VM from Win7 64bit Upgrade not working

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  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hey,

    I am trying to install Windows 7 using Parallels 7. I have a window 7 64 bit Disk that is an upgrade disk from xp pro.

    I have installed xp pro as a virtual machine no problem, but when i try running the windows 7 64 bit upgrade disk through win xp, i get an error message that goes something like:

    This installation disk isn't compatible with your version of windows. to upgrade you need dthe correct installation disk. for more information, check your computers system information. "


    is it because it is a 64 bit disk? this was no problem with my bootcamp installation, which i later ran through parallels..

    How to install from my Windows 7 64bit upgrade disk a virtual machine?

    thanks,

    R.
     
  2. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

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    and from an XP Pro installation?
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    They should but to be honest, I don't own parallels. Give it a shot and report back.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    The instructions are for a clean install i.e. no OS installed. You don't actually need to install XP to use an upgrade version.

    I have done this in VMWare, and on real hardware so there should be no reason Parallels would be different...

    B
     

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