Build 1940 upgrade-necessary to reinstall XP?

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by andrewm, Oct 14, 2006.

  1. andrewm

    andrewm

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    Is it necessary to reinstall XP after upgrading to build 1940? I cannot find my old virtual machine file anywhere. I grabbed all the .pvs files from the trash, but none worked-all say that I have no OS on my VM, even though I was able to use XP without any problem (once I lowered the RAM) on my old build. I am afraid that I accidentally overwritten the old virtual machine file when I upgraded.

    Thanks,
    Andrew
     
  2. BlueSkyISdotCOM

    BlueSkyISdotCOM Bit Poster

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    No need to reinstall XP. Sounds like you trashed your VM files.
     
  3. andrewm

    andrewm

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    Trashed VM files

    Assuming that I did trash my VM files (which wouldn't surprise me), what is the best way to recover? Can I start a new VM that links to my already installed XP, or should I just start from scratch (and reauthorize Windows after doing a fresh install?)

    Thanks,
    Andrew
     
  4. BlueSkyISdotCOM

    BlueSkyISdotCOM Bit Poster

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    If your VM files are gone, you'll have to create a new one and re-install XP, re-authorize, re-install 1000 Windows updates.
     
  5. joem

    joem

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    Do you realize that you posted this twice? Discussion of the same subject on two threads is confusing. Please edit your post on this thread to include a pointer to the other thread.
     

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