3188 Upgrade issue with XP - didn't upgrade parallel tools in XP

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by doddylonglegs, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. doddylonglegs

    doddylonglegs

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    Please assist me with this.

    I just upgraded my parallel desktop to build 3188. After upgrading, I run the XP and coherence won't run. It doesn't do anything. The prompt tells me that I need to run the Parallel Tools install on the menu. So I do that but nothing happens. I uninstalled and installed the parallel desktop. Still same thing. I also read that I can rename the "cohrence.exe" file to "coherence.exe" but I do not see either of files in C:\program files\parelles\parallel tools\.

    Since the upgrade, my parallels desktop has been crashing and freezing. I don't know how to fix this but I am trying to avoid reinstalling XP as I have lots of software that is pain to reinstall again.

    Please help.
     
  2. doddylonglegs

    doddylonglegs

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    Also it won't install parallel tools

    I've uninstalled following instructions but now it won't install parallel tools. even when I rebooted it doesn't prompt me.

    Please help me.
     
  3. tacit_one

    tacit_one Kilo Poster

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    That is fairly simple - the only thing you need to do is to choose 'Install Parallels Tools' option in the Menu Bar.
    If installation doesn't start correctly, you need to open your Explorer -> CDRom -> Setup.exe to force installation startup.
    So the only thing you need to upgrade is CD in your configuration.
     
  4. timon

    timon

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    I had a worse problem with 3188. Did a fresh XP SP2 bootcamp install, using volume license media, which I then fully patched. Then tried to setup parallels to use bootcamp. XP booted started to load tools then went to a black screen. The bootcamp partition is hosed even if I try to tell it to use the bootcamp hardware profile:mad:

    I'm going to try again later in the day. Such a PIA:mad:

    FYI, I came from the old x122 release.

    System config, iMac CoreDuo (not a Core2) with 2GB of ram and a 32GB bootcamp partition. EDIT: Bootcamp 1.2

    ---- Parallels NOTE the following ---- Parallels NOTE the following ---- Parallels NOTE the following ----

    We really need Transporter to move a virtual disk to a bootcamp partition. That way we could use Transporter to move a bootcamp partition to a HDD then if something fails we could move the HDD back to the bootcamp partition.

    It sure would save US a LOT OF TIME when parallels screews up!

    I really don't know why Parallels has not done this:confused:
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2007
  5. doddylonglegs

    doddylonglegs

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    worked!

    I had no idea that CDROM had the install files... this worked and thank you. I really like coherence!
     
  6. Eru Ithildur

    Eru Ithildur

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    Ditto that last part... I put it in the wishlist.
     

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