Running win 7 through Parallels, on a Pro 2,1?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by TheEasterBunny, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. TheEasterBunny macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2013
    I have a Mac Pro 2,1 that started as a 1,1, did the update
    It has been upgraded from 4 cores at 2.66Ghz to 8 cores at 3.0Ghz
    It has 2 SSD's in raid0 as the boot drives 10.7.5 installed
    24GB of RAM
    And a few storage drives.
    My plan is to install Parallels (latest version)
    Then install Windows 7 Pro 64
    As we all know this Pro has the 32bit EFI, but Parallels doesn't mind
    Oddly enough 10.7 is listed as a 64 bit OS as well

    Does anyone for see any issues with this plan?

  2. mintfan7200 macrumors member


    Feb 18, 2014
    Windows 7 should run great , your lucky that is a very powerful machine . You should also give linux a try ,
  3. TheEasterBunny thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2013
    Thank you, I had searched the forums looking for any issues others may have had, and didn't find much.
    I didn't want to be dependent on BootCamp for many reasons, but mostly I didn't want to have to re-boot.
    This machine has more than enough power to do what I need. I work with PS and jpegs mostly, and mostly hundreds at a time. I do some editing/encoding of video just for fun.
    This Pro is also a backup/file server for one Windows box and two Mini's.
    I didn't need the power of the i7 or any of the more recent Xeon's, this was just what I needed for the work I do.

    Thanks for the reply!

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