what to do if installation of windows xp pro on mac hangs or gets stuck

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Sossity, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I have a copy of windows xp pro to install on my 2010 i7 macbook pro with snowleopard through parallels 5.0, however, I am nervous as I read people had problems with it hanging/getting stuck or with errors, with one describing just a black screen.

    Others said that parallels would not work with OEM versions of windows.

    So if I encounter a hang or error during installation, what should I do? I cant just leave my laptop on indefinitely while it hangs. I would like to be prepared & know what to do if this happens.
  2. balamw Moderator


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    Aug 16, 2005
    New England

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