Test driving Win 10 on Parallels 11

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Franz H, Dec 2, 2016.

  1. Franz H macrumors newbie

    Franz H

    May 27, 2016
    I'm interested in trying Windows 10, not sure why, perhaps just curious. I have a 13inch, mid-2012 MBA running ElCap with a 1.8 GHz Intel i5, 8GB's of memory and plenty of storage. I run Office 2010.

    Installing W10 looks pretty straight forward. If I install W10, do I then need to re-install Office 2010 (I have the disks) or do the systems realize I already have it and make it accessible within the new Win 10 vm?

    Thank you, FH
  2. Sam_S macrumors regular

    Nov 20, 2016
    You will have to install the Windows version in Parallels. The version you are running on Mac is different.
  3. Franz H thread starter macrumors newbie

    Franz H

    May 27, 2016

    Thanks. I failed to mention that I run Office 2010 on Win 7 using Parallels 11. I already own/use the Windows version.

  4. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    If you are standing up a new VM running Windows 10, you'll need to install Office within the new VM.

    With Parallels 11, though, your Windows VM can open files through your Mac applications.

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