3186 vs.3188

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by rmeyer52, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. rmeyer52

    rmeyer52

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    I have no intention of upgrading to 3188. 3186 works great on my imac with Vista and why mess with a good thing.
     
  2. BenInBlack

    BenInBlack

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    I'm still with 3186. it is working fine and when i do check for updates it says i have the latest. I am not sure on 3188, if it was supposed to get out to the wild. With all the people having issues withit and no word from Parallels, im fine to wait it out.
     
  3. psycoperl

    psycoperl

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    Parallels support has been spotty but did get response to the problems with 3188

    After upgrade (to 3188) You should upgrade Parallels Tools.
    To do it please do the following:

    1. Boot into Windows safe mode. To do that, restart (start) the VM and
    immediately keep pressing F8 repeatedly.
    2. Windows prompts to choose the way to boot. Choose the top option -
    Safe Mode.
    3. After booted, browse to Start->Control Panel->Add or Remove
    Programs.
    4. Remove Parallels Tools.
    5. Reboot and start Windows normally.
    6. Install Parallels Tools again via Actions->Install Parallels
    Tools... menu.

    Re: Moving VM to Boot Camp ->
    It is possible to use some third-party backup image software (for
    example, Acronis True Image or Norton Ghost) in order to transfer your
    already installed Windows from bootcamp partition to a virtual machine
    and vice-versa.

    Getting the iSight to work in VM ->
    The easiest way to get iSight drivers is:
    1. Download and install latest Apple Boot Camp from
    http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/
    2. Browse to Macintosh HD->Applications->Utilities
    3. Right-click the "Boot Camp Assistant" and select "Show Package
    Contents".
    4. Go to Contents->Resources and click the DiskImage.dmg to mount it.
    5. Find the "Install Macintosh Drivers for Windows XP.exe" and copy
    inside your VM.
    6. Run the file. In a short while, all necessary drivers will be
    installed. Reboot and enjoy iSight,

    We apologize for inconvenience,

    Best regards,
    John
    Parallels
     
  4. Mike@Parallels

    Mike@Parallels

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    From here http://forum.parallels.com/thread10054.html
     
  5. GatoAzul

    GatoAzul Bit Poster

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    Parallels needs to add a version history page to their Download Parallels Desktop for Mac page. Also, they should create a separate Beta Forum to eliminate the clutter and confusion of mixing comments about test builds with production postings.
     
  6. Stevamundo

    Stevamundo

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    I second this notion.
     
  7. Tom Ironcast

    Tom Ironcast Guest

    Yes, we have such plan.
    Our support team will try to keep the community on this forum posted.
     
  8. dkp

    dkp

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    As the original banger of this particular drum I'm sure as hell in favor of it. It is *very* good news, indeed.
     

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