallel..XP Defector said:I just bought this, what's the deal with it? Do I need to install XP on my Macbook? The only copy of XP I got came with my Dell, will this work? Can Parrallels just run stand alone XP progs?
Parallels emulates a (virtual) Intel PC *hardware* environment. You can install *any* version on Windows, OS2, Linux, Solaris, etc.bearbo said:i'm surprised you didn't find out about this before you bought parallel..
okay, so after you install parallel, you create a virtual machine in which you will run your windows (or some distro of linux i believe)
creating a virtual machine doesn't automatically install windows for you, you have to get a bootable windows xp (does it have to be sp2? i'm not sure), but officially you cannot use the one that came with your dell, as it is not strictly a xp installation disk (or is it?)... the safest (but rather expensive) choice is to buy a copy of windows xp sp2 (home or pro)
now i don't understand what you meant by whether parallels just run stand alone xp program... but inside of the virtual machine, it behaves like a xp box... but you cannot run windows programs side by side with os x program outside of the parallel box
Good 'ol drag and drop should work too. At least it does in VPC.Mac Rules said:OK guys n girls,
I'm sure this might have been asked previously, but can somebody please explain how can I transfer files between XP on Parallels onto OSX? I can't find much info on MR or Google.
Nah... doesn't work in Parallels... at least not on any of the installs I've tried...mcarnes said:Good 'ol drag and drop should work too. At least it does in VPC.