I'm a Mac noob, so please go easy... and I did the search, found nothing. XP Pro 2002, The install hangs while "preparing installation", after asking for the key and naming the computer and choosing network options, but before the "installing windows" button activates. My guess is that this is a Windows issue rather than a Parallels or Mac issue. But I can't be the only one. Anyone else have and solve this? Thanks for looking and responding.