Windows 10 issues & Parallels

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bcburrows, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. bcburrows macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2009

    Just interested if anyone has any thoughts suggestions or help.

    So I had parallels 10 and windows 8.1
    decided to upgrade to windows 10.
    Clean installed windows 8.1 and then updated to windows 10
    File size of the virtual machine is 35gigs!!!!! - No additional software just the OS.
    Removed the virtual machine and backed it up.
    Tried to install windows 10 fresh and then have it activated via hardware registration
    New clean install virtual machine is 10gigs
    BUT can not activate

    Any thoughts or suggestions, quite like having windows as an option but not at that file size.
  2. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Did you tell Windows 10 to remove the old Windows 8?
    It gets backed up by default in case you want to downgrade.
    I believe it automatically gets removed after 30 days.

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