Windows 8 on Parallels

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  1. GrendelsBane macrumors newbie

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    Will it be possible to install the Windows 8 preview on Parallels 7?
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Also curious. How do I bootcamp it on my MacBook Air, since it has no optical drive.
     
  3. lkirkup macrumors newbie

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    Installs just fine on Parallels 6.
    The problem come when you try installing the Parallels Tools.
    The seemed to install fine, but after a restart I get the login screen but once you get into Win 8 all I get is a black screen.
    I'll keep playing around and see what I can get happening.
     
  4. GrendelsBane thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great, thanks! I imagine Parallels Tools will be the issue...
     
  5. slackpacker macrumors 6502a

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    same thing happens to me Black screen. works under Virtualbox but its the same un accelerated performance that parallels offers. I've looked no solution yet
     
  6. WillEH macrumors 6502a

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    You can buy an external drive I think...
     
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    For anyone still trying to install the tools here's what you need to do to solve the black screen problem:

    Came directly from Parallels: http://forum.parallels.com/showpost.php?p=459602&postcount=27
     
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  10. Oppressed macrumors 65816

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    You need to create a bootable USB with the ISO file. To do this you can use disc burn on a Windows 7 machine, or download a tool like UltaISO. Either way you may need another machine to do so.
     
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  12. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Yep, same here. I installed Win8 as Win7 (in the OS option menu); the setup was quick and easy. When it came to installing Parallels Tools: no matter how many times I run the installer, the thing doesn't even start. Additionally, I had trouble opening many of the "Metro" apps.
     
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  14. ryNze macrumors newbie

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    For those having trouble with parallel tools, take a look at this fix.

    http://forum.parallels.com/showpost.php?p=459602&postcount=27
     
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