Question about Parallels 5 and discs (Virtual Machine)

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by NStocks, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    I'm about install Win7 on my Brother Mac as the software he uses doesn't work on Mac. I think Parallels will work really well for him. When I 'install' Windows, does the windows disc always have to be inserted in order to run windows or is it physically installed like it would on any other computer?

    Just wanted to make sure before I get into trouble!

    Thank You
     
  2. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    It's physically installed to a file on the computer, no need for the disc after that first install :)
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    It is physically installed. You won't need the disc anymore.
     
  4. NStocks thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Great, thank you for the fast responses!

    Parallels 5 here I come!

    EDIT: When I insert a Windows Application Disc, does Parallels automatically launch it inside Windows, providing it's open?
     

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