Question about Parallels/Fusion

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  1. IgnatiusTheKing macrumors 68040

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    Do I have to have my own license of Windows XP to run Parallels or VM Fusion on my Mac, or does that come with it? I did a search for this but didn't find anything. Thanks.
     
  2. J@ffa macrumors 6502a

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    You need your own. I don't know if either has a bundle of any kind, but yes, if you just get Fusion/Parallells you need your own copy of Windows. :)
     
  3. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    Yes,both require a copy of XP & licence as its not included with them,go fusion
     
  4. IgnatiusTheKing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the info. I figured as much.
     
  5. mkrad macrumors member

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    If you have used Virtual PC previously and have an original v. 6 or 7 install disc, you have a licensed copy of WinXP and are entitled to a pure XP install disc w/SP2 as required to install under Bootcamp, Fusion or Parallels. Microsoft replacement parts phone 1-800-360-7561, they will charge you about 29 USD to cover disc production and shipping, beats forking out full fee for a new copy of the OS, IMHO.
     
  6. Flowero4ka macrumors regular

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    So did you install windows? What did you choose? Parallels or Fusion? I know parallels make a special offer if you haven't already bought anything!
     
  7. IgnatiusTheKing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Haven't installed it yet, or bought anything. Still waiting on delivery of the new Mac Pro. I'm leaning toward Fusion because I read a really good review a couple of weeks ago and because my wife uses Parallels at work and doesn't really care for it. I haven't really made up my mind, though.
     
  8. Flowero4ka macrumors regular

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    Could you let me read this really good article about fusion? I'd like to compare with parallels! ))
     
  9. IgnatiusTheKing thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I don't remember where I saw it now, but if you Google "VM Fusion Review" you'll get more than you care to read.
     
  10. alexjdb macrumors member

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    Go for fusion, it's much more stable, fast and reliable than Parallels. It even has 3D acceleration (moderate gaming!)

    PLEASE, PLEASE buy windows xp. I tried Vista and it's a whole bunch of trouble, lag, etc. Windows XP is much faster as well.
     
  11. Flowero4ka macrumors regular

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    Sorry but parallels has too 3D acceleration. See thу link http://www.parallels.com/en/products/desktop/features/

    Or explain better what do you mean.
     

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