Can I install two versions of Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by GrahamS, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. GrahamS

    GrahamS Bit Poster

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    I'm using Parallels 7 to run Windows XP Home on Lion 10.7.3. Works well. I now want to install Windows 7, but I don't want to remove Windows XP (I'm a developer and I want to test my programs on both versions); i.e. I want to have two virtual machines under Parallels. I don't want to run the two at the same time, just have both available. I can't see a place in the Parallels documentation that makes it clear how to do this - they seem to concentrate on upgrading from XP to 7 which I don't want.

    TIA for any thoughts or suggestions.

    Graham

    BTW I have a legitimate (OEM) version of Windows 7 on disk waiting to be installed.
     
  2. YanaYana

    YanaYana

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    Sure you can. My list of virtual machines exceed 10) To create new VM start Parallels Desktop > go to File menu> Choose New> follow onscreen instructions.
     
  3. michaelflyfish

    michaelflyfish

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    File - New

    Or if you have an existing machine that you'd like to bring in, you could use transporter, but that's a whole new topic.

    Michael
     
  4. TerenceK

    TerenceK

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    Works

    Make sure to shut down any version running first. Thanks for the helpful information.
     

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